About Gardant Group
Gardant Group is much more than just a run-of-the-mill security, training and event medical provider. Our commitment to quality, safety, and excellent customer service is unwavering, and we hold Security Industry Authority (SIA) accreditation the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), which is widely accepted as a hallmark of excellence in the security services sector. We don’t just say that we maintain the highest standards- we prove it with our quality management systems and practices that comply with international standards, such as ISO 9001.
Our clients can rest easy knowing that we have taken the utmost care to maintain these high standards of service. Since 2014, Gardant has quickly risen to become one of the most reputable security services and training companies in the South West. Our hard work has been recognised by our industry colleagues, as we were honoured with the prestigious Best New Business Award in the North Devon Journal Business Awards 2016. Our position as a leader in the security industry is the result of our commitment to quality, safety, and service, and we’re proud to continuing serving our clients with the best-in-class security solutions.
Gardant group offer a range of services across Devon, Cornwall & the South West.
Gardant Group in Devon & Cornwall offers comprehensive security services and solutions. Manned guarding, keyholding, event security, and more. Professional and reliable services for businesses and events. Trust us today!
Gardant Training Academy offers comprehensive SIA security courses across the UK. From CCTV operators to door supervisors and security officers. We also provide specialist qualifications in spectator safety, first aid, fire safety, and more.
Gardant Medicare, part of The Gardant Group, provides medical services for events in Devon & Cornwall. From First Responders to Paramedics, we prioritise safety and care for your event visitors and staff. Trust Gardant Medicare for event medical services.
Meet The Leadership Team
Oliver Backhouse MSyI, M.ISRM
Ollie Backhouse, Managing Director of Gardant Security, is a seasoned leader with a wealth of experience in the security sector. A member of both the Security Institute and the Institute of Strategic Risk Management. He serves on the GW3 committees for BS7499 and BS10600, contributing to the development and improvement of security practices. Ollie’s focus on effective business management ensures Gardant's excellence and pioneering standards and his dedication to efficient business management guarantees exceptional security services.
Kevin Lawrence BA Hons, PGCE, MSyI
Kevin our Operations Director heads up our Training Academy and Medical division.
As a qualified Teacher & Lecturer with a BA Hons & PGCE he has provided Training Services to some of the UK’s largest security companies and most prestigious events as well as Crowd Safety training for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Kev’s passion is Medical, he dedicates his spare time as a First Responder for the Ambulance Service (He is a registered Emergency Care Assistant). This commitment ensures the sharpness of his clinical skills and reflects his support for the community.
Sarah, an accomplished General Manager at Gardant Security, joined the company in 2017 after successfully completing her DS course. With her extensive background in administration roles, she skillfully oversees operations, manages the screening program, and ensures the consistent delivery of exceptional security services to our valued clients.
George brings over three decades of comprehensive experience in the security industry to the table. Prior to joining us, he honed his skills at several leading security firms, serving as Operations Manager and earning a reputation for excellence. George has been instrumental in overseeing operations at some of our most high-profile and complex sites, ensuring the highest standards of safety and security are maintained. George's background equips him with the skills to navigate the complexities of modern security challenges, making him an invaluable asset to our team.
Harvey's remarkable career progression from a door supervisor to Operations Supervisor at Gardant Security is a testament to his unwavering dedication. He adeptly manages staff allocation, schedules, and operational tasks, ensuring seamless operations. His attention to detail and commitment to high standards contribute to the team's excellence.
Marketing & IT
Meet Sean Watson, Gardant's tech-savvy mastermind with a knack for innovation. With a Marketing and Advertising degree, he joined us through the Kickstart programme, quickly impressing with his marketing and IT skill set. Sean led our transition to a paperless environment, and his expertise in IT and Marketing guarantees seamless operations.