The implementation of the Private Security Industry Act and particularly the licensing drive assisted the security industry to smarten up its image.
Following this positive development and in response to a growing demand for more female security personnel women are playing an ever important role in the private security industry, be it working at a busy pub or club as a door supervisor or in one of the many security guarding roles.
In fact, women now make up 11 per cent of all door supervisors working in England and Wales. Employers regard women security personnel as essential especially in customer-facing roles such as security receptionist, events officer or security supervisor. Women security personnel are employed across all sectors. They bring a distinct set of skills to the job and are valued for their customer service qualities and assertiveness.