Churchill Services Group moves to acquire AOS Security Ltd and establish stronger profile

Churchill Services Group has announced the acquisition of AOS Security Ltd in a bold bid to further enhance service capability and continue the strategy of establishing a stronger profile for the business within the UK’s security industry. In the wake of this deal, Churchill Services Group’s goal is to become a leading service solutions business with a combined turnover exceeding the £140 million mark.

AOS Security Ltd offers a complete suite of manned, mobile, covert and technical security services within the rail, construction, corporate, retail and healthcare sectors throughout the UK, with a predominant focus on the South East of England.

The business has consistently shown a desire to provide excellence, professionalism and a personalised service. It’s a philosophy which has seen the company build an impressive reputation and an equally impressive client list encompassing Transport for London, Chiltern Railways, the RNIB and ZSL London Zoo.

In making the transition to a single organisation, Churchill Services Group’s focus now turns towards working closely with AOS’ existing client base and providing a rewarding and stimulating environment for all employees.

Joel Briggs, Group managing director at the Churchill Services Group, explained to Risk UK: “A seamless transition for all clients and staff is the foremost priority as we look forward to a prosperous and exciting future. We want motivated and committed employees who feel included in the business to ensure that we can work, develop and grow together and, importantly, deliver a great service that adds value for our customers.”

Darren Read, managing director at AOS Security Ltd (and who now takes on the managing director’s role at Churchill Security Solutions following the acquisition) added: “This move is a natural fit for both organisations, strengthening services and market position even further. By uniting our shared security capabilities and a shared philosophy to make positive change within our industry, we can better serve our diverse and national client base.”

Churchill Services Group (which has just been ranked as one of the UK’s largest mid-market growth companies in The 2017 Sunday Times-Grant Thornton Top Track 250) delivers single services such as security, cleaning or catering, or any combination of service up to a complete bespoke multi-service solution in each sector throughout the UK, covering everything from local primary schools through to global corporate organisations.

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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 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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