The Keyholding Company

Charlie Gordon Lennox: Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Abi Shuttleworth: Managing Director

Abi heads up the day-to-day business of the company, from Sales and Account Management to Operations and the Hub. Abi 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.

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Chris Godfrey: Chief Financial Officer

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.

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Chris Russell: Operations Director

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.

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Claire Hawley: Marketing Director

Claire leads our Marketing and strategy. 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, the launch of the company Values and the coalition of our sales and marketing efforts. She graduated from Cambridge University.

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Lucas Gundry: Technology Director

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.

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Tony Watts: London Operations Director

Since leaving the Armed Forces, Tony has dedicated his career to the Mobile Security industry. He is now one of the expert advisers for the British Standards Institution. Having worked for Chubb and G4S, Tony now manages our London self-delivery team, one of the largest operating bases in the UK. Our London team are a test-bed for operational or technology developments before they are rolled out to our Service Partner network

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