CARMS was founded back in 2007 and over recent years has grown into an organisation working extensively across many business areas within the UK and Internationally, providing a multitude of training, support services and products.
We bring together a group of professional associates with a vision to provide an alternative range of solutions to the ever changing needs of the Public and Private sector providers of Care, Custodial, Justice and Security services.
Our 'can do' reputation has been built over many years based on a culture of Honesty, Openness and Integrity.
Our ever expanding team of associates continue to provide training and consultancy on our behalf which continues to receive excellent reviews and feedback, creating return business for us.
All of this knowledge, experience and skill drive CARMS forward for the benefit of you, our clients and customers.
A professional, flexible, creative and innovative service
Engaging with our clients to identify their needs
Designing an agreed action plan and identify objectives
Our experts deliver agreed solutions, on time
Monitoring and reviewing for continuous improvement
Working with clients to evaluate the quality, cost and delivery of our services
Our Business & Community Partners
We are members of a number of business development organisations, including:
Department of International Trade
Federation for Small Businesses
OXlep Local Enterprise Partnership
Bicester Chamber of Commerce
Together with having affiliations and registrations with various other groups.
We also have excellent community links and support a number of projects for young people, including;
Providing work experience places for students from the Bicester Technology Studio. Read this Blog article on our success with some of the students. Read more
Sponsoring local grassroots sport with Heyford Park Football Club under 13's team. Read more
CARMS have long been an advocate of a holistic approach to identifying and creating innovative solutions.
This has been achieved by the founder Martin Graves recruiting a trusted and expereinced management team and bringing together a group of talented associates.
Martin spent over 30 years with the Metropolitan Police and was operational until his retirement in 2012. He served in a number of roles in both uniform and plain clothes including surveillance and criminal investigation.
Martin has been involved in many public order incidents across London and the UK as part of the Territorial Support Group. He has also worked on high risk escorts around the UK and been responsible for the detention, and transportation of high risk terrorism prisoners.
Martin Graves, Managing Director
Martin was the training manager for the Central Officer Safety Unit based at Hendon Police College for over 12 years. He had direct responsibility for conflict management, arrest, and restraint training for all staff passing through the college. This included the training, monitoring and development of over 500 personal safety trainers.
In the later part of his service Martin became the MPS Senior Advisor and Subject Matter Expert in relation to personal safety. Martin was also Secretary to the ACPO Practitioners Advisory Group on Personal Safety for over 12 years. He managed the National Personal Safety Manual and conducted numerous research projects.
He received an ACPO Presidents commendation on his retirement for this work. Martin was the National strand lead for the review of the National Personal Safety Programme. He designed the current national learning programme for personal safety training used in the UK police. He is still actively involved in the delivery and development of training as an Associate tutor for the College of Policing and continues to lecture and deliver training Internationally.
Allan is a former Police Officer who served for 30 Years with Greater Manchester Police. He worked in a variety of roles ranging from CID to Force Operations where he spent a number of years working as the Force Duty Officer dealing with spontaneous high-risk incidents.
He also managed several force wide roles and chaired both the regional search and rescue and Public Order working groups and coordinated a multi-agency community mediation scheme.
Allan spent 10 years as head of Public Order, Personal Safety, CBRN and Taser for GMP which gave him a wide-ranging background in dealing with high profile and high threat and risk events ranging from event and football policing to managing custody arrangements for high risk terrorist detainees. He was also a member of the ACPO Tactics Training and Equipment working group setting national standards and policy for Public Order Policing in the UK.
He has an extensive portfolio as an event commander, advisor and assessor and had carried out command roles at some the highest profile events including the UEFA cup final, Olympic Games, and political conferences. He also worked on a regular basis in command or strategic advisory roles at high profile football events including Old Trafford and Etihad stadiums.
In addition, he has designed and delivered national and international training programmes. This has included Public Order Command courses at operational, tactical, and strategic levels in the UK, Tanzania, Uganda, Sierra Leone, and training for sporting events management in Qatar. He recently worked as part of a team advising the Turkish Government and writing and publishing manuals and documents for the Turkish government of citizens in relation to crowd management and Policing. He was then part of a team delivering training programmes to over 1000 senior Turkish officials from Police Military and Government departments
Malcolm started his working life in the Royal Air Force in 1975, he then went onto serve for over thirty years with the UK Home Office, which included criminal justice, prison, law enforcement and fire service.
His operational skills and expertise contributed to providing the department with a high standard of operational capability. These departments also benefited from Malcolm's work to increase capability and resilience to critical incidents. He has worked in both the operational and training arena’s in the UK and Internationally
including Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Ghana and the America’s delivering and supporting policing and law enforcement units.
He has had wide experience of incident command during operational events and has gained a managerial rank/grade in all departments that he has operated within.
He has designed and delivered training and advised on personal safety, security awareness, management, leadership, intelligence, assessing and internal verification.
Malcolm was involved with the UK Stabilisation Unit from its inception, which again provided opportunity for education and development working with the UK Defence Academy and NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters.
Our associate trainers have one simple thing in common, excellence in their individual field. Every single one is personally selected by the management team based on their expertise, performance, and individual reputation.
We are acutely aware that our Associates represent the company every time that they walk into your business and we are confident that they will deliver exceptional levels of service every single time.
We ensure that our trainers are up to date with current legislation and trends within their areas of expertise and we are confident that this, combined with exceptional levels of operational and training expertise will ensure that you receive the highest possible level of service from us.
Our associates are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds including the police, fire service, military units, prison service, immigration and border force, and other specialist operational and training units as well as the commercial sector.
This gives us an unrivalled breadth and depth of experience and expertise to enable us to understand your businesses need and deliver the best possible service to help your staff perform at the highest level.
Some examples of the level and capability of our Associates include:
Ex Police Chief Inspector, Inspector and National Crime Agency Grade 3 who headed up the UK National Search Centre. All qualified to a high level with academic qualifications at Level 7/ Masters, with ongoing development at PhD level and a raft of operational experience
Ex police Assistant Chief Constable, Chief Superintendents, National Crime Agency Grade 3 with many years of coaching and mentoring at the highest levels, again supported with academic level 7 and masters qualifications
High ranking managers involved in training and operational decision making of their respective organisations including Assistant Directors, Senior and Higher Officers from immigration and border force, Prison Governors, to name but a few
Our Associate selection process
Past and present clients
“I would just like to thank you and the team for excellent work you have undertaken over the past 6 months on our behalf. Your flexibility and commitment to the cause has not gone unnoticed and if this had not been so we would have struggled to fulfill the training commitments, especially with such tight timescales. Once again thanks you for being a major part of this successful programme.”
Training Project Manager,