Directors

Liam Doherty

Managing Director

EXPERIENCE

Having qualified as a solicitor, I worked at an international law firm for 8 years. After a career change in 2016, I joined Marpol in a Commercial Director role. I was appointed Managing Director in March 2019, prior to leading an MBO of the business in August 2019.

DAY TO DAY ROLE

As Managing Director, I have ultimate responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the business. I also enjoy client management duties for a number of our key accounts.

INTERESTS

When I’m not in the office, I can usually be found hacking clearances into row Z for a local football club, or trying to find wayward drives in the trees surrounding local golf courses.

Jordan Mornington

Commercial Director

EXPERIENCE

Having initially qualified as a Solicitor and later working within the business side of professional football, I have worked in a number of commercial roles; either as business owner or business development manager. Liam and I purchased Marpol in August 2019 as part of an MBO.

DAY TO DAY ROLE

As Commercial Director, I focus on the client facing aspects of the business. This incorporates our marketing, sales, business development, client management and commercial partnerships.

INTERESTS

Outside of work, I can usually be found at the local football club, trying to score more goals than Liam lets in!

Operations

Neil Balmer

Business Service Manager

EXPERIENCE

A Business Service Manager with a wealth of experience in the challenging & competitive security industry. I have previously had the experience of managing a Control Room and Business Analytics Dept. for a company with an annual turnover of £135M.

DAY TO DAY ROLE

Neil has day to day focus on client relationships, both new & existing. He takes great pride delivering an exceptional quality of service, to retain and expand Marpol’s customer base. This includes an interest in the latest innovations in security solutions.

He enjoys finding solutions to complex challenges and the strategic use of information to track performance, complete statistical analysis and provide updates to the wider business audience (via suitable KPIs).

INTERESTS

I am a keen golfer and enjoy travelling to many different courses. I also have an overwhelming passion for Liverpool FC and go the game as often as I can.

Artur Nowak

Operations Manager

EXPERIENCE

I have worked in the security industry for over 20 years, the last 10 being at Marpol. Prior to professional security, I was a soldier in the military.

DAY TO DAY ROLE

As Operations Manager, I oversee our drivers and mobile patrols. These key services include alarm response, key holding and Open & Unlocks for commercial premises. Such duties entail existing client management and security assessments for new clients.

INTERESTS

Outside of work, I enjoy the gym and compete to an elite standard in Body Building.

Michael Brown

Contracts Manager

EXPERIENCE

I have worked in the security industry for 6 years. Prior to joining Marpol, I spent 5 years in the British Armed Forces, completing 2 tours of duty overseas.

DAY TO DAY ROLE

I manage over 150 security staff, dealing with queries, requests and welfare. I look after new and existing clients, developing and deploying security solutions to best cater for their needs. This involves completing security assessments; to outline and combat security any risks. I also work closely with Operations, ensuring each individual security solution is deployed and monitored correctly, and to clients specifications.

INTERESTS

I actively take part in combat sports, competing in team events across the North West.

Rob O’Donnell

Mobile Services Manager

EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Marpol, I spent 14 years as a professional rugby player and then a couple of years as a Personal Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach. I was able to develop an array of skills that have been easily transferred over into the security industry.

DAY TO DAY ROLE

As Mobile Services Manager, my primary role is to manage the Mobile Supervisor team; making sure that all aspects of mobile services run smoothly, and there is also a clear line of communication between the Mobile Supervisors and the wider management team.

I will assist in service delivery to clients and also manage new opportunities and new client relationships.

INTERESTS

Away from work, I enjoy going to the gym and keeping an eye on how my previous rugby teams are performing.

Darren Parker

Operations Coordinator

EXPERIENCE

Having trained as a CCTV operative I became a CCTV control room supervisor for Marpol in Sept 2019 predominantly working nights. In this role, I have gained a great deal of knowledge on how our organisation operates and how vital it is to be precise at recording information for anything that can and does arise within a normal working day.

In Oct 2021 I was given the opportunity to progress to the role of being The Marpol Operations Coordinator.

DAY TO DAY ROLE

As Operations Coordinator my role is to provide seamless communication channels between management and the operations of Marpol. From the control room, mobile supervisors, and static guards on site. I also provide support to the Marpol management team in performing key tasks such as creating daily run sheets for our mobile supervisors, keeping our client-based information current and correct, Providing detailed reports for our clients. The role is always challenging and rewarding at the same time.

INTERESTS

Outside of work my interests consist of spending as much time as possible with my family and friends, taking our family dog Narla on exciting adventures, going to live music venues, watching my hometown legendary Wigan Warriors RLFC and formula 1.

Mark Rothwell

Control Room Manager

EXPERIENCE

Having initially joined Marpol as a guard in 2009, I soon progressed to working in the Control Room. For an number of years I combined shifts in Control with shifts as a Mobile Supervisor. This gave me insight into the full breadth of the business.

In 2020 I was delighted to be appointed Control Room Manager.

DAY TO DAY ROLE

My role encompasses the oversight of the full range of Control Room operations. This includes CCTV and alarm monitoring, drafting daily reports to colleagues and clients, rostering the guarding staff and much more! I have responsibility for managing a team of six controllers.

INTERESTS

Outside of work my interests include spending time with my family, watching football and going to the gym.

Finance & Admin

Luke Williams

Financial Controller

EXPERIENCE

I began working for Marpol Security in 2004, initially as Accounts Assistant and Vetting Officer. After working my way up to Credit Control Manager at the Company, I made the decision to continue further education, attending Night School to obtain my AAT Accounting Qualification, successfully completing AAT Level 4 in 2015 (whilst somehow also managing to win ‘Student of The Year’ in two of the three years attended!).

DAY TO DAY ROLE

I oversee all aspects of the day-to-day Finance and Accounting Functions of the Company.

INTERESTS

Live music. My Family. Football (COYS!)

Beth McAndrew

HR & Office Manager

EXPERIENCE

Having graduated with an English degree in 2012 from the University of Chester, I’ve developed managerial, administrative and organisational skills as an office manager in the legal sector and government public services.

DAY TO DAY ROLE

As well as overseeing the day-to-day running of our office, I support the operations and senior staff with office functions from procurement to HR. I also collaborate on projects for securing future business.

INTERESTS

Outside of work I enjoy baking, reading, being outdoors and socialising with my large family and friends.

Samantha Dillon

HR Administrator

EXPERIENCE

I graduated with a Business Management degree in 2018 from UCLan. I then went travelling to Asia and lived in Australia for a year, where I worked in admin and HR. Since returning home in 2019, I have developed my administrative and HR skills working in the construction industry. I started at Marpol in March 2022 and I am looking forward to working with the team and developing my skills even further!

DAY TO DAY ROLE

I manage payroll, maintain vital employee records as well as providing clerical support to all employees. I also support Beth with a wide range of HR functions and assist with recruitment and the vetting of candidates.

INTERESTS

Outside of work I enjoy taking my dog on long walks, going to the gym and travelling as often as I can!