Complimentary consultancy services at Ambition

At Ambition you have an opportunity to benefit from the expertise of our panel of consultants. If you are a buyer of EPRR products and services and would like to benefit from the complimentary services of the consultants to meet the right solution providers for your requirements please contact Michaela on


B4Secure Ltd

Julie Nel
Julie has worked within security for over 30 years, specialising in Intelligence and Serious and Organised Crime Investigation and has a Masters Degree in Intelligence and Security Studies. Julie served in the UK Police leaving as Detective Superintendent - Director of Intelligence for the City of London Police, previously serving in the Metropolitan Police, Essex Police and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies where she was the lead for Intelligence. Julie has developed and implemented numerous covert and overt intelligence units and capabilities; securing stakeholder engagement and intelligence sharing partnerships - nationally, internationally and between private and public security services. Julie has decades of experience collecting, developing, analysing and assessing intelligence and now owns her own specialist company, providing intelligence services previously only delivered within government security sectors. Using innovative thinking, services are developed to meet client’s requirements. Julie will also assist in developing or reviewing your own intelligence management capabilities.


Steve Kemsley

Steve has worked as the Industry Liaison lead within the Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, and was the project manager that delivered the logistic support to the policing of the London 2012 Olympics.

Steve’s has worked in various disciplines within the security industry from consultative roles, preforming Threat & Risk assessments, writing SOPs and Security Manuals, to operational security planning for stadiums, large factories and shopping malls.

He has completed the National Security Coordinators Course (Counter Terrorism), the Management of Disaster and Civil Emergency course (MODACE), and the Metropolitan Police ‘Sporting Events Commanders Course’.

Steve has a wealth of experience. He provided security consultancy around the world to provide proportionate security solutions, advising on the best uses of technology, writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure consistent delivery of security services, and to providing informed insight to policy and operational delivery.



SafeGuard Security Consultants Ltd


Graeme spent 13 years as partner in Castle Caretech, a control panel manufacturer of high end security control equipment, including void alarms, before developing his own specialist security industry insurance brokerage.   Subsequently a forensic expert witness in over 250 cases, he has investigated claims for fraud, robbery, armed robbery, fire, burglary and claimed burglary, detector and control panel functions, alarm receiving centre (ARC) operations and protocol, installer responsibilities and actions, reconstructions, alarm log analysis, smoke cloaking technology, void property security and manned guarding.

Retained in three of UK’s largest ever cases:

  • £25m Hatton Garden burglary in 2015
  • £75m Sony factory fire in 2011
  • £32m Weston-super-Mare pier fire in 2008

Graeme has worked with Trading Standards, NPCC, ACPO, ABI and has acted as a strategic advisor for the National Security Inspectorate. He has also appeared as a security expert on ‘Watchdog’ and ‘Rogue Traders’. 

GORDON HERRALD - Gordon Herrald Associates


Gordon is the principal consultant at Gordon Herrald Associates, established 1985. His technical qualifications are matched with a good balance between commercial and contractual awareness, practical engineering knowledge, and an enthusiasm to get the right result. He has over 40 years of relevant experience. After 7 years with a market leader in large security projects he identified the market need for impartial security advice from technically competent consultants.

Specialist areas include security strategies, policy, reviews, tender documentation and expert witness for security management integrated systems, access control, CCTV, control rooms and physical security to typically oil and gas complexes, central banks, embassies and universities in the UK and overseas.

Originator of many published papers, he is a member of British Standards committees GW/1/11 'Alarm Receiving Centres', GW/1/8 'Access Control', and served on the ASC board/council for 16 years. Gordon is a past winner of The Imbert Prize - the Security Associations' Award.

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