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New centre cleaning manager makes a great start

clip_image001Kingdom’s new Centre Cleaning Manager at the Old Market Shopping Centre in Hereford has been praised by the management of the shopping centre for making a great start.

Kingdom was delighted to receive an email from the Centre Manager praising the new Centre Cleaning Manager, Ken Bailey, saying:

“It’s now nearly 2 months since Ken Bailey took up the post at Old Market and in such a short space of time he has made a positive impact and is already a hugely valued member of the team. 

“The cleaning team are responding well under his instruction, it is lovely to see everyone so motivated.  He is constantly proactive and has taken the standard of cleaning up greatly, the centre is gleaming again. 

“Please be sure to tell him how impressed we are with him, his attitude, his ability to always find a solution and his incredible people skills.”

Well done and thank you to Ken for making such a fantastic start at Old Market!

Kingdom Clean started providing cleaning and support services to Old Market Shopping Centre in Hereford when it opened its doors to the public in May 2014. At the time Kingdom was praised for its role in helping to get the new centre open on time. The shopping centre was the first major retail development in Hereford for 25 years.

Kingdom Clean deliver a supervisor or site managed commercial cleaning and maintenance services and are committed to using the best people, technologies and products to show your company values in their very best light. Kingdom believes that clean premises reflect the qualities of an organised, professional business.

Kingdom Clean provide services to commercial businesses, the leisure industry, transport and public areas. Their services include basic, specialist, deep and reactive cleaning. They also offer waste management services, a janitorial service, hygiene supplies, landscaping, high pressure cleaning, kitchen and ductwork cleaning, graffiti and chewing gum removal.

To find out more about Kingdom Clean, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/commercial-cleaning/ or click here to read their online brochure.

Kingdom launches new Welsh sign

PrintKingdom has created a new sign in Welsh to go alongside the equivalent English versions that are displayed at all of the sites that they provide security services to in Wales.

Kingdom aims to embrace all of the local cultures that they operate within, and the introduction of dual signs is just a part of Kingdom’s on-going and continuous engagement with local communities.

The sign says:

RHYBUDD
Mae’r eiddo hwn wedi ei ddiogelu gan
KINGDOM
www.kingdom.co.uk
Canolfan Gefnogaeth Genediaethol:
0845 051 770
Rhagoriaeth Gwasanaeth Cenedlaethol


The equivalent sign in English says:


CAUTION
This property is protected
KINGDOM
www.kingdom.co.uk
National Support Centre:
0845 051 7700
National Service Excellence


Kingdom provides security services to a wide range of businesses and individuals in Wales, and has a regional office based in Cardiff. They specialise in risk, loss and the protection of property, people and brand. Kingdom has over 20 years industry experience and are now one of the largest privately owned security companies in the UK. To find out more about Kingdom, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk

Kingdom welcomes new Director of Logistics

clip_image002Kingdom is pleased to welcome Barry Graham to Kingdom, who joins the company as the new Service Delivery Director of Logistics.

Barry was Director of CDO Group Ltd, the company that he created and ran. Barry joined Kingdom on 9th March 2015 when Kingdom acquired the company. Before working in the security industry, Barry served in the Royal Marines. He left the Marines on a Friday, and was a security officer in a food factory on the following Monday. He now has 15 years experience in manned guarding in food manufacturing and logistics under his belt. He created CDO from scratch based on his experience of having held most security roles in the industry. CDO is an abbreviation of Commando, a reference to his time in the Marines.

Outside of work, Barry fosters kids in care long term. He is currently fostering two young boys and “just trying to make a difference in their lives and give them a good, stable family home and better start in life”. Barry is also a keen cyclist and loves music and watching films (his favourite film is Pulp Fiction). His favourite food is Italian, and his favourite holiday was when he went to New York. He is most proud of his beautiful daughter, getting his green beret, and of creating a business that people took pride in ... and his shoes!

When asked who he would like to sit down and have a drink with, he replied Quentin Tarantino, as “not only is he a cinematic genius, but he would probably also have the best contact list in his phone ever!”

Speaking about his new role as Director of Logistics, Barry said: “You will find a relentlessly energetic enthusiastic Director with a ‘can do’ attitude. I’m a professional who loves working with people and achieving goals. My main focus will be on growing and developing the Kingdom logistics division to a position of best in class service.”

Welcome to Kingdom, Barry!

Kingdom appoints new Operations Manager

clip_image002Kingdom would like to congratulate Derek Barnard who has been promoted within Kingdom to a new Operations Manager role covering the South West.

Derek joined Kingdom in March 2014 as the Team Leader on a new contract at TGGC (Gems TV) in Redditch. He was promoted to the position of Operations Manager in March 2015 managing a portfolio of assignments in the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire areas.

Prior to working at Kingdom, Derek worked for G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd (previously Group4Securicor and Securicor) for over 12 years, where he progressed from an officer to an area manager in the south west, but was made redundant due to a regional restructure. Whilst working for G4S at the start of July 2012 he was deployed to the London 2012 Olympics where he worked at the Olympic Park in Stratford. One of his many tasks was the managing of the daily deployment of the security workforce of over 2,200 officers within a 24hour period to the various venues on the Park. On the night of the opening ceremony he was the duty manager for G4S and as such had the responsibility of ensuring that all security officers were in place and fully understood their duties, responsibilities and emergency procedures.

Before working for G4S he worked for Transport for London (TfL) for 11 years. He also operated his own security company for three years between 1996 and 1999, where he employed over 250 door supervisors covering various venues in and around London and covering as far afield as Oxford and Southampton.

He has vast knowledge and experience in people management, cost control, performance management, customer awareness, health & safety, negotiating skills, the implementing and delivering of SKA/KPIs (internal and external) and training, including the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. He has delivered ‘Train the Trainer’ and method instruction courses. As a result of the various positions that he has held over the last 28 years, Derek is a big advocate of the use of the word ‘team’ and more importantly what it stands for – Together Everybody Achieves More’. His main objective is to have all the officers with the South West region working and belonging to the Kingdom ‘TEAM’.

In his free time, Derek enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Moria, who he’s been married to for 16 years. Between them they have six children, three daughters-in-law and four gorgeous grandchildren. Derek and Moira particularly enjoy going on holidays and travelling the world. Derek’s favourite holiday was the first time he took Moira to Barbados, which was in May 2000. He had previously visited the island four times on his own and really wanted her to see what attracted him to the island and why he wouldn’t share it with anybody else. He has now visited Barbados 11 times. They have also been lucky enough to visit Australia three times, with the first time being to Sydney in December 1999 to celebrate the new Millennium. Other memorable holidays have included visiting Goa, Hong Kong (twice), New Zealand, various islands in the Caribbean, and they have also travelled extensively in Europe.

Derek enjoys walking, bike riding, going to the cinema, fine dining and since moving to Worcester in 1999 he has become a supporter of the mighty Worcester Warriors, regardless of whether they are winning or losing!

Derek’s favourite film is the Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life”. His favourite foods are a fresh tiger roll filled with cheese and tomatoes, and apple crumble, as it takes him back to his childhood “when life was so much easier.”

When asked who he would like to sit down and have a drink with he replied Richard Branson “because he’s so down to earth and believes in ‘straight talk’.”

Welcome to your new role at Kingdom, Derek!

Kingdom IKEA Birmingham team rewarded with night out

clip_image002Kingdom recently took their IKEA Birmingham team on a well deserved night out to say well done and thank you for their dedicated and excellent teamwork over the last few months.

The night out was attended by Kingdom’s Operations Manager for the Midlands, Satia Rai, and security team along with the IKEA Risk Manager and Business Navigator. We have included some photos from the night out with this article.

Following the night out, Julie Wilson, Safety & Security Manager at IKEA Birmingham, wrote to Satia saying:

clip_image004“Just a quick thank you for Sunday night, I feel it was a great morale booster especially for the members of the old team that have been supporting and picking up extra hours whilst we get the new guys trained up.

“As you know the turnout was good and the team really enjoyed it as well as myself and Emma. This is the first time they have experienced a Kingdom team night out (this didn’t happen with VSG) and a great chance for the newer and older team to get to know each other properly.

“This has done a lot for the morale of the team. Thank you.”

clip_image006Kingdom has been the sole security provider to IKEA in the UK (including Belfast), since Sept 2014, having previously provided security to some IKEA stores since 2010. Kingdom also provides security for the two IKEA distribution centres in Peterborough and Doncaster.

Kingdom provides the world’s largest furniture retailer with a unique security service, tailored specifically to match the IKEA environment and work ethos, and includes manned guarding teams, mobile patrol, key holding, customer service and reception teams as well as loss prevention and return on investment analysis. For more information about Kingdom’s nationwide security contract with IKEA, please click here.

Kingdom holds Counter Terror Awareness Training Day

clip_image002With the current UK threat level from international terrorism at severe and specific concerns having been recently issued by the security services regarding shopping centres, Kingdom held a bespoke counter terror awareness training day in partnership with the management of Charter Walk Shopping Centre in Burnley. Kingdom has provided retail security services to the shopping centre since September 2005.

A much higher than anticipated number of guests attended the drop in centre at the site on Tuesday 10th March between 12noon and 5.30pm. 

The session was open to all staff, management, maintenance, security and external shops (tenants).

clip_image004Excellent feedback was received following the event, with Kathryn Wilkinson, Manager of Peter's Jewellers at the shopping centre saying, "I've been on site for years and never knew about some of the things mentioned. It's been very useful and beneficial."

Kingdom’s client and shopping centre General Manager, Chris Gibben, wrote to Kingdom’s Delroy McGee, saying: 

“Just a note to thank you for the training session that you facilitated today. I have no doubt that the importance of the subject matter and recent media coverage provided the incentive for many to attend and I was particularly pleased with the turnout. I think that even more might have attended if their employers had given them the opportunity.

clip_image006“From the retail managers and staff that I spoke to, the feedback was extremely positive and without exception, they considered it to have been a very valuable and worthwhile exercise. Many referred to the content as thought-provoking and said that it had raised their awareness to the ways in which they could improve their own security arrangements. From the responses to the questions that followed the presentation, it also revealed that improvements could be made to the emergency procedures for the Centre as a whole and emphasised the importance for changes to be updated and communicated on a more regular basis.

“Feedback from site employees was equally as positive, with everyone endorsing the training as being beneficial to their respective roles within the Centre and for safeguarding the wellbeing of occupants and visitors to Charter Walk.

“Again, my thanks to you for your time spent on site today and for putting together this well-received training package.”

clip_image008Kingdom recently wrote an article entitled “What Can Go Wrong In A Shopping Centre” which looked at security in shopping centres, terrorism concerns, as well as covering issues like lost children, fires, theft, riots and night time duties. You can read the article by clicking here.

From a basic retail officer door presence to a fully managed risk and loss prevention service, Kingdom is an established retail specialist with a dedicated retail division working in partnership with some of the biggest retail names to reduce shrinkage and provide a return on investment (ROI). Kingdom believes that reducing loss is a partnership effort and requires the need for a specialist company with quality people. To find out more about Kingdom’s retail security services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/retail-security/

Kingdom Acquires CDO Group Ltd

CDO GroupAs of March 9th 2015 Kingdom Security Ltd has acquired the business CDO Group Ltd.

Operating nationally and specialising in the food security sector, CDO employs 160 people with a turnover of over £4m.

The acquisition continues the expansion of Kingdom to £90 million turnover and 4,000 people.

Terry Barton BA Hons Law, Managing Director of Kingdom said "Our ambition is to grow each of the ten sectors we currently specialise in. This acquisition enhances our food sector portfolio. The acquisition represents the continued desire for Kingdom to increase significantly its market share and to develop further its current extensive customer base.

“Barry Graham, CDO Director, also joins Kingdom supported by his quality team of talented people.

“We look forward to meeting with our new customers and maintaining the high level of service they have grown accustomed to and building on the current portfolio and success with innovative service offerings whilst being able to offer an additional quality service solution to Kingdom customers.”

Established in 1993 with just seven security officers, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom grow to become one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Kingdom is an acknowledged industry specialist in security and cleaning, and offers a variety of other services including mobile patrol, alarm response, environmental protection, intelligence and specialist support services.

For further information about Kingdom and our services please refer to the below link

www.kingdom.co.uk

Commercial Cleaning - it’s all about quality and knowledge!

clip_image001Peter Simpson, Operations Director at Kingdom Clean, has written about what factors you need to consider when it comes to choosing a commercial cleaning company.

“It is important that both quality and price are taken into consideration along with the competency of service providers to actually deliver what is promised. Too much emphasis on price can lead to a combination of poor standards.

“The increasing market share of competitive tendering means that the quality standards set by contracting organisations in terms of the price paid for cleaning services have a significant impact on employment, salaries, working conditions in the sector and company infrastructure. As a result of all this, they have an impact on the quality of the service provided.

“The most important asset of any cleaning company is its cleaning personnel. It is with their diligence, motivation, skills and experience that the daily performance of the service stands and falls. Depending on the nature and location of the work to be performed, it is therefore crucial that a bidding company can provide assurance that the personnel selected to perform the work have the necessary experience and capabilities to provide a high standard of service.

“In the case of highly specialised locations (such as hospitals), the contracting organisation may look for proof that the assigned staff has experience of working in this or a similar environment and that the staff have received relevant and accredited training. In other cases, it may be sufficient to receive information on the length of time for which staff have been employed in the industry. This information can be obtained through staff CVs and individual training records.

“All cleaning equipment to be used must be appropriate to the location and surface on which it is to be used. The safety of both the individual using it and the area where it is to be used needs to be ensured through providing adequate training on suitable and safe use and adequate maintenance.”

Kingdom Clean deliver a supervisor or site-managed commercial cleaning and maintenance service and are committed to using the best people, technologies and products to provide a leaner, smarter and more connected organisation. They believe that clean premises reflect the qualities of an organised, professional business.

They add value by taking a pro-active stance towards site cleanliness and tidiness. They also advise on ways to cut cost, what tasks can be reduced, what time of day is cheaper or how to reduce electricity consumption or CO2 emissions when cleaning. To find out more about Kingdom Clean, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/commercial-cleaning/ or click here to read their online brochure.

Kingdom welcomes new Operations Manager for Wales

Mark Wallace Wales Ops ManagerKingdom is delighted to welcome Mark P Wallace to the company as the new Operations Manager for Wales (not to be confused with our Mark Wallace, Director)!

Mark has many years experience working in security, which started when he joined the Cheshire Regiment at the age of 16. He very much enjoyed his time in the army, where he gained a wealth of experience and also got to travel the world. His most interesting job role during his time in the army was in the ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) Platoon in Basra in Iraq in 2004. Mark was awarded two medals for his service in Iraq and Northern Ireland. He was also presented with a Good Citizens Award for rescuing a girl from a car that had crashed into a river in 1998.

Mark left the army in 2006 and moved to Dublin in Ireland. He took up his first position there as a security officer working for a rail and transport specialist security company. He was quickly promoted to area supervisor, and then left after a year with the company when an opportunity came up to work for the biggest privately owned security company in Ireland in their ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre). Mark was once again promoted within a year, this time to the position of Assistant Operations Manager.

After the Irish economy took a nose dive in 2011, Mark moved back to the UK and settled in South Wales. He got a position as Operations Manager with a security company there, where he excelled in the areas of customer relations, security planning for events, and sales. In 2014 he was promoted to Account Manager. He now relishes the new opportunity that he has been given by Kingdom, and would very much like to thank all of the Kingdom family for their very warm welcome to the team. He looks forward to a very long and prosperous career with the company.

Outside of work, Mark is very much a family man. His brother in law is a BAFTA award winning director for the film East is East. He also has a love of photography, and has had a couple of photographs printed in newspapers.

Welcome to Kingdom, Mark!

Kingdom to provide cleaning services for CalMac Ferries

imageKingdom Clean is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the cleaning contract for CalMac Ferries which operate off the west coast of Scotland, starting from 1st April 2015.

Kingdom Clean has been awarded the contract to provide cleaning services for the offices and waiting rooms in Gourock and in Oban, and will also be carrying out some cleaning duties in the Wemyss Bay port office and the Rothesay port office along with two vessels that operate on this route and will provide ad-hoc cleaning.

Commenting on the new contract, Peter Simpson, the Kingdom Clean Operations Director responsible for the CalMac Ferries mobilisation said:

“This contract has proven to be quite difficult to mobilise due to the geographical outlay of locations. However, the experience of the Kingdom Clean management team has helped us to overcome any operational difficulties. This new contract expands our transport cleaning services, as we also currently carry out airport cleaning, and in the past we have provided cleaning for several bus companies in London. CalMac Ferries advised us that the past experience of our operational staff with P&O Ferries and Brittany Ferries helped to instil confidence in Kingdom Clean and the operations management.”

Caledonian MacBrayne and CalMac are trading names of CalMac Ferries Limited. The company operates a fleet of 30 vessels that provide lifeline ferry services to the communities of the Clyde and Hebridean Islands. CalMac Ferries sail to 51 different destinations via 27 routes, operating from 51 ports and slipways and covering approximately 60,000 square miles. Their network spans some of the most spectacular coastlines and landscapes in Scotland, from Arran in the Firth of Clyde to Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

CalMac operates a high quality service that is safe, reliable and affordable, focused on customers’ needs and comfort, and is committed to the highest management standards. Their aim is to be acknowledged as the leading ferry company in the UK, providing value for money, supporting the economy and protecting the environment. To find out more about CalMac please visit https://www.calmac.co.uk/.

Kingdom Clean deliver a supervisor or site-managed cleaning and maintenance service which is committed to using the best people, technologies and products to provide a leaner, smarter and more connected organisation. Kingdom Clean believes that clean premises reflect the qualities of an organised, professional business.

Kingdom Clean offers basic, specialist, deep and reactive cleaning to commercial, leisure, transport and public organisations. They also provide waste management, janitorial service, hygiene supplies, landscaping, high pressure cleaning, kitchen and ductwork cleaning, graffiti and chewing gum removal services.

For more information about Kingdom Clean, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/commercial-cleaning/ or click here to read their online Site Managed Commercial Cleaning & Maintenance Services brochure.

Kingdom mobile patrol supervisor praised by client

Malcolm Dovaston Mobile of the yearKingdom is always delighted to receive positive feedback from clients, and was particularly pleased to receive glowing praise about one of their senior supervisors recently.

Paul Summerfield from Huegli UK Ltd wrote to Kingdom saying:

“I just wanted to officially go on record to show my appreciation to the professional, polite, knowledgeable and extremely helpful gentleman called Malcolm Dovaston.

This guy has displayed wonderful customer service and had extensive knowledge about our site which today has proved invaluable.

May I take the opportunity of saying what a credit he is to your company.”

Malcolm Dovaston is a Senior Mobile Supervisor at Kingdom who works on the mobile patrol in the Birmingham area.

“Mal” has been with Kingdom since July 2006 and is a very experienced mobile supervisor who has excellent knowledge of both security and supervision.

He has proven himself in the past to be a valued member of the mobile division and did in fact win Kingdom’s Mobile Driver of the Year Award last year. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and Mal has often gone above and beyond the call of duty. He is a highly respected member of the Kingdom mobile division. Congratulations and thanks to Mal, who is a credit to Kingdom.

Kingdom has provided mobile patrol, lock and unlock services for Huegli UK Ltd since 2012. Huegli is an international food company that specialises in the production and distribution of soups, sauces, bouillons, seasonings, antipasti, pasta and rice meals. The family business was established in 1935 and their UK operations are based in Redditch.

Kingdom’s UK wide mobile patrol service provides the perfect solution for a cost-effective, efficient and visible deterrent on low risk sites to provide pre-determined or roving mobile patrols from a simple visual drive-by to a dull walk and check or lock and unlock function. They complete over 93,000 mobile visits per annum.

Kingdom employs local people with local knowledge, and all their mobile patrol personnel are Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed, uniformed and trained. Their vehicle fleet is Kingdom branded and fully equipped to visit and inspect premises at agreed frequencies and physically patrol and check for damage or intrusion or to lock or unlock premises.

To find out more about Kingdom’s mobile patrol, lock and unlock service, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/mobile-patrols/.

Kingdom officer helps to rescue nine-foot tropical snake

clip_image002One of Kingdom’s security officers, Chris Hartley, has recently been in the news for helping to rescue and re-home a rare nine foot boa constrictor that was dumped on a freezing doorstep outside a home in Tamworth over the Christmas period.

As well as working for Kingdom, Chris also deals with exotic animals and runs an online social group called Tamworth Exotics. The tropical snake was left inside a ‘pillow case-type bag’ outside a property on Kettlebrook Road in Tamworth.

The story was featured in the Tamworth Herald which reported that:

Despite the arctic-like conditions the South American serpent was saved and has already been re-homed thanks to local reptile enthusiasts.

Chris Hartley, from online social group Tamworth Exotics, said: “I got the call on Tuesday (December 23) that a snake was dumped outside of a house on Kettlebrook Lane. It was in a pillow case-type bag and luckily it was tied up. I picked it up after a few hours and it was freezing – boas are used to exotic climates like 28 degrees in temperature.”

Knowing a lot of keen snake admirers Chris had the boa re-homed immediately.

“My friend Amy Fellows has given it a new home and he is now exploring his new surroundings”, added Chris. “She’s called him Chance because of the slim chance it had of surviving the cold at Christmas. She collects boas and this will be her third one. Chance is doing well, though, and drinking plenty of water. Only when it sheds its skin will we find out how healthy it is.”

Chris wants anyone with any information about the snake being dumped to get in touch. He said: “We are interested in its feeding, health and handling history. Please contact me on chris@socialexotics.com.” To find out more about reptiles and exotic pets or to follow Chance’s progress you can follow Tamworth Exotics on Facebook or visit www.socialexotics.com

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. To find out more about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/

Kingdom Cleaning staff praised for going the extra mile

clip_image001Kingdom Cleaning staff at the Swan Walk Shopping Centre in Horsham, West Sussex, where Kingdom provide cleaning services, have recently been praised on two separate occasions in the same week by the client and by visitors, and are to be congratulated and praised for going the extra mile.

The first occasion was in an email sent by the security supervisor at the shopping centre to Kingdom’s cleaning supervisor there. It praised Kingdom’s Sam Jeffrey who helped to carry customers’ bags and buggies upstairs for three and a half hours to the children’s soft play area after the lift there broke down. The email said:

While you were on your day off on Wednesday 28th January the management lift (P10) broke down. Due to this lift being vital to Happy Scamps trading management asked if staff could help customers with their items up the stairs. I’d therefore like to pass on my thanks to Sam who helped me and my security staff carry buggies and bags up two flights of stairs from 11:30 – 15:00 to Happy Scamps. He did extremely well and without his help we would have been stretched and struggled to get so many customers to the soft play area with their kids. Many thanks.”

The second occasion was also an email, this time sent by a group who had a pop up shop in the shopping centre for the week, who noted that “the centre is clean and tidy and the cleaners never seemed to stop working tirelessly to maintain those standards”. The full email reads as follows:

“Thank you for kindly allowing us to have our Waste Prevention Pop Up Shop in Unit 65 for week commencing 26th January 2015.  The event was a huge success for us, well received and supported by members of the public.  We promoted our event on local radio (Spirit FM) as well as social media Twitter and local press, including reference to Swan Walk Shopping Centre in all.

Can I say, on behalf of the team and the Waste Prevention Advisor Volunteers who attended, that we were made extremely welcome by the Management Centre team at Swan Walk throughout the week, all the centre Security Staff who opened/closed the shop unit were friendly, helpful and accommodating, a special thank you to Victor Dipeolu, with whom we had most contact, for his professional and polite help at all times.  What a great team you have there, the centre is clean and tidy and the cleaners never seemed to stop working tirelessly to maintain those standards.

This was our first attempt at a Pop Up Shop, we feel we were very lucky to have been in Swan Walk for this, as the help all the Management Centre staff gave, helped the week run smoothly and without any hitches.

Once again, please pass on our thanks to all staff involved in making us so welcome, we would love to return to Swan Walk in the future, hopefully.

Kingdom’s cleaning staff have been providing cleaning services to the Swan Walk Shopping Centre since 1993. Kingdom Clean deliver a supervisor or site-managed cleaning and maintenance service using the best people, technologies and products to provide a leaner, smarter and more connected organisation. They believe that clean premises reflect the qualities of an organized, professional business and aim to present your company values in their very best light. To find out more about the services offered by Kingdom Clean, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/commercial-cleaning/ or click here to read their online brochure.

Kingdom Hits Top 10 of UK Security Companies

clip_image001Following Kingdom’s two most recent acquisitions of Basingstoke based MJF Security in January and of Sunwin Managed Security from Cardtronics, Inc., the world’s largest retail ATM operator, earlier this month, Kingdom is delighted to have risen from joint 13th to 9th in the Infologue.com Top 30 Table of UK Security Companies.

Alongside the movement in the table, Kingdom was also profiled in an article on Infologue.com entitled “Barton’s Kingdom Expands with Two New Acquisitions”, alongside a photo of Kingdom’s Managing Director, Terry Barton BA Hons Law. The article noted that:

“Wigan based Kingdom Security has added £24.5 million to its £50 million security services annual turnover in the first two months of 2015 with two security services businesses acquisitions. This moves Kingdom Security from joint 13th in the Infologue.com Top 30 Table of UK Security Companies 2014 to 9th.”

The article went on to note that the deals significantly change the shape of the Infologue.com Top 30 Table of UK Security Companies and so they have provisionally updated the table as a result. The full article and full table can be viewed here.

Founded in 1997, Infologue.com was the first security industry internet news provider and has consistently been at the forefront of using innovative methods in dispensing the latest news to the security industry. The Infologue.com Top 20 was first introduced in 2003, and has since expanded to cover the UK’s top 30 security guarding companies due to the popularity of the companies list as well as numerous requests.

The Infologue.com Top 30 mirrors the regulated private sector which includes companies operating within the following security disciplines; Guarding, Cash and Valuables in Transit, Close Protection, Door Supervision, Public Space Surveillance (CCTV), Security Guarding, and Key Holding. The annual turnover of the new Infologue.com Top 30 is estimated at £2,953,000,000 representing 92.42% of the annual turnover of the regulated security sector.

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong, they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers. For more information about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/

Kingdom Acquires Sunwin Managed Security from Cardtronics

clip_image001Kingdom is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement with Cardtronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATM), the world’s largest retail ATM owner / operator, completing the acquisition of its Sunwin Managed Security business. The transaction was signed and closed on 11th February.

Sunwin Managed Security is a provider of manned guarding services with approximately 640 security professionals. Other units of Cardtronics’ Sunwin Services Group – secure cash logistics and ATM maintenance – continue to be owned and operated by Cardtronics.

Terry Barton BA Hons Law, Managing Director of Kingdom said: “We are very excited about the opportunities this acquisition brings to our business. Sunwin has a fantastic customer base, operational structure and service delivery model. This acquisition represents the continued desire for Kingdom to increase significantly its national market share.”

Jonathan Simpson-Dent, Managing Director of Cardtronics Europe said: “Kingdom is an ideal home for Sunwin’s manned guarding services business and we believe Sunwin Managed Security’s clients will benefit from Kingdom’s decades of experience and specialisation in risk, loss and security services.”

Established in 1993 with just seven security officers, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom grow to become one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Kingdom is an acknowledged industry specialist in security and cleaning, and offers a variety of other services including mobile patrol, alarm response and environmental protection.

Commercially strong, Kingdom has a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to our customers. Kingdom operates nationally and has all the power of a national organisation you would expect but they support their service provision from their National Support and Communication Centre and their extensive network of regional support offices. For more information about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/