OCS wins security contract with Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service

OCS, the international facilities management services company, has been appointed by Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to provide security services encompassing security guarding and alarm monitoring.

HMCTS has invested in new contracts to deliver more time efficient, consistent and user-focused services across its sites. Effective from April 2020 and working in conjunction with the service, OCS will now be providing specialist security and alarm monitoring solutions as part of wider efforts by HMCTS to modernise and improve the experience for service users.

OCS will work alongside HMCTS to mobilise the transition period which will see representatives meet to aid the introduction of new processes and solutions offered by the organisation. The contract will see the delivery of security guarding, key holding, CCTV alarm monitoring and alarm response under a comprehensive security offer at sites which are in constant demand and see heavy footfall.

Justice Minister Chris Philp MP said: “These new contracts will modernise and enhance the experience of all those using our courts and tribunals, delivering more user-friendly services. Our justice system is one of the most advanced in the world and this Government is committed to ensuring that it remains so.”

Bob Taylor, CEO of OCS UK, Ireland and the Middle East, added: “We’re delighted to be awarded the contract to provide security services across the estate and excited to be working with HMCTS to transform and modernise the security service and enhance the experience of courts and tribunals users.”

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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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