Barton’s Kingdom Expands with Two New Acquisitions

Terry Barton, Managing Director of Kingdom
Terry Barton, Managing Director of Kingdom

Wigan based Kingdom Security has added £24.5 million to its £50 million security services annual turnover in the first two months of 2015 with two security services businesses acquisitions. This moves Kingdom Security from joint 13th in the Top 30 Table of UK Security Companies 2014 to 9th writes Publisher, Bobby Logue.

The first acquisition was Basingstoke based MJF Security Ltd which had an annual turnover of £7.5 million. MJF is a multi-disciplined business with an established client base within London and the Home Counties.

Yesterday they announced the acquisition of the Sunwin Managed Security business from Cardtronics, Inc., the world’s largest retail ATM operator. Sunwin Managed Security is a provider of manned guarding services with approximately 640 security professionals. Other units of Cardtronics’ Sunwin Services Group – secure cash logistics and ATM maintenance – continue to be owned and operated by Cardtronics.

Terry Barton, Managing Director of Kingdom said: “We are very excited about the opportunities this acquisition brings to our business. Sunwin has a fantastic customer base, operational structure and service delivery model. This acquisition represents the continued desire for Kingdom to increase significantly its national market share.”

Jonathan Simpson-Dent, Managing Director of Cardtronics Europe said: “Kingdom is an ideal home for Sunwin’s manned guarding services business and we believe Sunwin Managed Security’s clients will benefit from Kingdom’s decades of experience and specialisation in risk, loss and security services.”

As this deal significantly changes the shape of the Top 30 Table of UK Security Companies and we have provisionally updated the Top 30. The new table is set out below: Top 30 Table of UK Security Companies 2015 (Provisional)

Rank Company Name 2014 Turnover Est Market Share
1 G4S Plc £790,000,000 24.69%
2 Securitas Security Services Ltd. £370,000,000 11.56%
3 Mitie Total Security Management £340,000,000 10.63%
4 Vision Security Group Ltd (VSG)(Compass) £160,000,000 5.00%
5 OCS Group UK Ltd £122,000,000 3.81%
6 Interserve Plc (First Security(Guards) & Knightsbridge £115,000,000 3.59%
7 Loomis UK Ltd £105,000,000 3.28%
8 Advance Security (UK) Limited £89,000,000 2.78%
9 Kingdom Security Ltd £74,500,000 2.33%
10 Wilson James Ltd. £72,000,000 2.25%
11 The Shield Group £68,000,000 2.13%
12 ISS Facility Services Limited £65,000,000 2.03%
12 TSS (Total Security Services) £65,000,000 2.03%
14 ICTS UK Ltd £50,000,000 1.56%
14 Ultimate Security Services Ltd £50,000,000 1.56%
14 Axis 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 £36,000,000 1.13%
20 Carlisle Security £30,000,000 0.94%
20 Bilfinger Europa Services Ltd £30,000,000 0.94%
22 Cardinal Security Limited £29,000,000 0.91%
23 Profile Security Services Ltd £28,000,000 0.88%
24 Servest Ltd £27,000,000 0.84%
25 SecuriGroup £25,000,000 0.78%
26 Guarding UK £22,000,000 0.69%
27 Emprise Services Plc £19,000,000 0.59%
28 Ward Security Limited £19,000,000 0.59%
29 Lodge Service Ltd £18,000,000 0.56%
30 Interr Security £15,000,000 0.47%
Estimated Turnover of Top 30 £2,978,000,000 93.06%
Est. Turnover of UK Regulated Security Industry £3,200,000,000 100

Starting in 1993 with just seven Security Officers, Kingdom has grown to become one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK and an acknowledged industry specialist in security and cleaning. With a fresh approach to the support services market and adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, Kingdom offer a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working. Operating nationally, Kingdom has all the power of a national organisation you would expect with our service provisions supported by their National Support & Communications Centre and their extensive network of 14 North to South regional support offices.

Kingdom Security Website