FRG - First Response Group

Jamal Tahlil
Director / Co-founder

Jamal is the Chairman & principle Founder of First Response group.

Having started the business in 2007, Jamal has continued to guide its strategy & growth.

In more recent years focusing on its acquisitive strategy, including finalising aquistions of Robinsons M&E Ltd & Apardion Ltd into the FRG Group.

Edgar Chibaka
Director / Co-founder

From a background in accountancy, Edgar co-founded FRG with Jamal in 2007.

Edgar has been intrinsic to the growth of the company and plays a leading role in advancing the FRG brand through acquisitions.

He is now Managing Director of Robinsons M&E, one of the UK’s leading full building services, engineering and property maintenance contractors, acquired by the FRG Group in 2018.

Edgar is a Chartered Fellow Manager of the CMI and a member of the CMI Practitioner Panel which reviews, rates and comments of the latest management thought articles.

Simon Alderson
Chief Executive Officer

Simon has an extensive track record in the Security Industry and joined FRG as CEO early 2018.

His career includes 14 years at VPS where he held numerous leadership roles and Directorships in both the UK and the Netherlands. He has an abundance of senior sales, commercial and strategy leadership skills and a proven track record of transforming organisations and driving business growth.

Simon is excited by the culture of ‘inclusion and happiness’ at FRG which gives the opportunity to bring value to customers by offering not just the most current security technology, but the best levels of service.

Andrew Smallwood
Group Sales Director

With over 30yrs experience working in the Global construction and manufacturing sectors. An engineer at heart, Andrew has vast expertise in understanding major construction and infrastructure clients needs.

He plays a key role in the development of quality solutions aligned to industry standards and client strategies to create new business and grow existing accounts. Andrew is a motivated leader focused on creating engaged team environments to deliver exceptional client experiences.

Dawn Summers
Corporate Sales Director

Dawn brings 8 years knowledge and expertise working within the Corporate Security Sector to her role at FRG Corporate. She has a wealth of experience managing clients worldwide across the full range of Security, Cleaning and Facilities Management services.

Dawn holds a SIA licence and her role at FRG includes designing Corporate security solutions that best address customer needs, and, wherever possible, exceed account performance objectives and expectations. She regularly and proactively liaises with each customer to assess, clarify and validate their needs – further developing their solution if required.

She is also a qualified pilot and speaks 4 languages.

Derek Neilson
Managing Director Apardion Ltd/FRG Scotland

As former Head of Operations, Derek is now the Managing Director of Apardion Ltd a recent acquisition of First Response Group. Apardion is one of Scotland’s leading independent Security and Facilities providers and Derek brings his extensive security industry knowledge to the FRG Group.

Derek’s current role is supported by a strong management background along with over 16 years’ experience in a Police operational risk environment, delivering strategy, governance, policies and intelligence. During his Police career he focussed on Counter Terrorism and led the Northern Border Policing Command Unit within Police Scotland.

He was also formally a HSSEQ Specialist in the Oil and Gas Industry