April 16, 2024

With the responsibility of leading both EFire and Silver Group, Matthew will be pivotal in developing the companies into becoming the UK’s leading fire & life safety systems and AOV providers. Matthew will also play a key role in developing the already outstanding reputation of both businesses.

With over 8 years’ experience in the Fire and Security industry, Matthew has held multiple roles including General Manager and Europe Business Lead for Stanley Security (Stanley Black & Decker Group), this alongside managing his own business, doubling its size in less than three years. Matthew brings a strong set of skills including business development, company acquisition management, relationship building and mentorship, leaving him poised to lead both companies into the future.

Matthew’s corporate accomplishments and personal achievements are equally impressive. His outstanding contributions led him to be selected as a 2012 Olympic Torch Bearer in London, an honour bestowed upon him by the CEO of Carphone Warehouse. His dedication and achievements at Stanley Security were recognised globally, culminating in him receiving the highest honour award, the “For Those Who Make the World Award,” presented by the CEO in Miami.

Expressing his excitement about joining KST, Matthew outlined his immediate plans and vision for the EFire and Silver Group. He emphasised the importance of people, culture, and growth, affirming his commitment to fostering a collaborative, driven environment where employees are empowered to excel. Matthew’s vision includes harnessing the company’s exceptional in-house expertise to position it as a major national player in the fire sector.

Commenting on his new role, Matthew stated, “I am thrilled to join KST and lead the Fire division towards its next phase of growth. By prioritising our people, nurturing a positive culture, and driving sustainable growth, I am confident that we will unlock our full potential and achieve remarkable success.”

KST CEO Bob Forsyth said “Matthew’s appointment is an important building block for our ambitious growth strategy in the Fire and Life Safety sector. We are delighted to have him onboard.”

About the Kings Secure Technologies group of companies

Kings Secure Technologies (KST) is a leading group of companies providing specialist solutions within the Fire & Security sector and operating in a wide range of industries. With our head office based firmly in West Yorkshire and satellite offices in Scotland, the Midlands, East Anglia, London, the South East and South West, we focus on delivering cutting-edge innovative solutions ensuring a full end-to-end risk management approach for our clients.  Our fully-protected and highly-accredited Technology Monitoring Centres, alongside our data and incident trend app, DYMENSiON and fire risk management solution from Quidvis provide our clients with round-the-clock monitoring and intelligence-led analysis and reporting, actively preventing criminal activity on our clients’ sites.  For more information go to: