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Optimum believes in a hands on approach from all its senior staff who with their varied backgrounds of police service, private industry and local government can offer the breadth and variety of experience required for major projects.
   
Roger Roger Hardiman - Technical Consultant
Roger is an electronics, computer systems and video systems engineer who joined Optimum in 2003.  He is experienced in both analogue and digital video systems including video compression, digital transmission, Video over IP, LAN and Wireless Networks.  He is also an IT specialist, computer programmer and networking engineer.  He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (MIEE) and has a Masters degree with Honours in Computer Systems and Software Engineering from the University of York.  He has also worked at the University of Strathclyde as a Research Fellow on projects for Orange.  His work involved the development of a system to transmit video pictures via the mobile phone network allowing cameras to be deployed in remote or temporary locations.
   
Terry Terry Pearce - Senior Consultant
Terry has provided Consultancy and Training since 1994 and wrote the first commercial course for CCTV Operators and managers and has now developed a full training programme. Terry is a member of the Institute of Security Managers and Training Sub-Committees of the National CCTV User Group and is also a consultative member with the Security Industry Authority Committee on National Standards.
   
Ted Ted Worby - Senior Consultant
Ted formed Optimum in 1992 along with his colleague Malcolm Brown, when they both retired from the Police Service after 31 years service. Prior to retirement Ted achieved the rank of Chief Superintendent of the Norfolk Constabulary with responsibility for hundreds of police officers covering the western half of the county. Since forming Optimum, Ted has been involved with all the major city centre and other large scale projects managing the installation and co-ordination of all aspects of these schemes from preliminary drawings to commissioning.
   
  Rob Lees - Trainer
Rob has delivered training courses for the Security Industry and for the Workplace for over 10 years.
 
   
Phill Phill Toghill - Trainer
Phill spent seven years managing the CCTV control room on behalf of Corby Borough Council. His achievements included leading his team to the inaugural BSIA security team of the year for the Best use of Technology for the East Midlands and also the national award in the same category in the year 2001. He was also conferred with Licentiateship of the City & Guilds of London in Security Management. The last 3 years has seen Phill combine CCTV design, project management and consultancy with training CCTV operators to the new SIA standards and is one of only a few to be qualified to do so in the whole country.
   
  Alex Abrey - Accounts
Alex is a Chartered Certified Accountant and also a Financial and Management Consultant for Ricewood (Optimum's Parent Company)