Our officers work for British Safe and Vault Association to help support our aims and objectives
Alan Bullock is the Founder and CEO of Insafe International Ltd, the UK’s leading and biggest independent safe company. Alan’s experience within the security industry spans over 40 years.
Before setting up Insafe in 1986, Alan spent eight years at Chubb & Sons Lock and Safe Company Ltd as a business trainee, then salesman. Insafe acquired Loksafe in 2001, Guardian Safes in 2003, GB Safes in 2013 and in 2018 Insafe became Chubbsafes Sole UK Distributor. Alan remains Chief Executive of Insafe today and was elected chair of BSVTA in 2017.
Ben Lewis is Managing Director of Burton Safes and has been a leading light in the safe industry for more than 20 years. Ben previously served as Chair of Eurosafe UK and was elected as Vice Chair of BSVTA at the AGM 2023. Ben has also served as a member of Eurosafe’s Presidential Committee and has recently accepted the post of Secretary of Eurosafe, our parent organisation.
Ben’s detailed knowledge of safe testing and certification will be a welcome addition to the team.
Tom retired in 2017 after 36 years experience in the safe and vault industry with Chubb and Gunnebo. Working mainly in sales and service Tom was heavily involved with a major client and the Home Office Drugs Inspectorate in the late 90’s in upgrading the specification for controlled drug storage facilities. Following these discussions EN1143-1 graded vaults(normally Grade VI) were introduced as the norm for drug storage vaults/safes in the UK.
Matthew Dumsday is the Sales Director at Insafe International Ltd. Matthew has enjoyed a successful career spanning over 25 years in the security products industry. His previous roles include General Manager of Chubb Locks and 10 years working specifically in the safe industry. Matthew is passionate about supporting locksmiths and other trade customers to sell quality safes to both the residential and commercial markets. Matthew lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children.
Alan Lee began his career as a locksmith in1985 and has over 30 years trade experience. Initially employed by Simonds Key Services as a bench locksmith he gained hands on knowledge of safes and locking mechanisms.
He moved on to manage Knight Security in NW London and has been a member of the Master Locksmiths Association for over 25 years. Now employed by Phoenix Safe Co, he is passionate about quality within the safe industry.
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Charles has been part of the industry for around 20 years, having worked for Insafe, EPS, Gunnebo and currently Associated Security as Sales Director. He is Executive Director for SMP Security and Commercial Director of the Safe Deposit Centre in Manchester where he advises on standards from within the Safe Deposit Owners Committee, established after the raid on London’s Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Centre. Charles also serves as Vice-President of Eurosafe.
Sean Wilson joined the security industry in 2000, and was initially employed by Chubb Safes before the transition into Gunnebo UK. With 18 years of experience within bank & finance, CIT and retail sectors, Sean has held senior roles as both Client Director equipment and solutions, along with Service and Maintenance Sales Manager.
Now in post as Business Development Manager at Dormakaba UK, supporting partner dealers and end user clients with both mechanical and electronic locking solutions.