In an industry generally associated with men, Samantha Waite stands out from the crowd.
As co-owner of TSW Security Solutions with husband Toby, Samantha not only helped the business become one of Cairns’ most sought-after security firms since it opened in 2016, she is also completely hands on.
“I do not ask our guards to work in any venue I have not personally worked,” said Samantha, a former Navy veteran and Level 1 accredited boxing coach. “The core Navy values of honour, honesty, courage, integrity and loyalty are something that we take very seriously in our business. The military’s high standards and training have enabled us to provide professional and highly trained guards for our clients.”
TSW covers all aspects of security services including bodyguard services, security officers, crowd controllers, vehicle patrols, corporate events and sporting events, to name a few of its services. It was also one of the first in North Queensland to offer comprehensive weekly training for all staff and is also an affiliate of SDS Training and Security (RTO 31982).
“Managing security teams and providing a high level of professional service for clients is something I thoroughly enjoy,” Samantha said. “I like being able to help people from all walks of life have a fun and safe night.”
TSW Security also assists local athletes and charities. It sponsors Manunda Hawks Women’s AFL team, the Do It Boxing Club and athletes who wouldn’t normally get a chance to compete.
Samantha has also sponsored Project Booyah, a police-run leadership program that helps young people make better life choices.
“I am passionate about empowering and teaching girls and women to be confident and make good choices,” she said. “I’m also inspired by Toby, who is 100 per cent dedicated to helping others and improving our beautiful city.”
Helping to Keep Cairns Safe
TSW Security Solutions
Civic Shopping Centre
5/113 Sheridan St
Ph: 0487 628 001
Words by Janie Barton