Suzy Lamplugh Trust
We're proud to partner with Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Since 2015, SoloProtect and Suzy Lamplugh Trust have partnered together to push for effective and impactful change relating to employee personal safety, supporting organisations in implementing sustainable occupational personal safety frameworks to better protect their colleagues.
In the period 2016 – 2020, SoloProtect:
- Donated over £50,000 to Suzy Lamplugh Trust,
- Named its Sheffield headquarters after Suzy,
- Took part in fundraising activities such as the Vitality British 10k race,
- Made training space available to the Trust, and
- Ran various awareness campaigns in support of the Trust’s work to boost personal safety education.
In 2021, we were pleased to renew our commitment to the trust, agreeing to:
- Make a donation to the Trust for every one of SoloProtect’s personal protection devices sold, and
- Provision the Trust with a lone working solution free of charge.
What is Suzy Lamplugh Trust?
Suzy Lamplugh Trust was formed by Suzy’s parents after she tragically disappeared whilst working alone as an estate agent in July 1986. This happened in broad daylight, while she was showing a client around an empty property in Fulham, London.
There were no fingerprints or signs of struggle and, despite extensive media coverage of the disappearance, an extensive police search and reconstruction, Suzy has never been found.
She was presumed murdered and legally declared deceased in 1993.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust was set up by Suzy’s parents, Diana and Paul, in 1986 following her disappearance. The Trust has become a leading personal safety charity and is also now a leading authority on stalking.
They provide training on lone working, personal safety and stalking, as well as providing support services, and campaigning to reduce the risk of violence and aggression for a safer society.
The stalking helpline was set up in 2010 and can be accessed by calling 0808 802 0300 or you can visit the Suzy Lamplugh Trust website.
Why does SoloProtect partner with Suzy Lamplugh Trust?
At SoloProtect, Suzy Lamplugh Trust is extremely important to us.
Steve Hough, President of SoloProtect, explains why:
"Suzy’s story is one close to all our hearts and really has inspired a generation of businesses to put worker safety at the forefront of their values – particularly in sectors such as estate agency where people often work alone.
"At SoloProtect, we’re passionate about providing exceptional personal protection solutions to organisations - and individuals - throughout the UK, Europe and the US. And with this comes an innate obligation to educate organisations across the public, private and third sectors about the risks of lone working and how to mitigate those risks. Therefore, through our relationship with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, we hope we can bang the drum for best practice in this area – giving millions of workers, across all industries, the confidence and reassurance that their personal safety is the number one priority.”
Suky Bhaker, Suzy Lamplugh Trust's Chief Executive Officer, recently commented:
"The ongoing commitment and support from SoloProtect Ltd. is hugely valued by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and all the people we work with, and for. Through important partnerships such as this, we continue to promote our services and pursue common objectives to advocate personal safety for all workers across all sectors. We look forward to continuing our work across multiple organisations to champion personal safety for all."
Pictured: Colleagues from Suzy Lamplugh Trust wear their SoloProtect personal safety devices.
Marking 35 years since Suzy Lamplugh's disappearance
28th July 2021 marked 35 years since the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh. To mark this, SoloProtect President, Steve Hough, talked about the importance of the Trust in promoting personal safety across the UK and beyond:
For more information about Suzy Lamplugh Trust, please visit their website: suzylamplugh.org
- Supporting victims of stalking in your workforce
Guide: This useful guide from SoloProtect and Suzy Lamplugh Trust will help you to better understand and support victims of stalking within your organisation.
- SoloProtect renews its commitment to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust
News: SoloProtect is delighted to renew its partnership with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to help promote personal safety at home and at work.
- Personal Safety Culture: The Key to Success
Guest Blog: Suzy Lamplugh Trust Chief Executive, Rachel Griffin, discusses personal safety culture and the key to protecting your lone working employees.
- Stalkers to Face Maximum 10-year Sentence
Blog: Stalking will carry a maximum 10-year sentence following a government U-turn.