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

Edgar Chibaka
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 on the latest management thought articles.

Simon Alderson
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.

Troy Moffatt
Troy Moffatt
Commercial Director / Head of FRG Systems & Technology

As leader of our Systems & Technology division, Troy plays a key role in the development of our products and services ensuring that we offer our customers the best value solutions and latest technology.

Troy provides guidance to the FRG board on our CSR initiatives and supports our culture of inclusion and happiness through workforce engagement.

He is an elected member of the Living Wage Foundation Recognised Service Providers Leadership Group and the SIA Strategy & Standards Group and regularly represents FRG in our endeavours to support the professional development of the Private Security Industry.

James Fee
James Fee

Managing Director
FRG Risk Management

James joined FRG in 2018 and has worked in the security industry for over 15 years where he specialises within the risk management and insurance sector.

His skills sit commercially and strategically with a proven record of successfully leading and managing teams.

James has worked over the last 2 years developing key accounts at a senior level which led to a new sector being created within FRG – ‘FRG Risk Management’.

Derek Neilson
Derek Neilson
Managing Director
Apardion Ltd/FRG Scotland

Derek is the Managing Director of Apardion Ltd, one of Scotland’s leading security and facilities providers, and brings his extensive security industry knowledge to the FRG Group.

Derek’s 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 focused 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.

Andrew Smallwood
Andrew Smallwood
Group Sales Director

With over 30 years’ 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.

Alex Philiotis
Alex Philiotis
Stadia and Events Director

Alex has an extensive track record in senior management, leading several large-scale hospitality businesses and live music venues. Whilst operating in the security industry he has primarily focused on stadia and events, leading high-profile projects and deployments in both sports and business. He brings to FRG a wealth of experience in leadership and strategy, sales, and operations.

Alex has always been heavily involved in sports and became an international rugby player at schoolboy and senior men’s levels. Alongside his success in sports, he recently furthered himself academically gaining a master’s in Sports Management.

He is looking forward to growing and developing the Stadium and Events division through FRGs ethos whilst also developing and growing the people involved alongside it.

Amy Fell
Amy Fell
Head of Marketing & Communication

Amy has over 15 years’ experience working in marketing and corporate communications across a wide range of consumer and B2B industries.

She joined FRG in 2018 and is responsible for developing and implementing dynamic marketing and communications strategies to support our corporate objectives and future growth plans.

Amy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR) and holds a BA(Hons) degree in Fine Art from Wimbledon School of Art.

Mark Flashman
Mark Flashman
Head of Finance

Mark has extensive experience managing finance offices over the past 20 years in diverse sectors including Telecoms, Contact Centre Payment Security and the Exhibition / Conference industries.

He leads the FRG finance team and enjoys bridging the gap between fulfilling the statutory requirements for any SME while simultaneously translating this to commercial relevant information, allowing prompt and informed decisions to be made.

Jennie Duff
Jennie Duff
Corporate Director

Jennie has an extensive and successful track record in senior sales, commercial and strategy leadership.

She brings to FRG Risk Management a diverse skill set, demonstrating strong communication, general management and influencing expertise with the proven ability to consistently deliver.

In her role Jennie champions and advocates the advancement of women in the security industry.

Luke Whitely
Luke Whitley
Head of FM

Luke has almost two decades of experience working within customer facing roles, most recently in facilities management, and has both an operational and business development background in the private security sector.

He manages a diverse portfolio of key FRG customers, working closely with their teams as an essential support function for their business.

Luke’s goal with every customer is to develop new and innovative solutions to help protect what is important to them in a reactive, streamlined and cost effective manner.

James Reed
James Reed
Head of Construction, Infrastructure & Utilities

James has over 12 years’ experience within the security sector and heads up our Construction, Infrastructure and Utilities (CIU) division, overseeing the day to day running whilst liaising with the board, operations and the business development team.

With strong communication and account management skills, James enjoys nothing more than nurturing client accounts with his team, whilst always delivering on customer’s expectations.

Laura Steele
Laura Steele
Commercial Manager

Laura has over 10 years’ experience managing major national accounts within the security industry.

Laura thrives on customer satisfaction and works closely and dependably alongside our clients and our team at FRG to ensure that contracts run smoothy, with excellent service delivery, from start to finish.

Mike Perkins
Mike Perkins
Security Contracts Manager

Mike began working in the world of security after leaving the Armed Forces. Mike has worked within the SC environment on MOD contracts moving SC material all over the world to meet some very short timelines and operational requirements.

Mike is FRG’s Security Contracts Manager for Europe’s largest rail infrastructure project. Since coming to FRG growth through the project objective has been very strong with multiple changes and constant kinetic fast paced periods. Relationships with the Client’s security managers are very strong which enables a smoother process to maintaining and completing all requirements.

Caley Priestley
Caley Priestley
FRG People Manager

Since 2016 Caley has been managing our people.

With over 10 years’ experience in the field of HR she is skilled in all areas of employee relations including absence management, recruitment, on-boarding and performance management.

Caley’s people strategy is centred around employee engagement and staff development and she enjoys seeing the rewards that brings to FRG.

Michael Wormald
Michael Wormald
SHEQ Manager

From a background in vacant property security solutions, Michael joined FRG in 2018 and has over 20 years’ experience in the security and FM industry.

As SHEQ Manager he is responsible for making sure FRG’s Health and Safety, Environment and Quality commitments are met across the business.  Michael is also a qualified internal Auditor (ISO9001 Internal Auditor) and carries out all internal audits ensuring compliance.

Michael is a keen learner and is currently studying for National Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety.

Adam Ward
Adam Ward
Regional Operations Manager South

Adam began his security career in 2008 and has a wealth of operations management experience with a strong systems and technology focus.

His role consists of managing operations for the FRG portfolio in the Southern region, ensuring a strong and trustworthy relationship with our clients and our Security Officers – all of whom he knows by name.

Since joining FRG Adam has have seen extremely fast growth in the South and he looks forward to the next steps developing the region further.

Vicky Hall
Vicky Hall
Regional Operations Manager North
Vicky began working in the world of security 25 years ago after leaving the Armed Forces. She has a wealth of security management experience across a wide range of sectors, including Aviation and Pharma, and is a Certificate of Further Education Teaching Trainer in Conflict Management, Manned Guarding, Door Supervision and CCTV operation.

As Regional Operations Manager she is responsible for FRG contracts in the North, ensuring client satisfaction, staff welfare and engagement.

Vicky was an early advocate of the Women in Security Employment and draws on her industry experience to support our security officers working in the field.

David Oakes
David Oakes
Technical Manager

David has over 20 years’ experience within electronic security and telecommunications installation and design.

His role at FRG includes security and safety systems consultation, design and sales while supporting other team members with technical solutions for security and safety requirements.

David is always excited to see new advancements in technology and integration.

Sonya Zajac
Sonya Zajac
Office Manager

With a background in accountancy, Sonya joined FRG in 2010 and has helped the business grow from a small regional team to a nationally recognised Security and FM solutions company.

Her role covers the full spectrum of office management responsibilities including running our invoicing and purchase ledgers to ensure positive relationships with our clients and suppliers.

Abdi
Abdikadir Yusuf Mahamed
IT Manager

Abdi has a background in ISP systems administration and joined FRG in 2015, initially in an Engineer and IT support function.

In his role as IT Manager he is now responsible for the upkeep and configuration of our computer systems, servers, performance and cyber security. Luckily for FRG one of Abdi’s hobbies is troubleshooting computer problems!

Abdi has a diploma in System Administration and is a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

Matt Bassett
Matt Bassett
Non-Executive Director

As Non-Executive Director Matt specialises in managing risk and counter terrorism. His partnership with FRG spans almost 5 years and although he operates his own very successful consultancy, he and his team deliver a wide network of support to FRG projects throughout the UK.

Matt worked with the Metropolitan Police for 17 years before entering in to the Events, Security and Logistics industries. He has supported and enabled FRG bids to Amazon Web Services, ALDI UK and SpicerHaart Group.

Matt also leads the Lore Training brand and supports forward thinking and growing companies (including FRG) with corporate training in Leadership, Business Continuity and Risk Planning.

Matt Bassett Logos