Matt Stone and Jon Bailey

Working together for over 18 years on major ceremonies and events in the New Scotland Yard, our founders recognised that their strong-willed determination and independent visions, complimented their business relationship. Matt and Jon both approached safety and security with exceptionally high standards and with their unique synergies and collaboration methods, this formed the partnership that has become Stone Bailey.

Matt Stone

Managing Director

A specialist in the police for more than 16 years, Matt progressed through various departments before becoming instrumental in the security and safety planning for many significant events in London for many years. Matt has now worked in the private sector for over 15 years and is a well-respected event safety, security and operations specialist. During this period Matt has supported a broad portfolio of high profile, high impact events of global importance for clients in all industry sectors including government, community and private sectors.

Of Matt, Jon says:

“He is tenacious, committed to excellence and his ability to retain knowledge is second to none. If there is an issue, and you or I can think of 10 solutions, he will have thought of 30! He brings military discipline and standards into our business and a continued commitment to success. He can plan better than any person I know.”

Jon Bailey

Director of Operations

Served for over 30 years in the police as a specialist in the Police Service. He has worked alongside Matt for over 18 years on high profile, high impact events both in public and private sector. Jon is a leader in Command and Control and many other specialist skills to include Training, Diversity and change management to name but a few.

Of Jon, Matt says:

“He is extremely methodical in his approach to everything and has a very logical brain, believing people perform best when slightly out of their comfort zone. Like me, Jon likes to be in control and has a thirst for knowledge and won’t ever settle for second best. He is dedicated, loyal, professional and can be relied on 110%.”