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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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London / £39,000 - £45,000 per annum / Benefits: Progression Opportunity

You're a hardworking Project Engineer wanting to cut down on travel, work with integrated systems on high-end sites and be generously for it? Due to continuous growth, an innovative NSI cold certified UK security company is now looking for a Project Engineer just like you! PROJECT ENGINEER - LONDON - This Project Engineer role a permanent...

North West / £27,000 - £30,000 per annum / Benefits: Travel Time + Call Out + Overtime

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Company Van | Travel time after 30 mins each way | Overtime available | 1 in 6 call out - and reducing | Basic salary: £25,000 - £31,000 (depending on experience) - FIRE & SECURITY ENGINEER - - Portsmouth/Southampton/Hampshire - A continuously growing national company are now looking to hire a skilled and trustworthy Fire &...

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

With news that Johnson Controls agreed to buy Tyco Controls for $16.5 billion emerging at the start of the year, the worldwide Security Industry certainly looked like it was in for a big year, with research specialists IHS predicting that we may see more acquisitions within the security system market this year. The news came less than a week after His Highness Sheikh Mansoon bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened the 18th Intersec Expo in Dubai, where I was in attendance. 28,000 trade buyers from 118 countries, and 14 country pavilions… At 50,000sqm, featuring 1290 exhibitors from 55 countries, and spanning 3 days, the Security Event calendar kicked off as it means to go on. As...

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: 23/10/14 | Category: Fire and Security
Security Twenty 14 Security Recruitment

Our specialist Security  recruitment team will be meeting lots of Security professionals, security engineers, security sales managers etc at the Security Twenty 14 event next week. Everyone has specific recruitment requirements and challenges personal to them. However the in Security industry we are all experiencing some common challenges. We will be on hand at the event to advise you on the challenges that you and the security industry may be facing. Register as a VIP for Security Twenty 14 - London When   - Tuesday 28th October What   - A great event to network, share knowledge and discover latest industry news and technology Where - London, Heathrow, Park Inn...

Author: John Guest | Date: 25/9/14 | Category: Fire and Security
Security Jobs Eligo

It has been a busy few days here at Security Essen, Germany. It is a great place to network with industry professionals, share knowledge and discover up to date industry news and technology. I am just one of more than 42,000 people from the Security industry descending on Essen to check out what the 1,000+ exhibitors have to offer. Security manufacturers are showcasing products across surveillance systems, intruder alarms, access control, biometrics, security and fire alarm systems, IT security, armoured vehicles, fire protection systems etc. We are all obviously interested in the new technologies on display such as 4K against 1080p. So many people and gadgets in one space...

Author: John Guest | Date: 2/7/14 | Category: Fire and Security
Security Recruitment Agency IFSEC

The Eligo Security and Fire team enjoyed another successful event, exhibiting at IFSEC International at London ExCel this year. It was new ground for everyone involved with the 41st annual IFSEC event moving to its original home of London for the first time in many years. IFSEC 2014 was the star attraction within the Protection Management Series, which hosts 6 events spanning 34,000m² of London ExCel centre, combining around 1600 exhibitors and over 45,000 visitors having access to all of the events during the 3 day period in Junes. We were busy on our stand taking details of companies that are growing and need help finding the  best people in the market, as well as...

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