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Board of Governors 

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Mike Reddington
Chief Executive
Paul Turner
Simon Banks
David Scott
Managing Director

Leadership Team


David has worked within the security sector for over 15 years, the first eight of which he spent on the tools.As Managing Director, his role covers many aspects of the organisation, but he enjoys developing and growing new partnerships and improving the Quality of Education.


Becky has been with Skills for Security for the last 6 years. In her role as Senior Operations Manager, she sits on the Senior Management Team and is accountable for ensuring the business demonstrates operational excellence in teaching, learning and assessment.

Darrell has recently joined Skills for Security where he believes he is in the best position to influence the Fire and Security sector, being able to engage with employers and industry bodies in a way that he hasn’t been able to before. He strongly believes in providing the highest quality of training across the UK, upskilling existing engineers and inspiring new ones. 


Sarah has been involved with the education sector all of her career. She worked at Liverpool John Moores University before heading to Japan to teach English as a Foreign Language. Three countries and various promotions later, she has now moved into the Apprenticeship Sector as the Training & Quality Manager.

Mark has over 15 years experience in the Security Industry. He owned and ran a training company for twelve years and holds three licences - Close Protection, Door Supervision and CCTV. Mark strongly believes in professionalism and quality of training.



Operations Team

Alex joined our team in winter 2021. He handles all IT related enquiries, ensures our IT infrastructure is stable and able to meet our company’s needs.  

Sophie is an Operations Assistant and the main point of contact for our employers. She liaises with them daily to ensure they are having the best experience possible whilst having an apprentice on course with Skills for Security.

Scott joined the skills for Security team in September 2022.
He is responsible for co-ordinating all Security Officer Services training including Emergency First Aid at Work, Door Supervision and Security Officer courses

Sophie Thomson 
Operations Administrator

Tutors and Training Officers

Mike has been in the industry for 20+ years, Attending Trafford Technical College before gaining his City & Guilds and moving on to the tools, Installing, Servicing & Commissioning security & emergency systems. He's now enjoying working for Skills for Security passing his knowledge on to the next generation of engineers.


Ian has been in the Fire and Security industry for 15 years, 14 of which were spent on the tools installing, servicing and commissioning a variety of systems.He has now been with us for over a year, enjoying passing his knowledge onto the apprentices through theory and practical sessions.

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Pete Downs

Mark Wilkinson
Learning Skills Coach

Sadie has worked in Education and training for over 10 years, teaching and managing a variety of ages, in a variety of different subjects. Her goal is to provide all apprentices with a clear, concise and thorough training plan to assist our employers in the development of fantastic new talent in the industry.


Following years of invaluable industry experience in management roles, Ashley returned to education to share the knowledge and experience in a subject she is very passionate about. Ashley is responsible for ensuring learners meet the criteria set by the TL&S Apprenticeship

Sadie Done
Team Leader & Supervisory Learning Skills Coach

Darren has been in the security and cabling industry for over 20 years working within public, commercial and military environments.

He currently monitors the progress of the apprentices and ensure they meet their set targets to enable them to go for EPA.


Charlie works as an Training & Quality Assistant and often works behind the scenes with the training team to make sure the training runs smoothly, as well as communicating with the learners on a regular basis.


Rachel joined Skills for Security in the autumn of 2020 and work as the Training Support Administrator. She works behind the scenes supporting the trainers and apprentices and helps facilitate the Functional Skills and work closely with the Functional Skills tutor.

Steve is an SOS Tutor, currently responsible for the delivery of Emergency First Aid at Work, Door Supervision and Security Officer courses for those wishing to gain or renew their SIA licence to practice in the private security industry.

Traineeship Team

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Khalid is out traineeship tutor who is responsible for delivering engaging and inspirational functional skills lessons. Passionate about all thing’s education – teaching and learning, curriculum design, assessment, and quality.

Nazreen Kauser
Traineeship Tutor
Khalid Ismail
Traineeship Tutor
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