Security specialists GMS Group win contract to support real estate global leader Colliers

GMS Group LogoSecurity specialist GMS Group has been awarded a contract to provide support to global real estate leader Colliers. Colliers, a prominent company in corporate real estate services and investment management, has chosen GMS Group as its partner in the West Midlands region.

Under the agreement, GMS will offer security services to significant sites such as Birmingham Wholesale Market, Mercia Park in Swadlincote, Red Rose Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield, Old Square Shopping Centre in Walsall, and the Castle Mill office block in Dudley. Additionally, GMS will be responsible for securing car parks and industrial estates.

The range of services provided by GMS will include manned guarding, mobile patrols, property opening and locking, key-holding, and inspections of vacant properties.

Lisa Nicholson, Commercial Director, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are pleased to be selected as Colliers’ security services provider for the West Midlands. Our customer-centric approach, agile work practices, and strong work culture have been demonstrated across various dynamic portfolios. Throughout the tender process, we listened to the needs of Colliers’ stakeholders and presented a solution that ensures consistent property management. Our track record of transparency, which has earned us loyal clients, will continue in our collaboration with Colliers. We are committed to investing in our staff to ensure high standards are met and they can grow in their roles.”

Stacey Gray, Sourcing Manager for Colliers, highlighted GMS’s standout performance during the tender process, saying, “It is fantastic to work with GMS across our Midlands portfolio. Their service offering combines exceptional technical expertise, staff development, and a strong commitment to environmental, social, and governance values, which align perfectly with our strategy to enhance the built environment. GMS has demonstrated a focus on customer service, an agile culture, and high levels of professionalism during the contract mobilization phase. The process has been seamless from our perspective, and even at this early stage, they have exceeded our expectations.”

Headquartered in Tividale, GMS has gained recognition as an innovative group of security specialist companies that provide practical solutions based on trust, integrity, and reliability through comprehensive services. The company employs 500 staff members and delivers security solutions across the UK for renowned brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, CEMEX UK, Neovia, Kerry Foods, and Avison Young.

Simon Williams, who recently rejoined GMS after working for the security specialist for five years until August 2022, will lead the partnership with Colliers. He has been appointed as the National Contracts Director, a newly created role aimed at strengthening the GMS leadership team for their upcoming growth phase. During his previous tenure, Williams primarily focused on contracts for JLR and the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

The Colliers contract success follows a period of extended growth for GMS. The company’s achievements include providing successful support for the Commonwealth Games and securing several new clients. GMS was recognized as the Apprentice of the Year and received the Best Marketing Campaign awards at the 2022 Express & Star Business Awards. It also earned its first-ever inclusion as one of the UK’s top 45 security companies by the esteemed industry title Infologue.