Meet the team

Whether it’s a sports stadium, a music festival or an inside concert Safety is paramount at any event and it is our job to ensure everything runs smoothly.

We are a top scoring SIA Approved contractor security and training provider that believes that when you appoint a security company, you’ll be looking for certain assurances.

We are please to say that Gardant Security ticks all of these boxes, but our commitment to Quality, Safety and Service goes beyond this collection of “badges and awards” – It informs everything that we do, wherever we are!

These points along with our sustainable growth strategy and Career Development Pathway led us to be recognized as best new business in  N. Devon’s business awards 2016. 

We are big enough to Cope (with any provision) but still small enough to Care (about our customers). 

Kev Lawrence, Operations Director

Kev joined the security industry after a 12 year career in the British Army. His work has ranged from guarding tins of baked beans to looking after Prince Edward at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and everything in between.

After 10 years in the industry he moved into a trainer and assessor role and provided training services to some of the largest security companies (Securitas, Corps Security and Show & Event) and most prestigious events in the UK (Queens Tennis tournament, London Stadium and Royal Ascot)

Kev has bought this experience and expertise into Gardant Security with the remit to support Ollie in the growth of the company, setting up Gardant Training Academy, ensuring the operational side of the company runs smoothly  becoming an integral part of ensuring Gardant meets its full potential.


Ollie Backhouse, Managing Director

Ollie created Gardant Security in January 2014 after managing the keyholding and response services for one of the UK’s largest Security companies. Ollie has extensive experience over

many years in static guarding, Key Holding and Door Supervision. He is skilled in selecting and training staff and oversees our BS 7858 screening programme. Ollie is passionate about building and

managing a sustainable business, he’s deeply involved in designing and running Gardant’s infrastructure and support functions. 


Sarah Blackford, Office Manager

Sarah joined the company in 2017 (after completing her DS course with us!) after working in various administration roles for a number of blue chip companies. Sarah is responsible for managing the administration of the company and controls our BS 7858 screening program. She was instrumental in ensuring that gardant Security received a very high scored during our annual Approved Contractor (ACS) audits. 

Contact Us

0345 5480184

North Devon Office: Gardant Security Ltd, CA Building, The Strand, Barnstaple EX31 1EU

South Devon Office: Gardant Security Ltd, Ensign House, Parkway Court , Longbridge Road, Plymouth, PL6 8LR


Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm

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