Jodie Stevens joins Venture Security as compliance manager

Venture Security has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Jodie Stevens as compliance manager.

In her new role, Jodie will be responsible for overseeing all regulatory, privacy and compliance matters within the organisation, ensuring British standards are applied. This includes managing the company’s many accreditations, such as National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold, CHAS, and the ACS Pacesetters and SIA approved contractor schemes.

Prior to joining Venture, Jodie worked for the past 11 years at Heathrow airport within airfield operations, safety and transformation. As such, she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the airfield, maintaining safety processes and dealing with any accidents and incidents as required, and more recently improving the operational efficiency of ground operations. This followed 18 months carrying out a similar role at Southampton airport.

Commenting on her appointment, Jodie said: “I have known the team at Venture for many years now. I actually hold an SIA license and in my spare time have supported the team with guarding at Stonehenge, Salisbury Racecourse and other regional events, so I already have a lot of knowledge about the company and how it operates.”

She continued: “Being furloughed due to COVID19 and a recent restructure led me to reflect on my role at the airport and it just seemed the perfect time to make the move to join Venture. It’s a great fit for my skills and experience and I look forward to the opportunity to make a tangible difference, as part of an ambitious and growing company.

“While I will miss the team I was working with at Heathrow, I certainly don’t mind swapping the hour commute for the 10-minute cycle into work I will now do!”

Paul Howe, MD at Venture Security, commented: “Jodie is exceptional at what she does and will be a valuable member of the team. As a company, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of service possible and that comes down to employing the best people, providing the best training and investing in industry-leading systems and processes. We’re currently undergoing significant growth as a business and upholding standards throughout will be central to our success.”

Venture Security, based in Andover, is ranked within the top 1% of security providers in the UK. The award-winning company was founded in 2006 and works with both corporate and residential clients, providing services including manned guarding, mobile patrols, premises locks/unlocks, and key holding and alarm response.

As well as working with businesses, the team manages security for a number of high profile regional venues and events, and also works with councils and BIDs to tackle antisocial behaviour in public spaces.