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Mayor visits new specialist security firm

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TWO former soldiers have launched a specialist security and training firm in Whitehaven.

Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, visited Lee Molyneaux, Director of Three Lions Security, yesterday (Thursday) to discuss the services the new venture provides.

Lee co-founded the business with fellow ex-serviceman Barry Horabin in late 2018 with a combined military service record of more than 45 years and 90 tours between them.

The two business directors are using their experience of working in hostile environments across the globe including Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Kenya to train local security personnel. Mr Horabin is currently based overseas in Iraq providing training and protection for an American company.

Alongside the specialist training offered to professionals, the Three Lions Security team additionally offer courses in first aid, health and safety and security to the public.

The company, operating from Lowther Street, can tailor make bespoke courses for businesses around mass trauma situations and chemical and nuclear attacks.

The Three Lions Security portfolio includes close protection details, security and medical support services at festivals, licenced venues, site security and supporting events. CCTV training, house sitting and key holding response is also provided.

Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, said: “It’s fantastic to have such specialist security experts offering their skills to the borough.

“Having served for many years overseas, in some of the toughest situations known to man, Lee and Barry have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with those responsible for security locally.

“It’s great to see another new business thriving in our area and I wish Three Lions Security every success for the future.”

Lee Molyneaux, Director of Three Lions Security, said: “Cumbria will see an increased demand for these courses and the nature of the industries based here will see a need for employees to be equipped with these kinds of skills.”

“We will be making use of the rural and rugged terrain in Cumbria for some of our courses which are designed to match the needs of hostile close protection operators.”

For more information and to get in touch with Three Lions Security email or call 01946 694000.