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Apple Security Group employs over 200 security guards, backed up by administrative, sales and customer services personnel at three UK regional sales centres.

Unlike anonymous national security companies, owned by shareholders, Apple Security is privately owned and run by a leadership team with decades of experience in the provision of manned guarding and security services.

At ASG we believe in open and honest communication with both our staff and our customers. Please take a moment to find out a little about our management team and if you have any questions please feel free to email.

Colin Frost, Chairman and Executive Officer

An elected Fellow of the International Institute of Security, Colin holds an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. With thirty six years experience in security management he combines both a detailed practical and academic understanding of the security industry, ensuring that ASG continues to evolve its capabilities and services in line with client requirements and latest thinking within the industry. Already with three company acquisitions successfully integrated in 2009, Colin’s strategy is to build a group that offers a full in-house service of quality security solutions that consistently achieves customer satisfaction.

Kevin Frost, Managing Director

Having 16 years experience in the security industry, and fast tracking through key managerial roles within ASG, Kevin has robust hands on experience of all core business functions including contract and purchasing management through to Company Audit preparation and securing critical industry accreditations. An active team member during the Telewatch and Apollo due diligence and acquisition process, Kevin was appointed Managing Director in 2009 and is well placed to meet the increasing and changing demands of both industry and customer standards. Enthusiastic about future expansions of the company Kevin’s goal is to meet and exceed customer expectations whilst maintaining and growing ASG’s reputation and presence in the security industry.

Ben Pahlavani, Director of Customer Liaison, Training & Recruitment

Holding SIA, NOCN and SITO Security Industry training and teaching accreditations, Ben is directly responsible for implementing an extensive security training programme internally and external to ASG. With thirty years experience in security management, Ben also takes responsibility for client liaison and management across a broad client sector. Ben’s objective is to support the high standards within the profession through delivering quality training and education; he believes that the importance of training can never be underestimated and that quality is a given, not a requirement when delivering services to our customers.

Peter Clay – General Manager

Peter hails from a background in mechanical and electrical engineering gaining extensive know-how of the technologies in these fields. This gave him a good platform of knowledge based experience to move into the electronic systems used in the security industry. Over the last 5 years, Peter has developed extensive knowledge and intelligence of the CCTV industry. Initially focusing on sales, then moving on to security installations at top event venues throughout the UK. More recently, Peter’s involvement is with the remote monitoring scene and now spearheads the development of ASG’s Electronic Division. When working on existing opportunities and anticipating the fast moving electronics technology of the future, his enthusiasm knows no bounds.

Cyril Kirby – Senior Business Development Manager

Cyril has 35 years experience in the security industry, the past 30 years in ‘across the board’ management roles. This track record put him in a favorable position in 1998 when he successfully launched his own company, Apollo Security. Cyril’s goal was to develop Apollo’s image as a reliable area leader offering best practice services. This was achieved through gaining customer confidence, training, industry accreditations, including Investors in People, and adopting a hands approach throughout the process. During 2009, Cyril took the opportunity to move his company forward to the next level by joining with ASG. He relishes the opportunities and challenges of helping to establish the Group as a leading player in the Security Industry.

Chris Drake Commercial Manager

Chris’s role, within the electronics division of ASG, is to manage, develop and implement security solutions utilising the latest technology which predominantly incorporates CCTV with remote monitoring. Chris has over 15 year’s commercial experience within several industry sectors and is able to deliver customer expectations consistently. As each project is unique and security solutions not straight forward Chris’s approach is consultative. Chris has brought with him a sense of “anything is possible if you use the right technology for the right job”. This will be an ever increasing priority as technology develops along with customer expectations

Scott Kirby – Contract Manager, Technical Services

Having spent 18 years in the security industry starting with door and event work, Scott formed his own security company in 1995 initially working closely with British Sugar Plc on security arrangements at its Kidderminster factory. After merging with Apollo and having experience of all aspects of the industry, Scott became integral to gaining industry accreditations including securing SIA recognition for the Apollo Training Centre. Believing technology has a major part to play in the future of the industry; Scott was delighted to take responsibility for the development of the group’s state of the art CCTV, remote monitoring and control centre. Now part of ASG, he looks forward to expansion challenges and developing new technology in line with increasing customer and industry expectations