Simon Hodge

Simon Hodge


Simon came to Vespasian Security after a long career in secondary education management.  He has also held an SIA Door Supervision licence and operated as a frontline team member in the industry since the inception of the SIA in 2004 and before this in the old local council licensing systems since 2002.

Simon was appointed to the board of Directors of Vespasian in December of 2016. Prior to winning promotion to the position of Senior Operations Manager in 2013, Simon led teams at various festivals across the country as a Senior Operational Supervisor on behalf of the company since 2008.  Simon holds a Foundation Degree in Academic Administration from Portsmouth University, as well as a Foundation degree in Crowd Safety Management from Buckingham New University.

Simon is a proven and well-seasoned Crowd Manager having been involved with the planning and implementation of crowd safety at some of the UK’s largest festivals.

“Working as part of the Vespasian team is an experience like no other. Our operations are so diverse now. Week in, week out, we see new faces being welcomed into the company to satisfy the ever-growing demand from our clients. Vespasian is an exciting place to be and I think everyone involved in the company has the feeling that we are really going places.

I cannot wait to see what comes through the door next or is at the end of the next phone call. From working with national sporting teams to supporting community groups, no two days are ever the same. I love what we do.”

Fact about Simon: On completion of his studies and research at Buckingham New University in 2015, Simon’s outstanding contribution was recognised by him being awarded the Academic Excellence Award.


  • Andy Denny

    We have never worked with a contractor from ANY area of the festival who is so dedicated to providing a first class service.


  • Nick Byrne

    Glad to see some friendly faces. When security greet you with a smile and a friendly hello, it’s hard not to give back and treat them with respect. Starting exchanges on the right foot makes a difference. Glad to see a security team that give the impression that they’re on ‘our’ side.

    Festival Customer

  • Ben Miles

    Vespasian has been with us from the start and we work well together as a team. We meet regularly to discuss service provision and they are flexible enough to meet our changing needs. Their expertise and experience of the industry have been invaluable to us and to the success of our venue.

    Little Johnny Russells

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