Cineworld Group plc awards UK security guarding contract to Lodge Security

Left to Right: Rohit Behl (national key accounts manager at Lodge Security), Kelly Drew (operations director at Cineworld Group plc) and Stuart Lodge (CEO at Lodge Security)

Left to Right: Rohit Behl (national key accounts manager at Lodge Security), Kelly Drew (operations director at Cineworld Group plc) and Stuart Lodge (CEO at Lodge Security)

Lodge Security has been awarded the security guarding contract for Cineworld Group plc and, as a result, will now provide security operatives for duties at cinemas and key leisure locations across the UK.

Cineworld Group plc was founded in 1995 and is one of the leading cinema groups in Europe. In point of fact, it’s the second largest cinema business in the world.

Speaking about the new contract, Stuart Lodge (CEO of Lodge Security) informed Risk Xtra: “Following a very thorough tendering process, we’re delighted to have been selected from an extensive list of candidate suppliers. We’ve worked with Cineworld Group plc over a number of years, providing test purchasing, investigations and compliance audits. I believe that it was our ability to showcase the range and quality of our services, and demonstrate that we could support the business with its guarding requirements, that secured the partnership with such a major international brand in the leisure industry.”

Lodge added: “Like ourselves, Cineworld Group plc has a key focus on personnel development and customer service, so it’s very exciting to align and work together with the business. We’re looking forward to continuing this long-term partnership, providing security services to the highest standards in conjunction with effective solutions.”

With over 900 personnel, Lodge Security operates in every major city in the UK and Ireland and across mainland Europe, providing a comprehensive set of specialist security services including remote monitoring and access control, incident management systems, 24/7 on-site response, building management services, security guarding, detection and security investigations, store detectives, the Elite guarding service, transport and supply chain security, security technology integration, data mining with video confirmation, auditing and compliance.

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