Hi, I am John Sephton, a senior security professional, blogger, social media advocate. I have many years’ experience in the security arena, much closer to 20yrs than I would like and too far from the 6 months only I promised myself when I started, but it is a career I eventually chose to pursue.
My career started back as a new security officer before SIA licencing came into effect. I completed my 4-day training course with Shield Guarding when SITO were still administering the course. I eventually scored an A in my multiple-choice test, and this was my first ever achievement in the security industry.
During my early security career, I listened more than I spoke, learned what I could, and found that being moved from site is a necessary learning curve. Through hard work and graft, I am now at a senior level in the company as an Account Director. I have had a few successes and have won a couple of awards and been published in a couple of industry magazines.
For my professional development, I volunteer my time at the Security Institute where I started out as a student member while studying for my degree. I then got involved in various boards and ended up being nominated to the Board of Directors. I am also part of the mentor program which you get as part of your membership package should you want to participate in as a mentor or mentee or both. I am a member of the Guild of Security Professionals which promotes a peer to peer support network and aims to be the go-to guild for all security professionals for a voice in the industry.
The areas of security I find my interest laying is physical, business continuity, manned guarding and risk management. Always eager to learn more about these areas with conversation and reading materials then try to apply them to my day to day position.
Please reach out if you have any questions or ideas
Bsc Hons Risk and Security Management
NEBOSH Fire Certs
IOSH Managing Safely
Lv5 Award Corporate Crisis and Risk
Radiation Protection Supervisor
Fellow of the Security Institute
Board of Directors SyI
Director of Young Members group
Chair of Membership Matters Advisory Group (MMAG)
4 yrs CPD certificated
Employee of the year 2013 & 2017
Security Excellence Awards - Finalist
OSPA - Finalist
The Professional Security Officers Magazines Ones to watch on social media list
International Security Journal
Top 25 security influencers list
Axis Security Newsletter