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Ex-bouncers looking for an image change

By David Coates
Published on Tuesday 4 January 2011 08:36

A pair of former nightclub bouncers are on a mission to become a national brand within the next five years.

Matt Baron and Shaune Ashworth, who are managing director and operations director at Preston-based UK Protection Services (UKPS), are aiming to be providing services including wheel-clamping, door staff and providing security to shops and building sites across the country.

The firm already operates wheel-clamping on 300 private car parks across the country, including 35 it has recently taken on for the Community Gateway Association.

It recently took over North West Parking Solutions, the wheel-clamping arm of Lancaster-based FGH Security which appeared on television’s Dragon’s Den last year, taking on an extra 50 car parks in north Lancashire.

Shaune, 44, who ran SAS Security providing bouncers in the late 1980s and 90s, said: “The days where you could just pick someone off the street, put them in a shirt and tie and have them clamping cars or working the doors are gone.

“These days you have to do everything by the book, everything is fully licensed and regulated.

“If I go back to the 90s when I was working the door, you would not have thought about filling in an incident log, but for our staff it is second nature.”

Matt Baron, 24, said that its wheel-clamping division now made up 70% of its business and was continuing to pick up business.

He said: “Our staff are not just clampers or doormen or security guards, we call them security operatives and they are all on salaries and that is why they do not have to clamp people to get a wage.

“We are doing things a different way, we have got approved contractor status with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and we are getting calls from London, Birmingham, Yorkshire and are looking to expand.”

The managing director added that the firm expected to open an office in the South by the end of 2011 and was already looking at premises in Swindon, Wiltshire.

UKPS also provides security for a convenience store in Ribbleton, Preston and a number of pubs and clubs in Lancaster.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 01:08 AM Matt is the worst person I know. He owns money to so many different people. Jealous of the success of others he tries to copy them but fails miserably. It is embarrassing to see people like him working the doors. What a joke!
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 05:59 PM Oh god I would never trust these to pair of idiots. Matthew never pays his staff and charges excessive fees to release wheel clamps and where do we start with Shaune who made his name in the door world back in the 90s on the doors of Preston for being aggressive and a mini wannabe gangster. These two people represent everything wrong with the Security Industry.
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