Meet the team

We occupy a specialist niche in the Facilities Management sector. We know the security industry inside out enabling us to enthusiastically deliver value for money ‘end to end’ data compliance and security management information services to  you and your stakeholders. We prove this every day by delivering the best in class, tailored services to suit your needs.

Steve Larkins

Managing Director (co-founder of VeriFi)

With a background in security systems and IT Steve joined his father in 1998 to form Video Management Services to serve the compliance requirements of CCTV users following the introduction of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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Brian Larkins

Associate Director Compliance (co-founder of VeriFi)

Brian has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the security industry, starting a systems company in the early days of CCTV which grew to incorporate a guarding division and one of the first monitoring stations in the country before the business was eventually sold in the mid nineties.

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Sally Long

Finance & Admin Director

Sally joined the business at the outset in 1998 to provide back of house support, she still has a varied role, but as the business has grown she has become focussed on financial management and quality control.

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Steve Forester

Technical Director

Steve is an accomplished software developer and responsible for the development of our online VeriFi Audit platform and Management Information Apps.

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Bernie de Larclause

Associate Director Operations

Bernie has 27 years experience of delivering security solutions across the UK and Africa. These have ranged from Manned Guarding services for Blue Chip companies to Mobile CCTV for the Gold Mines of Africa.

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Zak Larkins


You don’t have to have the surname Larkins to work for VeriFi, but it can help. Zak is the third generation in the business, at 18 he decided that further education was not for him and joined us in the summer of 2018 after a short lived career as a Barista.

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Andy Rix

Purple Crane director and co-founder

Andy’s career in software development started when he volunteered to fix a bad user interface, even though he was employed as the technical writer. He proceeded to put his BSc Hons in Computer Science and MSc in Advanced Methods in Computer Science to work as a developer, and throughout his career has kept his focus on developing products that people find easy to use.

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Chris Bond

Purple Crane director and co-founder

Chris has a BSc Hons in Computer Systems for Business and is a professional member of the BCS Chartered Institute of IT (MBCS). When he co-founded Purple Crane in 2007, he had more than a decade’s experience in developing software and managing technical teams in the USA and UK across the retail, logistics, telecoms and finance sectors.

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Julie Derbyshire

Freelance marketing support

If you are a recent new client Julie would have probably been your first contact with VeriFi, Julie spends a day a week with us and has been a tremendous help in building the business over the past two years.

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Gladys Pegram

Compliance Manual Production

With a background collating in the print in the print industry Gladys is responsible for producing the VeriFi compliance manuals ensuring that all the right serially numbered pages go in the right order and in the right place.

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We’re ready to lead you into the future of Computer Aided Security Management, get in touch with us today and find out how easy it can be to ditch those inefficient paper records

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