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Meet The Team

VIP Security Services 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.

It’s this rich tapestry of backgrounds and expertise that propels our business forward, guaranteeing that you, your valuable possessions, and your property are in the most capable hands, committed to keeping them safe and secure.

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 and 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.

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.

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”

Sharon Beard - Financial Services 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


Accreditations & Awards

VIP Security Services is proud to have been awarded the highest status in the UK from the government’s Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). The Approved Status means that VIP Security Services operate at the highest levels within the private security industry.

We have also been given an approved Safe Contractor status, which proves we comply with stringent health and safety standards.

We’re proud to have also been awarded Silver certification from Construction Line, which ensures our staff and services are suitable for all construction-based security projects.

From day one VIP Security Services has always been passionate about supplying the best service on offer, which is why we’ve also signed-up to the government’s Trading Standards ‘Buy with confidence’ scheme.

VIP Security (Essex) Ltd are an SIA approved contractor in Security Guarding and Key Holding Services VISESSC01.