Since starting our journey as Equilibrium Risk (just over 2 years ago, at the time of writing (June 2017)), we regularly get asked about our backgrounds: who we are, what we did before starting out in business, how we got into it etc.
We have seen genuine interest in our history, and we have been told on several occasions that we should tell people about it. So, we decided to start telling it through a series of blogs.
The first in this series of blogs introduces who we are as people.
Both Jason and myself, Equilibrium Risk’s founders, have spent decades in the Coldstream Guards. In fact, we both served together on Operation Telic in 2005 (Operation Telic was the code name given to all UK Military Operations in Iraq between March 2003 and May 2011). We have specialised in different roles throughout our careers in the Military, and have served across the globe in places such as Germany, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Canada and Bosnia to name a few. Throughout this time, we were honing our craft of understanding risk in all its forms. Realising that risk, or expose to danger, is 360˚ and multifaceted, and it is often asymmetrical.
As cyber risks grow further, we soon realised the need for a specialist in this area and therefore recently appointed Stefan Garcysnski, who has over 25 years’ experience in the IT Industry. Stefan has worked on an array of high-profile clients throughout his career, including the Home Office, Network Rail, NHS and the Leeds City Council. He has also spent over 11 years working for West Yorkshire Police Service where he was awarded a Long Service Medal.
The core values which were instilled during our training and service have carried on through into our business life and it is these values which we believe set us apart from our competitors. We are passionate about security and providing the right solutions for our clients. Using the knowledge we have gained from the Military, Police Service, public and private sectors, we can produce a unique security package that keeps property, people and data safe and secure.
As a team, our approach is to always maintain high standards, underpinned with qualities such as professionalism, honesty and integrity. Over the upcoming series of blogs, I hope to further elaborate on who we are, as well as introducing the background of the company branding and logo. I will talk about our experiences in the Military and Private sector, highlighting why we are different and what is our approach to risk.
We hope you enjoy the series of blogs and hearing our story.
Keep an eye out for the next one, What does Equilibrium Risk mean? Read it here.
Luke, Director of Operations