Our Vision

Where we started

In the beginning...

Umbrella was started by two Security Professionals with more than 30 years of experience combined.

Umbrella Cover – is a range of protections, products and services that we knew our friends and colleagues needed.

After all, if your clients need security, why don’t you?

Who are we

Meet the team

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Aron Welsh

Co-Founder | Managing Director

Aron has worked as a Door Supervisor, Close Protection Operative and as an Operator, Trainer and Manager. He is responsible for business assurance and development with our larger clients. He has worked in the security sector for 25+ years and constantly has his finger on the pulse of the industry - working closely with a multitude of industry-leading companies and interests. Prior to entering the Security Industry, Aron served for 8 years in the British Army before studying at the University of Coventry and then University of Birmingham. He has worked for the NHS as well as in business development for large multinational corporations.

Prior to co-founding Umbrella was training the next generation of security operators.

Alex Biggs

Alex Biggs

Co-Founder | Customer Manager

Starting his career in the private security sector in 2014, Alex has worked across the UK as an operator, manager, and trainer with a variety of established and start-up security companies. Alex is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Umbrella, as well as the development of additional services for our members.

Alex has attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst & the University of Edinburgh, where he read Philosophy & Theology. He enjoys the challenge of operating in dynamic environments, with experience in UK Armed Forces and The Fire & Rescue Service. Prior to founding Umbrella Alex was working as a Trainer and Consultant, helping Security Staff stay safe at work.

Sean Clements

Sean Clements

Compliance & Financial Services Manager

With 35 years working in financial services, it is not obvious what Sean might bring to the Security Industry table. But with 20 years management experience, 14 years running his own business, and a wealth of protection and insurance product knowledge, the answer becomes more apparent.

Karen Vidler

Karen Vidler

Quality Assurance and Member Management

Karen has a background in business and education. She worked in sales and customer service roles before studying for a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and becoming a secondary school science teacher. She then used her skills to undertake the administration for a security training company and now joins us as our customer administrator. Her understanding of the industry puts her in an excellent position to answer any query you may have.

James Hooper

James Hooper

Digital Marketing and Communications Director

James has over 28 years experience in IT, including analyst programmer, project manager (waterfall and agile), delivery manager, continuous improvement specialist, business automation, lead generator, and digital marketer. Combined with his positive attitude in making things happen, James is a proven and trusted asset to Umbrella Cover's operations.

This Is Why

Our Mission is Simple:

We want to make Umbrella membership the best possible tool for Security Professional safety, confidence and financial well-being.

Founded by two dedicated security professionals frustrated by the lack of solidarity and support available within their industry.

We exist to provide services and protection that only a fellow security professional will know you need.

When you work hard, sit multiple examinations and regularly retrain – you should receive some recognition, protection, and care. 

And here's how we are just getting started

Take A Look At The Benefits You Get As A Member

Insurance

One premium for all professionals. Straightforward professional insurance for SIA certified individuals & security companies. 

Health

24/7 support for mental health, online consultations, in-person consultations, CBT and no-more NHS waiting times

Legal Advice

Experts available 24/7 to help guide you through any legal proceedings and to help prevent them

Tax Services

No Refund, No Fee Guarantee from our Tax Rebate specialist partners. Putting more money back in your pocket

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