Plans are what you make, life is what happens!

In 2018 two security officers sat down in a cafe in Charing Cross in London and set out plans, on the back of a napkin, for a magazine aimed at their front-line security colleagues. At the time it didn’t have a name, it later became TPSO Magazine! Fast forward to the end of 2021 and one of those officers, Rollo Davies, has changed roles, and taken a demanding position with Bold Security.  Due to the demands of his increased workload Rollo has, very reluctantly, stepped down from both TPSO Magazine and Peer Publishing Ltd (the company set up to publish the magazine).

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Many of you will know or have heard of Rollo, he is a Security Industry powerhouse and his efforts have played a huge part in establishing and growing TPSO Magazine to where it is today! The parting has been entirely amicable, after all we’ve known each other and been friends for almost 30 years.

Should Rollo ever want to resume his roles he will be welcomed back with open arms!

Unfortunately, I had to cancel his leaving drinks, what with the new COVID plan in place and the events manager at #10 telling me that they are fully booked!

So, what happens next?

Like any other company that’s just lost 50% of its people some changes will have to be made. While these are still under consideration the main focus is the delayed edition of the magazine. This has now been deferred to mid-January 2022. This will give me a chance to organise things and to ‘learn the ropes’ so to speak. Stepping into Rollo’s shoes won’t be the easiest of tasks!

I’m sorry for the delay, and ask the contributors for their understanding and patience!

Can you help?

The lifeblood of any publication is information – are you able to commit to an hour a month to researching information to help TPSO build a database of contacts and security industry resources?

I’ve been working for some time on a curriculum of CPD courses for front-line security workers. The course material itself is now being developed. Its virtually impossible to write educational material without input and feedback from people in the industry. To that end I’m looking for at least 5 volunteers to join a private Facebook group where I can share material for you to comment on. In return you will be the first to see the new training courses before they are released – and in return you will receive free certification on all courses that you help with, subject to successful completion of any associated assessments!

I understand that this is a big ask, but if you are serious about CPD I’d suggest that this well worth your consideration!

If you can help with either of the above my email is: admin@peerpublishing.ltd

Thank you all and best wishes,

Michael O’Sullivan

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