To ensure we continue to take the lead in specialist security provision we invest in our people, technologies and our proactive services. Operating at the forefront of the more acute areas of security and intelligence, the company’s team are drawn from many branches of senior levels of police, special forces and military, with an excellent pedigree of crisis management in a wide range of commercial scenarios.

PWG is committed to providing our people with the necessary training requirements to enable our team to meet and exceed the requirements of our valued clients. We continue that support by providing all employees with the opportunities to progress their skills and careers via tailored and individual continuous professional development plans which are also supported by an interactive online training portal.

We recognise that whilst general security training is essential, all professionals should undertake a wide variety of training skills in a multitude of applications to ensure they can operate flexibly across various environments.


Andy Cotterill

Andy started his career as a vehicle technician following in the footsteps of his Father who was a time served Mercedes Benz engineer. After serving in the military for the Royal Signals Regiment, Andy made his debut in the security world joining Securitas in 1997.

In 2002, Andy was seconded to PWG and was instrumental in the setup and delivery of the successful ‘hawkeye’ project which was designed to tackle the growing threat of armed robberies and protect cash in transit for several high street banks. This project was a real success and developed into ‘grapevine’ a dedicated model of intelligence gathering for the Post Office. By 2009, Andy was running the PWG control room and was responsible for coordinating the operational command and control for a wide variety of intelligence-based security services. His career continued at a fast pace, gaining valuable experience on the ground whilst broadening his horizons at higher education with a diploma in business management.

Andy became a Director in 2016 and has continued to develop his skills in many areas which includes successfully achieving several accreditations, delivering e-learning packages whilst helping to oversee the overall growth strategy for the business.

  • Favourite quote?
    “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” (Mark Twain).
  • Hobbies outside of work?
    I’ve been a dedicated angler since I was about 10, now a specialist Carp angler and member of Lymm Anglers.
  • Who inspires you?
    It has to be your mother who else, in sport there’s nobody better the great Ali
  • Favourite place visited?
    Not being a great traveller over the years but recently we found Cyprus.
  • Memorable moment at PWG?
    My proudest moment was passing out with a cap and gown in early 2009 with my Business Management diploma. With my new skills I started to steadily rising through the ranks and by late 2009 was running the control room of PWG. Becoming Director back in 2016.
  • Interesting fact about yourself?
    Salford lad and proud supporter of the only Red Army, if you can’t guess which one, you’re not into football! Married to Marie and we have a wonderful daughter.

Steve Walsh

Over the last 50 years, local entrepreneur Steve has invested in and developed several successful businesses within the North West in a variety of industries and sectors. The Chairman still plays an active role within the business.

Alan Johnson

Alan has over 40 year’s law enforcement experience in the UK in the public and private sector. He was a fully trained Senior Investigating Officer within one of the largest Police Forces in the country and was responsible for implementing major changes in the investigation of serious crimes within this Police Force.

Tony Stanway

As part of the 2021 growth strategy, Tony joined as our new Business Development Manager Tony joined to help drive the business expansion. Tony brings to the team over 25 years of sales experience to the team. 

Tony has lots of experience in different sectors but his ability to solve problems for our clients will stand him in good stead at PWG. Following an impressive start to life at PWG and with our continued growth Tony is now our Director of Sales.

Mohinder (Billy) Singh

Billy has been with PWG since its formation in 1997. He is an extremely professional and knowledgeable manager who is adept at understanding clients’ requirements and ensuring they are operationally implemented to “best in class” standards.

Michael McGinlay

Michael joined PWG in 2018 and has undertaken a variety of roles within the business from commercial to operational positions. This valuable experience will stand Michael in good stead now as he heads up the operational services within our Alarm Receiving Centre ARC.