UK Top 25 Regulated Sector Security Companies 2013

Bobby Logue publisher, Bobby Logue believes that in 2013 the regulated security sector has remained static in terms of turnover at £3.18 billion for the past year, writes publisher, Bobby Logue. Due to the popularity of the Top 20 companies list as well as numerous requests we have decided to increase the table to 25 companies which will be known as the Top 25.

If we examine the turnover of the Top 20 companies there has been an increase this year of £70 million over the turnover figure of last year (2012). The turnover of the Top 20 in 2013 represents 84.86% of the annual turnover of the regulated security sector. The annual turnover of the new Top 25 is estimated at £2,840,500,000 representing 89.2% of the annual turnover of the regulated security sector.

The “Top 5” G4S, Securitas, Mitie TSM, VSG and OCS share approximately 56% of the regulated security market between themselves which is unchanged from 2012.

There are five new entrants to the Top 25 which includes CIS Security Ltd (20), Profile Security Services Ltd (22), Europa Services (23), Servest Ltd (24) and Emprise Services Plc (25).

The march of the bundled services providers (BSP) continues with approximately 63.5% of the regulated security sector with 17 BSP companies featuring in the Top 25. Kingdom joined the ranks of the BSP with the acquisition of a national cleaning company as well as some significant acquisitions in the security sector.

In December 2013 there have been several new contracts awarded which have not been taken into account in the Top 25 2013, which may affect the table, as the turnover cutoff date is the end of November 2013.

The Top 25 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. Top 25 UK Companies in the Regulated Security Sector 2013

Rank Company Name 2013 Turnover Est Market Share
1 G4S Plc £788,000,000 24.63%
2 Securitas Security Services Ltd. £380,000,000 11.88%
3 Mitie Total Security Management £340,000,000 10.63%
4 Vision Security Group Ltd (VSG)(Compass) £150,000,000 4.69%
5 OCS Group UK Ltd £135,000,000 4.24%
6 First Security(Guards) Limited (InterservePlc) £115,000,000 3.59%
7 Loomis UK Ltd £109,000,000 3.41%
8 Advance Security (UK) Limited £89,000,000 2.78%
9 Wilson James Ltd. £72,000,000 2.25%
10 The Shield Group £68,000,000 2.13%
11 ISS Facility Services Limited £65,000,000 2.03%
12 TSS (Total Security Services) £65,000,000 2.03%
13 ICTS UK Ltd £50,000,000 1.56%
14 Ultimate Security Services Ltd £50,000,000 1.56%
15 Axis Security Ltd £50,000,000 1.56%
16 Kingdom Security Ltd £50,000,000 1.56%
17 Corps Security Ltd £49,500,000 1.55%
18 Sodexo £45,000,000 1.41%
19 CIS Security Ltd £32,000,000 1.00%
20 Carlisle Security £30,000,000 0.94%
21 Profile Security Services Ltd £29,000,000 0.91%
22 Servest Ltd £28,000,000 0.88%
23 Europa Services Ltd £27,000,000 0.84%
24 SecuriGroup Ltd £25,000,000 0.78
25 Emprise Services Plc £24,000,000 0.75%
Estimated Turnover of Top 25 £2,865,500,000 89.55%
Est. Turnover of Regulated Security Industry £3,200,000,000 100.00%

The above table is based on estimates and historical published data of annual turnover and should be viewed only as a guide to the approximate size of the largest companies in the manned security industry. The turnover is calculated on an annualised basis as of end November 2013 and relates only to revenue derived from the regulated sector of the Private Security Industry. Some companies have non related areas of business in their statutory accounts which attempts to estimate and factor out of the estimated turnover. Whilst some companies are now providing information on turnover to all figures will not be accurate as statutory information can be up to two years out of date. welcomes input from the companies in the Top 25 and will amend any verified inaccuracies as soon as possible. Therefore these figures should be treated with caution and be regarded as a best guess. The Top 25 UK Companies in the Regulated Security Sector 2012 is an exclusive production of and may not be replicated without the express written permission of the producers thereof.