Ashridge Group wins new security guarding contract with APAM UK for Leeds and London sites

Ashridge Group has been successful in winning a three-year security guarding contract at multiple sites across the UK, reinforcing the group’s continued national growth. Working with long-term strategic partner First Choice Facilities, Ashridge Group has taken on new facilities contracts for APAM UK, an acclaimed property asset management company.

The new locations include a prestigious site in Leeds city centre which commenced in June, and a further two corporate locations in central London which were introduced to the Ashridge Group team this month.

As part of the contract, Ashridge Group has also welcomed two Security Industry Authority (SIA)-licensed building support officers at a new site in Leeds city centre who joined the team in June, and more recently four security officers from two corporate sites in central London.

The teams are required to safeguard the locations from outside intrusion. Ashridge Group’s experienced security personnel will be enforcing all relevant security procedures and processes to maximise the safety of the buildings, their assets and, of course, the individuals within.

Emma Walker, operations director for Ashridge Group, informed Risk UK: “We’d like to extend a huge Thank You to the operations team and the security officers based at APAM’s Bridgewater House. Due to their dedication and hard work, our relationship with APAM UK has continued to grow. We’re excited to welcome all of the new security officers to the team and we’re looking forward to providing ongoing support to the London and Leeds sites.”

The three-year contract is demonstrative of Ashridge Group’s reputation as a highly-accredited security specialist operating across the UK and marks the business’ continued maturation as an organisation.

Ashridge Group is a registered company on the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme as well as being a SafeContractor business and has been bestowed with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.

The Buckinghamshire-based business provides a variety of security solutions for end user customers, including security guarding, key holding, mobile patrols, event management and security systems.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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