About Capricorn Security

An experienced supplier of Security Guards and Close Protection Operatives

Meet our team

Capricorn Security Group Ltd are a fully-licensed, accredited contractor for the provision of Security Guarding, Door Supervision, Close Protection and Key Holding.

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Capricorn Team - Billy
Managing Director

Billy Robinson

Capricorn Team - Dolton
Operations Director

Dolton Adams

Capricorn Team - Laura
Training & Education Director

Laura Robinson

Capricorn Team - Brad
Installations Director

Brad Wharton

Capricorn Team - Lenny
Leisure Director

Lenny Sullivan

Capricorn Team - Chris
Leisure Director

Chris Williams

Capricorn Team - Tracy
NHS Account Manager

Tracy Hogan

Capricorn Team - Graham
Operations Manager

Graham Herbert

Capricorn Team - Gillian
Recruitment Manager

Gillian Kershaw

Capricorn Team - Cassie
Leisure General Manager

Cassie Smith

Capricorn Team - Andy
Operations Manager

Andy Lunt

Capricorn Team - Andy
Yorkshire Operations Manager

Andy Hayler

Capricorn Team - Paul
Compliance Manager

Paul Taylor

Capricorn Team - Diane
Finance Manager

Diane

Capricorn Team - Neve
Production Manager

Neve Shacklock

Capricorn Team - James
Social Media & Marketing Manager

James Todd

Capricorn Team - Shahid
Business Development Manager: Yorkshire

Shahid Hussain

Capricorn Team - Jordan
Corporate Scheduler

Jordan Osbaldeston

Capricorn Team - Sarah
Corporate Scheduler

Sarah Allen

Capricorn Team - Debs
Installations Administration Manager

Deborah Wharton

Capricorn Team - Yaser
Recruitment Administrator

Yaser Mahmood

Capricorn Team - Furqan
Training Manager

Furqan Liaqat

Capricorn Team - Hayley
Recruitment Administrator

Hayley Wharton

Capricorn Team - Lawrence

Lawrence

Capricorn Team - Dianne

Dianne

Capricorn Team - Zac
Recruitment Administrator

Zac Wilkes

Carpicorn Security Team Placeholder
Operations Director – Yorkshire

Garry Robinson

Carpicorn Security Team Placeholder
Compliance Consultant

Brian Nuttall

Carpicorn Security Team Placeholder
Leisure Operations Manager

Graeme

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Production Assistant: Yorkshire

Caitlin Hall

Managing Director

Billy Robinson

Responsible for overseeing the Capricorn group strategic, performance and financial operations.

With a passion for innovation, growth and delivering high quality services with a key focus on client relationships. My strategy is to maximise on revenue growth through the sales and marketing of our services, whilst ensuring the service excellence to our clients and enhancing within my team.

With over 20 years in the industry, success is best delivered through trust and integrity the most important values that he drives every day. Billy is a IPSA member and holds a dual license and still likes to work on CP operations.

What do you do in your spare time?

Being a lifelong MCFC fan I love to watch the blues and spend time with my wife and 10 year old twins, also partial to the local pub!

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Operations Director

Dolton Adams

Responsible for the Media production operations managing a large team of security operatives delivering bespoke specialised TV and media security.

With 25 years in the security industry and following a successful journey working on the front line Dolton now ensures the team is delivering the best possible service to our clients, delivering a solution focused approach to security issues. Dolton holds a dual license and continues to work on CP operations.

What do you do in your spare time?

Spending time with my 4 children, girlfriend and family, the gym and cross fit are a passion and after that eating and having a rum and coke!

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Training & Education Director

Laura Robinson

With 20 years’ experience in training and education within the further education sector, specialism in curriculum planning, funding, learner outcomes and delivering an outstanding education provision.

Previous consultancy roles include qualification development expert for awarding bodies and a technical writer.  I am excited to see the continued growth of the training centre and the development of our team.

What do you do in your spare time?

Relaxing weekends with my husband and 10 year old twins who keep me super busy! Much needed spa breaks, running and keeping fit. Would prefer chocolate over alcohol!

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Installations Director

Brad Wharton

A wealth of experience specialising in security  installations.

Capricorn Security Installations Ltd is an established Company with Brad Wharton, Company Director and his team of engineers and office administration having over 40 years of experience in the Security Industry. Brad has worked his way through the industry from an apprentice leaving school to acquiring his own Company.

We specialise in Intruder, Fire, CCTV and Door Access systems, we are accredited by SSAIB which forms part of our commitment to the highest quality of customer care and service delivery, we are competent in the design, installation, commissioning and monitoring/maintenance of all electronic security systems, we pride ourselves in offering competitive quotations and aim to provide a professional and personal relationship with all our customers, delivering peace of mind through quality systems and expert customer care.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Leisure Director

Lenny Sullivan

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Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Leisure Director

Chris Williams

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

NHS Account Manager

Tracy Hogan

I joined Capricorn after an extensive career within the public sector.

This started at the age of 17 when I joined the British army, serving 17 years, operationally and peace keeping. The majority of this career was spent as  Royal Military Police Officer.  After leaving the army as a SNCO, I joined Greater Manchester Police and spent the next 15 years working across several divisions, specialising within public protection and safeguarding. My rank within GMP was detective constable.

After only a few months with my first task in the private security industry at Capricorn I was appointed as account manager for a significant Aviation project which consisted of putting together a security team of around 150 operative which all needed to be trained to meet the high standards of airport screening and security – at its peak we had the capability to run a whole terminal and support this particular airport should the need have been required.

I now run the NHS platform across Manchester and Lancashire and this covers 7 NHS sites in the North west and deploys over 150 staff working on a range of different shifts patterners and arrangements.  I now feel that I am a senior member of the Management platform at Capricorn

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Operations Manager

Graham Herbert

With 20 years’ experience working in the security industry, I’ve focused mainly on the Sports, Music, Events and Close protection aspects of the industry, working in the UK and internationally.

I now work within the events, TV and Media operations.

Enjoys taking on new challenges

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Recruitment Manager

Gillian Kershaw

Gillian is responsible for all recruitment.

I have been part of the Capricorn team for 5 years and have brought a wealth of experience in the security industry recruitment, SIA and screening. Gillian works closely with all managers within the business to support their recruitment needs.

Gillian is passionate about career development for our employees and networking with agencies to support the best possible outcomes.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Leisure General Manager

Cassie Smith

Responsible for Leisure operations and staffing of all leisure & hospitality contracts, responsible for maintaining and increasing the efficiency of all our staff and business working with some of the most exclusive venues in and across Manchester’s vibrant night life.

I have been working with Capricorn for over 10 years and have gained invaluable experience working across the wider group of all areas of the business. I am proud to have been part of the growth of the Capricorn Security Group. Being a natural people person, I love meeting new clients and building strong working relationships.

What do you do in your spare time?

My 2 year old daughter keeps me busy and I love having time with her and making new memories, I also love to have some down time to socialise with my friends, eating out is a favourite of mine on a weekend.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Operations Manager

Andy Lunt

Responsible for managing Media Operations and our Manchester City FC contract. Over 20 years’ experience in stadiums and events, security, Close Protection, and training.

A Firm believer in allowing our teams to learn, develop and progress and in turn, not only meet, but exceed the requirements and expectations of our clients.

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my family and granddaughter and listening to music.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Yorkshire Operations Manager

Andy Hayler

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Compliance Manager

Paul Taylor

With over 15 years’ experience in security compliance within the Aviation and Private Security Industries – specialise in measuring full group compliance – monitoring quality and risk within the business.

Ensuring the company continues to ascertain both SIA ACS and ISO accreditations – Business writing and reporting. Also looks after the HR systems in tandem with out HR Consultants.

What do you do in your spare time?

Chaotic, action packed weekends with my wife and two sport mad boys. Like to stay fit by running and circuit training. Partial to the odd gallon of cider!

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Finance Manager

Diane

Diane is responsible for the finances for the Capricorn Security Group.

Managing a finance team responsibilities include, preparing monthly accounts, VAT returns and seeing the overall finances of the business are robust. Diane has worked for 20 years in finance and has brought experience in managing a complex business model.

What do you do in your spare time?

Going to the gym and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Production Manager

Neve Shacklock

Neve joined Capricorn in 2021 after graduating from UCLan with a BAHons in Event Management and an MSc in Counter Terrorism.

Neve is responsible for Media Production Management, working alongside the Manchester and Yorkshire Media Operations Managers. Neve’s role is to ensure all jobs are efficiently managed from the initial enquiry to the final wrap, working with a large team of security operatives.

She is SIA licenced, and enjoys spending time on the ground, and meeting clients. Neve also works operationally as part of the MCFC security team on matchdays and events, she is very excited to have joined the team and is eager to see the company grow and develop.

What do you do in your spare time?

Neve loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys going out for food and a few drinks! And like to spend her spare time trying new things, she loves a new adventure.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Social Media & Marketing Manager

James Todd

Responsible for all of the social media & marketing output for the Capricorn Group.

I came into the job on the back of completing my degree in Multi-Media Sport Journalism & hold a wealth of experience in that field having previously worked at Manchester Evening News as a Sport Content Creator.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love following Manchester City home & away whilst also enjoy traveling abroad on my holidays several times a year.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Business Development Manager: Yorkshire

Shahid Hussain

Shahid Hussain – Business Development Manager- Yorkshire

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Corporate Scheduler

Jordan Osbaldeston

My time here at Capricorn began 18 months ago as full time business administrator. I then got promoted to Corporate schedular within the corporate division of the business.

I thoroughly enjoy the work we do in providing services to the NHS platforms, it makes me feel proud to be part of it!

What do you do in your spare time?

In my day to day life I have 2 young children – that’s my second job! I’m also big into health and fitness, including mental wellness… If you ever attend head office and see a positive quote written on a whiteboard, its highly likely it was me who wrote it!

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Corporate Scheduler

Sarah Allen

Responsible for scheduling security officers for a busy fast paced NHS/Corporate portfolio, and all the details and extras involved with co-ordinating over 120 staff members.

I have a 20 year history of working in a recruitment environment and being highly organised, and using my own initiative.

What do you do in your spare time?

A mum to two great kids and their personal chauffeur, cake maker, also love spending time with my family and friends and making memories –  normally involving a nice Pinot or a G&T or two!

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Installations Administration Manager

Deborah Wharton

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Recruitment Administrator

Yaser Mahmood

As a recruitment assistant I am responsible for registering  new staff, conducting background checks, scheduling interviews, updating staff records and assisting successful candidates with the onboarding process.

We also work closely with the Human Resources department to maintain the candidate database and handle any relevant paperwork. My essential role within the business is to ensure that the highest level of candidate is selected for each individual customer. 

What do you do in your spare time?

My spare time is spent with my wife and 2 children along with other family members and enjoying my passion of training German shepherds.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Training Manager

Furqan Liaqat

With over 12 years’ of experience in various corporate management roles. Mr. Furqan is responsible for the smooth running of the Capricorn’s training business operations, starting from supporting learners in booking relevant training courses till the end of its successful completion.

He assists trainers with any administration requirements and keeps detailed IQA and CPD records. Mr. Furqan has done his master’s in Business Analytics from the University of Essex. He is a person of dedication and perseverance and likes to complete his work with full motivation.

What do you do in your spare time?

Love to explore and travel to new places. Passion in gardening, painting abstract art, working with tools and feeling pride in repairing broken items, reusing and recycling stuff and plenty more! Likes to stay healthy with daily morning exercise, eating good food and most important thing, sparing sometime to remember God.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Recruitment Administrator

Hayley Wharton

My role within the recruitment team is to source security officers suitable to work within our extensive portfolio for the NHS platform and Door supervisors for our Leisure platform.

I really enjoy my role and feel proud to be a part of it. Making a difference to people’s lives is something I am passionate about. Having worked with young adults in educational settings for over 10 years I feel I have acquired varied skills and excellent communication skills to provide a positive recruitment journey.

What do you do in your spare time?

Outside of work my time is spent being a mum to my 2 teenage children. I love my busy lifestyle. Spent with Family and friends socializing and having fun. Love to laugh!

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Lawrence

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Dianne

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Recruitment Administrator

Zac Wilkes

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Operations Director – Yorkshire

Garry Robinson

Garry has worked with Capricorn managing media operations in the Yorkshire region for 10 years.

His role is overseeing security operations for TV and film, managing a large team of security operatives and  working alongside the location crews.

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Compliance Consultant

Brian Nuttall

Experienced business consultant with a demonstrated history of improving businesses and their approach to compliance, risk and improvement.

Skilled in numerous sectors, as a time served and qualified Mechanical Engineer who has worked in the Private Security Industry for over 25 years. Co-Author and founder of national award winning ProtectED, a code of practice and accreditation scheme for the safety, security and wellbeing of students.

Brian is a Director of both K7 Compliance Ltd and Student Safety and Well-being CIC. Brian is an avid Manchester United supporter and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Mail:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Leisure Operations Manager

Graeme

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

Production Assistant: Yorkshire

Caitlin Hall

Responsible for providing high-quality service across our Yorkshire Media Platform, working out of Capricorn’s new office in Leeds.

Caitlin is a recent graduate of English Literature from the University of York and has had previous roles in social media marketing and freelance writing.

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy sightseeing and travelling, watching new movie releases at the cinema and cooking!

Email:enquiries@capricornsecurity.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)161 205 5055

About Capricorn Security:
Over 25 years’ experience

 

With over 25 years’ experience of supplying fully licensed Security Guards and Close Protection Operatives to 1000’s of clients, Capricorn has grown considerably since its inception, whilst still retaining the personal touch. We are fully equipped for all your security requirements, large or small, and as a lot of our orders are repeat business or via referrals, we are fully committed to ensuring all our clients are completely satisfied with the quality of service we provide.

Our core business services include; Location Security, Security Guarding, Close Protection, Event Security and Mobile Security & Key Holding, and all our offerings are available on a 24/7 x 365 basis. We focus primarily on Greater Manchester, Cheshire and the Yorkshire Region; however other areas will be considered upon application.

 

Qualified Staff: Trained to SIA standards

Capricorn’s Security Training division also offers Door Supervisor training courses to SIA Standard, which now includes the mandatory Physical Intervention requirement.

All our directors and senior staff are accredited to Close Protection Level, an area of the business which has developed significantly over the last 6 years. This service continually receives excellent feedback from our clients, who include many well-known Sports Stars, Musicians and leading Actors and Celebrities from the Media, TV & Film industry.

We also have significant experience of brand protection working with both national and international companies to ensure that products are protected from being leaked into the public domain before the brand is ready to launch.

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Get in touch

Thank you for your interest in Capricorn Security. Our friendly team can be contacted Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Alternatively just click the button below to get in touch.

 

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Client testimonials

“1st class work this week. We had an excellent team of guards. Special mention to Mark Sykes, well deserved after seeing him in action as CPS with Jodie Whittaker.”

Leon Smith, Unit Manager, Dr Who

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“Capricorn have supported our business for a number of years, and provided a number of project specific security resolutions for our service needs. The team at Capricorn are always very approachable, flexible and supportive of us as their client and our needs. The operations team are a real asset to Capricorn and a pleasure to work with.”

Clare Bee, Operations Manager, MAPS Solutions Europe Ltd

“This was the smoothest job I have done in nearly 10 years doing this. Guards excellent and all punctual, and brilliant service from all of you.”

Ian McDonald, Unit Manager, Still Open All Hours

As a city centre venue, the safety and well-being of our customers is at the forefront during any of our operating hours. Capricorn Security have not only done tremendous work for us in the past two years, but they have also become a part of the 20 Stories family. A wonderful company that are professional, friendly and the best at what they do.

Gintare Sutkauskaite, Assistant General Manager, D&D London | 20 Stories

“I am impressed with Capricorn Security’s ability to consistently provide an excellent and efficient service each time we call upon them. Usually with little or no notice. Capricorn often exceeds our expectations, even during the difficult and sometimes hostile situations news coverage can bring. All personnel are highly competent professionals. And I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others”

Lizz Milman, Operations Manager, ITV News

Accredited contractor

Capricorn Security Group Holdings Ltd holds SIA approved contractor status for the provision of Door Supervision, Security Guarding, key Holding and Close Protection services.

Security Services in Manchester and throughout the North-West

We are fully compliant with Health & Safety regulations and we are also a Verified member of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme. Additionally we also hold certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 for quality, environmental and health and safety management systems. Likewise we are SafeContractor approved.