Our business is People

We believe that the strength of our working relationships dictates the quality of our service. So, meet the team behind every solution.

Our business relies upon building open and honest relationships with our clients, so we can identify what’s lacking in their security – and more importantly, what support we can provide to fix it.

Whether our people are behind the scenes or right there on site, we are unanimous in our commitment to delivering the highest standards of service – so our clients can rest assured that their security is our number one priority. 

Andy Fairbanks - Group CEO

Andy Fairbanks

Group CEO

Andy began his career as a CCTV Installation Engineer, before joining the police in 1998. After 13 years service in multiple branches, he moved into the private security industry – establishing UK Protection in 2015, with one site in the West End. In the time since, UK Protection has grown into a national group that now turns over in excess of £6.2 million.

Emma Fairbanks - HR Director

Emma Fairbanks

HR Director

Emma founded UK Protection alongside Andy and has since taken on the role of HR Director, as the business has evolved over time. Emma and her team are responsible for all HR matters such as recruitment, benefits, contractual compliance, employee satisfaction and more, and she is passionate about ensuring we deliver a working environment that is unparalleled in the industry.

Ryan Hurlock - Client Manager, National

Ryan Hurlock

Head of Operations

Ryan has been in the security industry for over 12 years, beginning his career as a security officer and steadily progressing to the role he now occupies. Ryan has maintained various roles in the industry, managing multiple well-known security contracts – and has been with UK Protection since 2019.

Peter Dewing

Operations Manager - National

Peter has been with UK Protection since 2021 and is an adaptable, dedicated, and highly trained security professional. Peter served 16 years in the Military, 10 in uniform and 6 as a civilian attache to Tactical Operations at RAF Stafford. 


Operations Manager - South East

Brett recently joined UK Protection as an Operations Manager after 12 years in the Kent Police. Most of which was spent in the firearms unit.  His passion and knowledge of the security industry is there for all to see, and is already a valued member of the operations team.

Jan Manning - Compliance Manager

Jan Manning

Compliance Manager

Jan joined the business in September 2020, with over 20 years’ experience in dealing with compliance matters for well-known brands such as Asda, Whitbread and Vanquish Facilities Services. Jan oversees the group’s compliance matters and is responsible for all group accreditations.


Finance Director

Katie is responsible for all accounting-related tasks throughout the group. With her sharp attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills, Katie ensures that all financial records are accurate and up-to-date. Katie joined in March 2021 and has worked extremely hard to secure her role as Finance Director.

Victoria Sealy - Finance Director

Victoria Sealy

Accounts Assistant

Victoria has been with the business since 2015 and is responsible for accounts, invoicing and financial matters,  operating from our head office in Exeter.

Lynn Burden - Office Manager

Lynn Burden

Office Manager

Lynn joined the business in 2018 and is responsible for everything within our Exeter head office – including the management of all administrative requirements for the business and all office staff.


Marketing Manager

Tom joined in January 2022 after freelancing for several years, whilst obtaining his degree in Marketing. Tom is responsible for the brand development of UK Protection and has experience in all things marketing-related, with a clear passion for his work.

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