Kul Thapa celebrates 20 years at Shield Security Services
Our very own Kul Thapa reaches an incredible milestone, giving 20 years of exceptional service and dedication to Shield Security Services.
After joining the Gurkhas in 1972, his ability to lead was soon noticed, he moved quickly through the ranks and finally leaving the regiment in 2000 as a Major. On leaving the armed forces, Kul joined Shield Security as a supervisor and quickly promoted to head up operations . Kul’s work ethic, leadership and organisational skills have not waivered over the past 20 years, his ability to adapt to the challenges faced have helped Shield Security stay at the forefront of the industry.
Here is what Kul had to say:
What has been the most significant change to the Security Industry?
Without doubt the most important change has been regulation. Although, I have always been a key advocate of training, the introduction of the Private Security Act and SIA licensing has raised the standards of security officers throughout the UK.
Implementing new operational and technical procedures to ensure the smooth running of sites and improve administration functions in the office.
Worst part of the job
In operations, there is never a dull day and having to manage the team with either last minute sickness or site closures can be at times strain, however, my least favourite part of the job, has to be working unsociable hours and weekends.
What do you think are the future trends for the Security Industry?
It has to be new technology for instance, integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to our current systems, enabling our teams to be more effective.
Although, I enjoy hiking, the most fulfilling hobby is my community work, from being a trustee at the Buddhist temple to organising events for the community.