Ultimate Security Services becomes Recognised Service Provider working alongside Living Wage Foundation

Steve Hall: CEO at Ultimate Security Services

Steve Hall: CEO at Ultimate Security Services

Ultimate Security Services has just become a Recognised Service Provider working alongside the Living Wage Foundation. The company will offer a Living Wage option for each request for tender. In essence, this means that the company will pay its contracted staff a wage that meets the cost of living and pay the real Living Wage to all staff working for its core business.

The London Living Wage is currently set at a rate of £9.75 per hour and covers all Boroughs in Greater London. The UK Living Wage for areas outside of London is currently set at £8.45 per hour. These figures are set annually by the Resolution Foundation.

The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by employers across the UK. Currently, almost 3,000 employers commit to paying all of their directly employed and contracted staff the real Living Wage as part of its accredited employer network. At present, 75 Recognised Service Providers work with the Living Wage Foundation to offer Living Wage options for contracted staff, ensuring that a real Living Wage is always possible when outsourcing services.

Steve Hall, CEO at Ultimate Security Services, commented: “I’m delighted that we’ve been successful in achieving recognition as a London Living Wage Service Provider. We’re very proud to be working together with the Living Wage Foundation. This organisation is at the heart of the movement for fair pay, and we believe that the recognition reflects the importance we place on our people here at Ultimate. Indeed, our people are at the very heart of everything we do. We fully understand our responsibility to demonstrate commitment to always offering a real Living Wage option when contracting staff to clients.”

Clear demonstration of leadership

Living Wage foundation director Katherine Chapman responded: “The benefits that the Living Wage brings to staff and businesses are clear. I welcome the leadership shown by Ultimate Security Services on this important issue.”

Ultimate Security Services is a leading security, Front of House and corporate reception business services provider. Founded back in 1999, the company is driven to be recognised as the supplier of choice for landmark and high risk locations in London. Ultimate delivers best value and fit for purpose security services solutions with a sharp focus on service excellence and which actively support clients’ core business strategies.

The business provides a range of integrated security solutions to high end London-based clients. It boasts a turnover of £71 million and employs 2,100 people. Blue chip clients include Land Securities, CBRE, the Shard, Broadgate Estates, Savills and BNP Paribas.

Services provided by Ultimate Security encompass security guarding, Front of House, reception, building management, loading bay and Post Room-focused solutions.

About the Author
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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