MEET THE TEAM

People are our business and there are none more important than those out on the front line representing Maybank and meeting with the customer on a daily basis

However here are a few of the people you may come across behind the scenes

Les Wilson

Managing Director

Responsible for directing and growing MAYBANK, Les has been in the security industry for over 30 years and the Managing Director of MAYBANK since its incorporation in 1995.

In the past 30 years he has worked with the UK Police (various forces), the CPNI (Centre for the Protection of the National Infrastructure), a government body which is affiliated to the Department for Transport and Mi5 the UK Security Services.

Les has designed, installed and commissioned high profile security projects for Deutsche Bahn Rail Freight organisations throughout Europe. Les has worked directly with the European Tour security team at the 2014 Ryder Cup, Gleneagles, and The Ryder Cup 2018, Paris participating in delivering the Security Manuals for those events.

Les has also overseen our Retail Security Operations for Major Sporting Events at various locations worldwide, including Formula 1 Motorsport international venues and the NBA Showcase London Olympics 2012.

Les is a committed and active member of the Institute of Directors and regularly gets involved in the activities of the organisation.

Liam Griffiths

Operations Director

Liam has been in the security industry since 1995 and with Maybank since 2001.

In 2014 he was pivotal in the successful service delivery to the client at The Ryder Cup Gleneagles and again in 2018 at The Ryder Cup Paris, and has a full understanding of the specific requirements of venues of this size.

Liam takes a personal pride in maintaining our particularly high standards of Service Delivery and Presentation along with the ongoing development of our staff ensuring Maybank Security officers are amongst the best in the business.
Each year he leads the team through the rigorous inspections for SIA Approved Contractor and ISO 9001 / 14001 / 45001 Certifications and is proud to have achieved a rating placing us within the top 5% of like for like companies in the area.

Kate Boyer

Director & Company Secretary

Kate has been in the security industry since 2014.

Kate provides operational support and financial control for the Sporting Events programmes, and was a key member of the team for 2014 Ryder Cup Gleneagles, 2018 Ryder Cup Paris and the Formula 1 2018 programme.

With a Degree Qualification in Business Administration she has worked in management for 25 years, and at Director level for over 20 years. She has commercial management retail experience and a history of international import and distribution as a Product Source and Procurement Specialist.

With a special interest in Corporate Philanthropy and Ethical Resources she overseas our Charitable Donations projects.

Danielle Wood

Legal Compliance Director

After graduating from Nottingham University with a Law Degree LLB Danielle began practising in Contract and Property Law.

She has worked alongside a number of the major developers such as Cameron, David Wilson, Bellway and St Modwen to name a few.

As Head of New Homes she had experience of working with a large portfolio and maintained strong customer service relationships which had a significant impact on the smooth transition process and the profitability gain of her clients.

Her sharp legal mind, eye for detail and rigid respect for conformity make her the ideal person to oversee the company Legal Compliances and Contracts.

Alison Baines

Office Manager

Alison has worked with MAYBANK since April 1997.

She has managed the Screening & Vetting, Invoice and Purchase Ledgers, Payroll, Sickness and Holidays associated with our ALDI Security officers through many periods of change at ALDI including both consolidation and growth and has a good professional relationship with the administrative teams based at their RDC.
As a local girl her regional knowledge contributes greatly to the smooth running of the services we provide to our BlueChip clients and being a stickler for accuracy she makes sure we get the detail right.
Alison is a season ticket holder for MANCHESTER CITY and is often to be seen setting off with hat and gloves for their latest home match. Her lifelong devotion has paid off and she is proud to say they are at last a top trophy winning team.

Samantha Ingram

Screening & Vetting Coordinator

Sam (Samantha) is our newest addition to the Maybank Team joining us in May 2022, having previously worked in Manufacturing, Purchasing (CIPS), and Recruitment environments. 

She already possessed a great understanding of our business structure as she has assisted in the recruitment of staff for Maybank during all of the last 4 years. 

Sam now heads up our Screening, Vetting & Recruitment Team and thrives on attaining for us the best quality candidates to work within the Security Industry. 

Outside of work, Sam enjoys the outdoors and looking after her many horses.

Mick Sewell

Regional Manager

Mick brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the security environment having worked in a variety of different security sectors.

Before joining Maybank Mick worked within DB Cargo UK Ltd, the largest rail freight company in Britain.  He started as an Assistant National Security Manager and then progressed to become the National Security Manager, having responsibility for rail yards and sidings throughout the country as well as the goods in transit on the rail network.  

Throughout his career, Mick has always kept up to date with technological advances. He has a keen eye for detail and knows that the ‘devil is in the detail’. 

Being a proud Yorkshireman Mick tends to take a no-nonsense approach to security and always looks for the most efficient and economic solution to any challenge he is given to solve. 

Hiten Chauhan

Regional Manager

Hiten started his career in the security industry in 2002, as a retail security officer.

His thirst for knowledge has seen him develop his skills and quickly rise up the ranks to become a great asset to Maybank Security.

Maybank are real believers of developing and promoting from within, and Hiten is a great example of this with his promotion to Area Manager in the southern region.

Based mainly on our DB Cargo account, Hiten is fast becoming a railway industry security specialist and has a great passion for what he does.

Chris Buckett

Area Supervisor

Chris started his career in the security industry back in April 2021, after completing his Computing Degree at Bolton University.

He joined Maybank Security back in December 2021 as Security Officer deployed on our Retail and Northern Rail contracts. He now heads up our team of Supervisors across the North of the Country.

Since joining us, Chris’s can-do attitude and willingness to progress, develop, and first-class delivery to our clients, driving the business forward, bringing lots of new ideas, has recently seen him progress naturally to Security Supervisor.

Currently deployed on our newly gained Contract, Chris continues to drive the business forward, maintaining first-class service delivery, putting our staff and client at the heart of what he does, and proving himself to be a true asset to the Maybank Family. We’re very proud to have him on our team.

Zeeshan Elahi

Area Supervisor

Zeeshan has been with Maybank since May 2019 and heads up our team of Supervisors across the North of the Country.

He started working within the retail sector however, it was clearly apparent he had the ability to adapt and work within any sector of Maybank’s portfolio. Zeeshan is now one of our area supervisors and deals with a broad range of contracts in all sectors such as retail, rail, and logistics.

 

Outside of work family time is important to Zeeshan and he spends most of his time with his wife and two little girls. With any spare time, he can be found playing sports or at the gym.   

CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

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Contact Info

Maybank Security provides specialist and quality Security Services to a select group of Blue Chip Clients.

If you would like to speak with us please get in touch.
Our Head Office is based in Manchester but our service cover is both nationwide and international.

Call Us: +44 (0)1942 895001

Olympus Commercial Supplies Ltd t/as MAYBANK SECURITY • Company No 03135837 • Registered in England & Wales • Registered Office Address: Office 3, Swan Business Centre, Kettlebrook Rd, Tamworth, B77 1AG

Northern and Maybank

As the largest passenger rail franchise in the UK, Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education, and more every day.  Their train services cover a large area of Northern England, stretching from Carlisle and Newcastle in the north to Whitby, Scarborough, Hull, and Cleethorpes in the East. Nottingham, Stoke on Trent, and Crewe in the South, and Chester, Liverpool, Blackpool, and Workington in the West.

Maybank has worked with Northern since 2021. In that time, we have supported Northern at approximately 40 stations and 6 depots. We have also provided support for special occasions such as when The Flying Scotsman carried out a tour, during the period of The Late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II State Mourning and State Funeral, and many sporting and music events. Maybank is proud to support Northern in providing a range of services to them.

Aldi and Maybank

MAYBANK has been securing ALDI stores and RDCs since they entered the country in 1989 and opened their first stores in the West Midlands.

You might say we have grown with them, assisting with retail and gatehouse security, police liaison and licensing services, as they opened more stores and more regions, accompanying them as they crept into the North East, Scotland, and even Ireland.

As ALDI grew so too MAYBANK developed naturally, adding a handful of other core Blue Chip companies to our portfolio alongside our core partner. Today ALDI remain a key client, to whom we provide smart professional Security Officers with a customer friendly outlook and a strong understanding of the particular challenges of the discount retail environment. As ALDI press forward once again with new store openings and wider distribution across the country we hope to remain with them as a valued supplier for many years to come.

Specsavers and Maybank

When Specsavers asked us for plain clothes Store Detectives even WE said “Who steals from Specsavers?”.
And when the senior team took the call from an old friend and former colleague on the top of a mountain in Austria whilst working at the Formula 1, it did seem surreal.

However this was someone to whom we had provided security for many years previously and when he moved into the Specsavers brand we were the only security company he wanted. Well, the results are surprising.

The investment and trust that certain branches of Specsavers have placed in the MAYBANK detective team has now paid off for them fourfold in reduced frame theft and significantly lower stock loss figures. That’s thinking outside the box! Thank you for your belief Specsavers. So remember ……. next time YOU go for an eye test or a check-up ……… just consider whether that chap sitting next to you waiting for an appointment or that girl trying on the latest sunshades may really be one of us?

Fanatics and Maybank

Maybank has been serving as the preferred Security partner to FANATICS for over 10 years and it has been tremendous fun.
We were there to support them when they first opened The World Cup Shop on Market Street in Manchester in 2008 and the newly refurbished City Store at the Etihad Stadium and when they set the Blue Moon Rising on the Man City store in the Arndale Centre, Manchester. We opened the doors on the new stores at Everton, Liverpool 1, Notts Forest, Leicester Tigers, Twickenham, Wembley and the Principality Stadium, and our teams currently secure the merchandise areas at various regular sporting series such as The Six Nations Rugby Union, the NFL UK tour, and the NBA UK showcases.

Two of the largest event projects recently have been the 2018 Formula 1 Series, where Maybank joined the circus for 14 races across the globe, as near as Silverstone, but as far as China, Russia and Singapore and the European Tour Golf Season which included The Scottish Open, The Irish Open, The BMW Classic at Wentworth, The British Masters and The Ryder Cup competitions hosted in Europe. Maybank was with Fanatics securing their merchandise pavilion in the Fan Village at Gleneagles in 2014, and again with them securing the two huge merchandise pavilions in the North and West Fan Villages at Le Club National, Paris 2018, possibly mobilising our largest ever team of Security officers ever to go overseas – and we hope to be with them again for the 2020 Ryder Cup to be held at The Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome. These events are all equally challenging, invigorating, tiring, exciting and rewarding but they do prove that you can be professional and still enjoy your work.
Thank you Fanatics for the experience.

Epwin Group and Maybank

EPWIN are a new client we have gained by happy association.

AS one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of PVC windows, doors and fascia systems, and with a large site to develop in Telford as their new 300,000 square foot Warehouse & Distribution Centre due to open by the end of the year, EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS found they needed access to their land via another of our client sites in order to begin their works, and so they came across MAYBANK Security officers.

In at the beginning and currently supplying both PTS Security officers and Night cover Dog Handlers we hope to build a long and professional relationship with them as the site grows and develops. We understand EPWIN intends to make this their home for many years to come, and with plans underway to build a new professional Security Gatehouse , we certainly hope to be deploying our Gatehouse experience on the entrance and exit of the site.

DB Cargo (UK) Ltd and Maybank

Our relationship with DB CARGO began with DB Schenker in 2013 when they needed to redesign their Security Solution at their Eurofreight Terminal near Dover.

Maybank offered a total security solution option, and were commissioned to install state of the art thermal camera technology combined with fixed camera site coverage, Redwall technology, ANPR entry systems, and control room equipment.
This high tech and sensitive project which was installed in collaboration with the DfT and the CPNI was delivered in 2014, on time and in budget, and so our reputation was made.

Whilst still offering DB Cargo the technological security answers they need across various UK locations plus engineer call-out repair and maintenance support, we have now widened our provision to encompass Gatehouse, Railyard and PTS security officers on permanent and ad hoc contract up and down the country. This satisfied client is happy to call MAYBANK SECURITY their friend

Toolstation and Maybank

TOOLSTATION was almost an inherited client – or should we say Maybank was their inherited security firm for their new RDC in Manchester. Maybank had been securing a site in Middleton, Manchester for 28 years for another important client who chose to relocate in 2016. We then had fun and games during the interim period whilst awaiting a new tenant with attempted vandalism and unwanted guests from the travelling communities trying their best on multiple occasions to gain access to the large vacant land and warehouses we protected. When we heard Toolstation would be taking over the site it was a huge relief followed by a slight concern – would Maybank still be required?

Thankfully after the new clients had seen with their own eyes the high calibre officers we deploy and the attention to detail our staff offer, short discussions between the management of both parties quickly led to us being asked to remain on site with our brand new residents and we have continued to support them with Gatehouse Security Officers and Dog Unit Security ever since.
The new Distribution Centre has been totally transformed with the latest technology and security measures which are a great assistance to our officers in delivering to TOOLSTATION the Gold Standard Asset Protection we provide to all our clients.

We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship.