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Kevin Blakemore

Kevin Blakemore

Security Manager

As Operations Manager, my role is to oversee all aspects of the Control Room and the Team. I have several important responsibilities that are vital to the success of the Company: – Rosters: I ensure that all shifts are covered and that the information is relayed to the Officers accurately.

  • Keyholding/Alarm Response/VPI’s: I work closely with Clients and adhere to their requirements.
  • Inductions: I organize and attend inductions for both new and existing Officers, ensuring that they are aware of what is required and familiar with our processes.
  • Appraisals: I stay connected with our Officers, providing assistance and answering any queries they may have.
  • Site Visits: I carry out impromptu site visits to ensure that our Officers are performing their duties in accordance with the Client’s instructions.
  • Client Visits: I meet with Clients to address any concerns they may have and to keep them updated on current and future projects.
  • Site Set Ups: I set up new contracts, identifying any hazards and best practices that need to be put in place to ensure that the project runs smoothly from a security standpoint.

How did you first get involved with Lingwood Security Management?

After dedicating a considerable amount of time to the field of security, I have come to realize the importance of finding a company that prioritizes a healthy work-life balance. I searched for a company that not only values my skills and experience but also recognizes and rewards my hard work and dedication towards achieving the company’s goals.  I found that Lingwood Security Management that they were a family-oriented company that provides a supportive and collaborative work environment would be an ideal fit for me.

What was your first impression of Lingwood Security Management?

When things get tough, it’s important to have a supportive and friendly community around you. Luckily, that’s exactly what you’ll find here. Everyone is not only great to get along with, but they’re also always willing to lend a helping hand when things get stressful. With a supportive group like this, you’ll be able to tackle any challenge that comes your way with ease.

What’s your first memory of working at Lingwood Security Management?

As I started my new role, I was amazed by the sheer number of employees. However, I was confident that I would be able to handle the challenge of keeping track of everyone efficiently.

What has surprised you most about working at Lingwood Security Management?

The unwavering support of the Management Team stands as a testament to the exceptional capabilities of our field team, as evidenced by the significant volume of contracts entrusted to our organization. This robust display of trust is a clear indication of our team’s proficiency and dedication towards delivering top-notch services to our clients.

What do you find most challenging about your work?

Meeting the needs of our clients is our top priority, even when they require our immediate attention. We understand the urgency of their requests and always strive to provide prompt and effective solutions. Our commitment to delivering outstanding service ensures that clients can rely on us to meet their needs, no matter how short the notice.

What’s the best/worst thing to happen since you started working at Lingwood Security Management?

The best thing to happen to me was getting promoted from supervisor to manager. However, the worst thing was having to work night shifts.

If you could change one thing about Lingwood Security Management, what would it be?

It would be really great to have more friendly and capable security officers on the ground who can perform their duties with utmost professionalism and efficiency.

What interesting characters have you worked with at Lingwood Security Management?

At Lingwood Security Management, everyone has their unique personality, making it a fun and enjoyable workplace where laughter is never in short supply!

What do you think will change at Lingwood Security Management over the next five years, or in the industry as a whole?

Lingwood Security Management, a security firm that prioritizes safety and excellence, is on the verge of expanding its services. As the world changes rapidly, the security industry must adapt to new technologies and evolving threats. It is crucial that the Security Industry Authority (SIA) recognizes this and takes the necessary steps to ensure that security organizations can provide the highest level of protection to their clients. With its commitment to innovation and unwavering dedication to quality, Lingwood Security Management is well-positioned to thrive in this ever-changing landscape.

If you weren’t working at Lingwood Security Management, what would you be doing instead, or what would your life be like?

I would probably be working as a manager in a pub, either in the countryside or abroad if I were lucky!

How would someone describe you?

I am hardworking and always willing to help anyone.

What do you do when you aren’t working?

My partner and take care of the children. We’re definitely not too old for that now, haha.