Meet the Team

John Owen

Operations Director

John brings extensive operational management experience to his role here at KST, after progressing and sustaining roles within the security services sector throughout his career.

Prior to KST, John held senior roles within privately owned, private equity and PLC backed Integrated security businesses.

John leads the operational delivery of our service, projects and technical support business areas and has a passion in building teams to deliver first class delivery.

Lee Kerry

Head of Technical Services

Lee has worked in the security industry for over 25 years, starting as an installation engineer and progressing through to senior service engineer before taking a role to support engineers and the company ARC with early adoption to IP based signaling. This change gave Lee an insight into the wider ARC and service delivery, initiating a remote support desk using engineers to triage corrective faults via use of emerging remote support tools and end user phone support, reducing the need for engineer attendance – leading to a full 24/7 365 technical support team from early 2008.  Lee’s current position as Head of Technical Services incorporating the Design & Estimating team, Technical Support team and the Special Projects team delivers high end system design, technical project management and project commissioning engineers to clients. Lee leads with all new technology evaluation and selection to ensure KST is a leader in security solution delivery. Lee still has the passion he did on day one to lead the industry forward with strong technical and compliance knowledge alongside committee roles with BSIA and NSI.

Simon Press

Head of Sales – Systems

Simon’s experience within the security systems industry spans almost 30 years. From a security consultant to a business development manager, his wealth of knowledge in providing solutions utilising electronic security has proven a benefit to finding new client partnerships. As Head of Sales – Systems, Simon is focused on leading the new business team experience to meet our clients’ requirements for CCTV, Access Control, Intruder Alarm and Automated Gates/Barriers. The new business team works closely with our Group Solutions and their sector experts to provide a tailored approached, making sure all elements are covered from installations, maintenance and monitoring to our DYMENSiON and Quidvis SaaS products, to physical guarding and mobile response services.

Frances Sparks

Head of Business Support

Frances has over 25 years’ experience within the Security Industry and has acquired a wide and varied knowledge during this time. She began her career with KST in 1997 as a part time Receptionist and during this time has worked in various roles within the business. Frances is now Head of our Business Support teams, which involves overseeing core services within the business consisting of Business Support, Service Scheduling and Customer Service.

Michael Robinson

Install Manager

Michael has worked in the security industry for over 30 years, holding roles from apprentice right through to Service Operations Manager, to his current role as Installation Manager. Michael has an innovative and analytical knowledge of the Fire and Security industry looking after clients from various sectors including Banking, Health, Public Sector, CNI, Transport & Distribution and Entertainment & Leisure venues. Michael and his team take great pride in delivering compliant, high quality installations and customer service to clients and are always looking at ways to develop and innovate the installation process.

Nick Carr

Senior Project Manager

Nick brings over 25 years’ experience of project delivery within the electronic security industry to the KST business. Having successfully delivered projects in key Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sectors, Nick is ideally placed to lead our dedicated team of Project Managers through KST’s Integrated Systems journey.

Gerry Bevan

Technical Project Manager

Gerry has worked for Kings since 2005, starting as a service engineer then working his way up the ladder in the positions of area supervisor, then regional supervisor to area manager on service.  Gerry was a key player in the tech desk start up alongside Lee Kerry and has been heavily involved in the West Yorkshire Police, Leicestershire Police and Nottinghamshire Police access control Upgrade Projects.

Gerry moved over to Special Projects in 2018 and since then has been involved in many projects with values from £10,000 to over £400,000, from security installations in High Net Worth clients’ properties of all sizes, to cash in transit sites and NHS hospitals.

Terry Maw

Technical Project Manager

With four decades of experience, Terry has dedicated his career to the electronic security industry – his expertise lies in ATEX security and remote monitoring.  Over the years, he has held various roles ranging from engineer to senior manager and company director.  Terry has served as a Project Manager for the past seven years, overseeing successful project execution and delivery.

Kris Walker

Regional Engineering Manager - North

Responsible for service delivery in the North of the country and with over 24 years’ experience in the F&S industry, Kris began his journey as an apprentice installation engineer, progressing in various roles as a multi-disciplined install, commissioning and service engineer, account manager and project manager. Kris is now settled in an operational role with almost 5 years’ service at KST. His team covers a large geographical footprint stretching to the Scottish borders, covering Yorkshire, the North East and the North West including North Wales.

Mark Woods

Regional Engineering Manager - Service

Mark brings over 30 years of experience within the electronic security industry and, throughout his career, has worked in most sectors as an engineer, leading up to his role of Regional Engineering Manager at KST. Mark is responsible for the day-to-day running of the service engineering part of the business, managing over 20 engineers and supervisors in Central London, East Anglia and the South East, as well as being the conduit between field-based staff and the scheduling team responsible for his area.

David Hewitt

Regional Engineering Manager - Service

David served for 12 years in the Royal Engineers, firstly as a carpenter then advanced to instructor in Signals & Communications. Following his time in the British Armed Forces, David worked for 24 years with a privately owned, South Wales company progressing from apprentice to service manager. He joined Kings in 2022 as Regional Engineering Manager for the Midlands, South Wales and Southwest delivering proactive and reactive services to a variety of clients across all four regions.

Terry Heppleston

Mobilisation Project Manager

Having worked for Kings in a variety of roles since 2007, Terry joined the Special Projects Team as Project Manager in 2016. Terry is responsible for mobilising all new physical security contracts from contract award through to handover to the wider team, ensuring a seamless transition from the previous provider to Kings and a positive experience for the customer.

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What our Customers say

We wanted a smart-looking, contactless approach to access control here at Little Dot. We love the Openpath solution proposed by KST; it’s sleek, simple to use and has excellent reporting features. What’s more, KST’s inhouse commissioning team remotely configured the software to meet our requirements - including who goes where and when, through which doors, the reporting we need and integration to our fire alarm system. Thanks to this we have saved the cost of two days labour on install!

Greg Rochford
IT Manager - Little Dot Studios

KST has once again exceeded all expectations with their outstanding service. Safety is our number one priority for both our Post Masters and customers, therefore we are always on the lookout for new technologies and new ideas. Morphean platforms, along with the installation and maintenance provided by KST, has been the perfect decision for us due to our existing knowledge of their excellent services and competitive prices.

Mark Dinsdale
Security Programme Manager - Post Office Ltd

The mobilisation was smooth with little involvement required from ourselves. Communication, in particular, has been extremely strong with regular meetings. Monthly management information has been circulated and Clipper are using the real time management information that KST have provided with their DYMENSiON software. We also have working action plans on each site focusing on improvements and change management. All in all I would be happy to recommend KST to any company looking at contract award; our experience has been very positive and I am happy to endorse them.

John Welsh
Head of Bonded & Secure Operations - Clipper

The whole process of mobilisation and onboarding to KST was conducted in an exceptional manner, from start to finish. The preparation for the move between City Plumbing Supplies and KST was comprehensive. Collaboration was very good. The days of transfer were event free and smooth - with no major issues. The branches’ onboarding onto the KST system during the 12 weeks following the mobilisation was completed fully with excellent communication sessions conducted on a weekly basis. We are now looking forward to a long and effective partnership with KST.

Steve Kemp
Security, Audit & Loss Prevention Manager - City Plumbing Supplies

We’ve been delighted with the partnership between ISS and KST and the approach to transferring the access control contract. The teams have gelled quickly to understand our estate and we’ve seen significant service improvements.

Andy Southern
Head of Security - Santander Bank
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