About us

Profile of the Tawny Security managment.

Michael Brownlie – Executive Director

Michael Brownlie

London born and bred began his career in a London shipping and trading office in 1963.   After learning the ship broking business he went on to become a director of a major worldwide shipping and trading business before forming his own Broking company, Tillship in 1990 which has grown despite the vagaries of the worlds markets.   Michael is a senior member of the Baltic Exchange which he first joined over 40 years ago.

He brings to Tawny his long term business expertise and the strong values epitomised by the Baltic Exchange motto of ”our word , our bond”

Mike Knell – Director

Mike has spent the last 11 years in frontline security and managerial roles in major London venues where his expertise and leadership significantly reduced all aspects of crime and stopped drug taking/dealing. Venues were turned into safe environments for retailers to run their businesses and for customers to shop. Mike gained his customer focus from many years of dealing with the public, including a long term appointment Customer Care Manager for an International retail group.

Mike’s professionalism and his broad understanding of security and counter terrorism training are key aspects of work within Tawny Security. His focus now is to make Tawny Security Ltd a byword for excellent service, customer care, high standards, and always seeking innovative ways to make places safer for all to use.  His knowledge of high level security came from his Military career, where he served with Special Forces at Hereford.

His recent projects have included managing and co-ordinating security personnel at charity events including pro-celebrity football, and golf days.  He has also led on crime awareness and say no to drugs information days for an array of public sector partners.

Martin Bird – Operations Manager

We are delighted to have Martin join our team. Martin is an ex Metropolitan Police officer and brings with him a wealth of knowledge to enhance the team. Having spent over 30 years in the force, in various sectors, his skills are too numerous to mention. With Martin on board we are able to offer in depth security advice and investigations on both private and corporate issues.