Corps Security is once again contracted to provide manned guarding for the Ministry of Defence

 
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Friday, 14 December 2018

Corps Security is once again contracted to provide manned guarding for the Ministry of Defence

Corps Security, the leading provider of specialist security services, is celebrating after having its contract for civilian manned guarding and CCTV monitoring at a number of military bases renewed. In what was a highly competitive tender involving some of the UK’s major security providers, Ministry of Defence (MoD) HOCS Commercial will continue to work with Corps Security for the next three years, with an option to extend this for a further two.

Corps Security provides high-level civilian guarding services to six Royal Marines sites in the south-west of England – Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) at Lympstone, Royal Marines Chivenor, Royal Marines Bickleigh, Royal Marines Norton Manor, Royal Marines Stonehouse and The Royal Citadel.

‘This is an incredibly important contract to us and we are proud to have the opportunity to provide our services to MoD HOCS Commercial for a second consecutive term,’ commented Gary Broad, Major Accounts Director at Corps Security. ‘As expected, the tender process was extremely rigorous and we are pleased that the standards that we work so hard to achieve and maintain have once again been recognised.’

The six bases have to be tightly guarded and protected from the possibility of a terrorist or other security threat. With people entering access points on a 24-hour basis, the Corps Security team is charged with checking personal identity cards and vehicle passes and carrying out vehicle checks. In addition, personnel carry out internal and external patrols in vehicles and on foot to maintain a visible presence and also monitor CCTV from designated on-site stations. Vigilance is a must and established policy and procedure must be followed to the letter at all times.

The Corps Security team working on this contract has been independently recognised at the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Security Personnel Awards on a number of occasions. In 2014 it won the Best Team accolade, where the judges identified its ability to communicate effectively, carry out duties with enthusiasm and flexibility, and ‘go the extra mile’.

Corps Security has always been proud of its long association with the armed forces. The Corps of Commissionaires was founded in 1859 by Captain Sir Edward Walter, a retired officer of the 8th Hussars, as a way to provide gainful employment for ex-servicemen on return from the Crimean War. The company’s current president, Sir Robert Fulton, is a Royal Marines ex-commandant general and the organisation also has an Armed Forces Corporate Covenant stating its commitments to supporting the UK armed forces community. Furthermore, over 60 per cent of those deployed on the MoD Fleet Commercial are ex-armed services personnel, who are selected for their ability to recognise the types of threats that these environments face.

Corps Security Website


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