Team

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Meet the Team
Wayne Southern
Wayne Southern – Managing Director
In April 2010 Wayne joined 1st Reaction Security Limited as an equal partner with the company’s then founder Paul Bourne. Following Mr Bourne’s decision to take early retirement on the 1st September 2012, Wayne was promoted to his current position of Managing Director.

Having worked in the security industry since 1999 Wayne has gained a multitude of qualifications for both Manned Security & Security Training and most recently has also completed the Advanced Surveying of Fire Alarm Systems training.
Claire Smeathers
Claire Smeathers – Accounts Manager
Claire began working in the security industry in 2003 and has been at 1st Reaction Security since April 2010. Claire holds the well-respected A.A.T. (Association of Account Technicians) Diploma in Accounting Qualification and is responsible for the maintenance of the general accounts of the business, internal quality auditing and human resource matters which includes the security screening of all new employees/sub-contractors.
Kyle Brown
Kyle Brown – Operations Support Manager
Kyle began his career with 1st Reaction Security working as a Mobile Dog Handler and since then his hard work and determination has seen him progress to Night Operations Manager before accepting his current role as the Operations Support Manager.
Sean Croke
Sean Croke – Night Operations Manager
With over 20 years of experience working within the security industry in various roles such as close protection, retail, static, door supervision and then finally as a dog handler, Sean has the necessary skill set to enable him to ensure we meet our clients requirements as well as providing a vital link between our staff working on site.
Karen Southern
Karen Southern - Client Account Manager
Karen has been working within the security world since January 2009 and joined 1st Reaction Security in April 2010 as the Director's personal assistant. Karen’s outgoing personality; strong interpersonal and organisational skills have resulted in her recent promotion to Client Account Manager.
Julie Jones
Julie Jones – Sales & Marketing Manager
Julie has been working in sales for over 10 years, 1st Reaction Security is her first experience of the security industry, however, Julie believes that with the right amount of hard work and determination she can expand the companies profile within both Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire.
Claire Smeathers
Sharon Pendry – Accounts & Payroll Administrator
Sharon has worked for 1st Reaction Security since December 2009; she is responsible for the running of the company’s payroll and credit control systems.
Cambridge Division
Helen Taylor
Helen Taylor – Cambridgeshire Branch Manager
Having recently joined the company Helen has taken on the challenge of running and promoting our new Cambridgeshire office, whilst Helen has not come from a security background she is rapidly gaining experience in the security industry and has already achieved her SIA front line licence.
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