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I am very pleased to announce that we are once again finalists in the Gloucestershire Business Awards.

Gloucestershire is a great place to conduct business and the Gloucestershire Business Awards aim to promote the county to showcase the best of its business talent.  This prestigious event was first held twenty years ago and has become an ideal opportunity for the business community to come together in a relaxed atmosphere to celebrate the best and most innovative companies in the region.

There are thirteen different awards available ranging from Young Business Person of the Year to Family Business of the Year and from Marketing Campaign of the Year to the Best Place to Work Award.

This year Glevum Security has been nominated for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.  This award recognises the business which has shown responsible business practices across these four areas:

I was very pleased to receive an email from one of our clients, Ian Calder Potts, referring to the article in our last issue Grapevine, our newsletter, concerning security robots.

Glevum Security Directors Steve Barnett and Mark Baker recently decided to reconnect with the grassroots of the company so they each took time to go back to the shop floor, as it were, to see how things are working on a day to day basis.

Are you like many people using just one password for all your internet and banking accounts? Unless it is a strong one you run the risk of hackers breaking it resulting in a lot of expensive grief for you!

Government advice is to select a password comprising three separate words, such as ‘mughanddesk’. If required, numbers and capitals can easily be incorporated.

This March we will be holding a series of Security Industry Authority (SIA) training courses:

SIA Security Guarding Course

4 days, Mon 6th March to Thu 9th March

•    Unit 1 – Working in the Private Security Industry
•    Unit 2 – Working as a Security Officer
•    Unit 3 – Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

Like Blade Runner before it and the excellent television reboot of Westworld, the recent blockbuster movie Ghost in the Shell examines the idea that advances in Artificial Intelligence could result in machines that will be almost indivisible from humans.  

That possible future took a step closer with the recent announcement that Cobalt Robotics Inc has introduced robot security guards that they claim are just as intelligent as a self-driving car.

On 1st November Platinum UK Facilities Management Ltd and its director, Lolo Daniels, was fined a total of just under £50,000 for deploying unlicensed security staff.

The case had previously been heard in 2012 but the ruling had been overturned on appeal and this was the resultant retrial.  

Forest Green Rovers Ladies, that is, as they have won the South West Women's Football League (Eastern Division) in tremendous style after a traumatic pre-season.

The 2016-17 season is the third season that Glevum Security has sponsored the Ladies first team shirts, following some previous dealings with the men’s team.

Xmas is traditionally, of course, a time for giving but I am afraid that in the eyes of some it is also a season for taking – other people’s things I mean.

It is an unpleasant fact that December sees an increase in burglaries of some 20% over other months. 

You may be aware of the National Star College at Ullenwood near Cheltenham. They do amazing work helping people with disabilities to realise their potential and become equal and active members of the community, in control of their own lives.

We are pleased to have been able to offer work experience and interview practice to some of their students over the years.

Christine Hopkins, their Job Mentor Team Leader, explains.

I am extremely proud to announce that Glevum Security Ltd has been nominated for an important national award.

Glevum are one of eight companies nominated for the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year in the Security and Fire Excellence Awards to be held later this month at the prestigious Hilton on Park Lane hotel in London.
“Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative” sounds a bit of a mouthful, so let me explain what it means.

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