Meet the team

Venture’s seasoned management team are all experts in their respective fields, with experience gained over many decades and across a broad spectrum of industries. As a company, we maintain a strong focus on training, as we believe it is vital if we are to continue to provide effective and highly professional staff, while exceeding our customers’ expectations.


Paul Howe BSc (Hons), MSyI

Managing Director

Paul has worked in the Security Industry for more than twenty years and established Venture Security in 2006. In this time he has built a wealth of experience in the protection of people and assets.

Paul has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Plymouth and is a qualified and experienced trainer and consultant. He is an enthusiastic and practical security director with an acute eye for detail and strives for perfection in all that he sets out to achieve. Paul has been an active member of the SIA’s Strategy and Standards Group and is a member of the Security Institute. He is currently working towards his Masters in Security and Risk Management.

Outside of Venture, Paul has dedicated his time to a wide range of causes, from helping local community groups such as Andover Community First Responders, a local group who respond to medical emergencies, to Andover Businesses Against Crime, a group committed to the reduction of business crime in and around the town. He also enjoys early morning circuit training to stay in shape.

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Sara Howe BA (Hons), ACIM


Sara joined Venture full-time in 2013 as Office Manager, having come from a marketing and business development background of over eight years in the healthcare industry.

Sara’s role has evolved over the years and she is now a Director with a focus on customer relations, project management, business development and marketing, developing and maintaining the success of Venture’s accreditations, overseeing the screening and vetting of new employees, and providing general operational and strategic support to the management team.

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Duncan Robertson

Head of Operations

Duncan has been part of the team at Venture for almost 14 years. Having worked in the events industry his whole career, since 2015 Duncan has been responsible for the event security side of the business.

From strategic operational planning, to overseeing all security, stewarding and car park operations during an event, Duncan ensures each assignment runs smoothly. A key part of this is liaising between clients, stakeholders, staff and the emergency services, to ensure safety and security procedures are maintained and that relevant legislation is always enforced.

Duncan has a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of event protocols and procedures, having managed security and stewarding teams for both small and large scale events, including green field sites. He holds qualifications in Level 5 Crowd Science and Risk Analysis, Level 4 Spectator Management and is working towards NCRQ Diploma in Applied Health & Safety. Duncan also holds an SIA Licence in Close Protection and CCTV.

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Darren Winter

Guarding Operations Manager

Darren joined the team at Venture in early 2016 as an Event Steward before rising up the ranks to become a CSAS accredited City Centre Security Officer in 2018. Building a strong rapport with local residents and businesses, in May 2019 Darren received an ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction award for the role he played in disarming and detaining a man who was a threat to himself and others.

By January 2020, Darren had been promoted to Account Supervisor (Town & City Projects). He has since overseen our town and city centre projects in multiple locations across the region, managing a large team of security officers and liaising between customers and other stakeholders.

Following Darren's success in this role he was promoted in April 2023 to Guarding Operations Manager and is now responsible for Venture's entire static security portfolio. Darren holds both DS and CCTV licences and has also carried out training as an emerging manager and in mental health first aid and safety for managers. He has also achieved Level 3 NVQ Spectator Safety.

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Ronel Wibberley

Office Manager

Experienced administrator, Ronel, joined the team at Venture in April 2021. Originally from South Africa, Ronel thrives on working within a fast-paced and people-focused environment. She is putting her strong organisation and communication skills to work, supporting the head office team and Venture’s business development activities.

Prior to joining Venture, Ronel worked as PA to the CEO of a large manufacturing company for around 10 years. Before that, working as PA at an advertising company. Outside of work you are most likely to find her on the roundabout at the park with her young children.

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Matt Paice

Events Operations Manager

Matt joined Venture as Operations Manager in March 2023 having worked within event security, resourcing and operations for more than a decade.

He started his career in logistics working for the Ministry of Defence and has also worked as part of the events team at Wembley Stadium, supporting some of the UK’s biggest and most high-profile events, including London Olympics, major Music Concerts and Champions League finals.

Prior to joining Venture, Matt was in charge of Operations for Security & Stewarding and Traffic for a major provider. He is a Level 4 Safety Officer and a licensed CCTV operator.

With a passion for organisation and being someone who thrives under pressure, he enjoys nothing more than seeing a successful event come together. A keen sports fan, he supports Spurs – but don’t hold that against him.

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Sophie Stockings 

Operations Administrator

Sophie is part of our busy event security team here at Venture. Working alongside our Head of Events and Operations Manager, Sophie makes sure everyone is where they need to be and is always a friendly voice at the end of the phone.

With a background in hospitality, including managing weddings and large corporate events, Sophie’s strong organisational skills and ability to multitask are put to good use on a daily basis.

When she’s not busy ensuring our events assignments run smoothly, you’re most likely to find her in London at the theatre, or dreaming of attending a Formula 1 race somewhere hot.

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Terry Morrissey

People Administrator

Terry joined the Venture Security team in June 2023. A seasoned HR professional, Terry is putting his skills and experience to good use supporting Venture's active recruitment programme, including sourcing and vetting the strongest possible candidates to join the growing team.

Prior to joining Venture, Terry served for 25 years in the British Army before working in recruitment for the last decade. Outside of work you're most likely to find him keeping fit in the gym or baking at home.

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Operations Supervisor

With a career in security that spans more than 16 years, Andy joined the team here at Venture in 2019 and has since risen up the ranks to become Guarding Operations Supervisor.

As such, he works closely alongside our head office team, to support the smooth running of our guarding operations across the region. This includes our Town and City Centre security teams. In spring 2023, Andy took the lead on the deployment of a new team in Swindon, after Venture was awarded a contract by Swindon Borough Council.

A confident and experienced officer, Andy has managed many challenging situations in his time, and thrives on the diversity of security, with no two days are ever the same. He holds various qualifications including being a CSAS accredited officer, first aid at work and mental health first aid, enhanced DBS, CCTV surveillance and ACT awareness,

Outside of work you’re most likely to find him with his family and young son.

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