Meet the Team
Vespasian is known as the family company with national capability. Whether you are a client, a team member or a community partner, our Senior Team will always work hard to make you feel welcome.
In February of 2006, Oliver created Vespasian to establish a high quality service that he felt was missing within the market place. He wanted to attract motivated staff and to change the perception of private security within the community. Ollie is passionate about Vespasian maintaining its family business roots and feeling, at the same time aiming for business growth and developing opportunities for operational team members to further their careers through vocational training.
Simon came to Vespasian Security after a long career in secondary education management. He has also held an SIA Door Supervision licence and operated as a frontline team member in the industry since the inception of the SIA in 2004 . Si is a proven and well-seasoned Crowd Manager having been involved with the planning and implementation of crowd safety at some of the UK’s largest festivals.
Business Operations Development Manager
James has been active within frontline security operations since 2004. Beginning in local and regional night time economy venues, James swiftly rose to venue team management status.In 2014 James joined Vespasian Security, bringing with him all of the new skills that he had learnt whilst managing his own business.
James’ core area of responsibility at Vespasian is the oversight of contracts across the country.
Live Events Manager
Scott joined the Vespasian team in 2012, beginning his career in event and festival stewarding at just 18. Now with 10 years of Door Supervision experience at venues from hospitals to nightclubs, Scott began progressing into supervisory and managerial roles, including playing an important part in the deployment of response teams at events.
Regional Deployment Manager
Kevin joined the team last May with a strong background in the security industry (dating back to far longer then he cares to admit!) With experience in managing teams at festivals, nightclubs and bars to national stadia. As well as deployments, Kev is now also responsible for the co-ordination of Spectator Safety training and funding schemes.
From organising the allocation of equipment to sites to streamlining referencing procedures, Mel’s administration experience has proved vital to her role within the company.
Mel is also committed to supporting staff and their wellbeing in her role, providing welfare calls regularly and recently introducing an EAP through a wellness app, which includes 24-hour access to counselling to all employees.
Stadia Steward Coordinator
With over 20 years of experience on a range of sites from festivals to football grounds, Simon is a one-stop shop for all stadia steward queries, knowledge and updates!
His current role means he liases with a diverse array of stadia, providing the highest standard stewards to each match.
Junior Contracts Manager
Chris has been working for Vespasian for 2 and a half years, beginning his employment as a static guard, he shortly progressed to supervisory roles across the South. Joining the office in 2021 as a direct contact for clients and venues, Chris’ new role means he’s now liaising with venues directly, ensuring specific requirements are met and providing quotes to prospective clients.
Head of Digital, Media and Culture
Joining the Vespasian team in May 2021, Ruby has worked operationally at some of our largest events and has even gone on to organise her own, working closely with our Charity Partner, Help for Heroes.
Ruby can usually be found behind a camera at many of our events, following her prestigious Apprentice of the Year award win in early 2023!
With other previous roles in administration, Ceyda’s transferred her organisational skills, problem-solving and attention to detail to her position with Vespasian. Her responsibilities range from working to ensure wages, holiday and sickness pay are processed to working closely with a varied list of clients and venues to provide assistance with financial queries.
Business Administration Apprentice
Eliesha joined the Vespasian Team in April 2023 to pursue a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.
With experience and a diverse background in customer service and hospitality, she excels in people facing roles!
Eliesha has already completed her SIA Door Supervision training, taking the first leap into the security industry!