Evangelos and Evanthia getting ready to start their first shift together

Family comes first. As a family founded, family owned business, that refrain has been echoing throughout Corporate Protection for over 25 years. In fact, “family” is one of our six core corporate values.

But sometimes, the true extent of that family-first value surprises even us. A recent example came from our Emergency Response Team (ERT).

Early 2022, Evangelos Samaras started a new role as coordinator of our Emergency Services Officers, based in Sydney however had been working on this project since it started.

His sister, Evanthia, started as a screener for Corporate Protection Australia Fire and Rescue team at one of

Evanthia Samaras doing a last-minute safety check before going below street level.

our NSW mine sites in 2021. Wanting to progress to a rescue role, she decided to upskill and started training. As a result, she graduated to become a team member in our Sydney ERT.

The siblings worked on their first job together on a site in Sydney’s CBD.

You can bet they had each other’s backs!

Corporate Protection’s core values are easily remembered under the acronym, CPAFit:

  • Commitment
  • Passion
  • Accountability
  • Family
  • Innovation
  • Team

As a benchmark, during recruitment and performance appraisals, we will ask, “Are you CPAFit?”. Central to that is the importance of family in everyone’s lives.