About Security News Desk

Launched in January 2011, Security News Desk is the leading news and product information portal for the entire security industry. SecurityNewsDesk.com covers everything from company news and products to legislation, regulation and best practice.

The Security News Desk Newspaper is a bi-monthly publication for security managers, security guards, system installers and sales people. It’s for manufacturers, entrepreneurs, consultants and police officers. In short, it’s for everyone who cares about how we make our world more secure.

Meet the Security News Desk Team

Frank Kirk BA (Hons) M.Sc, Chairman & Managing Director

Frank has held senior management positions in the Security Industry for over 30 years within the UK and the International Security Arena; he brings to the company many years of practical experience and a sound working knowledge of Good Business Principles.

Frank’s approach to business is both practical and straight forward, for those of you in the industry who have worked with Frank in the past, you will no doubt remember his managerial skills are always progressive, backed with enthusiasm and he encourages his people at all levels to excel; Frank’s style is to build Teams, and his motto is “You don’t build businesses, you build the people, because the people are the business.”

Frank can be contacted on +44 (0)1543 250456.

Peter Mawson, Publishing Director

peterPeter is the driving force behind Security Media’s commercial relationship management and is a seasoned business development and media professional with over 15 years experience in media and commerce. From a career that began in the music industry in the UK, Peter has worked to grow bands, magazines and businesses. Over the last 15 years in the security sector he has developed high profile initiatives and worked behind the scenes with key clients to expand markets. Clients like Sony, Panasonic, JVC, and Tyco (among many others) have collaborated to achieve their business objectives. Peter is also a member of the Company of Security Professionals whose aims are to create and nurture a culture that secures the principles which protect people, property and liberty.

He can be contacted at +44  (0)1543 250456

Tim Compston, Guest Features Writer

TimTim is a respected journalist who has written numerous cover stories and other articles for a wide range of media outlets across the security and transport sectors, many with an international reach. In addition to his journalistic skills, Tim has 24 years of experience in business-to-business Public Relations (PR). He was formerly the PR director at Compston PR and is a past chairman of the PR Committee of the CCTV Section of the BSIA (British Security Industry Association) and a two-time chairman of the BSIA's National PR Committee. In terms of industry accolades, the high point of Tim's career was securing a Northwest IPR Award for 'Best Trade and Technical Campaign' for his consultancy work around remotely monitored CCTV on behalf of RemGuard Visual Management.

Sue Waterman, Office Manager

Sue joined Security Media Publishing in 2015 as Office Manager. She bought with her many years of managerial and HR experience gained from working in the public sector. She manages all aspects of administration to keep the office flowing, and keeps everyone in check.


Fran Seden, Sub Editor

As Sub Editor, Fran writes and oversees the output on SecurityNewsDesk.com and SecurityMiddleEast.com, as well as collating the Security News Desk Newspaper. Fran is new to the security industry but has a keen interest in geopolitics and technology, along with experience as online editor for a B2B retail industry publisher. With a passion for writing and a love of SEO, she helps drive Security Media Publishing’s official Google Publisher status and is the go-to girl for editorial queries.

Matthew Bull, Business Development Manager

Matthew, the Business Development Manager at Security Media Publishing, is responsible for bringing in new clients as well as developing existing accounts. With a background in journalism and PR, Matthew began his sales career at Security Media Publishing in August 2015 and is enjoying learning more about the security industry every day. He advises clients on the best way they can spread their message and maximise the budget they have available.

Sam Copper, Media Production Technician

Sam, the Media Production Technician at Security Media Publishing, handles the publishing of press releases to SecurityNewsDesk.com and SecurityMiddleEast.com, he also creates eNewsletters and eBroadcasts and releases them to our subscriber base. Sam joined us as an apprentice and having developed his role significantly is now a fully fledged employee, joining us as a full time Media Production Technician in June 2016.