Our Team

Our Team

TroyTroy Hewitt

 

Troy is the Managing Director for the UK division of the Allied Universal Group, Troy is responsible for leading the company and ensuring all employees understand and adopt the company vision, setting the overall strategic direction of the company alongside the Allied Universal board as well as planning and implementing long term business strategies to achieve the company’s objectives.

Troy has been with the business since 2005 and is entire career has been within the Security Industry ranging from Executive Protection through to Investigations and Consultancy.

 

“Being part of the Allied Universal family is something I am extremely proud of and I believe we have the best people both office staff and front line staff to continue to deliver the world class service standards that Allied are so well known for throughout our industry”

 

 

 

 

 

davidDavid Fisher

 

David is the Head of Risk and Compliance and his responsibilities are to champion a culture of compliance throughout the business to ensure everyone complies with our regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures as well as to raise awareness and provide an advisory role for risk and compliance aspects across the business, ensuring best practice and compliance as required.

David has been with the business since 2009 and has been in the Security Industry for over 32 years.

David has personally achieved the CSMP (Certified Security Management Professional) qualification and is now studying for his NEBOSH qualification.

 

“When I joined the company, we turned over £1.3m, we now turn over £21m and are a part of an organisation that spans the world with an $8BN turnover. We have built a team with people from different countries, with different skillsets and backgrounds but all with unique talents, all of whom pull together to support each other to drive the business forwards”

 

 

 

 

paulPaul Beard

 

Paul is the Head of Commercial and he is responsible for seeking out major clients and forming working relationships with the premier buyers in our industry. He oversees our commercial team and works with them to identify valuable emerging markets, accurately forecasting future sales and forming sales plans to adapt to constant shifts in the marketplace. Paul also serves as a business representative at major industry events, conferences, trade shows, and expositions.

Paul has been with the business since 2017 and his entire career has been in Sales and Marketing in the Security Industry.

 

“I love the variety and different challenges that we face on a daily basis, our customers’ needs are changing constantly and I am passionate about being able to deliver a total security solution to our existing and potential clients”

 

 

 

 

 

 

stephenStephen Douglas

 

Stephen is the Head of Operations and his role is to organise and oversee the daily operations of our company. He is the one to ensure that our business is well-coordinated and productive by managing its procedures and coaching its people. Stephen’s area of responsibility is very wide and thus requires him to have a thorough knowledge of various company processes. Stephen’s ultimate goal is to ensure that our staff feel valued and that our clients are receiving the best service possible.

Stephen has been with the business since 2018 and has been in the Security Industry since 2009. Previous to this he was a Royal Marine Commando, most notably completing his Royal Marine Commando training when he was 16.

 

“I enjoy the challenges that we face in the security industry, every day is different also being at the forefront of the security industry driving change and upholding industry standards. Engaging with staff and clients to drive standards. As a company we care, from the Managing Director to the security officer on the ground it is great to be a part of a forward thinking dynamic company with amazing growth potential”

 

 

 

 

philipPhilip Thomas

 

Philip is the Head of Training and he is responsible for ensuring strategic alignment of the training department with business goals, evaluating individual and organisational performance to ensure training is meeting business needs and improving performance as well as identifying training needs by consulting with our clients and using training needs assessments.

Philip has been with the business since 2012 and prior to this had a long and varied career in the Metropolitan Police, as the Venue Security Manager for the IOC and IPC during the London 2012 Olympics and as the Assistant and then Director of Safety and Security at the 5 star Bulgari Hotel and Residences in Knightsbridge.

Philip’s most notable career achievement has been training many hundreds of police officers in London and seeing them develop and progress, being a lead driver, along with Chris Morris our Staff Development Officer, of a 3-year long National Police project that led to the regeneration and implementation of all aspects of Conflict Management across the country and his lead role in the testing and exercising programme prior to the London Olympics

 

“I am in the enviable position of being able to work with all of our officers and visit all of our sites across the business, which provides me with a wide, challenging and varied set of experiences each day”

 

 

melanieMelanie Finch

 

Melanie is the Head of Human Resources and she oversees the recruiting, selecting, coaching, counselling, and performance management of our people; resolving problems and implementing change with regards to Human Resources across our business.

Melanie has been with the business since 2009 but began in the Security Industry in 2007, previous to this she worked in the Customer Service industry so means she is best placed to ensure that we have the highest calibre of people within our business.

 

“I have built a team of staff who help me to support the business from a HR perspective and I hope that our staff feel valued because without them, we don’t have a business”