Meet the Team

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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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Operations Manager

Callum Marshall

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Office Administrator

Sharon Stretton

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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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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

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.

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Supervisor

Brandon York

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Deputy Operations Manager

Dominic Douglas-Green