Our Group Commercial Director Lauren Paver celebrates her 6th year at Triton Group, paving the way for women in security.
June 2022 statistics reveal that only 11% of qualified security guards with SIA licences are women. A lack of female role models, particularly in higher positions, is a barrier to entry for women thinking about entering the security industry, according to the SIA.
Here in this Q&A special, we’re sitting down with Lauren Paver to learn about her journey as a woman in security at Triton Group.
Lauren, what motivated you to join the Security industry?
Security is the protection of people and places, and this purpose resonates with me. At Triton Security, we embrace these core principles of Security. We take our role protecting people and places seriously and therefore secure confidence for our client. Listening to and understanding the people we protect and analysing the sites we guard, ensures that Triton security deliver a service our clients can rely on.
What have you achieved in your time so far at Triton Group?
As a woman, I am proud to represent women in security as Group Commercial Director, Triton Group Shareholder and a Board Member. I recognise that I represent a select number of women progressing into higher positions in the Security industry and that this can act to inspire the next generation of women in security.
My journey at Triton Group started as the Sales Director within the security division. In this role, I drove Security Sales from an £8 million annual turnover to £50 million.
Introducing an employee first approach from head office to security guards, is key to our growth. Colleagues are encouraged to share their opinions and ideas. I champion this company culture because empowered people are motivated to achieve the best results for our clients and team.
What are your next steps with Triton Group?
Building on the success of the Triton Security annual turnover, my ambition is to continue growing our employee first approach and drive the Group to a £100 million turnover.
As Group Commercial Director, I am in a fortunate position to enhance our social value offering across the six companies of Triton Group. I have established our environmental policy and benefits scheme for employee physical and mental health.
Triton Group is committed to addressing the gender pay gap. I am proud to work alongside female leaders in Triton Group including Operations Director, Lauren Gibson, Director of Triton Systems, Natalie Foxcroft and Human Resources Manager, Katharine Coutts.
We have introduced a progression pathway scheme for every employee in Triton Group, from Security guards to management. Through this scheme, colleagues are empowered to work towards the next step in their careers. Each pathway is individually tailored so that our women in security are supported to grow within the company.
It is my personal goal to continue supporting our local community by supporting disadvantaged women & families through the Trussell Trust foodbank.
Any final thoughts?
I think it is important to remember that although the number of women in the security industry is small, this figure has increased over the past 2 years. As Group Commerical Director, I am proud to drive changes that create more spaces for women in security, moving towards an even more diverse and inclusive future for Triton Group and the Security Industry.