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John Guest

Divisional Director

John Guest Fire & Security Recruitment Jobs

Sector: Fire and Security

Specialises in: Recruitment in Electronic Security, CCTV, Access Control, Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms, Fire Suppression, Fire Detection, Fire Fighting Products, ANPR, Video Analytics, Biometrics, EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance), ITS & Traffic, Perimeter Detection, PA/VA, Warden Call, Physical Security, Gates, Barriers, Bollards, X-Ray Detection, BMS, Building Services, IT Security, Loss Prevention, Manned Security, Counter Terror, Security Systems, Integrated Systems, Security Software, ONVIF.

Interesting fact: Football & Fitness fanatic, when not glued to the phone I can regularly be found in the gym or plying my trade as a Centre Back in the Kingston & District Football leagues. Additionally avid Portsmouth fan and lover of all things Automotive and Tech.

Recruiter Biography:

In the early days of my career I ran an on-line business specialising in car parts. In my early twenties I started my career as a Recruitment Consultant in the IT Technical sector, moving into the Fire & Security shortly after. This is now my 8th Year in recruitment, leading the Eligo Fire & Security recruitment team.

I launched Eligo Fire & Security in 2010 and it has since become one of the best known brands in the market, with a team of 5 consultants which continues to grow.

As a leading Fire & Security Recruiter, I regularly attend industry networking events, and have been involved in placing over 500 people within the sector, working at all levels with a number of key clients since 2010 and some even earlier. In 2014 I was named as one of the 20 most influential people in the Fire industry and nominated as Security recruitment consultancy of the year in 2013.

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Articles by John Guest
Author: John Guest | Date: 19/12/17 | Category: Fire and Security
Fire & Security 2017 news roundup: western CCTV manufacturers; fire safety; access control issues; security industry and & GDPR and more

      This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the summary of 2017: industry acquisitions, Grenfell Tower tragedy and changes in building access, security industry issues with GDPR, challenges of western video cameras manufacturers and more...       Grenfell Tower: Gate Safe calls for important changes in building access In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the campaigners at Gate Safe – the organisation established to improve the understanding of existing legislation and standards affecting safe gates – were “horrified” to read in the national media that firefighters were recently...

Author: John Guest | Date: 4/1/17 | Category: Advice, Eligo News, Fire and Security
Eligo Book Club with Fire & Security Recruitment Director John Guest

We’re a varied bunch here and all love a good read. Each world book day we’ve put together a quick blog going round the office and asking for our consultants best recommendations on books on a variety of subjects. These have been so successful that we’ve decided to branch out and focus on a small selection of books each consultant would love to recommend for a multitude of purposes and reasons. First up, we have Fire & Security Recruitment Director John Guest. Happy Reading!   One of my new year’s resolutions last year was to read more, and since I haven’t looked back. Around the office I quite often find myself suggesting a read to one of my colleagues, with many...

Author: John Guest | Date: 21/10/16 | Category: Fire and Security

Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 21/10/16   Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 21 October 2016   Threat detection systems market growth According to the latest report published by Marketsandmarkets, the thread detection systems market is predicted to hit $119.17 Billion by 2022 (from $48.38 Billion in 2015), at a CAGR if 13.11% between 2016-2022. Video surveillance systems are playing the main role in the market and are expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. The growth is caused mainly by the...

Author: John Guest | Date: 13/5/16 | Category: Fire and Security

Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 13/05/16   Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 13th May 2016   BREXIT - The impact of the EU Referendum on the UK security industry 23rd June 2016 is not only the last day of IFSEC but it's the day of UK Referendum where we have a chance to voice our opinion about UK's presence in the European Union. It's "a big decision, one that will affect you, your family and your children for decades to come", but how will it affect security industry? Read more here.  (Security News Desk,...

Author: John Guest | Date: 6/5/16 | Category: Fire and Security

With fingers on the pulse of the Fire & Security industry, our recruiters have begun to compile some of the top news stories across the sector which we'll be publishing each week in our Weekly Fire & Security News Round-up. Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, mergers and acquisitions, as well as our very own articles, be sure to check back each week for a summary of our pick of the major stories.   Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 6th May 2016   Milestone expands into the MEA Region Milestone, a global leader in IP video management software and surveillance solutions, is expanding into the MEA region. A 30 Percent...

Author: John Guest | Date: 11/2/16 | Category: Fire and Security
Security Twenty 16 Eligo Recruitment

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Author: John Guest | Date: 11/5/15 | Category: Eligo News
Eligo IQ Intelligent Selection Process Recruitment

We’re very excited and extremely pleased to announce the launch of a new recruitment service here at Eligo, launching Eligo IQ – the intelligent selection process; a brand new, market changing recruitment product that has already been labelled the “most important recruitment innovation in 20 years”.   Eligo IQ builds on our ethos of delivering a professional recruitment service, with no compromise on quality or integrity. Offering an online, multimedia candidate behavioural assessment and presentation tool that will enable our clients in engage in a full 360 recruitment service significantly saving both time and money. Not only is Eligo IQ an innovative selection...

Author: John Guest | Date: 19/2/15 | Category: Fire and Security
Intersec Security event

As a leading Fire & Security recruitment agency, the Fire & Security team here at Eligo are always keen to attend and exhibit at some of the industry's leading Fire & Security events both domestically and internationally. In recent months Eligo Fire & Security recruitment have been present at two of these, attending Intersec 2015 in Dubai, and Security Twenty 15 in Nottingham.   Intersec 2015 Now in its 17th year, Intersec 2015 was the first of the major security events of the year,  cementing itself as one of the world's leading international security & safety exhibitions. I was able to attend for the whole 3 days of the event, meeting leading industry...

Author: John Guest | Date: 10/2/15 | Category: Advice
How to hand in your notice

Deciding to leave your job and hand in your notice can be a difficult process, or perhaps something you have longed for. Either way, it is important to know how to hand in your notice in a professional manner, leaving no doors fully shut, ensuring the process goes smoothly and amicably. There are some definite do’s and don’ts in how to hand in your notice, it can be a delicate, often nervy stage following the acceptance of a new job or perhaps just the decision to leave your current. As a leading recruitment consultancy we have heard some horror stories about how some candidates have handed in their notice, we also have collective expertise on how to do it right, so here are our top...

Author: John Guest | Date: 21/1/15 | Category: Advice
How to interview well

Download Interview Questions to Ask Interviewing can be one of the most demanding and important parts of the recruitment process. We are often surprised at the amount of employers that don’t know how to interview successfully, instead opting to wing it. Knowing how to interview successfully will lead you to recruit the best candidates, therefore it is important to consider your interview strategy to ensure a successful interview process. When interviewing, each party involved needs to find a balance between selling themselves and gathering enough information to make the best, most informed decision. Interviewers sometimes forget this and go too heavy on grilling a candidate and forget...

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