We are delighted to announce our Senior Contract Manager, Jamie Graham, has officially been selected as a finalist for Security Manager of the Year, at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2021!
Jamie is constantly striving to improve service delivery across the whole of his portfolio and will always seek out innovative solutions to new challenges.
He has been instrumental in introducing ‘Behavioural Detection Awareness Training’ to Port staff to bolster staff awareness of visible signs of potential threats which can facilitate preventative interventions.
We caught up with Jamie to discuss his experiences working in security and this fantastic achievement.
Q: Tell us about your background in the security sector.
A: I've been in the security industry for around 16 years. I started off as a Retail Security Officer and moved to a Mobile Support Officer. I then got my first opportunity in management as a Control Room Manager in 2014. After that, I moved out of operations as Operations Support Manager, and am now a Senior Contracts Manager with a portfolio of 25 sites.
Q: Which sectors are you currently working with?
A: I'm currently working with a variety of different industry sectors; social housing, construction, manufacturing and logistics, commerce and port facility security.
Q: Which security qualifications do you currently hold?
A: I'm a fully accredited Port Facility Security Officer and completed this course in 2017. I'm also currently undergoing Kingdom's Aspiring Leaders programme. Looking forward to completing this at the end of February 2022!
Q: What will it mean for you to win the award for Security Manager of the Year?
A: This will be one of the biggest achievements of my career so far. All the years of hard work will have paid off, but, tough category, so fingers crossed!
Q: If you could give one piece of advice to anyone considering a career in security, what would it be and why?
A: I would say, learn from the good and bad experiences, and just be fair. There's so much experience out there, take it all on board and form your decision from there.