A WORLD CLASS SPECIALIST IN INTEGRATED SECURITY SOLUTIONS INVESTING IN PEOPLE, COMMUNITIES, AND INNOVATING WITH OUR CUSTOMERS
Crime and Fire defence systems limited have evolved and continue growing with over 25 years experience as a security turnkey solution provider, maintaining our professional values. Based in Wakefield , West Yorkshire , we are specialist in national and international projects in the Critical National Infrastructure and high security industry, understanding the needs of today and the future threats and risks. We have core values to our customers, employees and proud to support local communities.
Pete Rushforth, Managing Director
Pete has been in the high security Industry for over thirty five years and has held various senior positions within Thorn EMI Security, Bell Security, Securitas and Synectics. Joining Chris Laughton at Crime and Fire in 2012 as a partner along with Craig Watts, the three directors have taken the business to new heights. Married with three grown up children, Pete enjoys golfing, classic car restoration, walking and real ale!
Craig Watts, Operations Director
Craig has been in the high security Industry for over twenty years and has held various senior positions within Thorn EMI Security, Bell Security, and Securitas. Following a spell as a self-employed electrical contractor. Joining Chris Laughton at Crime and Fire in 2012 as a partner along with Pete Rushforth, we continue to drive the business to new heights. I also enjoy balancing my time with my two children following football with my youngest son and working on a home restoration project.
Chris Laughton, Chairman
As Chairman, Chris covers major systems sales, customer relations and the business expansion. He is a qualified Emergency & Security Systems Engineer. Establishing the business in 1999 and joined by Pete and Craig in 2012, the three directors have taken the business to new heights. Married with two grown up children, Chris enjoys clay shooting, mountain biking and spending time with his granddaughter and family.
Steve Bailes, Business Development Manager
Steve joined Crime and Fire Defence Systems in 2018 to develop business and assist as a Security fencing specialist. With thirty years of expertise within the High Security Fencing manufactures, Betafence, Lochrin Bain and Zaun, then gaining expertise in the Electric Pulse fencing and Access control technology with Gallagher Security Europe. Steve has other specialist skills in Shotokan Karate with successful World Championships and now teaching to the community passing on his knowledge.
Jack Storer, Customer Services Manager
Joining the business in 2017 from Kings Security, Jack started in an office support role, running the ISO audits and supporting in project documentation before taking up his current role. As the Customer Services Manager Jack is responsible for managing the service and maintenance commitments of Crime and Fire. This includes all engineer scheduling, paperwork, reporting, pricing and client engagement. Jack has 8 years’ experience in the industry starting at a commercial ARC before progressing through the channels into Administration then Business Development. His out of work interests include hiking, videogames and frequenting some of the UK’s many Rock & Metal concerts.