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International Women’s Day – Women in security

March 8th is International Women’s Day! This important occasion has been celebrated globally for over 100 years, and is a special date here at MAN Commercial Protection; it’s a great reason to celebrate the fantastic work of the women in our team!

Security can often be seen as a male-orientated industry, and with only 10% of SIA Licence holders being female, it’s easy to see why. Here at MAN Commercial we are keen to change this perception, and actively encourage women to apply for our Security Officer positions across the country. We also have 3 female company Directors, and over 50% our Head Office team are women.

In celebration of today, we chatted to some of the amazing ladies in our team, and want to give a big shout out to all our females across the UK!

Jane – Control Room Administrator

Jane has been with MAN Commercial for over 7 years. Having working in several positions for us over the years, Jane is now based in our Control Room at HQ, where she is integral to the day-to-day running of the Control Room – the most important room in the business!  Control Room Administrator responsibilities include dealing with incoming enquiries and redirecting more complex issues, reporting and collating monthly figures, inputting rotas and completing Return to Work interviews. 

“I have noticed a remarkable increase in women successfully applying to work in the security industry at MAN Commercial including an increasingly large female workforce within our head office,” says Jane, “I love working at MAN Commercial because no two days are ever the same, and I am supported and valued by my manager.”

Amy – Business Development Manager

Amy joined us late in 2021 and is new to the security sector, after joining MAN Commercial Protection following years of success in the hospitality industry. Amy’s role involves seeking new business opportunities for MAN Commercial; researching different business sectors, building client relationships, identifying and pursuing opportunities where we may be able to offer our excellent services.

Amy is a big supporter of International Women’s Day, “It is a time to reflect and celebrate what women have achieved all over the world. It is a day to remind ourselves to continue to support and motivate one another. We have come a long way; we should be proud and empower the girls of the future!”

Linked In is a great tool for Amy – Connect with her @AmyWillock and @MANCOMMERCIALPROTECTIONLIMITED

Charlotte – CCTV Operator

Charlotte, a CCTV Operator from Birmingham has been with MAN Commercial now for five years. Her role includes safeguarding vulnerable members of the public and working closely with the emergency services. “My role is varied, and comes with a great deal of responsibility.  Security is a lot more complex than the stereotypical opinion,” says Charlotte, “Over the years I’ve seen the opportunities for female advancement improve so much; my manager is female and is very successful, a great role-model.”

Charlotte has loved her time with us so far, adding, “MAN Commercial is a very diverse company, and I thoroughly enjoy working here.”