Amulet wins three-year security contract with South Thames Colleges Group

Amulet, the security division of Churchill Contract Services, has won a three-year contract with South Thames Colleges Group (STCG). The contract is worth in the region of £400,000 and will see Amulet provide a suite of security services, including security guarding, event security and knife search operations.

STCG encompasses several Further Education Colleges – namely Carshalton, Kingston, Merton and South Thames – with sites around South West London and spanning the four Boroughs of Sutton, Merton, Kingston and Wandsworth. The Group serves to educate approximately 23,000 students annually, including 16-to-18 year-olds, adult learners and apprentices and offers employer training programmes.

Serena Lowe, regional director at Amulet, commented: “We’re excited to extend Amulet’s foothold in the education sector. South Thames Colleges Group is a prominent institution in the capital with a prestigious history. The team at STCG has really embraced our vision of providing a forward-thinking security service.”

Maroulla Gibbs, head of facilities at STCG, added: “I was impressed by the enthusiasm of Amulet’s senior management team throughout the bid process. Their hands-on and personable approach is very much in keeping with our ethos. I’m looking forward to collaborating with them over the coming three years.”

The contract commenced on 1 September.

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