Meet the Directors
Gerard Cooper - Director
Gerard Cooper founded Allcooper with his father and brother in 1987. Since then, he has helped establish a technically skilled and experienced team of over 100 people to provide tailored advice, risk analysis and complete security solutions for global organisations and private clients. Under his direction, Allcooper has gained a reputation for excellent service and truly bespoke risk management.
From a background in electronic engineering, Gerard has spent more than 30 years consolidating his specialist knowledge through training, professional experience and postgraduate study. His expertise covers the security industry, systems technology, industry trends and an understanding of attack methods. Due to his broad insight into the industry, Gerard is often called upon to consult for insurance firms and he works with the police and other professions in the business of protecting client assets and reputations.
As a highly-valued and respected member of the security industry, Gerard is proud to be a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and to have the Freedom of the City of London, which he was awarded in 2015.
Roman Cooper - Director
Brother of Gerard, Roman Cooper started as an apprentice for the family business just three months after it was established in 1987. He spent over ten years installing all types of security systems across the UK and into Europe, culminating in a two year project in the South of France worth over £750k. In 1997 he came 'off the tools' and has since been involved in training, installation management, servicing and maintenance at the firm; his finger always on the pulse when it comes to improvements and innovations in the fire and security industry.
Roman's enthusiasm for the field in which he works and insistence on doing a first-rate job has helped Allcooper to build and maintain an excellent reputation with domestic and commercial customers alike.
Roman is an alumni of the University of Gloucestershire as one of the initial cohort on the world's first MBA for Families in Business. He is also a board member of GFirst, the place promotion agency for Gloucestershire and a driver for the county's local enterprise partnership.
Dave Phillips - Director
Dave Phillips joined as the Finance and Operations Director of Allcooper in 2010. Since Dave's appointment to the Board of Directors at Allcooper, he has been instrumental in the drive to continually enhance the operations of the company, creating greater efficiency, improved management and an even better service for our customers.
At a high level, Dave now oversees the planning and progress of Allcooper sales and installations to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget. In addition to the Finance department, Dave is responsible for HR, Purchasing, IT and Business Administration systems and processes.
Dave is a Chartered Global Management Accountant with over 30 years of post-qualification experience.