BASED IN COVENTRY

Our Story

Our story begins over bottomless cups of coffee. Our founders, Gennine and Sue, sat together in the same carvery restaurant for days and weeks on end, thinking about the security sector – and how they might improve it.

Gennine and Sue had been working together for a while, as dog handlers with twenty-eight years’ combined experience. In past lives, they’d worked in security as bailiffs and recruiters, but their passion for dogs – and how they can help make people and property safer – had by this time led them fully to commit to a career in the security sector.

sue and gen

In those carvery conversations, they began to realise how they might be able to offer a service that was even better than those already on offer in the sector, by drawing on their knowledge of – and sympathy for – the canine companions in their care.

Put simply, Sue and Gennine thought that happy dogs performed better – and that the same could go for a new security firm, too. In the spring of 2018, all those bottomless cups of coffee fuelled a new company launch, and Kopek Security was launched. (In case you’re wondering, Köpek is Turkish for dog.)

Since then, Kopek has gone from strength to strength: just one year after launch, Gennine and Sue were awarded the 2019 Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year honour at the English Women’s Awards; they’ve been award the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award for their work in employing and supporting veterans; and by the summer of 2022 Kopek had grown from two people drinking coffee in a restaurant to 220 staff and counting. We are an SIA ACS-approved contractor and have achieved NSI Guarding Silver accreditation.

The secret? Treating staff, customers – and dogs! – as family. Just as our dogs are not tools but colleagues, so Kopek clients are given a level of respect and attention that we don’t believe is matched anywhere else. Our staff are encouraged to enjoy their work; our corporate culture is about flexibility and efficiency aligned. For us, security isn’t just a job; it’s who we are.

It’s been a long road from those coffee cups. But with passion, dedication and a commitment to building productive relationships, Sue and Gennine have created what we think is something pretty special: a thriving, growing, female-led security business. But don’t take our word for it: give us a call, and see how our unique brand of care-based security can make you safer, too.

Meet the team

Head Office

Gennine

Gennine

Director

sue

Sue

Director

amanda

Amanda

Personnel manager

james

James

Business Relationship Manager

kate

Kate

Compliance & Training Coordinator

leanne

Leanne

Administrator & Personnel Coordinator

ryan

Ryan

Business Support Officer

Andy

Andy

Senior Operations Supervisor

Aaron

Aaron

Canine Supervisor

becky

Becky

Operations Supervisor

brad

Brad

Operations Supervisor

Canine Division!

bronson

Bronson

Patrol Dog

bronson

Echo

Patrol Dog

stag

Stag

Patrol Dog

echo

Floki

Patrol Dog

bronson

Mishka

Patrol Dog

Diva

Diva

Patrol Dog

The wider team

kopek team photo

What we Do

Our Services