Incentive FM Group launches Incentive Tec subsidiary focused on life safety systems

Jeremy Waud: chairman of the Incentive FM Group

Jeremy Waud: chairman of the Incentive FM Group

Incentive FM Group has launched a new specialist company which will operate as a subsidiary of Incentive Tec, the business’ building services operation. Incentive Tec – Fire & Security Systems Ltd will deliver cost-effective and bespoke design, installation and maintenance of life safety systems, focusing on compliance and regulatory requirements for both existing and new end user customers.

Solutions will include fire and intruder detection and alarms, emergency lighting, access control, CCTV and fire safety sprinklers. Those solutions will be available as standalone options or as part of a broader M&E service offer. The division will also work closely with the company’s security guarding business, namely Incentive Lynx Security, and its client base.

The fire and security systems staff joined the Incentive FM Group along with the company’s acquisition of Weston Electrical Services (WES Group) last year, which significantly increased the geographical reach, scale and range of its Incentive Tec business, bringing the total number of multi-skilled mobile engineers the Incentive FM Group now employs to over 140 nationwide, with a further 80 site-based technicians also on the books.

Supporting the relaunch of this business, Incentive Tec will provide training and development opportunities for its existing service teams while also looking to strengthen its workforce throughout a number of regions.

Jeremy Waud, chairman at Incentive FM Group, informed Risk UK: “Fire and security technical systems has been a missing link in our service offer and one that has been on our ‘shopping list’ for some time now. We were delighted that the Western Electrical Services Group acquisition came with a small business under the leadership of Linda Rogers and Richard Parkinson that was already engaged in this very area. That has allowed us to re-brand, invest in and expand the service around the country.”

Chris Windass, managing director at Incentive Tec, added: “At Incentive Tec, we pride ourselves on our ability to engage with clients, understanding their needs and providing a bespoke solution. As a result, we’re continually looking to expand the scope of our directly-delivered services and are fully committed to helping our customers keep their people, buildings and assets safe, secure and efficient at all times.”

St Nicholas Shopping Centre contract win

In December, Incentive FM Group was awarded the contract to provide a range of services at St Nicholas Shopping Centre in Sutton. The St Nicholas Centre is a contemporary Shopping Centre in the heart of Sutton, Surrey and boasts a large range of High Street shops and cafes across three floors in addition to a cinema.

Under the terms of the contract, Incentive FM Group will provide security, reception and cleaning services at the 400,000 sq ft location. Around 27 employees have transferred under TUPE to service the Terms and Conditions of the contract and will now undergo additional training.

The two-year agreement is the latest addition to Montagu Evans’ growing retail portfolio. Incentive FM Group has worked with Montagu Evans for over four years now and currently provides a total FM solution at the Friars Square Shopping Centre in Aylesbury.

About the Author

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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