An ex-Royal Marine is using his military background to grow his Exeter security firms.
Marcus DiVincenzo employs 50 staff, most ex-military, at his businesses Marsh Barton Security Services and Men In Green Security in Exeter.
He says the businesses have an approximate turnover of £3.5million and the key to success is defence tactics first used during the Great War.
Mr DiVicenzo said: “All ex-forces staff have a similar thought process and mentality. That military way of life isn’t something that leaves if you find a different job. These people are highly trained, highly skilled and courageous. It doesn’t matter what the conflict is, it could be a world war, or it could be the war against crime. The tactics are the same and these individuals know how to use them, and if they are not military we train them.”
MBSS has been operating for more than 30 years and Mr DiVincenzo took over in 2012.
He set up MIG Security after leaving the Royal Marines 10 years ago, and has since operated in more than 50 countries around the world.
He applies WWI military style logistics and planning in his day-to-day work.
Mr DiVincenzo said: “Those men that went off to fight in the first world war were some of the most courageous individuals that this world has ever seen. The tactics they used to win are the same defensive tactics we use for our technical and physical security surveys.
“The surveys highlight the gaps in security and we plug them with the correct effective solution. They are winning tactics and that is why we use them to keep our clients safe from harm.”