Pollstar speaks with Carl Dakin, the founder of Dakin Consulting, a company providing security, business continuity, and emergency management services out of London, about safety and security at live events.

Dakin looks back on a 25-year career in the British Army (22 Special Air Service Regiment and Parachute Regiment) after which entering the security industry seemed a natural progression for someone with his skill set.

Since leaving the Army in 2013 Dakin has been developing work experience across the industry with the help of “some exceptional mentors,” which include Jon Jacobsen in Norway, as well as Glen Payton and Prof. Chris Kemp in the UK, leading to the launch of Dakin Consulting Ltd. (DCL) five years ago.

Dakin is a member of the board of directors at the Security Institute in the UK and carries the title of Chartered Security Professional (CSyP)

Read the full interview here