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Kingdom Celebrates Hawaiian Birthday Bonanza at Wigan Youth Zone

Kingdom has been a proud founding sponsor of Wigan Youth Zone for the past five years and we look forward to continuing our relationship with this amazing charity far into the future. We would also like to wish them many happy returns for their upcoming fifth birthday and celebratory family event this Saturday 14th July.

The Hawaiian themed event will be held at the Wigan Youth Centre with free entry for all and will take place between 12 – 5pm. The community luau will be suitable for the whole family to enjoy and there will be a series of attractions ranging from;

  • Inflatables
  • Dance Troupes
  • Games
  • Food & Drink
  • Competitions
  • Music Performances

The Wigan Youth Zone charity is a fantastic cause that has been operating out of a  purpose-built state-of-the-art youth facility in Wigan Town Centre since 2013. It offers all young people across Wigan aged eight to nineteen the opportunity to meet friends, have new experiences, learn new skills and access all the support they need to develop and achieve their potential.

If you would like to support or donate to Wigan Youth Zone, click here, call 01942 612 061 or email them at; enquiries@wiganyouthzone.org.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to our core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. We want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for our stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.
Corporate responsibility informs everything we do and is deeply embedded in our core company values. These values influence our approach to work and guide the way we treat our colleagues, customers and grow our business.

If you would like to find out more about the various services Kingdom offers, be sure to take a look at our;
Security Solutions
Facilities Management 
Recruitment 
Concierge 
Environmental

Or, if you prefer, please call 0845 051 7702 or visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/.


Kingdom Colleague Zone

Kingdom is delighted to have launched a new Colleague Zone which will allow all our colleagues at Kingdom to access. The new Colleague Zone has replaced our previous “Our People” section and has been designed to be more in line with Kingdom’s website, which launched towards the end of last year.

This new and improved Colleague Zone will bring together everything that our colleagues require, all in one easy to access place. There have been improvements made to navigation in order for everything to be found more easily which in turn makes it simpler for our colleagues to access and utilise what they need to in a more efficient manner than the previous system.

Kingdom is a people business, so we endeavour to keep our colleagues both happy and enthused. We do not believe that colleague welfare should end with paying wages, which is why our “welfare rainbow” provides many colleague incentives.

This new area will take steps to make our colleagues jobs easier and will also help them to further develop their skill sets. Crucially though, it will also allow our colleagues to access the tools and information they need in a more expedient manner, which ultimately means they can do their job to a better standard and far quicker, which therefore will provide better results for our clients.

There are five key new sections to the Colleague Zone:

New Starter Zone – This will ensure that anybody just starting their journey with Kingdom has the best experience possible. This area includes a Welcome Pack, a Colleague Handbook, a Team Leader Handbook, a Retail Handbook, and an Organisation Chart. There will also be access for colleagues to check their own hours and holidays.

Training Academy – This is a person-centred approach to help colleagues to maximise their development. This allows colleagues to access KingdomShield, our very own workplace training site.

Download Zone – The download zone gives colleagues instant access to the key policies and forms they might need at the touch of a button. This includes our environmental policy, social media policy, lone worker policy, health & safety policy, health & safety manual, health & safety well-being policy, uniform order form, colleague welfare form, personal development plan, incident report form, and mission, vision & values policy.

Daily News section - To help keep Kingdom colleagues up to date with the latest news and articles from Kingdom and to “live the brand”.

Submit a Sales Lead – This section allows colleagues to earn an easy commission by submitting a sales lead, and a refer a friend for a position form, thus allowing colleagues to earn easy cash by recommending a deserving friend for a role. Both of these will allow our colleagues to play their part in helping Kingdom to grow and prosper.

We operate within a fast-paced culture. This requires a clear vision and passionate commitment to our customers and colleagues, whilst maintaining integrity, honesty and openness throughout. Our colleagues drive our success, so we want them to achieve great things and be rewarded for their efforts on a “job well done”.

We add value to your business by securing, deploying & retaining the right people and supporting them with bespoke, comprehensive training tailored to your sector. Our training reflects the key issues you face and focuses on the criteria that matters most to you.
Kingdom is one of the largest, independent and privately-owned companies specialising in Security Solutions , Facilities Management, Environmental, Concierge and Recruitment within the UK, Ireland and South Asia.

We successfully manage and lead thousands of high quality service personnel in highly complex public-facing environments and support each one of them through a national network of regional offices. In turn, these are supported by our National Support Centre. Together, we form a strong network that is able to uphold the highest standards of support for our customers.
If you would like to find out more about the various services Kingdom offers, please visit our website http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or, if you prefer, please call us on 0845 051 7702.


Beach Patrol Saves Elderly Person


At Kingdom Services Group we pride ourselves on the quality of the colleagues we employ, both in their professional roles and as people. It is with such pride that we bring this news piece to you today.

At 3pm on 28th June, two Kingdom officers were patrolling the Nova Beach Leisure Centre, Prestatyn in accordance with Operation Beach control of dogs PSPO that has been running since 1st May. During the course of their patrols they encountered a vehicle that had blood running down the passenger side window. Without hesitation the officers approached the car to find a person sitting inside the car had suffered a laceration to their head. As it turns out the elderly person had fallen and was clearly suffering from shock. The two officers proceeded to apply first aid and call for an ambulance which took forty five minutes to arrive. In this time, one officer remained with the injured man to ensure he was safe until the ambulance arrived whilst the other officer continued their patrols.

It was clear the injured man was suffering from a serious condition that had certainly contributed towards his fall and injury. Upon arrival, the ambulance removed the injured man and the officers continued their patrols thereafter. The very same officers had dealt with another incident at the same beach just a few months prior and had cared for others until the Police and ambulance arrived. 

These are but two of many incidents where Kingdom officers have carried out a duty of care to the public in such traumatic circumstances and we feel they should be recognised for their actions. At Kingdom we cannot overstate how proud we are in our officers to know they are not only carrying out their duties to the best of their abilities, but that they are also on hand to help people when it matters most.

Kingdom has a proven record of delivering a cleaner, safer and greener environment for members of the community. Last year, over £1 billion was spent cleaning the streets in the UK. To help reduce this cost to the taxpayer, Kingdom's Environmental Services deploys fully trained uniformed officers into identified 'problem areas' in order to deal with littering, dog fouling and other environmental enforcement issues. We operate a range of payment schemes all guaranteeing no cost to the local authority. Instead, our costs are recovered by the Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN's) we issue which have resulted in us raising over £3.3m for local authorities during the last twelve months. 

If you would like to find out more about the various services Kingdom offers, be sure to take a look at our; 


Or, if you prefer, please call 0845 051 7702 or visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/


Kingdom launches new look uniform

Kingdom uniform imageKingdom is very excited to announce that we have launched a number of new uniform designs. We purchase over 6,500 uniforms per year for our colleagues and we have felt for a while that we need to carve out a visual identity that exactly matches our brand. Our aim is to provide a uniform to our colleagues that is functional, comfortable and modern, whilst instantly recognisable to customers and members of the public.

Uniform Changes

Our new uniform has been designed to incorporate our core brand colours (blue, white and platinum), with our tie, scarfs and pocket chief sets incorporating all our individual service line branding colours.

We will continue to provide our 5 core uniforms, these being:-

  1. Corporate: Perfect for trophy buildings or where image and brand ambassadors are at the very forefront of public perception
  2. Work wear: Great for a formal, yet professional image.
  3. Polo: Just right for when a more informal and relaxed brand image is required
  4. Bespoke (customer bespoke tie): Ideal for promoting your own brand identity
  5. Alternative to the above: If you have your own ideas, we can accommodate pretty much anything you need.

All the items of our new uniform are completely bespoke manufactured and have been produced from scratch.

The shirts replace our old shirts that were an “off the shelf” sky blue. Our new shirts have been dyed to match the exact blue that is central to our brand and includes Kingdom’s new simplified logo on the left breast.

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Our previous polo shirts were also just standard “off the shelf” plain blue with a logo on the left chest area only. Our new polo shirts are specifically dyed to match our corporate blue and include platinum and white stripes on the collars and cuffs to really set them apart. They also feature Kingdom’s logo on the left chest area, right arm and the nape of neck. The fabric, which is a 50/50 blend of polyester and cotton, has been double stitched all around for strength and durability.

Our new specifically designed bespoke soft-shell jacket has also been designed using our blue and platinum colours, replacing our previous “off the shelf” navy-blue jacket that had a single logo on the left chest area. It has been developed in a 3-layer softshell performance fabric to provide excellent warmth as well as being wind resistant and showerproof and includes branding in 3 locations as well as on the zip pullers.

Our new personalised combat trousers replace our previous plain navy ones that didn’t include any branding. The new combat trousers are a sharp French navy colour and include a subtle contrast detail within the gusset of the pockets, which are presented in Kingdoms signature blue, to match our new polo shirts perfectly. Branding is now present to the front and rear, and as with the rest of the uniform this is no longer an “off the shelf” product.

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Finally, we are delighted to present our new suits and ties. The new tailored suit offers a modern fit. It is durable and smart in appearance and includes elastane for stretch and comfort for the wear. The suit is grey pin dot, giving the appearance of a charcoal grey, and was chosen for its excellent contrast with the Kingdom blue. It carries a subtle Kingdom branded tax tab on the pocket flap.

The suits are perfectly accessorised with the striking new tie design and pocket chief set. The old tie was a plain, conventional, standard design sky blue with a red stripe. Our new corporate tie has a platinum base and incorporates the core divisional brand colours all brought together to create a beautiful new contemporary design. It is completed with a subtle Kingdom text to the bottom of the tie.

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We believe our new uniform designs will raise the industry bar and leave a lasting professional memory for anyone who comes into contact with one of our colleagues.

Kingdom is one of the largest, independent and privately-owned companies specialising in security solutions, facilities management, environmental protection and recruitment within the UK, Ireland and South Asia.

We successfully manage and lead thousands of high quality service personnel in highly complex public-facing environments and support each one of them through a national network of regional offices. In turn, these are supported by our National Support Centre. Together, we form a strong network that is able to uphold the highest standards of support for our customers.

For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please visit our website http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom sponsoring junior football team for a fourth year

PHOTO-2018-06-26-22-00-56Kingdom is very pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a young football team for the fourth consecutive year, and are particularly proud to unveil their new kit, which Kingdom has once again paid for.

Kingdom has been sponsoring the Wilberfoss Mavericks since 2015 and has been supporting them since they were an U11 team. This year the team will be moving into the U14 category and we are very proud to have supported them over the last four years, to see them improve, develop and grow as young people, players and as a team, and to witness how much they have achieved year on year.

The team is managed by Kingdom’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Wallace, who has been managing the team for six years now. Mark became a licensed football coach in 2014, and is licensed by The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club, FA Learning’s first ever coach licensing scheme.

New-Mavericks-BadgeThe Wilberfoss Mavericks Junior Football Club is a thriving community club supporting the enjoyment and development of boys and girls from the age of 4 and upwards. They train every Saturday morning.

As part of the sponsorship, Kingdom purchase the team’s kit, which displays our logo. This year’s kit (pictured above) is particularly special as it has been designed by Mark’s son, Fenn, with the team’s goalkeeper also designing his own kit. Everyone who has seen the pictures of the kit have commented on how fantastic it looks, how it presents a very modern and dynamic image, and we are very proud of the young players for having made use of this design talent as well as for their talent for football!

In addition to purchasing the kit, Kingdom has supported the team in numerous other ways over the last four years. Last year Kingdom sponsored their fundraising event, a Pig Racing Night in East Yorkshire. In 2016 we donated money to the team to help them complete a project during the school summer holidays, and in 2015 we arranged for them to attend a Wigan vs Leeds match at the DW Stadium in Wigan as VIP day guests.

WYZ-Logo_NEWAs well as being very important to Mark, this sponsorship is also incredibly important to Kingdom’s CEO, Terry Barton BA (Hons), who cares deeply about football as a lifelong Wigan FC fan. Terry firmly believes in investing in health and sports and putting back into local communities and grass roots football, or sports initiatives such as Wigan Youth Zone. Wigan Youth Zone is a once-in-a-lifetime project to turn around the opportunities and options available to young people. Wigan Youth Zone is celebrating its five-year anniversary this year, and Kingdom has been a major sponsor and supporter of Youth Zone for more than four of those years.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to our core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. We want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for our stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything we do and is deeply embedded in our core company values. These values influence our approach to work and guide the way we treat our colleagues, customers and grow our business.

For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom signs up to Prompt Payment Code

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Kingdom is pleased to announce that we have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code (PPC). The code sets out the standards for payment practices and best practices and covers prompt payment as well as wider payment procedures. Being an approved signatory to the Prompt Payment Code means that we can use their logo on our documents and website to show that we are serious about good payment practice.

The Prompt Payment Code is administered by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (the largest professional credit management organisation in Europe) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), and compliance is monitored and enforced by the Prompt Payment Code Compliance Board. It is supported by C2FO, RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland), HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Taulia.

As outlined on the Prompt Payment Code website, companies that have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code undertake to:

1. Pay suppliers on time

  • Within the terms agreed at the outset of the contract
  • Without attempting to change payment terms retrospectively
  • Without changing practice on length of payment for smaller companies on unreasonable grounds

2. Give clear guidance to suppliers

  • Providing suppliers with clear and easily accessible guidance on payment procedures
  • Ensuring there is a system for dealing with complaints and disputes which is communicated to suppliers
  • Advising them promptly if there is any reason why an invoice will not be paid to the agreed terms

3. Encourage good practice

  • By requesting that lead suppliers encourage adoption of the code throughout their own supply chains.

As well as these three undertakings, companies that have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code also undertake to pay their suppliers within a maximum of 60 days, in line with late payment legislation requirements. Paying invoices within 60 days is a requirement unless there are exceptional circumstances. This undertaking is met if the company pays 95% of invoices within the 60-day period.

Signatories to the code also agree to work towards adopting paying suppliers within 30 days as the normal, and to avoid any practices that adversely affect the supply chain.

By paying promptly there is a real benefit to both suppliers and their customers. The benefit to the supplier is obvious, and the benefit to the customer is that they may receive more favourable pricing or service from their suppliers because of paying promptly, which in turn makes them more competitive.

To become a signatory to the Prompt Payment Code, Kingdom needed to nominate five referees, who were then contacted to confirm their payment experience with us. Following confirmation from them that we pay promptly, we became an approved signatory to the Prompt Payment Code on the 22nd June 2018. The Prompt Payment Code will contact our referees every six months asking them to confirm our continued support of the Code’s principles.

To find out more about the Prompt Payment Code, please visit their website http://www.promptpaymentcode.org.uk/

Kingdom remains steadfast in its “commitment to quality” (C2Q) by embracing five key components: Safety, Health, Environment, Service and Outcomes. As a supplier to brand focused customers, our investment and dedication to quality and safety is taken extremely seriously. We regularly access experts in their field to openly audit and challenge us, and when we do well, recognition follows.

To find out more about Kingdom and all our services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom to start providing cleaning services to innovative lighting controls company

Prolojik_Master-300x134Kingdom is delighted to be starting to provide commercial cleaning services to Prolojik Limited from the 9th July 2018.

This will include daily cleaning of the company’s offices, meeting rooms, kitchen, workshop and toilets at their headquarters in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

Thanks to our one of a kind pricing system we were able to identify that the time currently in place to complete tasks could be reduced without reducing quality. This saving will make a big difference to our new client over time, and means that thanks to accurately measured time and motion studies, the client will now be getting a transparent, honest, accurate and fair deal.

Founded in 2002, Prolojik Limited create energy efficient, responsive, adaptable, inspiring places in which to work, live and innovate. They design and manufacture lighting control systems to new build and refurbishment projects in the commercial, educational, scientific, transportation and public sectors. Their innovative open protocol lighting control systems allow users complete control over their lit environment and thus reduce their energy output, saving them money and helping them to create amazing spaces.

Prolojik Limited are forward thinking, dynamic leaders in their field, with all their products designed by their in-house engineers and manufactured by them in the UK. This allows them to tailor their products to meet the specific needs of individual clients and buildings, adapting them to even the most complex requirements.

To find out more about Prolojik Limited and their innovative products, please visit https://www.prolojik.com/

Kingdom is one of the UK’s top-performing and most highly-accredited providers of national Facilities Management solutions. We have an impressive list of high-profile clients across many demanding business sectors and are equipped to support even the most complex public-facing environments.

We deliver a supervisor-led or site-managed Cleaning and Hygiene service committed to using the most skilled people, modern technologies and latest products to provide a leaner, smarter and more connected organisation. We deliver the highest standards of cleanliness regardless of how demanding your environment is. We believe that first impressions count, and that clean and hygienic business premises reflect the qualities of an organised, welcoming and professional business.

We add value by taking a proactive stance towards site cleanliness and tidiness, whilst also advising on ways to reduce costs and task expenditure. All our people are trained not just in cleaning techniques and application of technology, but also in over-arching Health and Safety and the significance of environmental impact.

For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom wins new contract with Port of Inverness

clip_image002Kingdom is very pleased to announce that we have recently won a brand-new contract to provide security services to the Port of Inverness.

Kingdom started providing services to the Port of Inverness on the 3rd June. Our officers are on site to ensure compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code when cruise liners are alongside.

For the duration of the cruise liners’ visit, Kingdom’s officers are providing security to the temporary restricted area, searching vehicles, personnel and baggage in accordance with the ISPS Code. When passengers are embarking on the cruise liner, a certain percentage of them must be searched in order to comply with the ISPS code, and all vehicles entering the restricted area also need to be searched.

Following Kingdom’s first day providing services in Inverness Harbour and Kingdom having successfully searched the required number of passengers in order to hit target, the Deputy Harbour Master at the Port of Inverness wrote to Kingdom saying:

“First of all, many thanks to Jamie and the team for your services on Sunday, we were very happy with the manner in which the team operated and dealt with the passengers, we felt that the day went very smoothly.  We look forward to working with you on the remaining visits by Variety Voyager this summer.” 

The Port of Inverness is one of the major economic hubs of the Highlands, providing a vital gateway for companies in the north both to export and import a wide variety of goods. The port is at the heart of the city’s growth and expansion. It is one of Scotland’s most sheltered natural deep-water harbours and as a result the port can offer ships almost guaranteed access irrespective of the weather.

The port lies close to Inverness city centre and thus has excellent communications links not only with the city but the surrounding wider region. Recent developments have made the port one of the most modern in the north with excellent covered storage and laydown facilities.

Trading with the rest of the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the Baltics, the European Union and further afield, the port handles a diverse range of cargoes including oil/fuel, renewable energy machinery, packaged timber, round logs, Sterling Board, woodchips, coal, salt, animal feeds, frozen fish and a diverse range of other goods.

To find out more about the Port of Inverness, please visit http://www.portofinverness.co.uk/

Kingdom is one of the UK’s top-performing and most highly-accredited providers of national security solutions, protecting property, people and brand. To find out more about Kingdom and all our services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom receives certification following successful ISO audits

ISO 9001-ISO 14001-ISO 27001-OHSAS 18001 H UKAS COMBINED (002)Kingdom is pleased to announce that we have had all our ISO audits carried out for 2018 and have successfully met all the requirements of those audits without conceding any non-conformities.

The successfully completed audits are for the following ISO standards which we are delighted to have received certification for from the independent management systems certification provider SOCOTEC:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 27001:2013
  • OHSAS 18001:2007

This is a renewal of our certification for ISO 27001:2013 and OHSAS 18001:2007, but it is the first time that Kingdom has completed audits for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 as we have been transitioning to these standards this year, at the same time as changing our management systems certification provider from BM Trada to SOCOTEC. We are very pleased to have successfully made the transition without any issue.

The certification covers the provision of security services, including security personnel, reception, site managed commercial cleaning and maintenance, environmental protection, mobile patrols, key holding and alarm response, and integrated services including investigation and surveillance.

As part of the audit, Kingdom’s National Support Centre at Newton-le-Willows was visited, along with a number of Kingdom’s client sites. The audits were carried out in February, April and May 2018.

ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organisation needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system.

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance. It is intended for use by an organisation that aims to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to sustainability.

ISO 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organisation. It therefore helps organisations to keep information such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or third party information secure. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization.

OHSAS 18001 sets out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management best practice, helping organisations to put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed to achieve the best possible working conditions and workplace health and safety. It shows that an organisation views their employees’ health and safety as a priority.

Certification in these four standards is a key part of Kingdom’s “commitment to quality” (C2Q) which we remain steadfast in by embracing five key components: Safety, Health, Environment, Service and Outcomes. As a supplier to brand focused customers, our investment and dedication to quality and safety is taken extremely seriously. We regularly access experts in their field to openly audit and challenge us, and when we do it well, recognition follows.

With the ISO audits out of the way, Kingdom will now focus on the upcoming ACS audit in September, followed by the migration to BS ISO 45001:2018, the new British and international standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom redesigns training platform to allow for bi-lingual learning

Coleg Llandrillo - Rhos FrontKingdom was very pleased recently to take steps to improve the service that we offer to one of our clients, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is a group of three colleges in North Wales that aims to inspire success by providing excellent education and training.

The grŵp (group) was established in 2012 when Coleg Llandrillo in Rhos-on-Sea, Coleg Menai in Bangor and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor in Dolgellau merged.

Kingdom is very proud to provide cleaning services to the grŵp across North Wales and is delighted to have quickly established an excellent relationship with this client. This has included redesigning our KingdomShield platform to suit our client’s specific needs, including adding the ability for our courses to be sat in Welsh.

KingdomShieldKingdomShield is our very own e-learning workplace training site. This specific version has been custom designed for non-Kingdom staff on the college sites, and includes modules in dealing with emergencies, fire prevention, health and safety, first aid and counter terrorism. KingdomShield is available for Kingdom’s clients to use for their own staff, as well as Kingdom colleagues.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai delivers courses to around 27,000 students, including over 1,000 high education students, and employs over 2,000 staff across Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwynedd. It aims to support the economy of North Wales by equipping local people with the skills and qualifications they need to ensure the competitiveness and success of the region. Their wide range of courses, high quality learning experiences, first-class facilities and talented staff all contribute towards the achievement of these goals.

Commenting on the redesign, the Estates Manager at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, Sam Faire, said: “I'm pleased that we have been able to work together to produce various training modules that are applicable to our staff training needs across a range of areas, working together in offering a bilingual package to meet the language needs of our college staff.

“The online training package provides us a flexible delivery method in delivering key training needs to our staff.”

Kingdom deliver a supervisor-led or site-managed Cleaning and Hygiene service committed to using the most skilled people, modern technologies and latest products to provide a leaner, smarter and more connected organisation to enhance our own performance in delivery and to provide you with results which you can measure and control.

We believe that first impressions count, and in the case of your business and operational facilities, that clean and hygienic premises reflect the qualities of an organised, welcoming and professional business. To find out more about Kingdom’s Cleaning and Hygiene service, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/cleaning-and-hygiene/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom supporting India colleague’s epic road trip for children’s charity

clip_image002Kingdom is very pleased to be supporting Rajesh Krishna, a key member of Kingdom India, who is going to be driving more than 20,000 kilometres from London, UK, to Kerala in India, passing through 75 cities in 55 days to raise money for the Ryan Ninan Children’s Charity.

Rajesh’s London to Kerala Cross Country Roadtrip will start on the 30th June 2018. He will be travelling from his home in London to his home in Kerala, a journey he undertakes many times each year, but this time he will be travelling only by road.

Starting in the UK, he will drive through Europe, cross into Turkey, then drive through Iran and then Pakistan, before crossing into the north of India and driving the full length of the subcontinent to his home in the southern state of Kerala. He will largely be travelling alone, but there will be times when he will have the company of his friends. Rajesh, who is a former television producer and journalist, explains more about what he is doing in his own words here:

“I have, in the past been a part of rallies (Enduro India & Karma Enduro) covering winding miles to the magnificent peaks of the Himalayas. Nostalgic memories of those experiences have been nagging me to set off on another one … a more challenging one.

“It was a good five years ago that had I conjured up words to express my desire about such a trip. In 2013, on the set of Malayalam movie ‘Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty’, when a quiet moment descended amidst the din of a shooting location, I found myself speaking to my friends who were the director and the cinematographer of that film, about my desire to travel – from the west to the east – by road – allowing my feet to feel the land and spirit of each of the countries that I pass by. But it was to not happen that year.

clip_image004“Again in 2014, some friends were planning on such a trip, but the major lovable villains health and finance decided that I was not going. Three years flew by. Recently, some friends helped me in finding my way back to this desire for travel by posing a simple question “when are you going?” So the answer is 30th June 2018, but with a big purpose.

“I am setting out on this journey for RNCC for my dear Ryan. I have been sitting on the sideline watching his friends and school mates collecting funds and helping save the lives of children worldwide. Not anymore am I a passive onlooker.

“I am earnestly requesting my friends and family to kindly donate a small amount, be it £1 or 100 rupees. Please be with me, be a part of my journey by helping me raise funds for RNCC, a charity that provides a lifeline for thousands of children suffering from cancer beyond the borders.”

More details can be found on his website http://londontokerala.com/.

The Ryan Ninan Children's Charity started in May 2014, in memory of Ryan Ninan, who passed away with Pontine Glioma, which is a type of brain tumour. The aim of the charity is to assist in the treatment and care of children suffering from cancer, mainly brain tumours, or who are in need of rehabilitation as a result of such illnesses, by the provision of advice, funding and support.

It started with the intention of giving back to those people and institutions that supported Ryan during his sickness, and also to help similar terminally ill children to spend happier days. Its main aim is to support Helen House Hospice, Ian Rennie nursing team, Kamran's ward at J R Hospital Oxford, and children undergoing treatment at the Regional Cancer Centre in Trivandrum, India during their first year. To find out more about the charity, please visit http://www.rncc.org.uk/.

clip_image006Kingdom is proud to be supporting Rajesh with his fundraising expedition for this very worthy cause. We believe that it is crucial to our core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. We want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for our stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything we do and is deeply embedded in our core company values. These values influence our approach to work and guide the way we treat our colleagues, our customers and grow our business.

Kingdom has been providing services in India since May 2016, when we took over an Indian company based in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Kingdom entered the India market to support our UK customers that need their services on the Indian sub-continent. The new initiative was also intended to act as a launch pad for pan India and Middle East operations in the future.

For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom expands security contract with major Indian shopping mall

clip_image002Kingdom is delighted to announce that we have expanded the security services that we are providing to a major shopping centre in India.

Kingdom started providing security to The Mall of Joy in the city of Kottayam in Kerala State in south India at the end of 2016. Now we are delighted to say that we have won a new contract to provide security services to the Mall of Joy in Thrissur in addition to the Mall of Joy in Kottyam. Thrissur, also known as Trichur, is the fourth largest city in Kerala and the 20th largest city in India as a whole.

clip_image004Kingdom India will be providing 12 static security guards to this shopping mall, increasing the total number of guards that we provide to this client to 65. As well as providing security for the two shopping centres, Kingdom India also provides guarding to a number of other sites for the company, including five different showrooms, two corporate offices, a hotel site, a hostel site, and the residence of the Group’s Chairman in Thrissur.

The Mall of Joy in Thrissur was the first Mall of Joy to open and was followed by the Mall of Joy in Kottayam, which opened in June 2016. They are the first two malls of eight that have been planned, with seven of them in total planned to be in the state of Kerala. The Malls are home to some of the biggest luxury brands, including Joy Alukkas Jewellery and Jolly Silks. They are part of the Joyalukkas Group, which has 140 showrooms across the globe, over 10 million customers and 8,000 employees in 11 countries. They have been hailed as the world’s favourite jeweller.

Kingdom has been providing security services in India since May 2016, when they took over an Indian security company based in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Kingdom entered the India market to support their UK customers that need their services on the Indian sub-continent. The new initiative was also intended to act as a launch pad for pan India and Middle East operations in the future.

Kingdom is one of the largest, independent and privately-owned companies specialising in security solutions, facilities management, environmental protection and recruitment within the UK, Ireland and South Asia. For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please call 0845 051 7702 or visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/.


Kingdom one of “1000 companies to inspire Britain” for the second year

Europe2018Homepage_bannerKingdom is delighted to be able to announce that we have been included in the fifth edition of the London Stock Exchange Group’s annual list of “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain”. This is the second year in a row that Kingdom has been included in the publication, and we could not be more excited about it!

Sponsored by Business Growth Fund, Cenkos, British Business Bank and The Telegraph, 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, and we are very pleased that Kingdom has been included in this definition for two consecutive years now.

The report identifies the 1000 companies by ten key sectors, and also examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs, looking at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy. The annual average revenue growth rate across the 1000 named companies from 2013 to 2017 is a phenomenal 71% a year.

Writing the forward to the report, Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, said: “Policymakers of all political persuasions are clear: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the heartbeat of our economy, driving jobs and growth. Their dynamism plays a huge part in the UK’s ability to innovate and export, and, in doing so, creates high-quality jobs for the next generation, while addressing stubborn structural economic issues, such as low productivity. At London Stock Exchange Group, we agree and are proud to publish the fifth annual edition of our ground-breaking report: 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, which identifies the United Kingdom’s fastest-growing SMEs and high-growth companies across multiple sectors and regions.”

The report also included commentary by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and the Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Jonathan Reynolds.

The Prime Minister’s commentary stated that: “Businesses do not just provide jobs and boost the economy, valuable though both those roles are. They make daily life possible, providing us with a standard of living few could have dreamed of less than a century ago. To me, that is why all businesses, especially smaller ones, are inspiring; taking the spark of an innovative idea and shaping it into a life-changing reality. And the 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses listed here are among the very best ... from dynamic start-ups to established family firms, SMEs are the backbone of our country.”

Kingdom was one of just 91 companies from the North West of the UK to be included in the report. To find out more about the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018 report, please visit http://www.lseg.com/resources/1000-companies-inspire

Kingdom is one of the largest, independent and privately-owned companies specialising in security solutions, facilities management, environmental protection and recruitment within the UK, Ireland and South Asia.

We successfully manage and lead thousands of high quality service personnel in highly complex public-facing environments and support each one of them through a national network of regional offices. In turn, these are supported by our National Support Centre. Together, we form a strong network that is able to uphold the highest standards of support for our customers.

For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please visit our website http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom launches new Colleague Zone

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Kingdom is very pleased to have launched a new Colleague Zone today which all colleagues at Kingdom will have access to. The new Colleague Zone replaces our old “Our People” section and has been designed to be in line with Kingdom’s new website, which was launched at the end of last year.

The new Colleague Zone brings together everything that our colleagues will need in one easy to access place. The improved navigation makes everything much simpler to find, and therefore makes it much easier for our colleagues to access and utilise what they need compared to what was available to them before.

Kingdom is a people business, so likes to keep colleagues happy and enthused. We don’t believe that colleague welfare ends with paying wages, which is why our “welfare rainbow” provides many colleague incentives.

This new area will help to make our colleagues jobs easier and will also help them to further develop their skill sets. Crucially though, it will also allow our colleagues to access the tools and information they need more quickly and easily, which ultimately means they can do their job better and more quickly, and therefore provide better results for our clients.

There are four key new sections:

clip_image0041. A New Starter Zone to help ensure that anybody just starting out on their journey with Kingdom has the best experience possible. This area includes a Welcome Pack, a Colleague Handbook, a Team Leader Handbook, a Retail Handbook, and an Organisation Chart. There will also be access for colleagues to check their own hours and holidays in this area.

2. A Training Academy, which is a person-centred approach to help colleagues to maximise their development. This allows colleagues to access KingdomShield, our very own workplace training site.

3. A Download Zone, giving colleagues instant access to all of the key policies and forms that they might need at the touch of a button. This includes our environmental policy, social media policy, lone worker policy, health & safety policy, health & safety manual, health & safety wellbeing policy, uniform order form, colleague welfare form, personal development plan, incident report form, and mission, vision & values policy.

clip_image0064. A Daily News section, to help keep Kingdom colleagues up to date with the latest news and articles from Kingdom and to “live the brand”.

Finally, there is a “Submit a Sales Lead” section, allowing colleagues to earn easy commission by submitting a sales lead, and a “refer a friend for a position” form, allowing colleagues to earn easy cash by recommending a friend for a role. Both of these will allow our colleagues to play their part in helping Kingdom to grow.

We operate within a fast-paced culture which requires a clear vision and passionate commitment to our customers and colleagues, whilst maintaining integrity, honesty and openness throughout. Our colleagues drive our success, so we want them to achieve great things and be rewarded for their efforts on a “job well done”.

We add value to your business by securing, deploying and retaining the right people, and supporting them with bespoke and comprehensive training tailored to your sector. Our training reflects the key issues you face and focuses on the criteria that matters most to you.

Kingdom is one of the largest, independent and privately-owned companies specialising in security solutions, facilities management, environmental protection and recruitment within the UK, Ireland and South Asia.

We successfully manage and lead thousands of high quality service personnel in highly complex public-facing environments and support each one of them through a national network of regional offices. In turn, these are supported by our National Support Centre. Together, we form a strong network that is able to uphold the highest standards of support for our customers.

For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please visit our website http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.


Kingdom supports university client with Wellbeing Day

clip_image002[5]Kingdom was pleased to support our client, the University of South Wales, by donating prizes for their recent Wellbeing Day which was held on Thursday 19th April to promote healthy work and lifestyles.

The event took place from 10am until 3.30pm and included a number of presentations, including an Opening Address from the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Society and talks on Managing Stress and Anxiety, and on Mental Health and Stigma. There were also opportunities for blood pressure and cholesterol checks, BMI, Height/Weight, peak flow and body weight analysis, and 10-minute Mindfulness taster sessions. Various health and wellbeing organisations also had information stands at the event.

Kingdom has been providing security services to the University of South Wales since February 2017. Our role includes providing security guarding, car park management, operating the control room and student protection.

The University of South Wales was formed on 11th April 2013 when the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport merged. As of 2017 it was in the top five percent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is the second largest university in Wales in terms of student numbers and offers around 200 courses. It has four main faculties across its three main campuses in South East Wales – in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. The Pontypridd campus is the largest one and consists of three parts – Treforest, Glyntaff and Tyn y Wern. Kingdom provides security services to all of these locations. A new campus will be opening in Dubai in September 2018.

For more information about the University of South Wales, please visit https://www.southwales.ac.uk/

clip_image004Kingdom’s dedicated education team and extensive experience and an in-depth understanding to meet the special needs of the education sector and focuses on the criteria that matter most to our education customers. Our education security teams provide a safe place to learn and teach, safeguarding people, facilities and reputations.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything they do and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their colleagues, their customers and grow their business.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.