Meet the Team


Andrew Ratcliffe BA (Hons)




12 Years experience in the private security industry after graduating from Manchester University with honours in PCD Business Managment.

Stuart Cox B.Eng (Hons)

Quality Manager & RBM Midlands



Stuart has 17 years experiance working in the private security industry.  He graduated in 2002 with an honours degree in Automotive Engineering, also achieving an NVQ3 in Business Management and Project Griffin trained.  He started working in the private security industry as a door supervisor in 1999 and moved into operations management, then later onto managing the companies quality systems and accreditations.  He now oversees operational needs in the midlands and also acts as quality manager for all company accreditations.

Keith Shakes

RBM - Wales & South West, Internal Auditor



Keith’s wealth of knowledge of the industry is second to none, after working for over 23 years he has seen the many changes to the private security industry during this time and has gained real life experiences at all levels right through to Senior Management.  With a background in Software, Business Analysis, Auditing and Quality Management, Keith acts as a key account manager for numerous high profile clients as the company’s Regional Business Manager for Wales.  Very much a hands on approach type of person who perform to the highest level and is instrumental in ensuring compliance with legislative requirements, quality systems and implementing continuous improvement programmes not only for the company but also for the clients alike, makes him a valued member of the management team.


Wayne Taylor

HR Manager





Darrell Butterworth

Police Licensing & Training Consultant


Darrel completed 30 years service with the Greater Manchester Police in a variety of uniform and non uniformed roles. The longest period of attachment to a department was between 1998 and 2006 when he performed the role of Force Licensing Inspector. This role involved the supervision of 12 divisional licensing officers, tasking and management of a covert licensing unit comprising a sergeant and six constables, developing force policy and enforcement in relation to all licensed units and employment and briefing of a licensing solicitor to act on behalf of the force in more complex licensing hearings. Darrell has represented Greater Manchester Police at Magistrates Court hearings, Crown Court Appeals, The High Court and Council Licensing Committee hearings to oppose unsuitable applications and to take enforcement action against those premises whose standards had fallen below an acceptable level. He was responsible for the Force’s response to support the Government led Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns (AMEC) which was highly acclaimed for reducing alcohol related crime and disorder.

We are located at:

Alpha Services 

69 Steward Street


B18 7AF

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T: 0845 606 9995

F: 0845 850 1809


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