GWS are Security Industry Authority Contractors established in 2009. We have a proven track record of success in the security and training sector operating throughout the UK.

GWS holds accreditation with the SIA, Alcumus Safe Contractor and ISO 9001-2015.

We work to the highest industry standards and are continually assessed by external bodies who ensure high standards are maintained.

GWS provide professional security solutions to businesses, public and private organisations and individuals.

We pride ourselves on being able to provide a high quality and professional service to our clients with staff we have handpicked and trained for specific assignments.



Our highly trained, experienced and SIA-qualified guards have a distinct focus on maintaining and upkeeping a professional clean image and demeanour, ensuring that your security provides an added value to your company, as well as safeguarding assets and people.

Strong decision making skills, teamwork and professional approach make our security teams stand out.


GWS’s extensive skills and expertise means we are not only highly qualified, but also have a proven track record that demonstrates our achievements.

We have the highest standard of manned guards at our disposal, as well as a vast range of technologies that we utilise and combine into our security plans – put together with over 20 years worth of experience in the industry means we are incredibly well placed to serve assignments throughout the UK.


As well as providing security solutions to our clients, we are also leaders in training - providing a range of courses so that your staff are continuously updated.

Our training is not about going through the motions. We are proud of our impeccable standards of training, and a focus on creating valuable and competent staff.

All of our courses are delivered by experts - people that have been there and done it, and are filled with real-world examples.

We are proud of our impeccable standards of training with a high focus on creating valuable and competent staff.

The Management Team


Managing Director

James formed GuardWatch Security UK Limited in 2009. His focussed and driven mind set is what makes the company an effective security guarding company. James has over 20 year’s experience in the security industry at managerial level and training.

“Our investment in training, obtaining and maintaining our prestigious qualifications and accreditations has certainly paid off. It has provided an excellent foundation for our clients and built trust in our relationships and our approach to protecting their people and businesses


Contracts Manager

Dorian has extensive experience in law enforcement and the private security industry spanning over 35 years. He is an expert in operations, risk analysis, market research, tendering and procurement.

“The more time spent on preparation and planning prevents your site becoming vulnerable, Security is always last on a clients mind, it's always seen as ‘just’ a cost. Having trust and confidence in your security partner makes them an asset, ultimately saving costs in the long run”


HSE Consultant

Neil has over 25 years’ experience within health, safety and environmental roles in a variety of high risk sectors. Neil is a chartered member of IOSH and a OSHCR registered Consultant.

“ I believe that employees are your number one asset, therefore look after them, and they will look after you and your business as well as keeping everyone safe”


UK Operations Manager

Gwyn started as a Guard over 20 years ago and has subsequently gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from within the security industry.

“Never a dull moment, I enjoy working in an fast pace industry with so many different challenges, its always rewarding seeing our security personnel excelling in their roles.”.


Training and Quality Coordinator

Dawn Griffiths is a Professionally Trained Educational Training Leader. With over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality, educational and quality control systems industry.

Whether you need a training Course created and documented, independent compliance and assessment reviews (IQA) or just Quality Guidance for your Qualifications GWS is here to help with all your Training & Quality/Compliance needs.


Financial Controller

Chris began his accountancy journey, when he joined KPMG in Swansea, training as a chartered accountant. He stayed with them for 5 years before branching out into industry, where he was Financial Controller for a large Swansea based manufacturing company.

Chris is currently a member of the ATT which is the leading professional body for qualified taxation technicians who specialise in complying with UK tax obligations and compliance, and is also a member of the Institute of Certified  Practicing Accountants ICPA and has over 35 years of experience within the accounting profession.

The Management Team


As managing director of Guardwatch Security UK Limited I specialise in innovative and cost effective security solutions.

Today all business sectors are concerned about cost effectiveness and high quality. But under keen competition we can still find a unique position and sustain an outstanding mark in the market. It is attributed to our approach of growing together with the market providing a proficient and flexible security solution.

I lead train and manage a team of security professionals and have done so for over 20 years. My extensive skills include manned guarding, forestry security, renewable security, crowd management and event security. My knowledge enables me to create security solutions that give clients peace of mind.

I am proud what Guardwatch Security have achieved. Our investment in training, obtaining and maintaining our prestigious qualifications and accreditations have certainly paid off and has proved to be an excellent foundation for the future.


I have been involved in the security industry for over 36 years firstly in the Police Service and now in the Private Security sector and the changes during this time have been colossal.

I believe there is not and never will be any substitute for physically interceding between a violent perpetrator and his intended target whether the perpetrator is holding a gun, knife, suspicious package or a grudge, muscle on the ground is always vital.

I believe in dialogue with potential customers in order to investigate a way to integrate security with rest of the business and mitigate risk.

I am a security leader visionary and strategist who remains passionate about delivering exceptional solutions for our customers. For most of us learning new skills can take us out of our comfort zone but it is what must be done, quite often to keep up with and succeed in a changing world.

It is an interesting time.


When it comes to security, one size never fits all.

What's more, security and facility requirements continuously change. GWS's extensive specialist experience in the areas means we can respond perfectly to your particular needs.

In this revolving dynamic environment we find ourselves in, no security need is ever the same.

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