Meet the Team
Initially working as a front-line Security Officer during his time he gained knowledge and experience in gate duties, report writing searching and radio procedures, Ken then progressed to the position of CCTV Operator responsible for monitoring a reporting incident within Plymouth City Centre
Ken was then selected for promotion to Mobile Supervisor, duties included but not limited to patrols of occupied and vacant properties, alarm responses, vehicle immobilisation, he then added Dog handling to his portfolio of skills and was involved in searching of premises and tracking suspects.
After several years as a Mobile Supervisor, Ken was promoted to Deputy Operations Manager reporting directly to the board of Directors and responsible for 150 employees this included welfare, discipline and scheduling.
Ken was then tasked to project manage the building of an Alarm Receiving Centre in Plymouth, dealing design, integration and then management once the build was competed including writing the operational documents for accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001
Ken is now a Director of Security Management South West Limited a successful and expanding security Company in Devon and Cornwall employing in excess of 100 PAYE Officers, providing Manned Guarding, Mobile patrols, keyholding, Training and Event Security.
Tony completed his teaching qualifications and worked for 3 years at South Devon College teaching 16-19 year olds security based qualifications, during his time there he also travelled to America to teach first aid qualifications to close protection officers with A list clients.
Tony wanted to become operational again and took a position with Security Management South West in Plymouth as their General Manager, Tony set up the training wing for the company and has since been teaching all over the world, teaching security courses and spectator safety.
Tony can teach over 80 different qualifications at the current time but pushes security courses and spectator safety , this is where on-going training is a must and with his knowledge and background in the industry can make it relevant to everyone in today’s current climate.
Tony does not stop striving in his own CPD as is currently working towards his BTEC level 5 diploma in security management.
During my time in the Military I deployed on operational tours of Northern Ireland (Twice), Bosnia, Op Telic (Iraq) as well as UN peace keeping roles in East Timor.
On leaving the Military I worked offshore in the Oil & Gas industry as a Contract Manager/Camp boss. November 2011 I started in the Maritime Security Sector conducting Anti-Piracy deployments as part of a an armed security team before becoming a Team leader and trainer for various Maritime security companies. Have also worked in the Close Protection & Surveillance sectors since gaining my SIA CP licence. I have been part of multiple CP teams for high profile sports personalities as well as doing Asset Protection and RST for UHNW individuals in the UK.
After finishing in this role in January 2021 I was an Area Manager, then National trainer for a government contract conducting Covid-19 testing for all Hauliers both entering and leaving the UK. I was then offered the exciting and challenging opportunity with SMSW in Plymouth. I was delighted to accept this role, which I very much look forward to do my best in and hopefully will get to meet you all over the next couple of months whilst I find my feet.
Outside of work I enjoy Aikido and am a member of the Plymouth Aikido club. Although I have retired from playing competitive Rugby I still enjoy the odd social game as well as helping out with some coaching for a local club. I enjoy all outdoors activities and have recently started Gig rowing for the RMA Gig rowing club out of the Mountbatten Centre.
I look forward to meeting you all sometime and if you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me I the office.
Since then he has furthered his skills by working as a Retail Security Officer, enhancing his skills further in dealing with the public. Rob then moved to static security where he learned access control and the operation of barrier controls. This included the checking of ID’s and signing visitors in and out of site.
Rob also trained as a Crime Scene Officer and learned skills, including control of a crime scene cordon, and the chain of evidence.
Rob moved on to become a Mobile Response Officer and furthered his skills which included Patrols of occupied and vacant premises scheduled Locks & unlocks, dealing with incidents and Alarm response.
While as a Mobile Officer Rob was promoted to supervisor and has furthered his skills to include scheduling work and employees, book staff on and off site, logging any incidents, producing and updating site cards, report writing, and meeting clients and officers for site surveys, and briefings.