Security and FM specialist Ashridge Group posts 98% year-on-year turnover increase

Ashridge Group, the Buckinghamshire-based security and facilities management company, has posted an impressive 98% increase in year-on-year turnover as part of a considerable growth curve. Underlining the business’ continued growth and expansion across the UK, this enviable financial progression has been paralleled by an internal drive to solidify its position in the UK security and facilities industry.

Emma Walker, operations director, explained: “It has been an incredible year for the Ashridge Group, both financially and in terms of our evolution as a business. We’re extremely encouraged by our year-end financial results. Our growing physical footprint across the UK substantiates this further. A huge part of what we do involves nurturing our people, so I would like to extend a Thank You to all of our teams and individuals who’ve been part of our success story so far. We’re extremely excited to see what the future holds for Ashridge Group.”

Ashridge Group has also been driving internal initiatives to strengthen its position as a top employer, encouraging employee feedback, team cohesiveness, reward strategies and learning and development opportunities throughout the organisation.

With ambitious growth plans strategised across the coming years, Ashridge Group will be looking to further its national expansion by securing new contracts and continuing to develop its workforce.

Ashridge Group’s services range from property/site maintenance and facility management through to security solutions, risk prevention and security consultancy. The company celebrates its fifth anniversary this year.

With a workforce of around 100 employees, and a large client base which spans a number of different industry sectors (including further education, the utilities, manufacturing, rail, corporate and heritage sites and more), Ashridge Group has continued to grow year on year, subsequently penetrating new markets across the UK.

“We’re excited to reach this milestone as an organisation,” added Emma Walker. “It’s testament to all the hard work we put in across the business, right through from grass roots level to the top. It’s rewarding to see continued growth and scalability, and we’re very much looking forward to further developing our strategic vision for the future.”

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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