Our founder Charlie is a natural entrepreneur and visionary. His unstoppable energy and determination, coupled with his critical thinking have put The Keyholding Company at the forefront of innovation within Security since he founded the company in 1998. Charlie is also passionate about charitable work, running The Jump Project, in his spare time.
Chris is a Chartered Accountant who is passionate about fast-growing, forward-thinking, entrepreneurial businesses. He has significant mid-market M&A experience, having advised on fundraisings, acquisitions and exits in a variety of sectors both in the UK and abroad. Chris has held senior positions at the communications business, Real Digital and So Energy, a fast-growing energy start-up. Chris enjoys family, friends, France and sport.
Abi is our strategist. Since 2012 she has taken on the management of almost every team to focus it on meeting its objectives. Most recently Abi has managed the development of our custom-built operational platform and helped drive digital transformation through the business. Abi’s started out in Private Equity, where she evaluated investment opportunities and undertook interim leadership positions in portfolio companies such as Deliverance. She holds a Joint Honours degree from Oxford University.
Matt Chetwood: Managing Director, The Keyholding Company – London
Matt joined us in 2011 and now heads up the London business. In 2003 Matt joined Honda UK on the graduate scheme after Durham University, then moved into the management team at Deliverance (where he met Abi) as the Operations Director. Matt is an exceptional operator who was instrumental in the development of our national network model and the division of the London business.
Jo manages the People and Quality Departments. Before joining us, Jo had a borderless career within Oilfield Serving – ranging from Regional Compensation and Benefits Manager in Cameroon to HR Integration Manager for Europe and North Africa. In her free time Jo loves to go to Bootcamps, volunteers for Friendship Works and is currently studying for her Life & Corporate coaching qualification.
Tarun Patel: Account Director
Tarun has a strong track record in driving growth for a diverse range of blue chip companies across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia using his deep understanding of IoT and digital ecosystems. He leads our account management team and is a visionary for the possibilities of new security technology for our largest clients.
Lucas is an avid technology strategist with over 10 years experience running technology programmes, growing agile teams and specialising in helping businesses to digitally transform. Lucas has a breadth of knowledge across several aspects of technology including bespoke product development, IT operations and data strategy. Digital transformation at The Keyholding Company has enabled the company to leverage our service partner network via CHASE to deliver over 2000 jobs a day.
Since leaving the professional rugby world in 2003, Richard has specialised in Security, working for Mitie, Chubb, Reliance in a range of Sales positions. As our Sales Director Richard is responsible for sales to the biggest and best Security and Facilities Management clients in the UK.
Claire leads our Marketing and Acquisitions teams. Claire came to Keyholding from a variety of consumer-focused tech start-ups, firstly in Silicon Valley, California and later in London. Since joining she has driven the rebrand of the company and the coalition of our sales and marketing efforts. She graduated from Cambridge University.
With a background in digitally transforming the operational requirements of typically non-technical industries, Chris joined in 2017 as Head of Operations with a single mission – Take 1000’s of complex processes, and make them infinitely scalable, whilst retaining the quality of service that we are known for. His relentless focus on the data has helped motivate our partner network and streamline our client hub.