Interview with Jimmy Jugghoo: highly-respected security supervisor with positive energy
In this regular feature, we interview special individuals who work on the front line of security. Here we meet Jimmy Jugghoo.
Walking into Planet Organic in Spitalfields, the first thing I noticed was the warmth the shop offered me. Clearly the heating system helped but it was the atmosphere, its layout and design that gave me a welcoming feeling.
I had come to meet with Jimmy Jugghoo, the newly promoted Security Supervisor for EOS Security, who have been contracted to protect all Planet Organic stores within London.
Jimmy’s smile completed the task of removing the chill from my bones. Passion just pours out of him. Replaying a snapshot of his life, I learnt that having started within the hospitality industry, the transition into security was natural for him. He wanted to serve. He wanted purpose.
Like others before him, door work was the start of his journey and he found that it taught him patience. “If you do it right,” he adds. Driven by a desire to protect others, he ventured into the field of contracted security. Over time, he found that his passion and beliefs were not shared by those who employed him. It started to sink in and he began to feel lost somehow.
A chance encounter had led him to not only finding a job, but the right one as the answer. This seemed an opportune moment to ask him what advice he would give someone looking to join the industry. “You need to have a reason to want to be a security officer in the first place. It can’t just be because you need a job. Taking time to find the right company for you, the right team, the right people to work with is the best advice that I can give.”
I asked about the best part about his current position. He explained: “I get to watch my team become what they never knew they had within them to start with. I get to help unlock their full potential by guiding them, supporting them and having their backs. We are one team here, regardless of position or title, and one that loves working towards what we refer to as a better tomorrow.”
Next stages for you? I ask Jimmy. He tells me about his five-year plan and where he aspires to be in a senior management role doing more of what he does.
Jimmy is a genuinely nice/professional person who takes pride in what he does, it’s apparent he cares for his people and clients’ wellbeing.
His MD Jon Webster says: “Jimmy’s passion, combined with his positive energy and hunger to learn, allows him to be a highly respected team member. He embraces everything with a view towards learning and gaining experience to better support and nurture those around him.”
City Security magazine editorial team