Ward Security appointed to deliver security services for London’s Paternoster Square

 Paternoster Square

Paternoster Square

Ward Security has been appointed by the Paternoster Square management team to manage the security of Paternoster Square which is located adjacent to the world famous St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London. The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process and will see Ward Security’s London operations team manage the security provision for the 70,000 square metre estate 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year.

Paternoster Square is one of the City’s most exciting neighbourhoods, providing a mixture of office space, retail outlets and restaurants. It’s home to an established business community of blue chip companies including the London Stock Exchange as well as globally recognised and important monuments like the aforementioned St Paul’s Cathedral. The site itself is of considerable historical importance, with its roots tracing back to medieval times. It was redeveloped back in 2003.

Kevin Ward, managing director of Ward Security, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have been chosen to manage the security for Paternoster Square. It’s an iconic part of the City of London and a landmark site which we are well placed to keep safe and secure. We are highly experienced at working in partnership with estate management companies to create watertight security strategies that not only efficiently protect the site in question, but also use the best available security solutions on the market.”

Ward went on to comment: “We have an excellent team in place who are experienced in managing large-scale, mixed-used developments, and particularly so when it comes to those sites like Paternoster Square where there’s the added pressure of a high footfall of visitors. We are already working closely with the team at Paternoster Square to manage a seamless takeover from the incumbent provider on the site.”

Ward Security offers a full range of security services to high-profile companies and sites nationwide from its headquarters in London. The business boasts a regional network covering Kent, the Midlands and the South East of England and employs a team of over 900 security personnel.

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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