Erik Lewin elected to the Executive Committee of SCEG

January 7, 2020

Erik Lewin, CEO of Vesper Group, has been elected to the Executive Committee of Security in Complex Environments Group, SCEG.

SCEG is a British Special Interest Group for security companies who are committed to the development and implementation of international standards for the private security sector. Vesper Group became the second non-British security company to be approved as member in 2018, thus earning an invitation to join membership alongside some of the worlds’ top security companies.

SCEG companies are well regulated and compliant, have embraced international security standards and protecting human rights is at the core of their business models. SCEG provides a voice and a catalyst for change for those companies concerned about the need to raise global standards for the private security sector. The group is governed by an Executive Committee representing the broad spectrum of interests within the membership. Read more about SCEG: https://www.sceguk.org.uk/

Erik Lewin’s term as a member of the Executive Committee began on 1 January 2020 with the option to serve for two years.


Erik Lewin, CEO of Vesper Group


Vesper first Swedish personal safety company at the International Security Expo

April 12, 2018

The International Security Expo is expecting 12 500 visitors and 350 exhibitors during two days in November in London. The world famous expo, earlier known as UK Security Expo, aims to deliver the largest global security event and Vesper Group will be the first Swedish security company within personal safety to participate.

- Vesper has an excellent reputation and is considered to be one of the benchmark companies in the security industry¸ says Erik Lewin, CEO at Vesper Group. We want to contribute to raising the standards in the international private security sector and therefore it comes naturally for us to participate at the International Security Expo.

The expo has existed almost twenty years and has had different alignments over the years. In the past three years it has focused on national security and the private security sector and has since grown quickly by 65%.

- We will participate with other members of the Security in Complex Environments Group, SCEG, says Erik Lewin. It is a good surrounding for us since the members of SCEG are all well regulated companies with international security standards in place.

Read more about the International Security Expo: https://www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/

     

London Olympia hall.                        The SCEG pavillion.


Vesper Group appoints Security Advisor in Bangladesh

March 14, 2018

Vesper Group continues its presence in Bangladesh by providing security services to one of Europe's leading commercial vehicle and mechanical engineering groups. The mission will start mid-March.

- A comprehensive security operation in a complex risk environment similar to Bangladesh takes many years to set up, says Erik Lewin, CEO at Vesper Group. Our continuous presence in the region enables us to produce a threat assessment for each regional project, journey and activity in the shortest possible time. Before start of the mission we have analyzed the local and regional security situation.

Recently Vesper became the second non-British security company to be approved as member in Security in Complex Environments Group, SCEG. SCEG gathers companies that are well regulated, compliant and have embraced international security standards with human rights issues at the core of their business models. Vesper was also one of the first in the world to become certified by the international monitoring organization for security companies, the International Code of Conduct Association, ICoCA, who assures that their member companies respect and protect human rights, no matter where in the world they operate.

Vesper's continuous presence in the region enables a quick deployment of the mission, even in a complex risk environment such as Bangladesh.

Vesper Group internationally acknowledged

Jan 19, 2018

Vesper Group has become the second non-British security company to be approved as member in Security in Complex Environments Group, SCEG.

The Special Interest Group SCEG gathers companies that are well regulated, compliant and have embraced international security standards with human rights issues at the core of their business models.

- Vesper Group in Sweden is a highly credible, fully compliant private security company with accredited certification for international security standards and a firm commitment to operate in a responsible and ethical manner.  Vesper Group have recently been accepted as member of the Security in Complex Environments Group and this reflects the excellent reputation of this group and its determination to contribute to the raising of international standards for the private security sector. Vesper Group will bring an interesting Nordic perspective to the discussion within SCEG and the SCEG Executive Committee  looks forward to that engagement, says Brigadier Paul Gibson, Director SCEG.

To become an approved member of SCEG, Vesper’s personal safety work has been reviewed both at a strategic and operational level.  Also, Vesper’s work to embrace and comply in accordance with international standards such as PSC1/ISO18788 and certification by International Code of Conduct Association, ICoCA, has been inspected before the membership was approved in January 2018.

- We are proud to have our work internationally acknowledged and that we have earned an invitation to join membership in SCEG alongside some of the worlds’ top security companies, says Erik Lewin, CEO at Vesper Group.


Vesper Group appoints Senior Security Advisor in Mali

Dec 21, 2017

As part of Norway’s efforts to promote stabilisation and conflict resolution in the Sahel region, the Norwegian Government decided to establish an Embassy in Mali. The Embassy was opened at the end of 2017 and Vesper Group is providing them with a Senior Security Advisor.

When working in challenging contexts it becomes more vital than ever to make the right decisions. Vesper provides consultants with extensive experience, knowledge and networks to enable our clients to make the right strategic decisions, based on the correct data and analysis. Our consultants have military or police backgrounds and many years experience of managing security operations.

More about this from the Norwegian Government: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/embassy-mali/id2512302/


Vesper Group recruits Sirpa Franzén

Oct 6, 2017

"Vesper Group is doing very well, but we need to have higher visibility," says CEO Erik Lewin. Therefore, we are very pleased to have recruited Sirpa Franzén as Director of Communications, one of the most experienced communicators in the security and crisis communications industry.
Sirpa Franzén has a long experience from the Swedish Security Service (Säpo), Swedish Armed Forces and the Government Offices. She has also worked at Sweden's embassies in Moscow and Helsinki and was most recently press officer at the energy company E.ON.

 


Vesper Group second to be awarded ICoCA certification

Sept 22, 2017

Vesper Group second to be awarded ICoCA certification

This summer, Vesper Group was honored to be the second company globally awarded with ICoCA (International Code of Conduct Association) certification. The ICoCA has thus verified that Vesper Group´s business and services are committed, and adhere to, principles of International Human Rights and Humanitarian law. The purpose of the Association is to monitor, audit, and verify that Security Industry members adhere to these principles.

Vesper Group is proud to be at the forefront of the process of professionalizing and quality-assuring the Security Industry, to deliver the best services to our clients as well as being a responsible actor and a positive influence in the contexts where we operate.


Vesper Group and the Swedish Armed Forces signs Declaration of Intent

July 11, 2017

Vesper Group and the Swedish Armed Forces has signed a mutual Declaration of Intent regarding the professional development of their respective employees.

Read more here https://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/aktuellt/2017/07/samarbete-om-personal-m...