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Operations Manager

Ben Birch

I have worked in the fire and security industry since leaving school at the age of 16 gaining nearly 7 years' industry experience. I started my career at a local firm, progressing through their ranks before moving to Catchpoint UK in April 2014.


In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf and following my local football team, Accrington Stanley.

Managing Director

Michael Lynch

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When I left school at 16 I went straight into a 5 year apprenticeship at one of the largest electronic security company's in the UK. I've worked my way up gaining great experience through a range of security companies fulfilling roles from Service Manager to Sales Manager until I formed Catchpoint UK Ltd on the 1st March 1997.

Out of work I am passionate about watching Football having played semi-professional for over 20 years, I also enjoy walking my dogs and mountain biking in the Lake District.

Office Manager

Pauline Stead

After completing a BTEC Business qualification at college I have worked in administration in local companies gaining experience in all areas office admin but working mainly in the accounts department. In 2007 I completed my AAT qualification.   I joined Catchpoint in 2007 as an accounts administrator and in 2012 became office manager.  My job is varied, no two days the same at Catchpoint, and involves running the accounts department, maintaining the company’s accreditations, HR and the day to day running of the office.


In my spare time I enjoy cooking, holidays to Greece, attending music concerts & taking country strolls in the Yorkshire Dales.

Key Accounts Retail

Adam Cutler

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I started at Catchpoint in late 2010 a year after completing my Law degree at university. In between university and starting my role at Catchpoint, I travelled around India, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia with friends which I thoroughly enjoyed. Since starting my role at Catchpoint, I have been tasked with approaching potential customers with the aim of obtaining new business in the retail and commercial sectors across the whole of the UK . I pride myself on my customer service skills and recognise the importance of forging relationships with both new and existing customers.


Outside of work, I am a huge football fan and have been a season ticket holder at Manchester City for as long as I can remember. When I’m not watching football, I’ll be outdoors somewhere being run off my feet by my three year old son.

Key Accounts Commercial

Simon McNamara

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Started out in the Security Industry straight from leaving School in 2000 completing a 3 year Apprenticeship Scheme, followed by a further 2 years as a trainee Design Engineer gaining an ONC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and an HND in Business and Business Management in the process. In 2006, I moved Companies and gained valuable experience working for a leading Access Control Manufacturer. My role was very much sales focused dealing with all aspects from the End Users & Installers to Distribution, before then moving over to a Commercial Sales Engineers role at Catchpoint in 2012.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with Family, following Football, Tennis and Boxing and all the Socialising that comes with it. I also love getting away on City breaks or Beach holidays.

National Account Manager

Carol Cutler

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I have over 30 years experience within the security industry after leaving Greater Manchester Police .

Outside of work, I love spending quality time with my 3 year old grandson and every time Manchester City are playing home or away I am there. 

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Key Account Manager

David Lynch


Technical/ Audit Manager

Richard Owen

Working in electronic security for almost thirty years, I have gained extensive knowledge of the industry and quite a few grey hairs along the way.


In my free-time I like to watch my two young sons play football for their respective teams and I am a keen St Helens rugby league supporter and try to get to home matches when I can.

Chief Electrical Engineer

Richard Taylor

I’m the electrical engineer for Catchpoint Uk ltd. I served my time at a local air conditioning & refrigeration company, where I began as an apprentice and worked for a further 18 years. I moved to Catchpoint Uk for a new challenge in 2014.


In my leisure time, my interests are weekends away in the Lake District and trips to Devon. I also enjoy skiing and socialising with my friends and family.


Southern Service Manager

Neil Smith

Served apprenticeship with local Security company and spent 8 years there before looking for a fresh challenge joining catchpoint in 2013. Promoted in April to Southern Service Manager.


Hobbies spending time with my family and football

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Northen Service Manager

Phil Simpson

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Northern Service Manager

Daniel Jackson

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Installation Admin Manager

Munawer Butt

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Installation Manager

Tim Dawson

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I started my career with Catchpoint UK in 2007 as an apprentice at the age of 17.

I completed my apprenticeship and moved into a position as installation/service Engineer the company continued to grow and was split to service and installation divisions.

I followed the path of install and became an integral part of an installation team. Working closely with Directors, clients, and engineers to assist national contracts with start to finish all aspects of fire and security installations.

I progressed to Project Engineer in 2015 gaining valuable experience supervising my fellow engineers and becoming more aware of the industry.


In 2019 I again progressed and was promoted to Installation Manager, my current position. Heading up our installation Division, I have a common ground with my engineers, approachable and my tools are always ready, again I push with my client-based mindset…


Yes, is the Answer!


Outside of work I, like all others in the trade, like to talk about work…. But when I’m not I enjoy walks with my family and all types of motor racing.

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