I’m George, and I am happy to be part of LBS.
A bit about me. Im early 40’s, and live in Bognor Regis. I’ve been around the area, living in Bognor, Chichester and Tangmere all my life.
I work full time for the local NHS ambulance service, providing emergency 999 cover to the local area (including Littlehampton) in ambulances and cars. Before that, I worked for 15 years for a large retailer, as part of their Loss Prevention department – which involved conflict management, managing others, and creating and maintaining relationships with store management teams.
Alongside working full time at the above jobs, I started and maintained my own little enterprise – EMS Services. I created EMS because I saw security and stewarding companies providing low paid, under trained staff, who weren’t interested in providing a good service to clients. I started off as my first large job…. To Littlehampton bonfire. It was certainly a baptism of fire, and taught me a lot about event safety, and staffing. 7 years later, I made the decision to stop providing stewards to events, and decided to give something back to the society, by providing my expertise for no cost, for the benefit of the society.
I hold qualifications in emergency ambulance support, along with major incident training, safeguarding, fire safety, Advanced blue light driving, and a few others I’ve forgotten !. My experience of staffing events and running events should help me within LBS.
I hope to provide something back to the society – my good knowledge and expertise from many years of working Littlehampton bonfire, my knowledge of the JEC and council process, and relationships with the emergency services.