They have worked all around the world implementing successful security strategies, and now they are bringing that expertise to Exeter
Exeter-based security company Marsh Barton Security Services (MBSS) has expand its management team as the firm continues to grow and expand its range of services and clientele.
MBSS hiring specialist staff
For over 30 years, MBSS has been operating in Exeter and the surrounding areas, offering a range of security services to businesses, homeowners and landowners.
In 2012, Ex-Royal Marine Marcus Di-Vincenzo bought the company, and has continued to drive the company forward, expanding the range of services on offer and hiring specialist staff.
Joe McGough and Harry Smith joins MBSS
Among the latest employees to join the company are Joe McGough, Chief Operating Officer and Harry Smith, Operations Manager, both security specialists with international expertise.
Joe spent 16 years in the Royal Marines, seeing active service all around the globe. He was awarded the Green Beret before his 17th birthday, making him one of the youngest Royal Marines Commando of modern times.
In 2004 he left the Corps to put all of the skills he had gained during an exemplary career into the private sector in the United Arab Emirates. Joe and his family returned to the UK in the summer of 2013. After heading up a number of projects for MIG Security & Events (also owned and run by Marcus), he took up a position of Chief Operating Officer for Marsh Barton Security Services.
Joe oversees all aspects of the company and heads up the dedicated team of professionals whose daily drive is to supply the very best service possible for all MBSS customers.
Harry Smith was born in London and was in the military for several years before being introduced to Marcus Di-Vincenzo and joining the team at MIG Security and Events in London 5 years ago.
Harry acted as a team leader, heading up the body guarding and close protection services for some of MIG Security’s highest profile clients.
Harry was offered the opportunity to take on this higher management role within MBSS, working alongside Joe, to continue his career in security and help the MBSS team deliver high quality services.
"They have worked all around the world implementing successful security strategies, and now they are bringing that expertise to Exeter", says Managing Director of MBSS, Marcus Di-Vincenzo
Harry has now swapped his London lifestyle to bring his young family to Exeter and put the extensive skills and experience gained in the military and working in close protection, into the running and execution of a range of client accounts at MBSS.
MBSS, MD comments
Managing Director of MBSS, Marcus Di-Vincenzo said: “We are really proud to have a highly skilled and experienced workforce here at MBSS. I have known Joe and Harry for a long time, and couldn’t think of two more hardworking, professional and driven individuals to head up our operational team. They have worked all around the world implementing successful security strategies, and now they are bringing that expertise to Exeter.
“It’s thanks to the motivation and commitment of the staff that MBSS has continued to grow and become known as the number one security firm in Exeter and one of the area’s best small businesses.”
Joe McGough said: “It’s a great opportunity for me to be involved in the growth of a professional security company. It’s a pleasure to work alongside Marcus who I have known for over 20 years, and the rest of the team.
He continued: “To move my family back from the United Arab Emirates to somewhere like Exeter is fantastic because we have the best of both worlds here in Devon. Great work opportunities and a great lifestyle. My aim now is to keep MBSS at the top of the industry, delivering top quality services to businesses and homeowners throughout the south west.