Infologue 2019 Top 30 UK Security Companies

Infologue_logo_Top_30For over 15 years, has compiled an annual list of the UK’s Top Security companies by revenue. This data is based on figures from the companies themselves or annual filings for the previous year. Only revenue drawn from the UK regulated security sector is taken into account.

In 2019, there has been a lot of movement on the Top 30. Mitie is now ranked number 1 for revenue with G4S dropping to number 2. One of the biggest news stories was Interserve going to administration early in the year, though many predicted that clients would be scared off, it appears that this has not happened. Interserve has moved down one place but this was due to a big increase by OCS who added just over 22% to their revenue.

A stellar year for Man Commercial sees them rising a place by adding 14 million to their revenue having won a number of large contracts in the retail and distribution sector. Amberstone has successfully integrated Cardinal Security into their Guarding division and were able to report figures this year, bringing them up to number 22.

In 2019, we also welcome Allied Universal (formerly Andrews International) and Unitrust to the Top 30 at numbers 29 and 30 respectively. Top 30 UK Companies in the Regulated Security Sector

In 2019, we believe that the estimated turnover of the regulated security sector is £4.44 Billion. The Top 30 security businesses make up 73.49% of the regulated security services market. The Top 30 mirrors the regulated private security sector, which includes companies operating within the following security disciplines: Guarding, Cash and Valuables in Transit, Close Protection, Door Supervision, Public Space Surveillance (CCTV), Security Guarding and Key Holding. Please read our health warning below our Top 30 Table.

Rank Company Name 2019 Turnover Est Market Share
1 Mitie Total Security Management £594,000,000 13.38%
2 G4S Plc* £430,836,000 9.70%
3 Securitas Security Services Ltd** £260,800,000 5.87%
4 OCS Group UK Ltd £165,000,000 3.72%
5 Interserve PLC £140,000,000 3.15%
6 Bidvest Noonan £137,000,000 3.09%
7 Loomis UK Ltd** £121,049,000 2.73%
8 Cordant £112,000,000 2.52%
9 Wilson James £107,453,588 2.42%
10 TSS (Total Security Services) £104,000,000 2.34%
11 ISS Facility Services Limited £100,000,000 2.25%
11 Axis Security Ltd £100,000,000 2.25%
13 ICTS UK & Ireland £98,000,000 2.21%
14 Kingdom Security Ltd £85,000,000 1.91%
15 Corps Security** £74,681,000 1.68%
16 Sodexo £63,000,000 1.42%
17 CIS Security Ltd £60,000,000 1.35%
18 Profile Security Services Ltd £52,000,000 1.17%
19 Atalian-Servest Ltd £49,000,000 1.10%
20 Carlisle Security Services £48,000,000 1.08%
21 SecuriGroup £46,000,000 1.04%
22 Amberstone Security Limited £45,000,000 1.01%
23 Man Commercial Protection Limited £42,000,000 0.95%
24 Ward Security £40,000,000 0.90%
25 Amulet £33,500,000 0.75%
26 STM Group Ltd £31,000,000 0.70%
27 Guarding UK** £29,074,074 0.65%
28 Lodge Service Ltd £28,000,000 0.63%
29 Allied Universal (Europe) £20,700,000 0.47%
30 UniTrust Protection Services (UK) Ltd £16,500,000 0.37%
Estimated Turnover of Top 30 £3,233,593,662 72.81%
Est. Turnover of UK Regulated Security Industry £4,440,000,000 100.00%

*G4S has changed how they report annual revenue which has made it impossible to separate out Regulated Security activities and non-regulated in their Cash Solutions business unit. We contacted numerous senior leadership members and were unable to get a definitive figure. We used the 2018 filings Jan – Dec from their various relevant business units and combined them to reach this total. We did not include any revenue from Cash Solutions.

** The majority of the revenue figures are reported by the companies themselves to us directly. Those with two asterisks are companies where we have had to use the 2018 accounts. Some of these companies have non-related areas of business in their statutory accounts which attempts to estimate and factor out of the estimated turnover. Infologue strives for accuracy and welcomes input from the companies and will amend any verified inaccuracies as soon as possible. Therefore these figures should be treated with caution and be regarded as the best guess. The Infologue 2019 Top 30 UK Security Companies by revenue is an exclusive production of and may not be replicated without the express written permission of the producers thereof.

In order to be fair and reasonable, we have set a cut off period of 30 days for addition/corrections of 30 days from publication. The final decision on any amendments is strictly decided by the publisher.

Infologue Top Security Companies  from previous years:

Infologue Top 30 2018

Infologue Top 30 2017

Infologue Top 30 2016

Infologue Top 30 2015

Infologue Top 30 2014

Infologue Top 30 2013

Infologue Top 25 2012

Infologue Top 20 2011