Foremost’s People

The Foremost Security Directors support over 120 mobile and static guards across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.


Paul Ritchie
Managing Director

“…Paul has a vast knowledge of the security industry which benefits both Foremost and the clients”

Paul Ritchie at Foremost Security

I’ve been with the Company since its formation in 2010 and with its predecessor since 1997, so more than 23 years in the same place! I’ve been involved in many aspects of the organisation over the years but am now concentrated on strategy and direction.

Hobbies & Interests:

I love my football, but unfortunately I’m too old and decrepit to play anymore, so watching is the only alternative. I try to play golf regularly and sometimes I succeed: good walk spoiled etc. I am a card-carrying member of CAMRA, so it won’t be a surprise to learn I like “proper” beer and pubs, though I have been known to sample the occasional glass of wine, especially vino tinto. Having recently moved to a new house, I hope to be setting up a vegetable garden soon, to replace the allotment I gave up as a result of the move.


I want to leave Foremost as the best independent security provider in the East Midlands area, offering value for money, but in a way that is profitable for us. I hope my contribution will be to guide us in the right direction to achieve this before I hang up my boots for that football pitch in the sky!

Matt Prince
Sales & Marketing Director

“…Matts support of Derby County doesn’t detract from his charms (much) or his ability and performance (at all)!”

Matt Prince at Foremost Security

I joined Foremost Security in August 2013 as a Business Development Manager and felt the role and the opportunity was the perfect fit for me. Over the last 7 years we have achieved fantastic growth and still have a very active role in new and existing business as well as which direction we market the business.

Hobbies & Interests:

I am big Derby County fan which can be interesting given our central Nottingham location. I also still play football and love spending time relaxing with my family


My motivation is to become the largest and best independent security provider in the East Midlands and having with such a great team around me is making it easier to achieve that goal.

James Vincent
Operations & Accounts Director

“…James knows what the clients need and has been, in days gone by, out there patrolling too!”

James Vincent at Foremost Security

I have been with this organisation for 20 years and nothing else in the world of work

Hobbies & Interests:

I enjoy watching Nottingham Forest and spending time with family and friends. I have occasionally been known to play the odd musical instrument or 2…


Relieves the tedium of life at home… seriously… I enjoy coming to work but am thinking of retirement already!!


Office Manager

Carla at Foremost Security

I joined the Foremost team in November 2019 as a Vetting and compliance officer.  My main role is to ensure that all our guards are compliant and up to date with the latest guidance.  This a very enjoyable and exciting role as no 2 days are the same.

Hobbies & Interests:

I love to keep fit and go for a run or to the gym when I can.  I’m a keen reader and can get lost in a good crime novel.  I have a new passion for gardening and have just bought my first green house.


Motivation is easy when you work with such a great team,  we all work hard and play hard too. Helping each other out, even to the point of helping to keeping our patrol vans clean!


Admin & Accounts Assistant

Lewis at Foremost Security

I joined Foremost in March 2018 as an Accounts and Administration Assistant. It is my job to ensure customers are invoiced correctly and keep track of important information for the business.

Hobbies & Interests:

I am an avid gamer and lover of music, so most of my time is spent with technology and my guitars, though I enjoy a night out once in a while.


My motivation is to be part of a company that is ever expanding, supporting it and watching it grow.


Operations Co-Ordinator

Hamish at Foremost Security

Previously worked as an SIA licenced officer at event for Showsec, then worked as a static guard/mobile response driver here.

Hobbies & Interests:

Spending time with friends and family, football, cricket, gaming, music and watching more football.


To continue working with a great team and help wherever I can to grow the company.


Operations Co-Ordinator

Rob at Foremost Security

I joined Foremost Security in April 2019 as Operations Co-ordinator and I have previously worked as a Landscape Gardner, Postman, Delivery Driver and for several years as a pub landlord in two separate pubs in Derby.

Hobbies & Interests:

Like Matt I am a big Derby County fan and get to matches as and when I can. I still play football too when family life allows me the time to, despite getting on a bit.

I also have a big interest in VW Beetles and Campervans and over the years I’ve been a proud owner of many.


I want to help grow the company by providing the best possible service to all of our clients.

Our services


Keyholding involves a company or trained personnel keeping hold of a spare key to your building.

Lock & Unlock

More than just a keyholder you completely trust to carry out daily locking or unlocking duties.

Mobile Patrols

Keep your premises safe and secure, even if you’re not there - a visual deterrence to thieves and vandals.


Trained uniformed Static Security Guard stationed at your business. 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for the whole year.

Vacant Property Inspections

Meeting your insurance / landlord needs and protecting your empty properties. Giving you peace of mind.

Need to talk to someone about protecting your business premises.

Serving Your Local Area


Head Office

Unit F, Acorn Park
Lenton Lane Industrial Estate
Nottingham, NG7 2TR, UK

Call Us

0115 911 0213
(24 hrs)