Lodge Security confirms acquisition of Ladbroke Security Services

Stuart Lodge

Stuart Lodge

Lodge Security has acquired Ladbroke Security Services, the managed security solutions provider boasting 120 staff and sales of £2.25 million. Ladbroke Security Services was founded back in 1990 by retailer Chinacraft to protect its assets. The company has since expanded its client base to include 30 independent customers.

Operating primarily in London and the South East region, Ladbroke Security Services’ solutions include 24-hour concierge, Front of House reception, security guarding, remote video and CCTV monitoring, key holding and patrol services.

For its part, Lodge Security is one of the UK’s Top 30 security service providers by size and a third generation family-owned business that celebrates its 100th Anniversary next year.

Commenting on the acquisition deal, Stuart Lodge (CEO at the Lodge Service Group) informed Risk Xtra: “I’m pleased to announce the acquisition of an operation that’s highly complementary to our own specialisations and markets at Lodge Security. Ladbroke Security Services has maintained a strong reputation from its early years when the business specialised in retail security. With its family values and high-quality service delivery, the company offers a great fit and is an asset to the Lodge Service Group.”

Ladbroke Security Services has grown its corporate, commercial and construction customer base by combining a blend of manpower and technology solutions. It’s a strategy very much in line with that of the Lodge Service Group.

Lodge’s own services include staff credentials checking, undercover investigations and surveillance, online counterfeit and fraud detection, retail test purchasing, compliance audits, mystery shopping and customer service measurement (through its React CX division), recruitment for office administration and security staff, CCTV installation and remote alarm and building management 24-7.

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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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