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SIA Approved ContractorSecurity Industry Authority
Registered Approved Contractor

Sight & Sound holds SIA approved contractor status for the provision of Security Guarding, Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) and Key Holding services. Our latest SIA Approved Contractor Status audit score places the Company within the top 5% of all approved contractors within the UK.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK.


Living Wage Foundation
Recognised Service Provider

We are a Recognised Service Provider proudly working with the Living Wage Foundation to promote the real Living Wage.  We believe in paying a decent wage to our staff, who carry out vital work for many organisations, and therefore always provide a Living Wage costed bid to all our clients.  This gives them the chance to decide if the Living Wage is right for their organisation.  We also pay the Living Wage to all staff in our head office and core functions.

The real Living Wage is an independently calculated, voluntary rate of pay that is based on the cost of living.  It is higher than the government’s minimum and thousands of companies choose to pay these rates to their staff. The UK rate is currently £9.30, with a higher rate of £10.75 in London, reflecting the higher cost of living in the capital.


BSI fss 07593CCAS

CCAS is the business standards Company that helps organisations all over the world make excellence a habit. They are a UKAS and SIA accredited certification body which provides a cost effective accredited assessment service of management systems to ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental, ISO 45001 Health & Safety, ISMS 27001, Integrated Management Systems, SIA Approved Contractor Scheme and Product Conformity for all types and sizes of organisations.


safe contractorSafe Contractor
Leading Health & Safety Assessment Scheme

safecontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 210 major clients and over 20,000 contractor members.

Registered members with the safecontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors.

With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the safecontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors.


chasContractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
Health and Safety Pre-Qualification

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.


skills for securitySkills For Security
Skills Body For The Security Industry

Skills for Security, the skills body for the security industry, works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism, by providing access to security training courses and security qualifications, for people employed in private security roles across the UK.

In 2014, Skills for Security, inspected and accredited our online 4ST training.

Management Team

Senior Management Team

Paul Purchase

Paul Purchase
Managing Director

Paul Purchase has worked within the Security Industry since 1989 following successful service within the Royal Air Force Provost Branch. He has been a Managing Director within the Industry since 1996.

Civilian Qualifications include a Diploma in Security Management, British Safety Council Level 2 Certificate in Supervising Staff Safely and completion of a SITO Security Surveying Course. As Managing Director, Paul takes full responsibility for the strategic direction, marketing and overall general management of Sight & Sound. He is instrumental in developing and implementing the organisation’s business plans and provides direction on quality management and health and safety policies.

Paul is part of the team through the life of all contracts right from the initial start up phase. He works alongside the Client & Development Managers to achieve the service requirements and attends client audit meetings.


Sarah PurchaseSarah Purchase

Sarah has extensive experience of operational and financial management in the services sector and a wide knowledge of managing substantial companies providing business-to-business services.

She has a record of success as a strategist and developer of businesses. She has been head hunted by businessmen and women alike (including the Official Receiver) in order to audit, manage and effectively turn around their businesses.

Between 2000 and 2009 she was President of Croydon Chamber of Commerce and was a Director of London Chamber of Commerce for five years from April 2003.

Sarah is responsible for the smooth running of the Finance Department and ensuring that as a business we recognise and develop our responsibility and commitment to the environment, community, workplace and marketplace in which we operate.


Roger SearsRoger Sears
Non Executive Director

With over 34 years in the field of security services, Roger joined the Company in April 2013 with vast experience and an exceptional track-record, having been a founder member of The Shield Guarding Company.

Roger was appointed as Director of Sales & Development and has responsibility for the strategic direction and marketing of Sight & Sound. He is instrumental in developing and implementing the organisation’s business plans and provides direction in many other aspects of the Company development. He has significant interest in the day-to-day and on-going operations of all our corporate contracts and management of the security team on these assignments. He has completed various security related training courses which includes a recognised course in Management and Leadership.

Sophie Harper-Booth
Operations Director

Sophie joined Sight & Sound in 2013 following working for a top FTSE Company in the City of London. Prior to this, she completed a degree in Business Management at the University of the West of England.

Due to her exceptional success in building valuable relationships with business partners, Sophie was promoted to Operations Director. Sophie is responsible for the development of the Company and for providing support to all partners, Implementation Team, and clients during the set-up period. She is heavily involved in the tender process which enables us to deliver and successful implement all innovations mentioned during our proposals. Sophie also monitors ongoing client satisfaction and attends contractual review meetings during the implementation stage. Passionate about service quality, Sophie is well known as an innovator, focused on delivering excellent quality services and adding value to our corporate contracts. She has completed various security related training courses which includes the SIA Door Supervision Course.


Our People | Sight & Sound security

Our People

Our People

The key to our success is the high standard of training, experience and commitment of our staff at all levels.  Our business is a people business. It is therefore essential to recruit the right people for the right roles and to provide the environment that enables them to be motivated and dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality, professional security service.


At every level of the organisation we recognise that our people are our most important asset.  Our motivation is the continual development of a dedicated and ambitious workforce through effective leadership and training. It is our continued priority to maintain and improve our levels of service.


Reward, recognition and motivation of officers and staff are a demonstration of the importance we place on our people and Sight & Sound actively promotes an extensive awards scheme for all its employees. The following are examples of our awards and recognition for all staff:  Commendation Awards, Team of the Year Awards, Long Service Awards and Officer of the Month Awards.


In April 2014 the Company web based training portal for Security personnel received accreditation and approval by Skills for Security.   Affirming that we stand out from our competitors by our ability to provide continued service improvement to match our customers’ requirements.