Active as a frontline operative within the security industry since 2002, Oliver spent several years working in a variety of environments and roles. He has gained experience in deployments as diverse as residential security teams (RST) for foreign dignitaries, at national and regional stadia, sporting, and music events, backstage and front of house duties in concerts in London’s Royal Parks. He has also worked as part of specialist search teams working to ensure airline safety. Drawing upon experiences within the industry both as a frontline supplier of a service and as a team member working for other providers, in February 2006 Oliver created Vespasian to establish a high-quality service that he felt was missing within the marketplace. 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 consistent business growth and developing opportunities for operational team members to further their careers through vocational training.
Ollie has always advocated further training and research within the industry. Leading from the front, Ollie completed the industry renowned Bucks New University Foundation Degree in Crowd Safety Management in 2011 and has recently undertaken the BSc in Security Risk Management at Portsmouth University.