Founded in 1987 we proudly celebrated our 30th year in 2017.  The organisation was formed as a result of the amalgamation of the Association of Hotel Security Managers and The Guild of Hotel Security Managers, both of whom had been operating since 1975. 

Since 1987 our members have come together to share their experiences, knowledge & expertise, offer advice and enjoy a mutual support network which collectively seeks to achieve the highest standards of service excellence. 

Now in our 35th year we continue to share vital information on a daily basis, we meet regularly on a monthly basis in London inviting guest speakers offering expert, independent knowledge and advice on a broad range of subjects.


  •  To offer a professional organisation for those responsible for security, risk management, fire safety and health & safety within the hotel and catering industry
  •  Promote the development and sharing of best practice, knowledge & diverse skillsets amongst members
  •  Responsibly share and exchange information to prevent, detect and deter crime within the hospitality industry
  •  Actively encourage and support the growth and professional development of career officers