Meet the team
Our team pride themselves on offering excellent customer service and they are all backed up with ongoing personal and professional development. At Comprehensive Fire and Security Solutions our staff are our most important asset and we ensure that their training needs and development are our main priority.
As well as employing a range of local people we also ensure that we have within our business the right mix of management staff to include our Business Manager, Amanda, our Administrator Paula our new Operations Manager and a range of experts that ensure the business runs smoothly.
Diversity in our workforce is a key driver and we reward good work with benefits and continued growth within our business. Each and every member of our team are at the heart of our business and we do receive excellent customers feedback. As we develop our services, we shall also spend time and money developing our people.
Dave Cook - Managing Director
With over 30 years of experience in the Security industry, Dave established Comprehensive Fire and Security Solutions in 2017. His grit and determination to offer the market a streamlined and bespoke service has won him some lucrative contracts with some highly valued clients. When Dave talks about his business and his ideas for the future of CFS, his passion for the industry is evident and it is clear to see why clients come on board, as the passion is infectious. When Dave gets some time to himself, though that can be rare, he likes a trip to the races and is regularly seen on days out with his grandchildren and his lovely wife Pam.
“I really wanted to make a difference in the security industry, not only by offering a great service to our clients, but also by finding the gap in the market and going the extra mile for everyone we encounter. Knowing we can reach the outer community, as well as our valued customers is what really helps drive me to be better each day.”
Pam Cook - Director
Since Comprehensive Fire and Security Solutions began in 2017, Pam has been a crucial cog in the machine, she heads up our passenger services providing vital transport for social care clients. Being part of a husband and wife team, Pam also enjoys downtime with her grandchildren, her lovely dog Frankie and getting a sunny holiday in when the occasion arises.
“The family ethos of CFS and providing support to those who need it, is what I love most about the company. We are a team and it shows through when we come to work each day.”
Craig Edwards - Security Team Leader
Craig has over 8 year of experience working on the security team at Bishop Grosseteste University. So, it was only right that when CFS won the BGU contract in 2018, that Craig became an official member of the CFS team, it was then that Craig became team leader at this site. His hard work and dedication in this role continues to be evident and when he isn’t leading his team, he enjoys learning new things, recently completing an Open University course in Cyber Security.
“I really enjoy working for CFS, but the best thing about it is the team at BGU. They are all very professional and have excelled at their jobs for the past year, which has also made it a pleasure for me.”
Dave Thomas - Security Team Leader
Dave has a professional working relationship with our MD which spans in excess of 25 years, so when Comprehensive Fire and Security Solutions was established, it made sense that he would become a hugely valued member of the team. Heading up our Patrol and Response Team, Dave has worked for CFS since December 2017. When he isn’t at work, Dave is a keen photographer and enjoys going on holidays with his wife.
“Security work is something I’ve always done, and I really enjoy it. So much so, it has become second nature. Having known Dave Cook for many, many years both professionally and personally, I wouldn’t want to work for or with anyone else.”
Kyle Walker - Night Security Officer
Kyle has been with Comprehensive Fire and Security Solutions since July 2019. When he isn’t spending quality time and making memories with his fiancée and daughter, you’ll find him on site at Bishop Grosseteste University keeping staff, students and buildings safe. Kyle really enjoys being part of a friendly and supportive team and really appreciates the work/life balance this role allows him to have.
“From management to my work colleagues, everyone is very friendly and always willing to help you when you require it. They are all very approachable and kind, something that I have not experienced in any other company before.”
Darren Coggan - Security Officer
Since August 2018, Darren has been a Security Officer for Comprehensive Fire and Security Solutions, gaining knowledge and training alongside his job role to develop his skills. When Darren isn’t working, you’ll find him in the great outdoors as much as possible with his son and girlfriend, where they really enjoy having days out together.
“One of my favourite things about working for CFS is the training courses we do. There are always opportunities to gain knowledge and experience, through different courses the company offers to staff. I feel these courses help us deal with various situations, both at work and in day to day life.”
Robert Atkin - Security Officer
Since May 2019, Rob has been a valued member of the CFS team and can usually be found supporting his colleagues at Bishop Grosseteste University. Guitar playing and scale miniature painting are both passions of his when not on duty, along with spending time with his partner and their vast array of pets.
“CFS actually works towards their vision, and allows us to undergo a wide array of training to make us the best we can be. I get great satisfaction in being in a role where I know that I can make a difference in someone’s life.”
Chris Goddard - Security Officer
Comprehensive Fire and Security have been lucky enough to have Chris working with them since March 2018, providing essential security services throughout Lincoln. Chris is a keen gamer and enjoys working with CFS because it gave him the step into the security industry he had been looking for.
“Having steady and consistent working hours allows me to have a great work/life balance and I look forward to working with CFS for many more years.”
Philip Goddard - Night Security Officer
Having had a working relationship with Dave for over 20 years in the industry, Philip joined the team of Comprehensive Fire and Security Solutions when it was established in 2017. He has since taken up night duties at local student accommodation and when he is not at work, he can be found spending time with his wife at home.
“I enjoy keeping my training and skills up to date with the regular courses provided by CFS and Dave is great to work for.
Richard Donald - Mobile Patrol Officer
Having had a working relationship with Dave for over 25 within different projects, Richard re-joined the team in 2020 . He has since taken up night duties within our patrol and response team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. Outside of work Richard is an enthusiastic songwriter and musician playing guitar, drums and keyboards.
'It's great to be back working with Dave and I'm really enjoying my role. Everyone at CFS is approachable and management is always available to support us, we are a very professional team and I'm proud to be a part of it'.
Paula Dawson - Administrator
Paula joined the team in April 2021 after initially supporting Amanda Batham as her PA and
then combining the two roles to strengthen the working relationships going forward, she
welcomes new and exciting challenges.
Out of work hours, Paula enjoys foreign travel, the hotter the better, her favourite places
being Malaysia and Greece.
“I am a highly organised Administrator with a wide skill set gained from a variety of
industries, including finance, travel and tourism. I am looking forward to the new venture
with CFS and being part of the team”
Chris Owen - Senior Health and Safety Consultant
Running a successful business himself, Optimum Safety Management Ltd, Chris is our chief Health and Safety Advisor providing all our Health and Safety documentation, health and safety training and assists in gaining our safe contractor accreditation. Since CFS began, Chris has helped us ensure we are ticking all the right boxes where Health and Safety is concerned and doing a great job of it too! Outside of his career, Chris is a cycling enthusiast regularly seen on his road bike on Lincolnshire’s roads, or at home spending time with his wife and two children.
“I have known Dave and Pam for many years and have been CFS health and safety advisor from the beginning. We started our business at the same time, and I have had the pleasure of seeing CFS grow exponentially in that time. They are a fantastic company to work with and I look forward to working with them as their health and safety advisor as the business grows.”