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.

The Team

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.

Augustine (Mak) Makachemu

Creative Director
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As Creative Director he determines the best way to visually represent the company’s identity, both online and offline and is responsible for spotting, developing and deploying ideas into the global market using tools such as social media marketing. He has over 10 years’ experience in design, with a degree in Visual Communication and has worked on projects for universities, small businesses and charities.

Timothy 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.

Testimonials

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"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
Marketing and Communications Manager, Access Control EMEA

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"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

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"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
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"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