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G4S publishes full set of financials for 12-month period ending 31 December 2017

The G4S Group has announced its Full Year Results for the 12 months ending 31 December 2017. Revenue stands at £7.4 billion, which is up from £7.1 billion in 2016. PBITA is £496 million, with Earnings Per Share at 17.9 pence. Ashley Almanza, CEO at the G4S Group, stated: “G4S has...
Posted On 13 Mar 2018
Andrew Shaw
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Safeguarding Schools: Secure Emergency Lockdown Protocols

The Duty of Care that education officials have in terms of providing a safe environment for everyone on their premises is arguably more challenging in today’s world than at any time in days gone by. One area that should be identified for regular review is emergency lockdown....
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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Full Year Report for 2017 at Securitas highlights organic sales growth of 5%

Global security solutions provider Securitas has issued its Full Year Report for 2017. Total sales for the year stand at MSEK 92 197 (88 162), with organic sales growth at 5% (versus 7% in 2016). Operating income before amortisation is recorded as MSEK 4 677 (4 554) on an...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
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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...
Posted On 25 Sep 2017
Magnus Ahlqvist
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Magnus Ahlqvist appointed president and CEO of Securitas AB as of March 2018

The Board of Directors of Securitas AB has appointed Magnus Ahlqvist as the new president and CEO of the business with effect from March 2018. Ahlqvist will replace Alf Göransson, who has asked to leave his position after having led Securitas successfully for the last 11 years....
Posted On 15 Aug 2017
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Interim Report for January-June 2017 at Securitas highlights “good” organic sales growth

Organic sales growth (at 3%) has remained “good” at Securitas in the first half of the year on top of an “extraordinarily high” growth in 2016. In company financials issued in Stockholm this morning, Securitas reports total sales (MSEK) at 45 522 (42 131),...
Posted On 28 Jul 2017
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Fire and Security Association to celebrate 10th Anniversary at IFSEC and FIREX International

Fire and security business sector representatives are being urged to attend the Fire and Security Association’s (FSA) 10th Anniversary celebrations next month during IFSEC and FIREX International, which run at London’s ExCeL in Docklands from 20-22 June. The FSA will be...
Posted On 17 May 2017
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Securitas publishes Interim Report covering period from January to March 2017

Securitas’ Interim Report for Q1 2017 outlines total sales (MSEK) of 22 491 (20 614), an organic sales growth of 4% (8) and an operating income before amortisation (MSEK) standing at 1 051 (996). Operating margin is 4.7% (4.8) and earnings per share SEK 1.71 (1.59). Free...
Posted On 08 May 2017
Philip McKelvey: heading up the new retail security division at Evolution
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Evolution launches new retail security division for UK and European customer base

Evolution, the integrated fire and security business, has launched a new division specifically to provide a sophisticated range of intelligent Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions to retail customers across the UK and Europe. Headed up by Philip McKelvey, the division...
Posted On 25 Apr 2017
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BSIA’s latest research White Paper reveals (real) price of security solutions

A 30-page White Paper commissioned by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) establishes the importance of end users of security solutions making their purchasing decisions based on quality rather than initial purchase price alone. Entitled ‘The (Real) Price of...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017