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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.

AM secures Hull deal

The University of Hull has awarded a three-year security contract to AM Services Group.

Trigion secures landmark Worcester library deal

Trigion Security Services has won the contract to provide security at The Hive in Worcester, Europe's first joint public and university library.

G4S lands multi-site DWP contract

G4S Secure Solutions has won a contract with the Department for Work and Pensions to provide security services for an estate of over 700 properties.

ISS lands extended deal at Oz airports

ISS has signed a four-year contract to continue providing security services at Melbourne and Launceston for Australia Pacific Airports Corporation.

Axis secures new Broadgate Estates deal

The property development and management company has appointed Axis Security to deliver services at Ropemaker Place, a key building in its City of London portfolio.

BIFM offers counter-terrorism advice

The Institute's latest guidance note is designed to help facilities management professionals evaluate risks to their buildings and decide what they should do about them.

Pilgrims lands BBC role

BBC Studioworks, the broadcaster’s commercial arm which runs the former White City studio complex in London, has awarded Pilgrims Group a contract to provide a range of security services.

Noonan acquires Ultimate Security

The Dublin-headquartered FM services provider has bought London-based Ultimate Security for an undisclosed sum.

Cordant reports recent wins

Cordant Services says it is continuing to grow, citing a string of contract wins over the past three months.

Ultimate booked to stay on at Chiswick Park

Investment firm Blackstone has awarded Ultimate Security Services a three-year contract extension at London's Chiswick Park, worth over £1m a year.

G4S lands Brussels security deal

The group's Belgium business has won a six-year contract to provide security services at Brussels Airport, one of Europe's busiest travel hubs.

Wilson James reorganises for growth

The security services provider has amalgamated its City of London and Southern business regions to create what it calls "a £65m operational powerhouse" spearheading targeted expansion.

Pilgrims in five-year win at ITV

Security services provider Pilgrims Group has been awarded a new contract covering six premises across the UK for the broadcaster.

Axis goes to law again

The Axis Group has won a "significant" contract to provide the security service and a supporting receptionist role to the front of house team at international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges in the City of London.

Ashridge in multi-site security win

Ashridge Group has won a three-year guarding contract covering a city centre site in Leeds and two in central London. 

Axis re-appointed at Stockley Park

Axis Security has been awarded a new three-year contract at Stockley Park, the 155-acre commercial development conceived in the mid 1980s and now widely regarded as a major feature of the West London Corridor.

Contract wins up 20% at Trigion

Trigion Security is reporting solid new business growth for the second quarter, in line with its plans for "substantial" growth in 2017.

Sodexo's new head of security to chair trade association

Jane Farrell, newly appointed as Head of Security at Sodexo, has become the first female Chair of the International Professional Security Association in its 59-year history.

Kingdom secures college place

The support services group has been appointed to provide security and reception services at Epping Forest College in Essex.

Trigion engineers solution for RAE

The Royal Academy of Engineering has appointed Trigion to deliver a range of integrated security services, including electronic systems, manned guarding, concierge and reception cover.

Cordant bags extension deal at Matalan

Cordant Security has been awarded a two-year contract extension at retail group Matalan.

CIS wins extension to GVA security deal

The property management firm has awarded a new contract to CIS Security, adding an additional portfolio with a services value about £6m.

Cordant enjoying its salad days

The Cordant Group's security business has been appointed by Florette Salad Ltd to provide services at two UK sites.

Mitie launches premium security service

The group says its City Class offering recognises that organisations in high-profile cities increasingly require heightened and more sophisticated security measures.

ISS claims English Heritage

English Heritage, the charity that cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites around the country, has appointed ISS to deliver security services.

Mitie extends contract with DP World

Mitie's security business has secured a three-year contract extension with DP World Southampton, a major container terminal.

The art of the deal: Wilson James wins at Tate

The security services group has been appointed to provide security and logistics support at three Tate Museum sites.

Forsyth named CEO at Kings Security Systems

The move follows Bob Forsyth's eight-year tenure as MD of Mitie's security services business.

Pilgrims secures McBride extension

McBride plc, the UK-based provider of private-label household and personal care products, has extended its initial one-year security services contract with Pilgrims Group for a further two years.

Incentive wins at Battersea

Incentive FM's Lynx Security business has been appointed to provide a range of security services at Battersea Power Station in London.

Trigion offers streamlined security solution

The security sector is a place of change these days, as cost factors on the one hand and technology developments on the other drive new solutions to customer needs.

Ultimate Land Securities extension

Ultimate Security Services has renewed its contract with property investment group Land Securities for another three years, in a deal worth up to £37m.

Axis Security mobilises double deal in the City

The security services provider now has teams on-site at two properties, following its appointment by BNP Paribas Real Estate.

TCFM pleased with Eden Walk

TC Facilities Management has been appointed to deliver cleaning and security services at the retail development in Kingston, Surrey.

Wellcome Trust makes Ultimate decision

The global scientific and research charitable foundation has appointed Ultimate Security Services on a three-year integrated service contract.

Corps unveils service to optimise security solutions

Corps Security has launched a new service designed to fully integrate manned guarding and electronic technology in a tailored package that promises to deliver significant cost savings and operational efficiencies.

Domino falls for Trigion

Cambridge-based industrial equipment supplier Domino UK has appointed Trigion to deliver security services, building on an established relationship with Trigion's sister company, Facilicom.

Oltec in Manchester security win

Oltec FM has expanded its existing relationship with Manchester Metropolitan University, with the award of a new contract to provide security and manned guarding support to the in-house team. 

Three-year Manchester deal for Ashridge

The Buckingham-based facilities services provider has won a three-year security contract at Manchester's Bridgewater House.

Pilgrims Group secures PwC contract

The Surrey-headquartered security services provider has won a five-year deal with business advisors PwC. 

BSIA tackles price vs quality issue in buying decisions

A white paper commissioned by the British Security Industry Association has established the importance of making purchase decisions based on quality rather than initial purchase price alone. 

Axis secures St Paul's contract

Axis Security has been appointed to provide manned guarding services to one of London's most iconic landmarks, St Paul's Cathedral.

Kingdom secures Welsh university deal

The University of South Wales has awarded the soft services specialist a three-year security services contract.

Axis secures multi-site deal with Lambert Smith Hampton

The commercial property consultant has appointed Axis Security to provide a range of services at eight properties in the North East of England.

Emprise settles in at Camden Market

Emprise Services has been awarded a three-year contract to provide manned security services for London's Camden Market.

Planning for security in a dangerous world

Specifying the right types of security services in the right places and at the right levels of quality just seems to get more and more challenging in the uncertain world we live in.

Trigion moves to Oxford

Trigion Security Services has won a manned guarding contract with the Select Plant Hire division of construction group Laing O'Rourke at a large site in Oxford.

Manned guarding: a market under pressure?

A new report from market research firm Mintel paints a picture of a UK manned security sector that is doing well in some parts but feeling the pressures of change and challenge in others.

Kingdom extends insurance coverage

The security services provider has won a new contract with insurance group Allianz covering two sites in Birmingham.

ISC finds a place in Soho

Integrated Security Consultants has been appointed to provide security services to Six Storeys, a new venue in the heart of London.

Churchill extends Bradford deal to security

Churchill Services, already providing cleaning to Bradford College, has also now been appointed to deliver security.

Trigion wins Knauf contract

Building materials group Knauf has appointed Trigion to provide security services at its Sittingbourne site in Kent.

Trigion plugs into new deal

The security services specialist has won a manned guarding contract with Batt Cables at its Erith, Kent, site.

No DIY security at Homebase

Kent-headquartered Brooknight Security has been appointed to provide manned guarding services at all Homebase stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as the UK distribution centres.

Securing the right experience

Whether you are a viewer, a visitor, a student or a customer, every service provider these days is focused on more than just the transaction: instead, it's everything that goes into 'the experience'.

ISC extends O2 contract

Integrated Security Consultants has been awarded the control room management contract at Building Six, the O2 Arena's stand-alone superclub. 

Carlisle secures London university place

Carlisle Support Services has been selected as a supplier under the London University Purchasing Consortium framework for the provision of security services. 

Trigion's jumble sale

Beaulieu's world-famous International Autojumble, held in the grounds of the National Motor Museum in the New Forest National Park, took place in September with security services provided by Trigion UK.

Carlisle in three-year security services win

Carlisle Support Services has been appointed by Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to deliver a range of services at New Cross Hospital. 

Axis in multi-site win with JLL

Axis Security has been appointed to provide a range of services to 163 sites managed by property consultancy JLL.

Ultimate solution for Tower 42

Ultimate Security has landed a four-year extension to its security services contract at London's Tower 42.

Staff competence and supplier performance top buyer concerns

Competence of staff and getting the supplier to deliver on the terms of the contract are the two main challenges businesses face when outsourcing their security services, new research shows.

VSG secures London training deal

Compass Group UK & Ireland's security business has won a one-year contract with the London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime to deliver Project Griffin training.

Oltec guards go green

At Oltec FM, more than a thousand security personnel have now completed environmental best practice training.

Interserve secures BBC extension

The BBC has awarded Interserve a two-year extension on its contract to provide security services, a deal worth more than £20m.

Merger creates largest security services business in the US

AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America have finalised their merger, forming Allied Universal, a company with a full national reach.

The robots are coming

Universal Protection Services, the largest security provider in the United States, has extended its service offer with the launch of a robot that provides real-time video and audio communication linked directly to a manned control centre.

G4S lands deal at Kuwait Airport

The Kuwait Ministry of Interior has awarded a two-year contract to G4S for the provision of enhanced security at Kuwait International Airport.

Ultimate secures London contract

Broadgate Estates has appointed Ultimate Security Services to provide manned guarding at two developments, More London and London Bridge City.

TC secures hat trick

TCFM's security services business has been awarded three contracts in the Home Counties and East Anglia.

Incentive grows security team

Incentive Lynx Security, part of Incentive FM Group, has made two senior appointments designed to support its growing portfolio and at the same time targeting its next phase of development.

G4S expands FM contract at Barnsley Hospital

The service provider's contract with Barnsley Hospital has been extended to cover security services in a new three-year deal.

Cordant boards Carillion Rail

Cordant Services has been awarded preferred supplier status following a competitive tender with Carillion Rail.

Kingdom renews Drax contract

The security services provider has been awarded a new five-year contract at Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire, the largest power station in the UK.

Trigion suits Savile Row deal

Trigion Security Services has been appointed to provide security at properties in Savile Row, as well as Berkeley Street and Duke of York Street, London, by the managing agent.

Kingdom establishes base to grow in India

The St Helens-headquartered services group has acquired the Indian security company Capital Guarding Services, a 500-strong business based in Kerala.

Speedy growth for Weston FM

Weston Facilities Management, the Cwmbran-based company headed by Simon Weston OBE, has signed a national contract with hire group Speedy Services.

Cordant doubles up at National Express

Transport services group National Express has awarded a three-year contract to Cordant for security services at locations throughout the UK.

Security: people vs technology

Weighing up needs and possible solutions to devise the most effective security strategy is not a simple thing, and seems to be getting less so as security technology becomes increasingly sophisticated.

Noonan buys Shield business

The Dublin-based services group has extended its security operations with the acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company and TSG Security.

G4S extends reach across Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Civil Estate has awarded G4S FM a two-year contract to deliver FM services at more than 200 of its locations.

Terrorism: what it means for FM

"The biggest threat to security is believing that no threat exists." That was the key message from Kenneth Upham, counter-terrorism security advisor for Greater Manchester Police.

Securitas helping Wiltshire Police with enquiries

Wiltshire Police has appointed the security services group to provide guarding at major crime scenes throughout the county.

Trigion replaces guards

A leading insurance company based in the City of London has eliminated its 24/7 manned guarding requirement following the implementation of new technology by Trigion Security Services.

Cordant secures ScottishPower deal

The energy provider has awarded a five-year contract to Cordant covering provision of manned security services to the UK portfolio.

Security at the Bath House

Events and venues specialist Integrated Security Consultants Ltd has been awarded the contract to provide security services at the recently opened Victorian Bath House in London.

VSG reports strong 2015

Compass Group UK & Ireland's security services business delivered year on year revenue growth of 13.3% in 2015, as well as signing a number of 'significant' new contracts.

Security Industry Authority under review

The long-promised review and revision of the regulatory structure for the UK security industry has moved forward a step, sort of.

Mitie secures NuGen contract

NuGen, the nuclear power station development company, has awarded a three-year security services deal to Mitie.

G4S scores at the Open

The security services specialist has been awarded a five-year contract with the Open Championship.

G4S signs global deal with Huawei Technologies

G4S has signed a five-year, multi-national security services deal with the Chinese telecommunications technology giant.

Lessons from the real world

The post-Paris Brussels lockdown was a difficult and challenging situation. If any good came out of that, it might include the fact that security procedures at many organisations were put to the test.

Mitie secures SSE national deal

Mitie has been awarded a three-year security services contract covering Scottish & Southern Energy's full UK portfolio.

Cordant heads to business school

London Business School has appointed Cordant Security to supply a range of services at its main site in Regent's Park, central London.

Mitie ties up in Aberdeen Harbour

The facilities management company has been awarded a three-year security services contract with one of the busiest trust ports in the UK.

Mitie secures E.ON contract

The facilities management group has been awarded a two-plus-two-year contract covering 24-hour security at all of the utility company's UK sites.

Securitas buys major electronic security business

In a deal that illustrates where the security industry is headed, ie adding major technology capabilities to the traditional manned guarding solution, Securitas is to acquire Diebold's electronic security business in North America.

BIFM and Orbis launch vacant property survey

The British Institute of Facilities Management and vacant property management expert Orbis have launched a new property management survey.

TC in Maidenhead new-build deal

TC Facilities Management's security services division has been appointed to provide manned guarding services to a new Grade A office development in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Securitas invests in UK business

The global security services group has published its 2020 vision for the UK business and in conjunction made what it says is one of the most significant investments in the UK security industry for decades.

Bellrock achieves new security standard

Facilities and property management provider Bellrock has become one of the first companies to be certified to the revised ISO 27001:2013 standard.

Ireland's Noonan buys Brink's operations

One of Ireland's largest support services groups has signed an agreement to acquire the local Security Services Division of Brink's, the international security group.

Royal Parks extends security deal with Magenta

Magenta Security has won the guarding contract for the Royal Parks, extending a relationship first established in 2007.

Mitie announces partnership with Fujitsu

Mitie's total security management business has struck a partnership deal with Fujitsu that brings together cyber security and building monitoring.

Wilson James extends BP deal

The security company has been appointed by BP to deliver emergency response control room services across the North Sea business, building on an existing manned guarding and reception services contract.

CE grows with Octavian Security buy

CE Facilities Services has acquired Octavian Security UK in a move designed to boost the company's integrated FM capabilities.

Mitie secures Eggborough deal

Mitie has been awarded a three-year security services contract at Eggborough Power Station.

National Gallery braves dispute to appoint Securitas

The National Gallery has appointed Securitas as its partner to manage some visitor facing and security staff services.

Corps retains MoD guarding contract

Corps Security has landed a renewal of its contract for civilian manned guarding and CCTV monitoring at a number of UK military bases.

Cordant picks up a deal at Matalan

The fashion and homeware retailer has extended its contract with Cordant Security for a further two years.

G4S nabs Hinkley Point deal

G4S has signed a 10-year contract with EDF Energy to provide security services for the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset.

Securitas launches technology team

Securitas has announced the creation of a new specialist team intended to play a vital role in driving the security firm's strategy to integrate traditional guarding solutions with evolving technologies.

Securitas nabs Peel contract

The security services provider says it beat off 'stiff competition' to win a new contract with property investor Peel Group.

New security standard published

BSI has published BS 16000 Security Management: strategic and operational guidelines.

Incentive guards Gherkin

Incentive Lynx Security, part of the Incentive FM Group, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide security services at 30 St Mary Axe, The Gherkin, in the City of London.

That will do nicely

Cards are the present, and even more so the future. It's quite possible to imagine the day when paying by cash will be the exception, possibly even unacceptable.

Gold standard for Sodexo security

Sodexo has achieved the National Security Inspectorate Guarding Gold standard for its security control room services.

Sercon: we'll drink to that

The Scottish support services company has been appointed as security provider to William Grant & Sons distillery in Girvan.

Sodexo Ireland goes platinum

Sodexo Ireland has been awarded Qualsec Platinum, the highest accreditation given by the Irish Security Industry Association. Sodexo is one of only six member companies in Ireland to achieve this status.

Sumitomo Mitsui banks on Wilson James

Wilson James has been appointed to provide manned guarding services for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation at two sites in the City of London.

Securitas lands Airbus

The security group has won a multi-service contract with aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

Securitas lands 10 year Herts Uni deal

Securitas has signed a long-term partnership contract to provide security and reception services to the University of Hertfordshire.

Servest in multi site deal with CBRE

Servest Security has won a three-year contract to provide reception, manned guarding and mobile patrols to 11 properties in the UK.

New regional director at Mitie

The services provider has appointed Rachel Parker as its Regional Director of London and the South East for its total security management business.

Sodexo in security first

Sodexo is the first FM company in the UK and Ireland to receive formal recognition for the planning, support, management and delivery of security services at the company's head office in Holborn, London.

Servest lands new Crossrail role

Servest Security has been appointed to provide guarding services for the final system-wide Crossrail project.

ISC lands five year booking at The O2

Integrated Security Consultants has been awarded a five-year contract to supply CCTV and radio channel controllers to The O2 arena, London.

Mitie retains Fujitsu contract

The outsourcing group has retained a multi-million pound security services contract with Fujitsu, one of the UK and Ireland's leading IT systems, services and products companies.

Securitas secures Dover berth

Securitas has been awarded the contract to provide security at Europe's busiest ferry port.

G4S and VPS in strategic partnership

Security services group G4S and VPS, the vacant property specialist, have teamed up to launch what they are calling 'an unparalleled new solution' in the vacant property services market.

Mitie secures data centre deal

Data centre operator Interxion has awarded Mitie a three-year security services contract.

Second acquisition for Kingdom Security

The St Helens-headquartered security services provider has acquired its Birkenhead-based rival, the CDO Group Ltd.

Mitie reboards Eurostar

Mitie's total security management business has renewed its multi-million pound contract with the international train operator.

The security industry: can it save itself?

A recent industry roundtable, organised by Incentive FM Group, took on the tough issue of margin erosion in the UK contract security sector.

Axis secures London contract

Property manager Cushman and Wakefield has awarded Axis Security a three-year contract to protect 10 Finsbury Square, a new office building in the City of London.

Kingdom expands its reach

Kingdom Security has acquired Sunwin Managed Security, increasing its manned guarding workforce by almost 650.

Advance Security rebrands, targets growth

Advance Security has rebranded as Cordant Security and simultaneously announced that it will be recruiting an additional 350 staff to support existing and new clients.

Axis bags retail park contract

Axis Security has been awarded the manned guarding contract at Gallagher Retail Park, based just outside Coventry.

Security: what's it for?

Do the security services you pay for add value to your organisation, something that goes beyond the terms set out in the contract?

Faster growth likely for the security market

The outsourced security guarding services market is approaching £5bn in size, having grown in recent years despite an uneven economic recovery. That growth is expected to continue, at an increasing rate.

Emprise offers advice in security white paper

Security can easily be seen as a cost rather than an investment. But an effective strategy, which considers how to best protect an organisation's assets and infrastructure, and mitigate risks, can save time and reduce overheads.

Axis secures Daiwa contract

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe has appointed Axis Security to provide manned guarding and CCTV monitoring services for the investment firm's City of London-based European headquarters.

Steady growth predicted for world security market

Worldwide demand for contract security services will increase 6.6% per annum, climbing towards a total market value of $331bn in 2018.

G4S tops 'static' UK security market

New research suggests that the UK's regulated security sector has remained static in terms of turnover, holding more or less steady at just over £3bn for the past year.

Mitie launches crime reporting partnership

Mitie has announced the launch of a strategic partnership with Facewatch, the online crime reporting and networking service.

Corps Security celebrating string of wins

A series of recent contract wins has seen the security services provider exceed its annual sales target in the first six months of its financial year.

Security as the heart of facilities operations

That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the rapid pace of development in security technology is undeniably opening up doors for greater integration and new applications.

Wilson James secures BP Scotland contract

BP has appointed Wilson James to deliver manned guarding and reception services across all of the group's sites in Scotland.

OCS delivers water-tight security service in Wales

Vinci Facilities has awarded a new three-year contract to OCS to provide manned guarding services for Welsh Water.

Little reward for Mitie

Jeff Little has joined Mitie's total security management business as an advisor to the board.

BSIA offers lone worker guidance

The British Security Industry Association has published a new guide specifically aimed at users of lone worker devices or smartphone apps.

OCS secures Gloucester deal

Property advisor DTZ has awarded OCS a three-year contract to provide security services at King's Walk Shopping Centre in Gloucester.

Securitas helping police in Dorset

Dorset Police have awarded a crime-scene guarding contract to Securitas.

OCS lands double security deal

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded a five-year contract to OCS to deliver security and parking management services at its two large acute hospital sites.

Companies should act now on security

Corps Security CEO Peter Webster has issued a warning to organisations that the increased likelihood of terrorist attack means they must recognise the threat, take it seriously and do everything possible to minimise danger to people, property and assets.

Mitie turns to Holland

Mitie has appointed Colin Holland as a sector specialist to head up the public sector for its total security management business.

Axis scores at Sunderland

Axis Security has won the manned guarding contract for Sunderland AFC, covering both the Stadium of Light and the training facility, the Academy of Light.

PHS scoops security training award

PHS Group was recognised for outstanding contribution to training at the British Security Industry Association Awards, held earlier this month.

BSIA launches end-user survey

The British Security Industry Association has launched a survey aimed at measuring changing attitudes to security among those responsible for buying and using security products and services.

Corps lands a pair at BSIA Awards

Corps Security has been recognised for its customer service excellence at the British Security Industry Association's Security Personnel Awards 2014.

ISC scoops security role at 'Britain's greenest building'

Integrated Security Consultants has been awarded a contract to provide a range of security services at Brent Civic Centre, the new headquarters of Brent Council.

Corps Security builds senior team

Corps Security has appointed Mark Rogers to its senior management team. Rogers joins as Major Account Development Director.

G4S trials robot security officer

The security services group has deployed 'Bob', a robot developed by the University of Birmingham, as a trainee security officer.

Security providers for Commonwealth Games named

Police Scotland have confirmed details of the 'integrated multi-agency approach' to deliver a safe and secure Commonwealth Games this summer.


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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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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’.