Securitas acquires security and fire systems specialist Allcooper Group

Securitas has announced the acquisition of Allcoopers Ltd and its subsidiaries. Founded in 1987 and with annual sales of approximately £7 million, Allcooper Group specialises in the installation, maintenance and monitoring of a wide range of security and fire systems. It operates from bases in Gloucestershire, the West Midlands and London with a complement of around 100 employees.

Allcooper’s expertise in electronic security and its portfolio of long-term customers will provide excellent support in Securitas’ pursuit of its strategic objectives.

As part of the Securitas Group, Allcooper – which is valued at £6 million – will continue to deliver professional security services to clients in the UK and will operate under the Securitas brand by the end of 2019.

“The Allcooper Group has been a valued trading partner of Securitas UK for several years and this acquisition further strengthens our portfolio as we continue to build electronic security services as part of our Vision 2020 strategy.” explained Brian Riis Nielsen, country president for Securitas UK. 

Roman Cooper, Allcooper Group’s service director, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Allcooper Group clients and employees. Both organisations are at the forefront of the latest industry trends and technology and there are huge opportunities for development and growth.”

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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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