Ex-Army duo launch bespoke security firm

Ex-Army duo launch bespoke security firm

Two security experts from military backgrounds have joined forces to launch an independent security consultancy in Newcastle.

Joanna Stanley and Paul Harris, who both established their careers in the British Army, have opened RedBox Security Solutions Ltd, a bespoke security and risk management service based in Brunswick Industrial Estate.

RedBox specialises in assisting businesses and individuals to manage security risks in their workplaces and homes. The company provides consultancy and analysis, as well as handling sensitive issues and offering in-house guidance on security and risk management issues.

Directors Joanna and Paul use skills from their security-driven backgrounds to help businesses and individuals to manage security risks in their workplaces and homes. The company provides consultancy and analysis, as well as handling sensitive issues and offering in-house guidance on security and risk management issues.

Paul is ex-British Army, having served firstly as an infantry soldier in the Coldstream Guards and secondly as a non-commissioned officer in The Royal Military Police (RMP). He has more than 25 years of experience within the security industry – spending many of those years in hostile and volatile environments.

Fellow director Joanna has gained a wealth of experience through her work within the security print industry, in the highest-level security environment, delivering support for Governmental-level clients. Prior to that, Joanna spent six years in the British Army and in the internal audit profession, equipping her with a range of skills for security consultancy and security audit processes.

The duo, who plan to recruit staff in due course, are in the process of entering partnerships with local businesses, and aim to become the primary security and risk management solutions provider in the region.

Paul said: "We decided to launch RedBox because we believe there is no other provider in the North East that can deliver an exclusive, high quality range of services in the same way that we can.

"With our military career backgrounds, and our combined knowledge and expertise, we are uniquely placed to advise businesses and individuals about their security requirements.

"This industry is always evolving, and it’s an exciting time to be a part of it. We’re looking forward to introducing a range of innovative services to our clients, such as Virtual Security Management – a cost effective alternative to the traditional in-house security function.

"We also hope that our bespoke approach will go some way to assist in professionalising the security sector. We will be providing solutions with an ethical methodology – always with a strong focus on enhancing client satisfaction and employee-partnership interaction and trust."