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Meet The VIP Security Services Team

VIP is proud to have a highly-talented workforce from all walks of life. Our staff are who drive our business forward and ensure that you, your possessions and your property are kept safe and secure. You can read a little more about our fantastic team below.

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Darren Hyde

Managing Director

Motivation: “It’s not the size of the lion in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the lion that counts!
Proudest moment: Helping out on BBC DIY SOS, boxing for charity, and being the father to three wonderful sons.
Favourite part of the job: I love the boss! Plus working at the amazing events we do and seeing the business grow.
Out of hours: I like to keep fit and spend time with my family


Cliff Holman

Facilities & Services Manager

Favourite part of the job: Rising to challenges.
Childhood dreams: To be an actor.
Proudest moment: Being a father to four great children.
Out of hours: listening to vinyl records and going fishing!


Ryan Hyde

Sales Co-Ordinator

Favourite part of the job: Opportunity to work with unique events and venues, plus getting the chance to meet so many interesting people.
Motivation: ‘Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back’
What’s the best thing about working for VIP? There is a good level of camaraderie which creates a great working environment.


Bradley Luff

Health and Safety Advisor/Trainer

Motivation: Dreams don’t work unless you do!
Childhood dream job: Stunt man.
Proudest moment: Running the London marathon five times!
Out of hours: I love to play the guitar and ride my Harley. Archery and rock climbing.


Gary Acres

Security Shift Manager

Favourite part of the job: Working with a great team.
Inspirational person: Winston Churchill.
Favourite book: Lord of the Rings.
Out of hours: Fishing, spending time with my family and listening to Swedish House Mafia.

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Jack Windle

Security Shift Manager

What motivates you – Seeing things become great, and improvements to myself and my staff keeps me pushing forward.
What do I do for fun? – Home DIY with woodwork and other materials using my art skills. Going to the gym to keep myself fit.
Childhood dream – To be a Close Protection Officer, keeping people safe & happy. Building a loving family and warming home.

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Deimante Kazlauskaite

HR & Recruitment Officer

What Motivates you: “Learning new skills that will bring fresh and creative solutions to any challenge I may face. I am using my skills to provide support & advice for anyone who needs it.”
Out of hours?: “ Creating animal art, via traditional or digital methods, painting miniature models, and reading.”
Favourite part of the job?:“Building connections with local councils and colleges within Essex, and participating in the back to work scheme”

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Sharon Beard

Financial Director
Motivation: Make today great!
Proudest Moment: Raising my children to be the most amazing adults
Childhood Dream job: Elephant Keeper at Colchester zoo
Out of hours: Cooking, Gardening & Walking my dog