About Us

AVTEL is a global security company, dedicated to helping organisations to protect what’s important through robust, responsive and innovative security solutions.

We focus on delivering:

  • our promises
  • technical excellence
  • cost efficiencies
  • peace of mind
  • best practice
  • confidentiality

Our understanding of security technologies is matched by an appreciation of the practicalities of deploying them within complex environments. That’s why we are able to bring you commercially insightful, proactive and agile security services.

OUR Background

Experts who understand legacy systems and leverage the latest security technologies to make them work seamlessly within complex client environments.

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Mark Hodby - Director & Co-founder

Mark comes to AVTEL with over 30 years of experience in the design and installation of large scale commercial and industrial electrical and electronics systems. Since entering the security industry in Japan in 1999, Mark has been involved in the deployment of integrated security systems ranging from single site small-scale systems to multi-site systems stretching across national and geographic borders.

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Myles Hick - Group Sales Director and Co-founder

Myles leads the development of the groups' sales strategy and structure, together with supporting global customer accounts. Myles has worked in the security industry since 1999, prior to which he was a surveyor working in his own practice, specialising in healthcare. While CEO of Tasc Digital Control Systems, he was responsible for the group budget and growth across the international portfolio.

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Chris Meldrum - Director

Chris heads up the operational delivery teams for EMEAR region with responsibility for system design, project implementation and after-care services. After completing his electronics engineering training in the Defence and Weapon Guidance market Chris joined the Security Industry in 1982. He has over 34-years experience in Integrated Security Systems market and has been engaged in many aspects of the business from engineering through sales to operational delivery. Prior to joining Avtel he was Operations & Technical Director for Diebold Enterprise Security Systems (formerly Tasc Digital Control Systems).

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The AVTEL company has a strong ethical backbone. We believe everybody counts and treat all our customers and employees with respect. Everyone is recognised for their contribution to our success – and this includes the communities in which we work. 

At AVTEL we offer engaging development opportunities recognise achievement and foster an inclusive and collaborative workforce to help employees achieve their full potential.

AVTEL aims to ensure the health and safety and welfare of our employees whilst they are at work and of others who may be effected by our undertakings. We have been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor, the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk management, certification and verification services.

AVTEL is an environmentally conscious organisation and as such we acknowledge the impact that our operations may have on the environment. We are committed to ensuring we comply with environmental legislation where these relate to our activities.


We are proud to serve a diverse range of clients across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. With enterprise-level experience and many long-term relationships, we understand the most complex systems and networks. AVTEL supports the evolving needs of a number of leading companies involved in retail and communications.