Bidvest Noonan Acquires Robinson Services and Sword Security

Bidvest Noonan have announced that Robinson Services and its specialist security business, Sword Security (NI) ltd, have joined the group. With its establishment in 1977, Bidvest Noonan has grown to become a leading provider of services such as cleaning and security across the UK and Ireland. The recent announcement further solidifies its position as a provider in Northern Ireland.

Robinson Services has been a provider of cleaning and support services for over 40 years, while Sword Security (NI) ltd has established itself as a well-known security provider in Northern Ireland. Together, these companies employ more than 900 professionals in the region, and their conditions of employment will remain unchanged.

Following this development, Bidvest Noonan becomes one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers, with a team of over 2,500 providing support to its customers. This positions the group uniquely to deliver service solutions throughout the region.

This marks the second major investment Bidvest Noonan has made in Northern Ireland in recent years. In 2021, the company welcomed Amber Support Solutions, one of Northern Ireland’s largest Industrial Cleaning companies, into its group. The addition of Robinson Services and Sword Security (NI) Limited further enhances Bidvest Noonan’s capabilities in the region, leveraging their extensive experience, expertise, and resources to deliver results to clients.

Jim O’Hagan, Managing Director of Bidvest Noonan’s business in Northern Ireland, expressed his excitement about the recent development, stating, “I’m delighted that Robinson Services and Sword Security are now part of Bidvest Noonan and I’m looking forward to working with David and all of my new colleagues. Our businesses are highly compatible, which will allow us to achieve a seamless transition. For our customers and our people, this means that our operations will continue as normal, with the same dedicated teams delivering the highest standards of service.”

David Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Services, also shared his enthusiasm about becoming part of Bidvest Noonan saying, “It’s a very exciting time for all of us at Robinson Services and Sword Security as we become part of Bidvest Noonan. Our businesses have so much in common, including our commitment to putting people first, creating exceptional service solutions through imagination and expertise, and our dedication to building strong and long-lasting relationships with our customers. I’m excited about our future as part of Bidvest Noonan.”

Cormac Sheils, CEO of Bidvest Noonan added, “We have always had big ambitions for our business in Northern Ireland, aiming to scale up, enhance our infrastructure, and build expertise to deliver the most innovative, high-quality services in the market. Today’s addition of Robinson Services and Sword Security is a significant step forward in our strategy.”