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Orbis Protect expands in Ireland

Optosafe Ireland is the security company’s first overseas acquisition.

St Paul’s win for Wilson James

Wilson James has been appointed to provide security services at St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London.

Mitie partners for safer central London

Mitie Security has worked with the National Portrait Gallery to support its classification as a Safe Haven.

Orbis Protect acquires Vigilance Properties

Acquisition of the specialist technology-enabled security services company will expand the offer to customers.

English Heritage win for FRG

First Response Group appointed to provide security services for the historic sites charity.

BSIA updates cyber exposure COP

The British Security Industry Association code of practice focuses on the design, testing and manufacture of safety and security products.

Amulet trialling transport safety service

The security business is partnering with several boroughs in Essex on a 15-month pilot project.

Multi-site win for Corps

Corps Security will be working on over 30 sites throughout the UK.

Atlas in Carter win

Atlas will provide security for the redeveloped City of London site.

HMRC names Mitie for security

Mitie appointed to provide security services at 40 sites nationwide.

Amulet partners for rail safety training

Amulet is the first security firm to partner with Rail Safe Friendly, a network dedicated to improving rail safety in schools.

Ward names MD for London

Steve Kennedy has been appointed as managing director for the capital.

Corps boosts Monitoring team

Two senior appointments for Corp Security’s Monitoring division.

Mercury retains CastleCourt deal

Mercury Security & Facilities Management has been reappointed for security services at Belfast’s biggest shopping centre.

Colliers turns to GMS for security and cleaning

The real estate services specialist has appointed GMS Group as its partner in Gloucestershire.

Venture in Wiltshire Council win

Venture Security has won a mobile security contract covering multiple sites.

Clearway buys German security business

The London-based security services group has moved to extend its European operations.

Security business gears up for growth

The US-headquartered Argenbright Group is reporting a number of senior appointments at its London-based security and risk management company.

OCS buys to bolster security business

The latest acquisition is Profile Security Services, a top 20 firm with offices across the UK.

Danhouse launches security information platform

London-headquartered Danhouse Security says its new hub is designed to help rapidly implement and manage key service functions.

Carlisle on show at ExCeL

ExCeL London, the capital’s largest event venue, has appointed Carlisle Support Services as its security partner.

Corps secures Centrepoint deal

Corps Security has won a two-year contract with the youth homelessness charity.

New security advisor for Carlisle

Stephen Grainger has been appointed senior security advisor at Carlisle Support Services.

Servo in multi-site win

The Leeds-headquartered company has signed a new contract to deliver security services.

AI expected to reshape security services

Nine in 10 security chiefs say AI will have the biggest impact on physical security operations over the next five years.

Carlisle marks 23 years at Tottenham

Carlisle Support Services is celebrating a relationship with Tottenham Hotspur that spans more than two decades.

Nationwide CCTV contract for Servo

The Leeds-headquartered services provider has signed a five-year framework contract with Conrad Energy.

Clearway buys to grow

The London-headquartered security services provider has acquired Secure Empty Property Limited.

Precision buys security business

The acquisition of Red Dot Security significantly extends self-delivery capacity.

FRG buys ISC

First Response Group says acquisition of the events and stadia security management firm will fuel growth.

Law firm signs Corps Security

Pinsent Masons has awarded Corps a three-year contract.

Security: mental health event announced

The event, the second this year, will address the stigma around mental health in the industry.

Companies see security threats increasing

Almost 9 in 10 UK chief security officers anticipate an increase in physical security threats over the next 12 months.

Mitie buys Spanish security business

The FM services company has extended its operations in Spain with the acquisition of Biservicus Group.

Mitie to stay on at Arsenal

The company’s security vetting contract has been renewed for a further five years.

New MD at 4 Site Security Services

The Leeds-based security group has appointed Ashley Kirk as its new managing director.

Danhouse Security relaunches with new team

The London-based security services provider is pairing a new senior management team with a new purpose.

Amulet turns five

Churchill Group’s security services business is marking its fifth birthday with news of a 2023 turnover of £60m.

Partnership unlocks jobs potential

OCS has teamed up to offer new careers to previously unemployed jobseekers.

GPA appoints ISS in two regions

The Government Property Agency has awarded new security contracts to ISS as part of its Workplace Services Transformation Programme.

STM books British Library job

STM Group will provide security services for the British Library’s St Pancras site, with a start date of 1 July.

Croma to sell guarding business

The AIM-listed security services group has signed a conditional agreement to sell as it shifts focus to higher margin businesses.

Two GPA wins for G4S

The Government Property Agency has awarded a pair of five-year contracts to G4S Secure Solutions.

GMS in multi-site win

West Midlands-based GMS Group will provide security services at sites across the region.

Mitie renews nuclear deal

Westinghouse Springfields Fuels has reappointed the group on a security and emergency response services contract.

G4S secures FCDO contract

G4S Secure Solutions has won a multi-million-pound contract for services at several Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office buildings.

Business continuity certification for Mitie

ISO 22301 certification bolsters the group’s risk management and business continuity credentials.

Bidvest Noonan moves on robot technology

The FM services provider is extending its security operations with the deployment of a Boston Dynamics Spot unit.

Corps Security in Exxonmobil win

The new contract covers provision of essential security services for the Fawley Refinery and Chemical Plant.

Mitie buys to expand security offer

The group has acquired RH Irving Industrials Ltd, a specialist in security systems design and maintenance.

Atlas Security shortlisted for top award

The security services business is in contention for Security Guarding Company of the Year at the Fire and Security Matters Awards 2023.

Mitie extends DP World contract

DP World Southampton, the provider of smart logistics solutions, has renewed its contract with Mitie for a further two years.

Corps Security to host mental health event

Registration is now open for Mental Health - Security’s Invisible Enemy, which marks May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Mitie buys security consultancy

Linx International Group is a risk management consulting business which also provides technical and management training to the security industry.

Eurostar keeps Mitie on board

Mitie has renewed its contract with Eurostar, extending the relationship for another three years.

Demand for security officers ‘soars’

New figures published by the British Security Industry Association indicate that the sector is booming.

Securitas Technology launches

The security services group has launched its new technology brand in the UK.

SecuriGroup in Colliers win

The property services group has appointed SecuriGroup as its key security partner across the North West of England.

Orbis buys to extend offer

Orbis Protect has completed the acquisition of Secure Site UK, an electronic surveillance specialist.

Corps partners for enhanced monitoring

Corps Monitoring has partnered with home and business security systems specialist Texecom Monitor to provide a one-stop solution for signalling.

Venture wins at Newbury

Newbury Racecourse has appointed Venture Security on a new security and stewarding contract.

Atlas Security boasts strong first year

Atlas FM’s security services division is reporting growth of over 120% in its first year, with a string of new business wins.

SecuriGroup toasts win

The Glasgow-headquartered security service provider has been awarded a new contract with The Glenmorangie Company.

G4S lands new contract at Sizewell C

EDF has awarded a £4.3m interim security contract to G4S at the Sizewell C nuclear plant.

Supreme Court renews Carlisle contract

The renewal adds at least three years to a relationship that stretches back just over 12 years.

Galliford Try awarded place on security framework

Galliford Try, the construction and services group, has been appointed to the new £3bn Crown Commercial Service framework.

Olympic Park contract for G4S

The London Legacy Development Corporation has awarded G4S a four-year contract to provide security services for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

US investor boosts position in UK security

Acquisition of the Protector Group follows stake taken in Amberstone Security.

T3 secures Square deal

Newcastle-based T3 has been appointed to provide security services at Trinity Square in Gateshead.

UK needs 62,000 security officers

The private security industry must recruit, train and license more than 62,000 new security officers over the next 12 months to keep up with growing demand.

Charter Security lands Silvertown Tunnel deal

The Grosvenor Services Group company has secured a three-year contract with Riverlinx CJV to provide security for the construction site.

Atlas Security shortlisted for award

The business, launched at the beginning of this year, is a finalist for the Start Up Company of the Year at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2022.

Croma secures £6m in new business

The Hampshire-based, AIM-listed security services group has recently landed four new contracts.

Aston secures LGIM deal

Leyland-based Aston Services Group has been appointed on a security contract for the Northern Legal & General Investment Management portfolio.

Corps responds to cost challenges

The security services provider plans to launch a new customer and industry-focused campaign to support businesses facing rising costs.

VPS grows with Nexus acquisition

VPS Group, the tem­po­rary secu­ri­ty spe­cial­ist, has acquired Nexus Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Net­work.

CDX Security launches aviation division

The Warrington-based company says CDX Aviation Services comes in response to “soaring demand”.

Atlas Security unveils new control room

A new national control centre aims to further professionalise operations, expand the service offering and create a more comfortable working environment.

Orbis Protect acquires Veritas Property Management

The acquisition brings together both companies to strengthen the service offering to the enlarged group’s customers.

American Airlines extends ICTS contract

The airline has extended its long-term partnership with the security services provider.

Securitas buys Stanley business

The acquisition of Stanley Security and Healthcare accelerates the transformation journey toward technology-based solutions, Securitas says.

Birmingham win for Wilson James

Wilson James has been named as an official security services provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Goldsmiths calls in security specialists

Evolution, the integrated fire and security systems business, has been appointed by Goldsmiths, University of London to deliver a comprehensive review and assessment of its security systems.

Encore for Corps at Royal Opera House

London’s Royal Opera House has re-appointed Corps Security to deliver a full spectrum of security services at its iconic Covent Garden site.

Magenta Security achieves carbon zero early

The Hounslow-based security services provider has been certified as achieving Carbon Zero status three years ahead of schedule.

Networked systems increase cyber-attack risk

Companies face an increasing but under-recognised threat from cyber-attacks on building systems.

Security upgrade for the Proms

The world’s greatest classical music festival is to introduce an innovative form of paperless security technology for those working or performing at this summer’s event.

LTA renews ICTS contract

Security services at recent Lawn Tennis Association tournaments were provided by ICTS UK & Ireland’s canine division.

Allied Universal grows in Europe

The US-headquartered security services group has announced the acquisition of three companies.

Aston named for two retail sites

Leyland-based Aston Services Group has won a three-year contract to provide security, cleaning and site-based maintenance.

Clearway buys fire and security business

The London-headquartered commercial security services provider has acquired Sitewatch Fire and Surveillance Ltd.

QEII Centre win for Atalian Servest

The firm will provide manned guarding for London’s Queen Elizabeth II Centre for the next three years.

Corps strengthens consulting team

Corps Consult, the independent consulting and advisory unit within the social enterprise Corps Security, has appointed James Henderson FdA MSyI as security consultant.

New chief security officer for GPA

The Government Property Agency has appointed Brindha McDonald to lead its security function.

Amberstone secures Midcounties Co-op

Midcounties Co-operative, the largest independent co-op in the UK, has awarded a multi-site contract to Amberstone security.

New MD at G4S

Tim Kendall has been appointed managing director, Secure Solutions UK.

Mitie bags Bristol deal

Bristol Airport has extended its relationship with the firm with a new three-year contract.

ICTS in medical school win

St. George’s University of London has selected ICTS to handle security services.

Norse lands holiday parks deal

Norse Security has been appointed to provide services at two north Norfolk holiday parks.

Allied Universal buys international monitoring business

The US-headquartered security services business has acquired Attenti Group, a leading electronic monitoring company.

Atlas Security in City win

BNP Paribas Real Estate has appointed the firm to provide 24/7 security at one of London’s newest mixed-use office and retail sites.

G4S lands £24m Magnox deal

Drawing on expertise within the business, G4S set up its own nuclear security advisory group for this contract.

OCS extends York & Scarborough deal

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has awarded the provider a new three-year contract.

G4S buys TSS

G4S Secure Solutions UK has acquired London-headquartered Total Security Services Ltd.

Ward lands Covent Garden contract

The London-based contractor has been appointed as security provider for a key central London site.

Consortio finds home on The Range

The East Midlands security company will provide guarding services for the retailer’s distribution and multi-channel fulfilment centres across the UK.

Corps in key retail win

Canary Wharf Group has appointed Corps Security to deliver security services across its retail portfolio.

Security: the robots are coming

Global security services group Allied Universal has struck a deal to supply autonomous security robots to customer sites.

Bidvest Noonan strengthens presence in London

The services group has announced the launch of a new London-focused security services business unit.

Corps secures Zurich deal

The insurance group has appointed Corps Security to deliver guarding services across its UK portfolio.

ICTS renews Bristol Airport contract

Building on a longstanding relationship, ICTS UK & Ireland will continue to provide security and passenger screening services.

AtlasFM launches security business

Atlas Security arrives with an ambition to redefine how people see and experience security services.

Post Office extends KST relationship

A new five-year deal awarded to security and fire services specialist Kings Secure Technologies launched in August.

Corps in London security win

International law firm Bird & Bird has appointed Corps Security to provide services at its New Fetter Lane offices.

Kings Secure Technologies in acquisition

The security services group has completed the acquisition of fire risk assessment and risk management reporting specialist Quidvis Ltd.

Corps launches D&I initiative

The security services company has launched Corps Together, a campaign to improve equality, diversity and inclusion engagement across the organisation.

Mitie in Esoteric acquisition

Esoteric Limited, a provider of specialist counter-espionage services, will be integrated into Mitie Security.

Mitie secures Westfield deal

The FM services group has won a three-year contract covering security at Europe’s two largest shopping centres.

New specialist services director at Amulet

Iain Chorlton has joined the Churchill Group’s security services business in this new role.

Chubb confirms Hinkley Point role

The security and fire safety services specialist has been appointed by EDF Energy as the main security systems provider for the operational station at Hinkley Point C.

Mitie launches store detective qualification

Independently regulated and Ofqual approved, the Level 3 certification is equivalent to an A Level and has been developed to provide new career opportunities.

Ward in Bedfont Lakes win

Ward has been appointed to provide security services at New Square in Bedfont Lakes.

Amberstone bags Tesco deal

The security services company has won a new contract covering over 300 retail sites.

Amulet’s Blueprint for enhanced security

The Churchill Group’s security business has launched a new information platform called Project Blueprint.

Westgrove in pair of retail wins

The group has won new contracts at shopping centres in Kent and the West Midlands.

Thursday: thank your security officer day

This is International Security Officer Appreciation Week, and Thursday has been designated the day to say thank you.

ICTS lands London contract

The security company has been appointed to provide services to JetBlue at London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports.

Ward in City win

Ward Security has been appointed to provide services at a new multi-use building near Farringdon in London.

OCS named for Commonwealth Games

OCS Group UK has been selected to provide security services for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Corps introduces VR training

Corps Security has partnered with tech company MoonHub to deliver virtual reality training for its security officers at two key London sites.

AM wins in Leeds

AM Services Group has been awarded the contract to deliver security services at The Merrion Centre and three residential schemes in Leeds.

ICTS in multi-country win

The security services group has renewed a contract that covers sites in seven countries across western Europe.

Amulet launches ‘temp & vacant’ service

Churchill’s specialist security firm is offering nationwide support for businesses that have temporary and vacant properties.

Portico launches security offering

The specialist provider of tailored guest services has unveiled a ‘soft yet secure’ offer with Portico Safe.

Ward secures Manchester contract

The Kent-headquartered security services provider has landed a new contract in central Manchester.

IPM scores with Rotherham

Rotherham United has announced a complex deal with Sheffield-based facilities services provider IPM Group.

ICTS secures NHS appointments

The security services provider has won new contracts with two London-area NHS Trusts.

ABP names Mitie for security

Mitie has won a new three-year contract to deliver security services for Associated British Ports, the UK’s leading ports group.

Corps to provide female staff with free security protection

Corps Security is giving all its female employees free personal security protection to keep them safe following a rise in concern around women’s safety.

ICTS in second NHS win

The security services provider has been awarded a new contract by the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

London win for SmartSec

SmartSec Solutions has been appointed to oversee security at 10 Old Bailey in the City of London.

Mercury secures Homebase contract

Mercury Security has been awarded an all-Ireland security contract at home and garden retailer Homebase.

Can you save money on manned guarding?

Corps Security has launched an online calculator to help businesses rightsize their security provision as they plan the return to the workplace.

ICTS in Bucks NHS win

ICTS UK & Ireland has been appointed to provide security services to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Allied Universal completes G4S buy

The deal, now complete, values G4S at £3.8bn and makes Allied Universal the third largest employer in North America.

Corps launches key holding solution

Corps Monitoring’s KeySafe service combines secure key holding with a nationwide network of service partners and state-of-the-art remote monitoring.

Samsic rolls out digital security management

The facilities services provider is launching an integrated security operations and workforce management platform after client trials.

Offer for G4S goes unconditional

The US-based buyer, Allied Universal, has received acceptances from almost 80% of G4S investors, effectively sealing the deal.

Axis in City win

Group companies Acuity and Axis Security have been appointed at 77 Coleman Street in the City of London.

Bidvest Noonan partners with ISRM

The UK's fourth largest security provider has signed a partnership agreement with the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.

G4S recommends American bid

This week’s planned auction between bidders for the security services group was pretty much a non-event.

Security: Bidvest Noonan plans 'disruptive new technologies'

The company says it is moving ahead to implement its vision of truly touchless and frictionless security.

Q3 moves into security services

Q3 Services Group has expanded its range of self-delivered services to include security.

Security: vacant and minimally occupied buildings

Covid-19, with or without formal lockdowns, has left many organisations with property that is sitting unused, or all but. How do they ensure it stays safe?

What next for G4S?

You may have thought it was all over, but the group's future won't be resolved until sometime next week.

Carlisle secures Merseyrail extension

The two-year agreement builds on a relationship that stretches back two decades.

Axis launches Lobby Ambassador service

The new service features SIA-licensed front of house staff who also have 5-star hospitality skills.

Samsic wins council security contract

Samsic UK has been appointed to provide security services for Charnwood Borough Council in Leicestershire.

Stanley lands guarding contract

Stanley has deployed a technology-based guarding solution for its new client, delivering significant savings.

Incentive in top 3% of security companies

Incentive FM has completed its recent SIA Approved Contractor Scheme audit, achieving a top score.

Mitie teams up with Crimestoppers

Mitie Security has teamed up with the independent charity in an innovative partnership to help keep communities and businesses safe.

KST to acquire Cougar Monitoring

Kings Secure Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Midlands-based security services and monitoring business.

KST to deliver for Hermes

The parcel delivery group has appointed Kings Secure Technologies on a multi-site guarding contract.

G4S strikes sale deal

The security services group has rebuffed the persistent Canadian acquisition offers and instead struck a deal with its low-key American suitor.

GardaWorld ups offer for G4S

The Canadian group has returned with a final offer in its bid to acquire G4S.

Axis in national portfolio win

Axis Security has been awarded a £1.2m security services contract by the property group CEG.

Mitie in three-year Bravissimo win

The new contract covers provision of maintenance and security services for the lingerie and swimwear retailer.

G4S: second bidder makes initial move

The US-headquartered Allied Universal Security Services has tabled an offer to acquire the G4S group.

Axis in shopping centre deal

Axis Group has been appointed to provide integrated cleaning and security services for seven shopping centres.

Secure Empty Property in two public sector wins

The vacant property specialist has landed two OJEU-tendered public sector contracts.

Corps offering complimentary service reviews

The specialist security services provider has launched a ‘working in the new normal’ service review offer for new and existing customers.

Wilson James acquires The Security Group

The buyer says this will enable it to meet increasing demand from customers for information-led security solutions.

Bennett Hay launches concierge service

The company’s new offering integrates traditional reception and hosting services with building security.

G4S: a possible new suitor?

A second North American security group is expressing interest in a possible deal to acquire G4S.

GardaWorld turns up the pressure on G4S

Having put a 'firm offer' on the table, the Canadian company is now seeking to open talks with G4S investors.

Venture Security locks in Simplyhealth deal

The healthcare plan provider has awarded a contract for the protection of its four office buildings in Andover and Winchester to Hampshire-based Venture Security.

Canadians return with offer for G4S

Early in 2019 Montreal-headquartered GardaWorld launched a bold plan for the acquisition of G4S. But that came to nothing within a matter of weeks.

OCS settles in at university

OCS is on-site delivering security services for the University of Gloucestershire.

Call for faster take-up of smart access control

New white paper highlights the benefits of integrated access control systems to help organisations transform security and operations, but stresses that existing barriers are preventing adoption.

Axis lands City pair

Property manager Workman has named Axis Security to provide services at two buildings in the City of London. 

Mitie launches global security operations service

The service brings together Mitie Security's suite of technology solutions into a single smart and seamless package.

Food producer returns to Carlisle

Carlisle Support Services has landed a three-year contract with Saputo Dairy UK, covering its Kirby site.

Security industry set for post-pandemic growth

Despite an uneven performance stretching into next year, the global security market looks set for good growth according to new research.

Hyde leads on major security framework

The London headquartered Hyde Housing Association has signed up five service providers to a four-year security services deal.

Security officers and Covid-19: new research

One strange and worrying fact emerging from the current pandemic is that security has one of the highest death rates of any occupation. New research explores the reasons why.

Security industry aims to reset perceptions

The industry has launched a campaign to highlight the essential role that security officers play in public life and to increase respect and recognition for their capabilities.

Croma renews and extends London deal

The Hampshire headquartered security services group has been awarded a new and expanded contract with a leading owner and developer of central London property.

Farrell admitted to Chartered Security Professionals Register

Jane Farrell, Sodexo's head of security for UK and Ireland, is only the seventh women to be admitted to the Register since it launched in 2011.

Corps appoints archivist

Corps Security has hired an archivist to review and catalogue the records of its 161-year history.

Corps launches thermal imaging service

Corps Security has joined the return-to-work services market with the introduction of new tools to support organisations as they look towards 'business as usual'.

Mitie pilots virtual SIA accreditation

In a first for the sector, Mitie Security has successfully piloted virtual accredited training modules.

Mitie launches thermal imaging service

Mitie Security is helping businesses in the battle against the spread of coronavirus with the launch of a new suite of fever-screening solutions.

Incentive FM partners with the police

Incentive FM has become nationally accredited on the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.

ExcluSec offers free key holding service

The soft services provider, headquartered in Bolton, has launched an offer to supports its local business community during these difficult times.

BSIA questions security officers' status

The British Security Industry Association is calling on the government to clarify the status of its members in the face of possible lockdowns and the impending closure of UK schools.

New security lead at ABM

ABM UK has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Chris Middleton as director of security.

Axis lands dual service deal

Property management company Workman has awarded an integrated cleaning and security services contract to Axis Group.

Mitie lands Home Office deal

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office.

Daiwa renews Axis contract

Axis Security has been re-appointed by Daiwa Capital Markets Europe to provide manned guarding and reception services at the investment bank's head office in London.

Vacant property specialist lands 3-year deal

Hawthorn Leisure has signed a new nationwide agreement with Secure Empty Property Ltd.

Incentive sells Lynx business

Bidvest Noonan has acquired the security-only contracts held by Incentive FM Group's Lynx division.

Mitie supports Aon for security accreditation

Mitie Security has assisted its client in achieving the 'Secured Environments' accreditation for its global HQ in London, only the second organisation in the City of London to achieve this status.

Mitie launches MoU with Northampton

The FM group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Northampton's Criminal and Corporate Investigation team.

New security ops director for Aston Services

The Leyland-based facilities services provider has announced the appointment of Simon Hawkins as operations director of security.

Wilson James launches risk advisory services

The security services specialist has announced the introduction of a new business division, specifically designed to help customers improve risk and threat management.

Amulet unveils new control hub

Churchill Group's specialist security solutions provider has relocated and enhanced its core security control hub.

Samsic rebrands UK operations

The Coventry-based building support services contractor Regent Samsic is to rebrand as Samsic UK.

Kingdom acquires CSW Security

The Dumfries-based business, only two years old, specialises in rapid-deployment mobile security services including portable CCTV systems.

Securitas sets out plan to double business

The Stockholm-headquartered security services group has declared a new ambition: to double in size by 2023.

SIA takes stand against violence

​The Security Industry Authority has launched a campaign to promote safer workplaces for security staff.

Back to college for Corps

Corps Security has renewed its contract with Walsall College for a further five years following a competitive tender.

Mitie lands airport extension

London City Airport has awarded the provider a two-year contract extension on its existing security services deal.

ISS expands major Brisbane security contract

ISS Australia has extended its security contract with Brisbane Airport Corporation for a further three years, continuing a 20-year partnership. 

Kingdom cements alliance with Allianz

The services provider has landed a three-year renewal of its multi-site security contract with insurance group Allianz.

Monumental deal for Venture Security

The Andover-based security services firm has been awarded a contract by English Heritage to look after Stonehenge.

Wimbledon win for Carlisle

Carlisle Support Services has been awarded a three-year contract to provide manned security and stewarding services to the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Scotland win for Corps Security

Registers of Scotland has awarded the firm a three-year contract to provide security services at its Edinburgh offices.

SMC completes major ARC upgrade

Security Monitoring Centres Limited has completed the refurbishment and re-fit of its Nottingham-based alarm receiving centre.

Mitie lands Bank of England deal

Mitie has won a three-year security services contract with the Bank of England, following a competitive tender.

Mitie scoops nationwide deal with HMRC

Mitie has won a five-year contract to provide technology-led security services to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

Cordant extends run at the Globe

Cordant Security has been awarded a two-year contract extension covering a range of security services at Shakespeare's Globe on London's Bankside.

Corps tackles new tech opportunities in security

Wednesday sees Corps Security, the top 15 ranked UK services provider, hosting an innovation day designed to highlight the benefits of 'joined-up' technology for client organisations.

SecuriGroup takes Glasgow listed building deal

The Glasgow-headquartered security services company will provide front-of-house, keyholding response and out-of-hours mobile patrols for the landmark Grosvenor Building.

Corps secures Tata Steel deal

Corps Security has won a five-year, £18m contract to provide security services to Tata Steel Europe across the UK.

Securitas to feature at the O2

Securitas UK has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver security services for London's O2 arena.

G4S to split

The group has confirmed plans to separate its security and cash handling operations which will enable each business to unlock substantial value and opportunity, it says.

Investors take majority stake in Gardaworld

The Montreal-headquartered security services company, which last spring said it was contemplating a bid for the G4S group, has itself been majority acquired.

Carlisle lands place at Veterinary College

Carlisle Support Services has been awarded a three-year contract for the provision of guarding services for the Royal Veterinary College.

Kingdom buys Scottish security services provider

Kingdom Service Group has confirmed the acquisition of Dunedin Facilities Management Ltd, an East Lothian-based security company.

Mitie acquires security technology specialist

Mitie Security has announced the acquisition of Global Aware International Group, a provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions.

Aon names Evolution for security systems integration

The insurance services group has appointed fire and security systems integrator Evolution to protect its buildings and people across the UK and Europe.

BNP Paribas banks on Corps Security

The security services specialist has won a three-plus-two-year contract to provide services to French international bank BNP Paribas in London.

Industry forms City Security Council to support London

Eighteen leading security companies have joined forces in order to better support the City of London Police in times of major crisis or emergency incidents.

Transguard secures embassy deal

The Dubai-headquartered Transguard Group has signed an agreement with the British Embassy to provide security services for locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Incentive lands EPAM and launches Elite 

Two divisions of the Incentive FM Group are in the news today, one with a multi-site contract win and the other with the introduction of a specialist team.

G4S bid prospect goes away

Canada's GardaWorld Security Corporation has announced that it will not be moving forward with any plans to make a cash offer for the G4S Group.

TC confirms multi-site security win

TC Facilities Management is reporting the January win of a guarding and mobile patrol services contract with property advisers Avison Young.

In the bag: shopping centre win for Westgrove

The Warrington-based soft services provider has been appointed to provide security services to Queens Square Shopping Centre in West Bromwich.

Starring role: Interserve retains BBC contract

The BBC has awarded the group a new three-year contract that covers security services across the broadcaster's UK estate.

Amulet in three-year Birmingham win

Churchill Group's security business has been appointed to provide a range of services at Millennium Point, the city's landmark meeting and events venue.

GardaWorld casts buyer's eye over G4S

In response to market speculation, Montreal-headquartered GardaWorld Security Corporation has confirmed that it is in the preliminary stages of considering a cash offer for G4S, either the group or a part of it.

Carlisle secures place on NHS framework

Carlisle Support Services has been named as a security provider on the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative framework.

Kingdom renews Wincanton deal

The services provider has successfully renewed its multi-site security contract with logistics group Wincanton.

Double success for Wilson James

The security services company has mobilised its most recent contract, providing a range of support to British American Tobacco across multiple locations in the south of England.

G4S scores 3-year deal with ICC

The security services group's Risk Consulting business has been appointed to advise the International Cricket Council on operational and strategic risk issues.

KeyPlus secures £1m Lancashire deal

Lancashire County Council has awarded a four-year security services contract to the Burnley-based specialist.

Good chemistry sees Wilson James deal extended

Security solutions provider Wilson James has confirmed an expansion of its services relationship with INEOS, one of the world's largest suppliers of chemical and oil products.

GMS cements  CEMEX relationship

The Bromsgrove-based security services provider won an initial contract at CEMEX's flagship cement plant in Rugby, having been identified via the client's 'mystery shopper' tour of regional industrial sites.

Incentive in Birmingham win

Incentive FM's security business, Incentive Lynx, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a range of services at The Cube.

Wilson James named for expo security services

The firm is to be the official security provider for the Heathrow-hosted British-Irish Airports EXPO 2019.

VPS reorganises security teams

VPS, the property security group, has combined two divisions which are now operating under the new banner of VPS Security Services.

Lodge buys London specialist

Lodge Security has acquired Ladbroke Security Services, a £2.25m business operating primarily in London and the Southeast.

Wilson James sharpens focus on airports sector

The security and logistics specialist has appointed Sam O'Dwyer to the newly created role of strategic director, aviation services.

Securitas UK names new country president

The security services specialist has announced that Shaun Kennedy will become UK country president and managing director during 2019.

Axis Security on-site at Southbank Place

The security services provider has been appointed at a landmark 5.4 acre commercial, residential, retail and leisure development in the heart of London.

Doctors' orders: Acuity lands BMA deal

The Axis Group's front-of-house division has been appointed to a combined security and reception services contract at the British Medical Association's headquarters in London.

Westgrove secures Birchwood Park contract

The Westgrove Group has been chosen to supply security services to one of the North West's leading business parks.

First Response in Scotland buy

The Leeds-based security, risk management and FM group has acquired Aberdeen-based service provider Apardion to expand its national capabilities in the corporate security sector.

Carlisle secures ESPO framework place

Carlisle Support Services has been awarded a place on the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation framework for the provision of security services.

Amulet strikes 'smart solution' deal with Singapore specialist

The intelligence-led security division of Churchill Services Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore's Concorde Security to collaborate on the development of smart security solutions.

Mitie launches risk consultancy

The FM group has added a new risk consultancy offer to its Professional Services business.

Mitie in double security win

The group's security business has been awarded two contracts worth a total of £5m per year.

Security services moving towards cloud adoption

The results of a pan-European survey point to an increased appetite to shift physical security systems to the cloud to access big data insights and meet business objectives more readily.

Amulet partners for extra intelligence

The security division of Churchill Services Group has announced a strategic partnership with The Senate Group focused on developing intelligence-led security solutions.

Cordant takes centre stage at the Globe

Cordant Security has been appointed to provide a range of security services at Shakespeare's Globe, the iconic theatre based on Bankside, London.

Mitie to acquire VSG from Compass

Mitie has announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire Vision Security Group Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Compass Group.

Securitas buys Oxfordshire services provider

The security group has announced its acquisition of R&R Frontline Services and R&R Frontline Services UK.

Lodge Security scoops deal at Poundland

Lodge Security has extended its relationship with the retail group, with the award of a guarding services contract for stores and distribution centres throughout the UK.

New security provider at Belfast International

Wilson James has been appointed as the new provider of aviation security services at Belfast International Airport.

Incentive secures renewal at Plantation Place

Incentive FM Group's Lynx security business has been awarded a new contract at the landmark site in the City of London.

Mitie Security on track with extensions

Mitie's security business has been awarded two contract extensions, together worth £12m per annum.

Wilson James reorganises

The security services provider has merged its Midlands, North and Scottish business regions into a single, combined Northern Region headed up by Marc Bannister.

Securitas acquires MK Group Security

The national security services provider has acquired the Milton Keynes-based guarding and patrol specialist.

UCL appoints Axis for security

Axis Security has won a new contract to provide manned guarding services for the university's London estate.

Mercury wins at Kilkenny shopping centre

Northern Ireland's largest independently owned security company, Mercury Security Management, has expanded its portfolio of retail clients with the award of a new contract at Market Cross Shopping Centre.

OCS extends hospital stay

OCS has agreed a two-year contract extension with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Ward secures City deal

Ward Security has been appointed to manage the security of Paternoster Square in the City of London.

Carlisle takes top billing at BFI 

The British Film Institute has awarded a three-year security contract to Carlisle Support Services.

Kings Security targets London with BDM appointment

Kings has recruited Andrew Finlayson as its new senior business development manager in London.

Spinning Gate gets new security provider

ExcluSec Security has emerged from a competitive tender with a new contract to provide services at the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh.

Churchill's Amulet wins the day at Gazprom

Churchill's security services division has been named preferred security provider for the energy company Gazprom Marketing and Trading.

Carlisle on show at ACC Liverpool

Carlisle Support Services has kicked off a new three-year security contract with the ACC Liverpool Group.

Interserve locks up West Yorks police deal

Interserve has been appointed as the single principal supply chain partner for a force-wide security services framework at West Yorkshire Police.

Templewood buys LCC

Cleaning and security provider Templewood Services has announced the acquisition of LCC Support Services, one of the UK's largest independently owned contract cleaning specialists.

Churchill unveils new-look security division

The services group has launched its new security brand, Amulet, along with a refreshed business strategy focused on adding value.

Mercury secures Almac deal

Lisburn-headquartered Mercury Security Management has won a new contract to provide services at Almac Group's Charnwood campus in Leicestershire.

Ashridge secures five-year power deal

Ashridge Group has been appointed to manage security services for a major energy provider as it re-commissions two compressor stations located in Cambridgeshire.

CBRE renews with Axis

A refreshed deal sees Axis Security continue to provide security services at the new Rathbone Square development in Central London.

Servest extends FCO deal

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has added another year to its security contract with the services provider, pushing the end date out to 2020.

Dardan lands university data centre contract

Cambridge-based Dardan Security has won a two-year contract at Cambridge University's purpose-built data centre.

Cromwell adds Kingdom to its toolbox

Kingdom has confirmed its appointment to deliver a range of security services for Cromwell, a major supplier of tools and equipment.

Kingdom buys Wiltshire security business

Kingdom Services Group has continued the pursuit of its expansion ambitions with the acquisition of Keyline Chartered Security.

CFS secures berth at Hythe Marina

Corporate Facilities Services has emerged from a competitive tender with a new contract to provide security services at Hythe Marina Village.

If IoT is the next big thing, IoT security is right behind it

Spending on Internet of Things technology is growing, in FM and beyond; and spending on security systems and services around IoT technology is following the same track.

Best in show for Royal Highland organisers

Showsec, the security services group that specialises in events and venues, has won a three-year contract to provide services at the Royal Highland Show.

Mitie secures Shrewsbury & Telford deal

Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded the FM group a two-year security services contract.

SecuriPlex to dive in at Northumbrian Water

The Peterborough-based security and fire systems solutions provider has won a three-year contract covering 420 sites.

DWP turns to WSP for security advice

As the Department for Work and Pensions makes the transition to a new estates and FM services model consulting firm WSP has been appointed as Security Technical Advisor.

Bank job: Ward wins in the City

Ward Security has been appointed to provide concierge and guarding services for British Arab Commercial Bank.

Johannesburg taking 4000 security guards in-house

One of South Africa's leading cities is reversing its reliance on outsourcing as it moves to bring security services in-house. Cleaning will be next.


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Mental health in security: are we doing enough?

Poor mental health is one of the most pressing issues facing men in the UK today.

Market insight: security services

Many businesses outsource aspects of their operations, especially those that are outside their areas of expertise. The purpose, of course, is to help in achieving business goals and to facilitate day-to-day operations.

Physical security: bigger benefits in cloud solutions

Scott Gray explains how physical security solutions connected to the cloud can help facilities managers meet security and business objectives.

Managing a safer post-pandemic environment

Rodrigue Zbinden looks at how hosted security solutions such as access control systems can support facilities teams in dealing with the challenges of the 'new normal'.

Access control: unlocking the business benefits

Rodrigue Zbinden considers the evolving role of access control systems and their benefits beyond the traditional use as a security technology.

Facilitating a unified approach to data compliance

Ian Osborne looks at the challenges awaiting facilities managers faced with the complexities of GDPR compliance.

Top tips to keep staff and premises secure

Darren Hyde offers a top-ten to ensure the safety of your people and property in a world where challenges seem to grow steadily.

Great expectations

James Clark looks at what you should expect from a vendor when it comes to large electronic security system projects.

Why open standards are vital for the future of access control

John Allen explains how IoT enabled access control solutions can deliver security and business benefits for almost any organisation.

Securing the future

Consumer electronics have changed people's expectations and that change is filtering down to slower placed, traditional sectors such as security. So, what should you expect from the security industry asks Derek McLean.

Is the price of surveillance too high?

Richard Jenkins looks at the challenge of balancing security needs with personal freedoms.

Planning ahead: a holistic approach to security

James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association, discusses the importance of planning for safety in an increasingly dangerous world.

Securing the retail experience

The modern retail experience is about so much more than a simple transaction. It is no longer enough to have the product a customer wants and sell it to them. After all, they can buy goods that way on the internet.

What contactless credit card technology can do for FM

Waiting to pay in a restaurant, where their electronic payment system had gone down, and seeing the old, paper-based vouchers, I thought about how things have progressed, saving time, improving security and removing the paper.

People vs technology: do we need both?

Ever since the development of the first mechanical lock, the question has been asked as to whether it is better to rely on people or technology for one's security. Stephen Green says the answer is self-evident.

What Brussels taught us about security and hospitality

Gregory Blondeau considers some of the lessons learned during the Brussels lockdown imposed following November's attacks in Paris.

Security Integration: What's Next?

Security technology is developing fast, and client expectations are rising at the same time. The challenge for system providers and operators is, can they keep up? John Davies looks at some of the issues and opportunities.

Coping with Empty Property

Vacant commercial property is a headache for any property owner or manager. David White explains the challenge and some new solutions.

Outsourcers Operate in Your Name

Terry Cheese, one of MITIE's customer service gurus, says outsourcers and clients must collaborate to maintain and improve service delivery.

Licensing: What Next?

Stuart Lowden, Managing Director of Wilson James, explores what the future may hold for licensing and how the industry is helping to shape change.

Keeping Crime Out of Empty Properties

Mark Cosh, Director at 24/7 property protection specialist SitexOrbis, reports on best practice.

Turning on Technology

Paul Burchfield, Managing Director at SSS Management Services Ltd, considers some security solutions that shine a light on the future.

Top 10 Office Hotspots for Corporate Fraudsters

Many businesses are still not putting in place policies for the secure management of confidential data, warns the UK's largest on-site destruction company.

Facilitating Physical Security

Steve Garton offers advice and tips for FMs who find security being added to their brief as corporate economic and personnel resources come under increasing pressure.

Is the Guard on the Door Obsolete?

Derek Hall asks, can this be true? Some commentators claim that new technological developments will result in manned door security becoming obsolete in the not too distant future.

A Good Night's Sleep

Michael Charlton-Weedy writes: Businesses are at risk now more than ever before with globalisation, network integration and climate change, let alone political instability.

Regulation and Licensing in the Security Industry

Nigel Forbes writes: The end of 2004 saw the Security Industry Authority announce some changes to key dates for the Regulation of the Private Security Industry. Regulation and licensing in England and Wales now become law on March 20th 2006.

Why Are Security Manufacturers Ignoring the DDA?

Keith Munden looks at how the Disability Discrimination Act affects facilities managers and how they have been largely left high and dry by security equipment manufacturers.


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Securing staff of the future

Just as the role of the security officer has changed over the years, so too have the demands and expectations of potential recruits.

How to ensure IoT system security

Wireless IoT sensors are an affordable and easy-to-use solution for comprehensive data collection. Security, however, remains a worry.

The security sector: operating with a social mission

For decades the security sector has been trapped in what many may dub a race to the bottom.

Security services: a changing landscape

Eighteen months ago security officers were walking through deserted streets, past shuttered shops and empty pubs and restaurants to protect empty buildings, or those with only a skeleton staff.

Security: innovation is shaping the future

Jason Pope turns the World FM Day focus onto security services to show how Covid-19 has been the catalyst the industry needed.

Transformation spells opportunity for security

The past year has been very challenging for the security industry. The pandemic has caused massive disruption, but we can be proud of how our industry has supported clients.

Security: on the frontline every day

Thursday the 17th is Thank Your Security Officer Day, a Corps Security initiative timed explicitly to coincide with the international week of recognition, Security Officer Appreciation Week.

Security in a time of uncertainty

As the country continues to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, security officers have a vital role to play in keeping communities safe and helping to keep critical national infrastructure going.

Facial recognition: friend or foe?

The BBC's 2019 drama The Capture, about a young soldier accused of a crime he denies, feels particularly pertinent for these times of tumultuous politics and rapid technological advancement.

How FM can help a struggling retail sector

Retail centres are feeling the squeeze as customers place an ever higher value on their shopping experience. Paul Thrupp argues that the time is ripe for FM to step in as a central component to reviving the retail sector.

Cyber security: have you left a window open?

When it comes to cyber security, we are fighting a perception, potentially fuelled by the suppliers of stock photos, that hackers are fantastically smart, well resourced, highly (and predictably) motivated and dressed in hoodies.

Scrubbing up on security

Are the personnel who clean your facilities really who they claim to be? There may be more chance that they're not than you think. Security vetting needs to be improved across the professional cleaning industry, says Chris Parkes.

Sizing up public sector contracts

The way that central government contracts are allocated, awarded and serviced has, for a long time, been a cause of deep concern for me.

Going cashless for increased security

Over recent years technology has developed rapidly and with so many different types of solutions available, it can often be tough for facilities managers to find the right one to suit their needs.

Security: single or bundled?

In the bundled vs single-service debate there are some who feel that the single-service security provider can offer more expertise in the area of security and that FM providers can too often be ‘jack of all trades, master of none’.