Top 30 Table of UK Security Companies 2014

UPDATE: Due to two large aquisitions made by Kingdom Security, The Top 30 table has been amended to reflect the new position of Kingdom from the 14th position to 9th position as of the 13/02/2015. believes that in 2014 the regulated security sector has remained static in terms of turnover at £3.2 billion for the past year. Due to the popularity of the Top 30 companies list as well as numerous requests we have decided to increase the Top 30.

The annual turnover of the new Top 30 is estimated at £2,953,000,000 representing 92.42% of the annual turnover of the regulated security sector

The “Top 5” G4S, Securitas, Mitie TSM, VSG and OCS share approximately 55.9% of the regulated security market between themselves which has decreased marginally from 2013 (56%).

There are five new entrants to the Top 30 which includes Cardinal Security, Guarding UK, Ward Security, Lodge Service, and Interr Security.

The march of the bundled services providers (BSP) continues with approximately 77.1% of the regulated security sector with 18 BSP companies featuring in the Top 30. 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.

The Top 30 table of UK Security Companies 2014 is set out below:

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 25 £2,978,000,000 93.06%
Est. Turnover of UK Regulated Security Industry £3,200,000,000 100

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 2014 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 30 and will amend any verified inaccuracies as soon as possible.  We will not entertain new entrants to the Top 30 during 2014/5 unless there is a vacancy. Therefore these figures should be treated with caution and be regarded as a best guess. The Top 30 UK Companies in the Regulated Security Sector 2014 is an exclusive production of and may not be replicated without the express written permission of the producers thereof.