Jordan’s career began as an Aviation Security Officer, where his primary responsibility was processing passengers and luggage at the airport. He was later offered a part-time position on a newly acquired prison escort contract, which he initially approached with some trepidation. However, he successfully completed the necessary courses and eventually transitioned to a full-time Custody Detention Officer role in 2016. Within two years, Jordan progressed from Senior Custody Officer to Custody Supervisor and then to Custody Contract Manager as the company expanded into cleaning services.
Today, Jordan is the Regional Manager for the Isle of Man, overseeing all of Bidvest Noonan’s contracts, including Prison Custody Services, Aviation, and Port Security.
In one sentence, how would you define what you do at Bidvest Noonan?
Regional Manager for Bidvest Noonan on the Isle of Man, managing a variety of contracts with circa 110 staff members across our IOM business.
What has been your best day at Bidvest Noonan?
I have had many great days with Bidvest Noonan, it’s difficult to pick out one event, however, having reached the milestone of a decade with the business stands out. I have watched the business develop, expand, and improve drastically over the course of 10 years; I have been very fortunate to be a part of this journey.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Life is a river! A beginning, an end, and a million different ways in between. No matter what life throws at you, how difficult things may appear to be, or whatever course you take, the river (life) always moves forward.
How do you motivate yourself (and your team)?
It’s easy to take life for granted, but I make an effort to reflect on the opportunities I have and the fantastic group I work with every day. Without my team we would not be where we are today, it’s important we all continue to develop and expand on our knowledge and experiences.
Who or what has inspired you the most?
A close friend of mine possesses a lot of knowledge, whether it’s wiring a light switch or performing a full engine rebuild, he does it with perfection. The knowledge and passion he has shared with me over the years inspire me to do better in all that I do.
If you had a motto, what would it be?
Take the opportunity – A boat in the harbour is safe, but eventually it’s hull will rot out!