About Us

Security Media Publishing

We are the leading provider of news and marketing services for the security industry and beyond. With a team of experts that has a range of knowledge based on years of experience in security, marketing, media and journalism we are able to provide an array of unbeatable services.

Our portfolio of products and services include Security News Desk, Security Middle East, Security News Desk print newspaper, email marketing services, video production services, advertising opportunities online and in print, and marketing and event advice and coverage.

Frank Kirk BA (Hons) M.Sc

Chairman & Managing Director
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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.”

Peter Mawson

Publishing Director
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Peter is the driving force behind Security Media’s relationship management and is a seasoned business development and media professional with over 20 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. Peter is also a member of the Company of Security Professionals whose aims are to create and nurture a culture that secures the principles that protect people, property and liberty.

Tim Compston

Guest Features Writer
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Tim 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.


"For ASSA ABLOY it was a great opportunity to show the combined strengths of our leading product brands and state our global market position to our customers."

Thomas Schulz
Director Marketing & Communications EMEA at ASSA ABLOY

"Working with Security Media on our latest promo film for Panomera couldn’t have been easier! The communication throughout was exceptional and the on-site team were professional throughout. There also seemed to be a real desire to understand brief pre event. The excellent work put in from the start of the project was retained throughout and I have no doubt that this is why we achieved such quality final film."

James Walker
Managing Director, Dallmeier UK

"COP Security is proud to endorse Security News Desk which has given our company an individual and professional publication in the security market. We have been with them from the beginning and the mutual support has been excellent, which in turn has guaranteed our future business with the Security News Desk team."

James Bentley
Product Manager, COP Security

"Security Media Publishing is always great at picking up our newest stories and helping us find the best ways to reach new customers."

Kristen Costello
Marketing Manager, BCDVideo

"From the outset Security Media Publishing has made me feel like a VIP customer. The Security Media Publishing team (including Matt, Peter and Sam) strive to work with us in partnership. They are not pushy sales types, instead they are committed to working with us strategically – both online and offline. I am very pleased with the working relationship we’ve forged together and a conversation with Matt would be an excellent starting point, if you are considering working together too."

Vicky Lannen 
Marketing Manager, Kirintec

"[SecurityNewsDesk] is not only informative with regards to today’s threat areas, it also provides a security practitioner with up to speed [news] in areas we can easily fall short in. I would call it the New York Times of security."

Robert Rivera
Deputy Provost Marshal,
US Force Afghanistan at US Department of Defence

"I’m not that much of an internet reader to be honest but [Security Middle East’s] blogs are really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later"

Rosetta of Rosetta Rowland and Son