The Management Team

Our core management team have over 50 years experience in the security and licensed trades.

With experience spanning the pub/club and licensing trades as well as security roles pre SIA, our management team really do have the combined knowledge and experience to work closely with you to help protect your business and property.

Mark Hawkins - Director

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“I set up Star Protection Services Ltd back in February 2012 with Kelly to try and instil some good ‘old fashioned’ customer service back into the private security industry as a result of spending many years working within all aspects of the security and licensed trades. Since Covid, the company has diversified and we now see ourselves finding new revenue streams within the manned guarding sector. and away from our traditional roots”

Jay Shine - Operations Manager

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“I have worked with Mark on and off for nearly 15 years - originally up in the bright lights

 of London and latterly when Star got their first door in Deal all those years ago to where 

we are today. I have worked in pretty much every role within the industry and when Mark 

and Kelly asked me to join Star at the management level, it was impossible to say no! 

I want to help the Directors grow the company as much as we can and this year sees 

a new dawn as Star pushes to become even bigger and better with industry recognised

accreditations and hopefully some new and exciting contracts!”

Kelly Hawkins - Director

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“After working within the customer service industry for some years, I wanted to bring good customer services with my experience and utilise it within the security industry.

In 2012 myself and Mark made the decision to set up Star Protection.

We are a family run business which is growing daily and increasing our Star Family. Myself and Mark have four children who will come on board when they are old enough and continue the outstanding values and morals that are set within our company.”

Aaron Kitchener - BDM

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"Mark and I have been lifelong friends, we have worked together across many different spectrums of the industry - even running our own nightclub! 

The Covid pandemic found me returning to the UK after setting up and running a large and successful security company abroad for nearly a decade.

With our ACS accreditation, I hope to now be able to bring both personal and my business experience to be able to push the company to higher levels. The Star name is growing and it feels good to be able to be part of that and especially alongside Mark and Kelly and the whole #StarFamily."