Ultimate Security wins three-year integrated services contract with Wellcome Trust

The Gibbs Building: Wellcome Trust's hq at 215 Euston Road in central London

The Gibbs Building: Wellcome Trust’s hq at 215 Euston Road in central London

Wellcome Trust, the global scientific and research charitable foundation, has appointed Ultimate Security Services to manage its integrated services operations in an initial three-year deal worth £3.6 million. Ultimate will now provide services for the Wellcome Collection and the Gibbs Building at 215 Euston Road, London in this first generation outsourcing contract, which consolidates a number of different services including reception, Wellcome Collection hosting, loading bay, Post Room and reprographics.

Alan Aldridge, head of buildings, environment and workplace at the Wellcome Trust, said: “After a thorough tender exercise, we concluded that an integrated service provider like Ultimate Security Services would offer the innovation and expertise needed to successfully transform the services delivered by our reception, security and office logistics teams. I’m delighted that Ultimate will be joining our existing family of on-site service partners, further enhancing our ability to develop innovative service solutions that support the wider organisation.”

Paul Harvey, Board director at Ultimate Security Services, responded: “We’re delighted to be working alongside the iconic and globally recognised Wellcome Trust and the Wellcome Collection. Environments evolve constantly, and the resulting complexities demand intelligent and adaptive solutions. We’re proud that Wellcome Trust has acknowledged our capability for delivering engaged front line personnel who understand the pivotal role they play in safety, well-being and the customer experience journey.”

Founded back in 1999, Ultimate Security Services provides a range of integrated security solutions for high-end London clients. Boasting a turnover of £72 million and employing 2,100 members of staff, the company’s impressive client list includes Land Securities, CBRE, The Shard, Broadgate Estates, Savills and BNP Paribas.

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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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