About Us

GTS is the only social enterprise to operate in the UK’s private security industry

As a fully accredited business our customers include global construction contractors delivering large scale infrastructure projects, local authorities, public sector and some of UK’s best known visitor attractions. Our services include man guarding, stewarding and concierge services, through to providing best in class surveillance and security systems through global partnerships.


Founder & CEO - Chris Thewlis

Recognised expert in the social enterprise sector in Scotland. I have advised the Scottish and UK Governments on Social Economic Development issues by being an evidence provider. Our contracts span the UK and operate fully across the Private, Public and Third sectors delivering truly innovative and differentiated solutions to our clients with the aim of building a more resilient and inclusive economy for all through the delivery of our social aims and objectives and the reinvestment of profits back into Public Safety. GTS truly delivers measurable SROI from generated profit.


Tracey Smith - Operations Director

My role at GTS brings together both the broad operational and leadership experience I have gained throughout my career and embeds me in a sector in which I am hugely passionate. I am a passionate ambassador for public good, employability and helping communities become stronger and more sustainable. I have a strong track record of working closely with people from often difficult backgrounds and have spent a lot of my time training, coaching and developing people. I love to see people achieve the little things in life, become more confident and be part of the communities in which they live.


Stuart Nicoll - Training Manager

Bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm, Stuart provides learners with a benchmark classroom experience. Stuart is instrumental in training candidates from our barriers to work program, allowing individuals to go from strength to strength within a chosen role. Stuart continues to look for new ways to innovate the classroom teaching methodology to maximise our customers learning experiences.