Who We Are

Best In Class

As one of the UK’s longest-standing security companies (founded in 1994), we have continued to support and provide ‘best in class’ solutions to meet and exceed customer expectations. Account retention and quality of service are at the forefront of all of our engagements alongside a management team that is passionate about our standard of delivery. Our teams and their ability to represent our core beliefs and high standards are at the forefront and foundation of our business.

In a fragmented and highly diversified market, we find that many procurers and end-users of security services need access to candid advice with commercial analysis of the business’s risk and a thorough assessment of the fundamental workings of the threat landscape. Creating value for clients and being accountable at all levels is paramount to us and requires tailored and experienced account management that intelligently aligns people, processes, and technology.

Communication is a key element in any successful security contract. We have open lines of communication with our clients and staff and a methodology which incorporates regular service review meetings. Performance evaluation is demonstrated through the use of leading indicators and meaningful metrics. Our high rate of satisfied clients is a direct result of everyone working in the same direction; our teams are structured and targeted on consistent improvement.

James Blake Baldwin

Managing Director

James is responsible for controlling and overseeing all business operations, people, and ventures of all of Universal’s partnerships.

Stuart Kedward

Operations & HR Director

Following a successful career in the Royal Air Force, Stuart has worked in the security industry for 25 years in the private, public, and retail sectors in the UK, developing strategies and delivering frontline operations. He has and continues to sit on several high-profile security committees, such as the City Security Council. Stuart personally oversees and provides direct line management support to our security teams across each contract.

Quoc Pham

Finance Director

Quoc leads our Finance team and is central in managing each contract’s finances. Herein, he produces financial reports and monitors the effective financial performance of each contract.

James MacDonald

Business Development Director

James leads a team responsible for building and nurturing relationships with customers, partners, and vendors. Thereafter, his team seek to implement bespoke innovations that would be beneficial for each contract and customer. James is also responsible for looking after Universal’s marketing strategy, so the next time you see Universal advertised, whether it’s in-person or online, you know this has been approved by him.