Timegate Employee Portal

Timegate is a fully automated, app-based staff management system. This means you have control over how and where you work. You can check your diary, request shifts, show your availability, book holidays etc. all through your phone or laptop.

Use the link below to access your portal.

our staff

Meet the Team

Lee Craig

Managing Director

Email: lee.craig@pagodasecurity.co.uk

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Lee’s vast experience extends back 17 years. Having started his career being a local Police Officer in Brighton with Sussex Police, to working at all levels in the security & Door Supervision Industry up to and including Managing Director. Lee is a driven and highly motivated individual with high personal standards and ethics.

Lee is a proactive person with a level of maturity and calmness defined by the years of challenges and experiences working in the security industry. He is an excellent people manager, using his skills to achieve results through good sound management of people and processes, being consistent and fair at all times. His initiative and eye for detail have led to the continued organic growth of the Pagoda brand in both operational matters and training.

Lee also heads up the training division of the business as a qualified SIA security trainer and assessor. Specialising in Conflict Management and Physical Intervention, Licensing and First Aid. Lee is often in the training room teaching those who wish to start out in the industry, and also new and existing employees at Pagoda as part of their training programme.

Over the last 5 years, Lee has led the business through many changes and advancements of technology, placing Pagoda Security in the top 15% of U.K SIA ACS Approved Contractors as an ACS Pacesetter. Pagoda sees it’s second year as of 2021 as an ACS Pacesetter and continues to be a preferred supplier with a number of blue-chip clients.

Simon Errey

HR / Business Support (Compliance)

Email: simon.errey@pagodasecurity.co.uk

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Simon initially joined Pagoda in 2010 when the company had not been trading for very long. Helping to set up the HR processes and get the company off the ground. He left for a short period and returned in 2017 where he has remained ever since.

With over 25 years of administration, recruitment and training experience, having worked for a broad range of companies ranging from entrepreneurs up to large organisations employing hundreds of staff, Simon has a wealth of experience at all levels within a business. On a daily basis, he will support the HR role in a more legal sense, offering guidance and advice in line with U.K employment law and policy and also oversees the company’s Health and Safety practices.

Unlike most people, Simon loves administration and paperwork, although will need to change as the office heads towards being paper-free and implements most of its processes in electronic formats. However, Simon is a critical part of this transition where we ultimately plan to have every process paperless as part of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint by 2022.

Jane Sommerford

HR (Recruitment and Screening)

Email: jane.sommerford@pagodasecurity.co.uk

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Jane joined the team in 2017 having worked for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust for 28 years in a variety of roles within the medical records department. Jane progressed her career from being a medical records assistant to then leading, supervising and managing the teams.

Jane was involved in coordinating staff meetings, appraisals and the hiring and recruitment of new staff. Ultimately inducting them and seeing them settle in. Jane brings with her a wealth of experience into her role with Pagoda Security in the HR department, mainly focusing on the recruitment and screening of our staff, but also ongoing welfare, appraisals and performance monitoring.

Jane is a friendly voice at the end of the phone, and a happy smiley face to have within the company in such a role. No challenge is too big or small and she loves taking on new tasks and learning new things in relation to the security industry. It’s been a big learning curve, but an enjoyable one along the way.

Stuart Aldred

Security Contracts Manager

Email: stuart.aldred@pagodasecurity.co.uk

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Stuart has a long history of roles within the security industry, developing his skill sets along the way to rapidly rise through various businesses to middle and senior management roles. Stuart Is a highly competent and qualified manager and enthusiastic member of the institute of leadership and management putting great emphasis on maximising team performance and effective leadership. Stuart has a great understanding of health and safety principles and aims and takes a measured and well-considered approach to everything, never afraid to take responsibility and be proactive in decision making.  

Stuart will be responsible for business development across the company and also taking control of key contract management, to ensure that not only are our service levels hitting agreed targets but exceeding them. Stuart Is a driven and committed person within the company who puts great emphasis on leading from the front, setting a good example, and getting things done. He takes great pride in his work and strives to improve himself all the time.

Danny Bedran

Operations Manager

Email: danny.bedran@pagodasecurity.co.uk

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I came to England way back when in 1987 at the age of just 11 from south Lebanon. Fleeing the war I went to school at Dorothy Stringer and feel as worth as any other Brightonian having lived here since arriving in the U.K.

Keen to work, I went straight into work from school at just 16 but when I turned 18 I returned to Lebanon to do my national service. I was then in the army for 4.5 years and once my service was completed, I returned to what was now my home, Brighton.

I fell into the security industry. At the time not too sure what I would do, having spent some years in the military I felt it was a crossover of skills. I’ve worked at all levels within the industry over the last 20+ years and was the Head Door Supervisor for almost 10 years at Brighton’s prestigious, The Honey Club. This sadly closed down and I moved over to another large nightclub, Coalition. Getting a little older, a position was offered to me by Pagoda Security on the Mobile Support Unit. Joining Pagoda in 2014 I progressed from an MSU response team member to team leader and now Operations Manager ultimately overseeing the entire operation on the night shifts. I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of my job, getting to meet new members of staff and fresh people into this industry and see them grow much as I have over the decades.

Danny has been featured in the local news on a number of occasions for going above and beyond with a passion for protecting people and property. In many instances, he’s viewed as a true hero that doesn’t wear a cape!

Justin Sommerford

Operations Manager

Email: justin.sommerford@pagodasecurity.co.uk

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Justin started his career in the security industry almost 30 years ago at the ripe age of 19. Brighton born and bred, he worked on a number of doors as a Door Supervisor, a long way before the SIA was ever heard of. His first venue was Hotel Du Vin and he ran the door there, before working his way up to his first night club ‘The Standard’ in West Street, Brighton.

During Justin’s career, he has progressed and worked at all levels across various sectors. Leading teams of Door Supervisors as a Head Door and then become a mobile manager for multiple venues, Justin joined Pagoda Security in January 2017 and progressed to Operations Manager now responsible for the successful day to day running of the company which during this time has grown to over 200 employees and more than 750 sites.

Justin is a very proactive and highly driven person always aiming to exceed set targets, not just meet them. He ultimately manages the Keyholding and Alarm response side of the business and has been instrumental in its growth from 85 Keyholding customers back in 2017 to now over 300 customers with more than 750 sites. A great mentor and leader, Justin is a key person and always at the end of the phone to answer questions, give advice or provide solutions whether it be a customer or employee.

Operations Managers

Danny Bedran and Justin Sommerford; together form part of the core management team ensuring the operational side of the business and service delivery to our clients is managed 24hrs a day 7 days a week. Combined, their industry-related experience extends over 27 years locally in the Sussex area.

They are often seen out and about with our clients conducting site visits and ensuring our staff are performing to the standards set by the client and the company, ensure our clients are satisfied with the service being delivered. These regular visits from the team allow for clients to raise any questions, queries or simply to discuss ideas on their service overall keeping everyone happy and achieving the best results.

Danny and Justin will be two regular faces you will see as a client with Pagoda Security, and will play a vital part in the forging of a professional and long term relationship.

24hr Contact Numbers:

Duty mobile: 07462 366699
Telephone: 01273 916888