The Team

Peter Walker

Peter has been in the industry since leaving school in 2000 building up 20 years valuable experience.

Starting as an apprentice for a national company Initial Electronic Security, Peter spent 8 years as an apprentice then into a qualified security engineer. In 2008 he started a small business, Walker Fire & Security Ltd to which he sold to a another local Cumbrian based business Compass Fire & Security who he went to work for as an engineer. Following that Peter went to work for another national company in Chubb Fire & Security as a sales executive gaining valuable experience away from the engineering side. In 2016 Peter decided to leave Chubb and start PWS Systems Cumbria Ltd and hasn't looked back.

Peter's main roles within the business is the installation side, surveying, media work, audit & compliance & finance.

Away from work, Peter is a massive Liverpool FC fan and Boxing enthusiast, he has a brilliant supportive family with wife Emma and two daughters Phoebe and Wren.   

Joe McKenzie

Joe has worked in the fire and security industry for approximately 20 years working for local Cumbrian based companies.

He started his career at West Cumbrian based Pro-Tec Systems in Maryport and spent many years as an apprentice then as a full time qualified engineer. In late 2014 - early 2015 Pro-tec was sold to another company Compass Fire & Security to whom Joe worked for as an engineer but then went on to work as a surveyor and manage a team of engineers building valuable experience and knowledge. In September 2019 Joe joined PWS Systems as a partner working alongside Peter both with ambitions to grow a great business with their combined skills and knowledge.

Along with Install duties, Joe's main role within the business is Maintenance & Servicing keeping all of our customers up to date and reacting to fault calls when required. Joe also carries out audit & compliance duties and has the important task of building our maintenance portfolio which ultimately will help the business grow.  

Outside work, Joe like Peter is an avid Liverpool FC supporter and likes a glass of red from time to time. He has a great family behind, with a wife and two daughters to keep him busy.

Julie Speakes

Julie is our newest addition working as our Office Administrator and joins us with approximately 19 years experience of working for a security company.

We are delighted to have Julie on board at this stage as she brings great knowledge and understanding of a niche industry that we work in. Julie worked for many years in West Cumbria for Workington Based JP Alarms & Locksmiths and then for Compass Fire & Security as an office administrator.

Julie's main roles with us are finance & invoicing, booking of installations and maintenance work, audit and compliance duties and other various admin tasks.

Julie works for us on a part time basis on Monday, Thursday and Fridays and will be happy to speak to you.

Our Sub Contractors

At PWS Systems we are lucky to have excellent, friendly and professional sub-contractors to assist us from time to time. All of our sub-contractors like all of our employees have full DBS clearance and have been screened to BS7858.