Ward Security increases portfolio of work within dedicated facilities management sector

Kevin Ward: managing director at Ward Security

Kevin Ward: managing director at Ward Security

Ward Security has enjoyed “a successful August” during which the company secured over £670,000 of additional business and further increased its portfolio of work within the dedicated facilities management sector.

Kevin Ward, managing director of Ward Security, explained: “This increase is predominantly from existing clients and demonstrates their growth, which in turn assists our own development. With facilities management companies needing to continually benchmark their approved contractors, we’re delighted that we’re being seen as an integral part of the service delivery for what are some of the best companies in the UK.”

In conversation with Risk UK, Ward continued: “Our clients understand the benefits of a true partnership approach to service excellence and the benefits to be derived from long-term working relationships. We’re proud to have successfully re-tendered for three sizeable FM contracts during 2016, achieving ‘Preferred Supplier’ status.”

Ward went on to state: “The facility and asset management world is extremely fast-paced. As such, the requirements of our clients can change on a daily basis, so embracing an approach and service that ensures we can always offer an effective solution is paramount. While we’re a security company, we also consider ourselves to be experts in the many problems that can occur within a building or across a property portfolio. Our people not only understand the need to protect physical assets, but also tenants, visitors and client reputations.”

Presence in the capital

Ensuring that the business is always ‘ahead of the curve’, Ward Security has recently doubled the size of its London management team, significantly increasing its presence in the capital and the business’ ability to deliver a continually robust and effective operation.

Ward Security remains one of the few Investors in People (Gold) employers in the sector and, with a score of 167 out of 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), is placed within the Top 2% of all security companies.

External assessing body Chamber Certification Assessment Services Ltd carried out a combined annual assessment of Ward Security during February this year that included a reverification assessment for the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme for the security guarding, door supervision, CCTV and key holding sectors, as well as a surveillance audit for ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and BS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety).

Auditors visited Ward Security’s Rochester and the aforementioned London offices, as well as the company’s Control Room and no less than 13 customer sites across the UK, conducting interviews with Ward Security’s management and employees and eight end user customers.

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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