Meet the Team

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Company Director

Jay Morrish

A person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field.

A person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field.
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Company Director

Ken York

Ken has worked in the security industry since November 1989, during his extensive career he has undertaken numerous roles within the sector.

Ken has worked in the security industry since November 1989, during his extensive career he has undertaken numerous roles within the sector.

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.

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General Manager

Tony Webb

Tony is a highly skilled and experienced security officer and trainer, after leaving the armed forces Tony started getting some qualifications under his belt to make him more employable in the evr changing security industry.

Tony is a highly skilled and experienced security officer and trainer, after leaving the armed forces Tony started getting some qualifications under his belt to make him more employable in the ever changing security industry.

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.

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Operations Manager

James Styles

I served 15 years in the Royal Marines, 10 of which were spent as a military policeman. I joined Security Management in January this year as a result of the SBWA Training which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I served 15 years in the Royal Marines, 10 of which were spent as a military policeman. I joined Security Management in January this year as a result of the SBWA Training which I thoroughly enjoyed. An opportunity arose to take on the role of operations manager which I find I am really enjoying and I look forward to getting out there and meeting all of you lovely people.
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Training & Operation

Warren Dimond

Joined the Royal Navy in 1986 and served 24 years before leaving in 2010. Joined as a Chef but finished military career as a Instructor in the ‘Defence Survival Training Organisation’ specialising in ‘Conduct after Capture’, ‘Resistance to Interrogation’, Hostage survival and Hostage awareness training.

Joined the Royal Navy in 1986 and served 24 years before leaving in 2010. Joined as a Chef but finished military career as a Instructor in the ‘Defence Survival Training Organisation’ specialising in ‘Conduct after Capture’, ‘Resistance to Interrogation’, Hostage survival and Hostage awareness training.

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.

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Office Administrator

Sharon Stretton

My position with Security Management arose due to the ever expanding growth of the company. I have been a part of the team for just over a year and a half and my role is responsible for all financial and administrative aspects, I can truly say that I enjoy the work and the people.

My position with Security Management arose due to the ever expanding growth of the company. I have been a part of the team for just over a year and a half and my role is responsible for all financial and administrative aspects, I can truly say that I enjoy the work and the people. I am a former chef, waitress and bartender and am currently completing an advanced diploma in accountancy technician. I am married with 3 step children and a member of an indoor bowls team.
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Deputy Operations Manager

Kevan Poulding

I served 16 years in the Armed Forces before joining the security industry in 1995, I have worked in various roles including retail, static, site supervisor and night shift controller, so I have dealt with a variety of people and situations. I have been employed by SMSW for 8 years and in my new role I will continue to rota shifts and carry out day to day office duties.

I served 16 years in the Armed Forces before joining the security industry in 1995, I have worked in various roles including retail, static, site supervisor and night shift controller, so I have dealt with a variety of people and situations. I have been employed by SMSW for 8 years and in my new role I will continue to rota shifts and carry out day to day office duties.
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Supervisor

Robert Cooke

Rob joined the security industry in 2012 through the Job Centre, gaining his Front Line Security Industry License to work at the Olympics. During his training Rob gained skills in Conflict Management, Spectator Safety, along with becoming a Fire Marshal and dealing with incidents.

Rob joined the security industry in 2012 through the Job Centre, gaining his Front Line Security Industry License to work at the Olympics. During his training Rob gained skills in Conflict Management, Spectator Safety, along with becoming a Fire Marshal and dealing with incidents.

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.

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Supervisor

Aimee Carter

I have been in the security industry for 5 years of which I have been employed with Security Management since 2018, I joined to carry out security on events through which I was promoted to a team leader from there I was moved to a permanent site with Plymouth City Council dealing with Children’s and Adult’s social services. I have worked my way up to the position of mobile supervisor which I find some aspects of my role challenging but I thrive on the responsibility. I’m originally from Paignton but moved to Plymouth in 2018 to be with my partner, we have a Shih Tzu and enjoy exploring Devon and Cornwall in our free time.