Key personnel

Jason Trigg | Chief Executive Officer

Jason, who was educated at Cambridge University and has an MA degree with Honours in Economics, began his career at Eurotech Security, where he was responsible for the control room and operational delivery for a number of blue-chip accounts including Arcadia Group, Asda, Woolworths and Dixons Stores Group.

Jason later went on to work for Loc-Tite as a management accountant and then on to events security for AS Security.  It was following his post at AS Security that he identified a gap in the market for a security guarding company, focused on providing value to customers rather than simply focusing on profit margins. It was then that he proposed adding a manned guarding line of business to Eurotech’s business portfolio, for which he would assume responsibility.

Following 18 months building a successful manned guarding business with AS security, Cardinal Security was born. Cardinal Security Ltd was established in 2003 as a manned guarding provider.

Almost 12 months ago Jason Trigg exited Cardinal Security.  Having built the guarding business up over the past 18 years, it had become a well-respected player in the risk management industry and he then sold the business.

Now Trigg has returned revitalised to the industry with Amberstone Guarding, a new entity under his control that seeks not only to rescue the situation caused by the collapse of Cardinal, but to eclipse the achievement of what was once his company.

Jason Trigg

Andrew Gillies | Managing Director

Since co-founding Amberstone Technology in 2010, Andrew has been the driving force behind Amberstone’s commitment to delivering value through innovation. From CCTV analytics, cloud-based data storage and RFID tagging to pioneering merchandise sales and protection systems, his strategy of using the latest technology to serve our client’s needs has established Amberstone as the leading Electronic Security Integrator in the UK and Europe.

With many years experience serving the needs of a wide range of retail, commercial and government sectors, Andrew has held senior positions in several of the largest security integrators, delivering industry leading services to many UK and European blue chip companies.

Andy Gilles

Mark Ault | Operations Director

Mark has taken on the role of Chief Operations Officer, a position critical to the future growth of Amberstone an area Mark has become increasingly fundamental to. It’s a position that demands strong leadership skills, a clear vision and a wealth of experience in the industry; all attributes Mark holds in abundance.
Mark has been working in the security sector since 1983, when he joined Chubb, after Starting as an trainee engineer, he held a number of junior management position and progressed to Regional Operations Manager North in 1993. After a period spent in the Northern region, Mark moved back the Midlands and became the General Manager.
In 2001 he moved to Initial Electronic security, becoming Regional Director for the Southern region until the acquisition of Initial by UTC in 2008,where he was appointed Regional Director for London.

Mark Ault

Steve Evans | Commercial & Strategic Director

Steve has taken on the role of Chief Commercial Officer at Amberstone with a view to developing the company’s position as one of the foremost suppliers of intelligent protection and analytic solutions in the UK and Europe.

In his role Steve will focus on the development of new opportunities in line with the company’s strategic growth plan which includes the continued expansion into mainland Europe, as well as developing the use of its innovative technology within new vertical sectors.

Steve has over 30 years’ experience in the security industry, holding senior roles throughout his career.

Steve Evans

Matt Allen | European Director

Matt manages our German Operation and the European account management team at Amberstone. Through clear communication and total accountability, he’s committed to building a strong partnership with every one of our clients. With specialist experience in the retail, gaming and leisure sectors, Matt works closely with our clients to provide innovative solutions to their specific challenges.

Matt has over 20 years’ experience in the security industry. Since starting out as an apprentice for Securicor Granley, he quickly worked his way up through the ranks in various operational, Sales and Director roles before commencing work at Amberstone to drive the sales department forward.

Matt Allen