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G4S Secure £12m 4-Year Contract with London Legacy Development Corp
The London Legacy Development Corporation has awarded G4S a four-year contract to provide security services for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including all the open spaces, parklands, venues including London Stadium and a framework agreement to G4S for the provision of security services. This is a four year agreement, worth in the region of £12m and will see G4S will provide security services for the entire London Legacy Development Corporation land, venues and open spaces, ensuring availability of key roles including Security Managers, Security Team Leaders, Security Officers, CCTV Operato...
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UniTrust Wins Security Guarding Company of the Year at SFE Awards
On Wednesday the 23rd of November 2022, national security provider, UniTrust, were named Security Guarding Company of the Year (under £30m turnover) at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2022. These prestigious Awards, now in their 23rd Year, highlight the very best people and businesses that the security and fire sector have to offer and are hotly contested by all the major names in the security and fire industry. The event which was held at the Hilton on Park Lane was supported by IFSEC International and Firex International. UniTrust, which was founded in 1978, provides manned ...
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Mite Wins Big at CIR Risk Management Awards
Mitie has won two awards at this year’s CIR Risk Management Awards, taking first place in both the ‘Risk Management Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Risk Management App of the Year’ categories for its Risk Safe solution. The annual CIR Risk Management Awards recognises and rewards excellence in the field of risk management and is the pinnacle of achievement for the best people, products and programmes within the sector. Launched in 2021, Risk Safe is Mitie’s digital risk register designed to help organisations automate existing processes for managing operational, reputational and re...
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G4S launches UK-wide initiative to strengthen supply chain diversity
G4S has launched its Supplier Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative in the UK, to integrate more diverse suppliers into its supply chain. A supplier is considered diverse when 51% or more is owned and operated by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented or under-served group. These groups include business owned by people from ethnic minorities, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community, those with disabilities, and those who are neurodivergent. Jon Willescroft, Procurement Director for the G4S International businesses, s...
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First Response Group awarded Inclusive Employers Standard Bronze status
First Response Group (FRG) has been awarded Bronze status in the Inclusive Employers Standard for its commitment towards creating an inclusive workplace, making it the first security and FM solutions company in the UK to achieve such recognition. The Inclusive Employers Standard (IES) is an evidence-based, objective, accreditation tool for assessing and promoting inclusion in the workplace and awards those meeting the Inclusive Employers Standard with accreditation. The assessment consists of 35 questions covering all the protected characteristics and wider I&D themes arranged over Incl...
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Wilson James Launches Apprenticeship Academy to Democratise Data Skills
Wilson James  has launched a Data Academy in a drive to upskill team members. The Wilson James Data Academy will be offered to the 200+ managers working across the business, with 15 enrolled in the first cohort. Training will be delivered by tech start-up Multiverse, through professional apprenticeships. It is part of the company’s drive to harness data in its operations with a growing focus on Business Intelligence, while also offering its people career growth and development opportunities. Research by the UK Government has found that almost a quarter of employees use data skills ...
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Kingdom Launches New All in One App for Colleagues
National support service provider, Kingdom, has rolled out a new custom designed smartphone app that will change the way that Kingdom employees are able to communicate with each other. The core ethos behind the app has a focus on employee wellbeing and the desire for them to feel involved and informed. Most of Kingdom’s colleagues are field-based and they are therefore not always at their desk or able to access a physical computer. Rob Barton, Kingdom’s shared services director, said the company had relied on web-based solutions in the past, but recognised the need to innovate. “We wa...
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Amthal Wins Two Chamber of Commerce Awards
Amthal Fire & Security is celebrating a double award win with its CEO Jamie Allam is named locally as Business Leader of the Year at the St Albans Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards. Additionally, Amthal apprentice, Alex Dearden, was awarded silver winner for the Apprentice of the Year at the Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce Awards. Jamie, who is a second time winner of Business Leader of the Year at the St Albans Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards, was recognised for his leadership of Amthal Fire & Security. Amthal has grown against a difficult bus...
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Professional Security Acquires Phoenix Security
Professional Security, the 25th largest security service provider in the UK, has completed the acquisition of Phoenix Security. This acquisition is the largest of its type for the company and will see its position in the hospitality sector strengthened by the move. Established in May 2000, Newcastle upon Tyne based Phoenix Security focused on the provision of door supervisors nationwide. The company’s clients included major hospitality and food & beverage brands including McDonalds, KFC, Stonegate Group, Revolution Bar Group, Turtle Bay, Lane 7, Roxy Leisure and Mojos. The acquisition ...
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Parallel Security Acquires Oakwood Security Solutions
Northwest Region focused security service provider, Parallel Security has announced the acquisition of Lichfield-based, Oakwood Security Solutions. Originally incorporated in 2011, Oakwood Security Solutions provided alarm response, manned guarding, CCTV monitoring and other security services to Lichfield, Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Of the acquisition, Parallel Security’s Managing Director, Francis Johnson said, “The majority of our clients are in North Wales, North West England and, increasingly, the Midlands. “The acquisition of Oakwood Security Solutions, which spe...
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