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Kingdom acquires Lincolnshire based Superclean

SupercleanKingdom is delighted to announce that, as of 1st September 2017, they have acquired the Lincolnshire based national cleaning services provider Superclean Services Wothorpe Limited.

Superclean was founded in 1967 and is a national supplier of cleaning services to some of the biggest names in the public sector supported with excellent customer retention rates.

The acquisition of 650 people continues the expansion of Kingdom to £100+ million turnover and 6,000 people.

Terry Barton BA Hons Law, Chief Executive of Kingdom said: “Superclean is a great business with great people and systems so bolts on to Kingdom very easily. The Superclean acquisition bolsters further our FM division strength.

“The Superclean team remain and join the wider Kingdom family and we look forward to meeting all our new customers.”

Established in 1993, commercial and service strength supported with organic wins and acquisitions 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 reception & concierge, mobile patrol, key holding, environmental protection, intelligence, cyber and specialist operations.

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 and all their services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom named as one of “1000 Companies to Inspire Europe”

Cover visuals.inddKingdom is very pleased to have been include in the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ report for 2017, a landmark publication which “highlights the 1000 fastest growing and more inspiring small and medium-sized businesses across Europe in 2017”.

This is the second edition of the report, which aims to demonstrate the “critical importance of high-growth private small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to future European economic growth, innovation and job creation”. The publication was officially launched on Tuesday 5th September at the European Parliament in Brussels, at an event hosted by Valdis Dombrovskis, a Vice President of the European Commission, and Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group.

Commenting on the report, Xavier Rolet, the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group said:

“If Europe is to have a sustainable economic future, it must back its engines of economic growth and only real source of potential job-creation: its 23million SMEs. It is critical that we continue improving access and cutting the cost of finance for fast growing companies, giving them access to long-term patient equity capital to fund their enormous potential. This is an ambition we share with the EU Commission and applaud its initiative to develop deeper and more connected capital markets across the continent through the Capital Markets Union project.

“LSEG has long been committed to supporting high growth companies. Together our 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe reports, international growth market, AIM, and business support and capital raising programme, ELITE, shine a light on the fastest growing companies across the continent and their critical importance to innovation, job creation and Europe’s future economic resilience.”

Valdis Dombrovskis, the Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union said:

"Europe needs more fast-growing and innovative companies as they are the backbone of our future economic development and job creation. This is why improving the ability of dynamic SMEs to access finance is one of my priorities. We need to make sure that our rules are proportionate and fit for purpose. We should remove barriers to cross-border provision of financing and ensure that SMEs can tap capital markets across Europe."

The London Stock Exchange Group worked with the research company Bureau Van Dijk to identify the list of 1000 companies. To be included in the list, companies had to meet certain criteria, including showing consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their country peers.

Commenting on Kingdom’s inclusion in this celebration of high-growth and that showcases and supports the most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across Europe, Kingdom CEO Terry Barton BA (Hons) said: “More wonderful Kingdom news. Keep it coming. We have worked hard since 1993 to have a sustainable business and this acccolade evidences that Kingdom is not only successfully growing and moving into exciting new sectors but also doing it the right way through sustainable profit.”

Earlier this year Kingdom was also included in the fourt edition of the London Stock Exchange’s “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.”

To find out more about the “1000 Companies to Inspire Europe” report, and to view a full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication, please visit www.1000companies.com.

Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways, Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently 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.

Kingdom take a fresh approach to the support services market: adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, whilst also offering their customers a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working.

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

Praise for Kingdom officer who helped paedophile victim

anthony-neocleous_optWe are extremely proud to report that one of Kingdom’s Environmental Protection officers in Enfield has been praised after he came to the aid of a paedophile victim after they were attacked.

Anthony Neocleous is an Environmental Protection officer with Kingdom, and works in Enfield carrying out Environmental Protection Services on behalf of Enfield Council tackling litter and dog fouling. Anthony was patrolling in Edmonton on the morning of 20th August 2015, just over two years ago, when he was approached by a 13 year-old boy who was cold, lost and hungry. The young teenager had run away from home the night before and had slept on the street. Anthony comforted him and took him to Edmonton Police Station.

Anthony was later told that the boy had been the victim of a serious assault the previous night. Anthony provided a witness statement to help detectives, aided the police in their investigation, and a copy of Anthony’s filmed footage which was recording while he was on patrol was given to the investigating officer.

The paedophile who sexually assaulted the young boy has now been jailed. A judge sentenced the 26 year old mail at Wood Green Crown Court to four years and 10 months in jail on 26th June 2017 after the pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child under the age of 16 at a hearing on the 5th May. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Kingdom’s officers aim to help the public wherever they can, as explained by Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said in a statement on Enfield Council’s website: “Our enforcement officers are diligent, professional and compassionate people who are trained to deal with a wide range of situations.

"However, this was an extremely serious and upsetting case which Anthony handled with consummate professionalism. His conduct was exemplary, helping a vulnerable and distressed young person and supporting the police in securing a successful prosecution for a horrendous crime. As a result of his intervention a paedophile was removed from our streets and is now in prison.”

“This case demonstrates that our enforcement officers are human and as well as playing an instrumental role in helping to keep our streets clean, safe, welcoming and well-regulated they are also there if members of the public need assistance.”

Anthony has been working for Kingdom for approximately three years and lives in neighbouring Barnet. Speaking about what happened he said, “I did what any other person would have done. We are trained to react to all kinds of different situations while out on patrol. In this case, I am really glad to have helped.”

Kingdom’s environmental protection officers often step in to provide first aid or protect members of the public whilst out on patrol. Whilst of course their role is to tackle litter, dog fouling, criminal damage, graffiti, fly-tipping and other environmental crimes or anti-social behaviour, the fact that they are a uniformed, highly visible presence in public spaces also provides many residents with a feeling of safety and security and makes them the obvious people to turn to for help in emergency situations. It allows them to act as the eyes and ears of the community, and Kingdom is proud to play such a key role in many towns and cities up and down the country. We are very proud of the important job Anthony did in getting this young man to safety and of helping to secure the conviction of his attacker.

For more information about Kingdom’s services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Children and young people in need of help can call Childline on 0800 1111. Adults who are concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. Anyone who is concerned about the safety of a young person should call the police emergency services on 999.

Kingdom supporting client’s charity cycle ride

action-for-at-newKingdom is very pleased to be supporting one of their clients, who is taking part in a fundraising cycle ride to raise money for charity.

Jerry Lane is security manager at Kingdom’s client BCA (British Car Auctions). He is going to be cycling from London to Paris in September – a cycle ride of over 230 miles in 3 days – along with other colleagues from BCA in order to raise money for the charity Action for A-T.

A-T stands for Ataxia Telangiectasia, which is a rare neurodegenerative inherited disease that affects many parts of the body and causes severe disability. It is progressive and affects the cerebellum (the body’s motor control centre) and in about 70% of cases also weakens the immune system leading to respiratory disorders. The condition first shows itself in early childhood, i.e. the toddler stage. The symptoms are lack of balance, slurred speech and perhaps a more than normal number of infections.  All children at this age take a little while to develop good walking skills, coherent speech and an effective immune system so it may be some years before A-T is properly diagnosed. On top of the severe physical disabilities children with A-T must face, 1 in 4 children with A-T will develop cancer or severe lung disease and more than half will die before they are out of their teens.

Jerry is raising money for the charity which raises money to fund medical research to find a cure for A-T or a medical advancement that will enable children who suffer from it to live a longer and happier life because “they do a fantastic job and need our utmost support.” He was aiming to raise £1,000 for the charity, but has exceeded that target by £112 so far and still with 2 weeks to go. If you would like to support Jerry’s fundraising efforts, you can do so by going to his Just Giving page - http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/JerryLane-749   - Jerry would appreciate support by way of donation however large or small.

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.

Kingdom’s Eddie Hirst represents GB in Triathlon

FullSizeRenderWe’re delighted to report that Kingdom’s Strategic Sales Director, Eddie Hirst, was very successful when he recently represented Great Britain as an Age Group athlete at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Multisport World Championships 2017, in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.

The World Championships took place between the 18th and 27th August and attracted over 4,000 athletes from all over the globe.

Eddie competed in the Age Group Sprint Distance Duathlon event, which consisted of a 5km run, 20km bike ride, and then a further 2.5km run.

We are pleased to report that he came 15th out of 31 in his gender and age category, completing his first run in 20 minutes 7 seconds, his bike ride in 35 minutes and 34 seconds, and his second run in 10 minutes and 14 seconds, so completing the entire event in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 50 seconds.

Overall, Eddie finished 120 out of 412 in his gender, and 121 out of 681 overall. Congratulations Eddie!

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Eddie was supported by Kingdom and had the Kingdom logo displayed on his kit. He joined Kingdom earlier this year as Strategic Sales Director and has over 17 years experience of working within the security, facilities management and outsourcing industries. He is married with two young daughters, has an MSc (Distinction) degree in Security Risk Management, and is an Ambassador for Bike for Boobs, an organisation that helps people going through cancer.

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

Kingdom security contact renewed with prestigious Indian educational institute

fisatKingdom is very pleased to have had their contract renewed for a second year to continue to provide security guarding services to the Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT) in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

FISAT is a private, self-financing engineering college which was established and is run by the Federal Bank Officers’ Association Educational Society (FBOAES). This is an initiative of the Federal Bank Officers’ Association (FBOA), which is the sole representative body of the officers of the Federal Bank. It is affiliated to the Kerala Technological University (KTU) and the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala, and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in New Delhi.

It is based in Mookannoor, which is near Angamaly in the Ernakulam District of Kerala in southern India. Mookannoor was the birth place of the founder of The Federal Bank, the late K P Hormis, and thus the FISAT campus was named “Hormis Nagar” in honour of his memory.

The institute was established in 2002 and has been designed and developed to become a “Centre of Excellence” in professional education – in fact, their motto is “Focus on Excellence.” Their aim is to enhance the quality and value of education, and to develop high quality individuals. This has been demonstrated by the students there having received excellent results in academic work, placements, extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

The institute has a unique position in the professional education sector in south India, having carved out a niche for itself. It conducts six B.Tech courses in Engineering, an MBA programme (with specialisation in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Production & Operations Management and International Business), an MCA programme (three years & two years Lateral Entry) and six M.Tech courses. It was accredited by NAAC with an A grade, and has received the coveted ISO 9001:20015 certification. To find out more about FISAT, please visit http://www.fisat.ac.in/

Kingdom has had a presence in India since May 2016, when we announced that we would now be able to support our UK customers that also need security services on the Indian sub continent. Kingdom took over an Indian security company based in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala, and announced that the new initiative would act as a launch pad for pan India and Middle East operations in the future.

As well as providing a guarding service and specialised and customised security solutions, Kingdom is aiming to help the uneducated sector to develop their hidden skills and secure their lives by providing job opportunities across Kerala. We are planning to utilise the Kerala government’s skill development programme in the security sector.

For more information about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom wins major new guarding contract in India

synthite-1-638Kingdom is very pleased to have gained another new client in India and thus continues to expand on the Indian subcontinent.

Kingdom is now providing security guarding for Synthite Industries Ltd, the world’s largest producer of value added spices and oleoresin.

Synthite processes raw spices at their state-of the-art plants and labs. When extracting the oleoresins, Synthite ensures that they retain all the original characteristics such as the flavour, colour and taste of the starting natural raw material. Some of these value-added products are unique which is why Synthite is the global leader in this line of business.

The company is based in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala, and supplies ingredients to many major food, fragrance and flavour companies. Some of its major clients include Nestle, Bacardi and Pepsi.

As well as producing oleoresin spices, the company also produces essential oils, food colours, and sprayed products. It also has products that are organic and fair-trade. They are a leading force in a variety of botanical extracts such as tea, coffee, vanilla and lutein. The company also has investments in realty and hospitality.

Synthite Industries was established in 1972 by C.V. Jacob, who had spent the previous two decades working in civil construction. Initially the company had 20 employees and produced industrial chemicals before it started extracting oleoresin. They started manufacturing oleoresin black pepper, and over the last forty years have grown to become the leader in the manufacturing of all oleoresin spices. By 2008 the company had grown to 1,200 employees and had 30% of the world’s market share. They reached 2,000 employees by 2012. It was only in 2014 that the company started selling directly to consumers in its native India. The company is now run by Viju Jacob, son of the founder C.V. Jacob.

Their bio ingredients division currently has 10 manufacturing plants, three of which are in Kerala. Major spices like chilli, turmeric, pepper, and cardamom are processed in dedicated plants, whereas other spices like nutmeg, ginger, mace, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek and celery can be produced at any of the plants available, based on the quantity required.

Kingdom has had a presence in India since May 2016, when we announced that we would now be able to support our UK customers that also need security services on the Indian sub continent. Kingdom took over an Indian security company based in Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, and announced that the new initiative would act as a launch pad for pan India and Middle East operations in the future.

As well as providing a guarding service and specialised and customised security solutions, Kingdom is aiming to help the uneducated sector to develop their hidden skills and secure their lives by providing job opportunities across Kerala. We are planning to utilise the Kerala government’s skill development programme in the security sector.

For more information about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom officers help save a life whilst on patrol

head tilt chin lift in cpr drowning trainingWe are very proud to report that two of Kingdom’s Environmental Protection officers recently saved a man’s life whilst on patrol in Thanet.

The two officers in question, Colin Jarvis and Mark Jones, were carrying out patrols in the Cliftonville area of Margate on behalf of Kingdom’s client, Thanet District Council on an afternoon in June. Kingdom has been tackling litter and dog fouling there since 1st June 2015, initially as a 12 month trial before being awarded a three year contract in 2016 due to the success of the trial. Kingdom’s officers issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to anyone caught dropping litter or not cleaning up after their dogs on Thanet’s streets, beaches and open spaces.

Whilst on patrol, the two officers were made aware of a possibly deceased male in a disabled public toilet. Mark quickly entered the toilet to find a male lying on the floor completely motionless and slowly turning blue. Colin spoke to another person who informed him that the man was a drug user who had taken a cocktail of different drugs and then collapsed. Another man informed them that they had dialled 999 and that a paramedic was en-route to the scene.

Both of the officers had previously received first aid training, which was invaluable in this situation. Mark knelt down and checked the man’s airway and breathing and checked if he had a pulse. He was breathing and did have a pulse, but his breathing was very light and his pulse was very faint. He was slowly losing colour from his face, hands and feet.

A paramedic arrived very quickly and Mark and Colin informed her of this situation. Mark and Colin helped the paramedic in any way required, and then Mark assisted by giving the unconscious man oxygen for several minutes until two more paramedics arrived on the scene and could take over.

Once the paramedics had improved the man’s breathing and regulated his pulse they decided to take him by ambulance to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment. Colin and Mark helped to lift the man onto the bed and to wheel him outside and on to the ambulance. The paramedics thanked Colin and Mark for their help and said that if they had not assisted in the way that they did then the man would not have survived.

This is not the first time that Kingdom’s environmental protection officers have stepped in to provide first aid, help save a life or protect members of the public whilst out on patrol. Whilst of course their role is to tackle litter, dog fouling, criminal damage, graffiti, fly-tipping and other environmental crimes or anti-social behaviour, the fact that they are a uniformed, highly visible presence in public spaces also provides many residents with a feeling of safety and security and makes them the obvious people to turn to for help in emergency situations like this. It allows them to act as the eyes and ears of the community, and Kingdom is proud to play such a key role in many towns and cities up and down the country.

For more information about Kingdom’s services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom helps shopping centre client celebrate 40th anniversary

Harpur Centre 40Kingdom was very pleased recently to play a key role in helping one of their clients to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Kingdom has been providing cleaning services to The Harpur Centre, Bedford’s premier shopping centre, for the past five years, and in addition was awarded the contract to provide security to the shopping centre in 2015.

The Harpur Centre is a popular shopping mall housed within a Grade 2 listed building, conveniently located in the heart of Bedford’s city centre. It is home to over 30 well-known shops across two floors and is open seven days a week.

There was lots of fun and activities within the shopping centre and the three day event proved to be a huge success, with all the cleaning and security team going above and beyond the call of duty. Commenting on the work of his team, Kingdom’s site manager at the Harpur Centre, Michael (Mick) Reynolds, said:

“Over the last few days both my Security and Cleaning teams have excelled themselves in the time and effort they have put in to ensure that the Harpur Centre’s 40th birthday was celebrated in a happy, clean and secure way by all the members of the public, both young and not so young, over a three day period.

“They not only carried out their duties but also gave up their days off to assist in the setting up, supervising of contractors and clearing away of equipment to ensure enjoyment by all who attended the centre, showing great professionalism by carrying out any task asked of them.”

Kingdom’s client, the Deputy Centre Manager, added: “We are very impressed with how both the Security and Cleaning teams, under the lead of your Site Manager, Mick, went above and beyond over the three day period and were ambassadors of the highest calibre for not only the Harpur Centre, but also Kingdom as well.

“We had an extra obstacle thrown at us on Saturday, when there was a planned animal rights protest taking place in Bedford. This did not affect the Centre, but all personnel stepped up to ensure that there were no issues affecting the celebrations. A big well done and thanks needs to be passed onto the teams.”

Members of the team at the Harpur Centre have been nominated to receive commendations from Kingdom in recognition of their excellent work.

Kingdom provides a continual manned security presence in the shopping mall and car park as well as constant CCTV coverage across the entire site. They also provide cleaning services to the shopping centre seven days a week, which includes keeping the car park, service corridors and shopping mall clean. Kingdom also provides periodic cleaning services to the centre.

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

Kingdom Strategic Sales Director representing GB in Triathlon

Eddie in Kingdom kitWe’re very excited to announce that Kingdom’s Strategic Sales Director, Eddie Hirst, is representing Great Britain as an Age Group athlete at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Multisport World Championships 2017, in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, which is taking place between the 18th and 27th August.

The World Championships attract over 3,600 athletes from all over the globe. Eddie is competing in the Sprint Distance Duathlon event on Saturday 19th August, which consists of a 5km run, 20km bike ride, and then a further 2.5km run.

Eddie is being supported by Kingdom and has the Kingdom logo displayed on his kit (see the photo on the right). He joined Kingdom earlier this year as Strategic Sales Director and has over 17 years experience of working within the security, facilities management and outsourcing industries. He is married with two young daughters, has an MSc (Distinction) degree in Security Risk Management, and is an Ambassador for Bike for Boobs, an organisation that helps people going through cancer.

You can find out more about Eddie by watching his video below.

Eddie qualified for the World Championships at the Oulton Park race track in early March. The conditions that day were particularly challenging, as Eddie recalls:

The temperature was around three degrees centigrade with heavy rain, not the best weather for wearing a tri suit! Due to the harsh conditions many people abandoned the race and some got hypothermia. I managed to hold on, grit my teeth and get through the race to qualify to represent Great Britain.”

In stark contrast to that day in March, the weather is currently sunny in British Columbia and a balmy 30 degrees centigrade. Eddie recently lacerated his foot in a training accident which threatened his participation at the event, but fortunately his foot has healed in time and he is hoping for a strong competitive race.

Good luck Eddie from everyone at Kingdom!

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

Kingdom University Security team named Team of the Month

Kingdom’s security team at the University of South Wales have been praised for the huge amount of effort they have put in over the last month above and beyond what is expected of them, and as a result have been named as Kingdom’s Team of the Month.

Over the last month the team has faced some challenging situations across all of the university’s campuses, ranging from responding to fires to helping with a BBC news crew and providing security for the university’s Open Day and graduation ceremonies, all of which has led to what their Business Manager Mark P Wallace describes as “non-stop positive feedback”.

The photo below shows Kingdom’s Operations Director North, Delroy McGree, presenting Kingdom’s Security Manager for the University of South Wales, Trish Chaloner, with the Team of the Month Award, along with Kingdom’s Business Manager for the University of South Wales, Mark P Wallace, and the University of South Wales’ Security Manager Andrew Moore.

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The four photos below show (from top left, clockwise) members of the Kingdom Security team at the Treforest campus, Newport campus, Glyn Taff campus and Cardiff campus.

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Kingdom started providing security services to the University of South Wales in February 2017. Kingdom’s day to day role includes providing security guarding, car park management, operating the control room and student protection.

The University of South Wales (USW) is one of the UK’s ten biggest campus universities by student numbers, with over 30,000 students. It was voted as one of the top 10 universities in the UK by its students – coming eight at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2016.

Kingdom has a dedicated education security team which has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding to meet the special demands of the education sector. They safeguard people, facilities and reputations, providing a safe place to both learn and teach. They protect students, staff, property, equipment and possessions.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Education Sector Security service, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/security-personnel/education-sector/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom colleague runs half marathon for charity

John RobertsCongratulations to John Roberts (pictured on the right), one of Kingdom’s training officers in the Environmental Protection Division, who has recently run a half marathon in order to raise money for charity.

John ran the Southend half marathon on Sunday 9th July along with his two brothers, James and Robert, in order to raise money for Havens Hospices.

Fair Havens Hospice is in Westcliff on Sea in Essex, and Little Havens Hospice is in Benfleet in Essex. Havens Hospices are there to help families that have been told that there’s no cure for their loved one’s illness, and that all that can be done is make their life comfortable.

Fair Havens Hospice and Little Havens Hospice focus on the individual needs of the adults and children that they care for, “making every day count” for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. They’re the only place in the area wholly dedicated to looking after those with an illness which could shorten their life. They care not just for patients but their families, friends and neighbours too. They are not part of the NHS, but are a registered charity and receive limited government funding, instead relying on the support and generosity of the community, and through fundraising activity such as this. To find out more about the work of Havens Hospices, please visit http://www.havenshospices.org.uk/

John completed the 13 mile run in 2 hours and 38 minutes. The three brothers have so far raised £195, which is £55 short of their £250 target. If you would like to make a donation to support this very worthy cause then you can still do so by visiting their JustGiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/team0roberts.

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.

Kingdom’s Andy Howe becomes a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals

Andy HoweCongratulations to Kingdom’s Andy Howe, who has recently become a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.

Andy joined the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals as a member in 2016, representing Kingdom. He became a Freeman of the Company on the 7th June 2017. In order to be invited to become a Freeman of the Company, Andy had to support the Company and show commitment to the Company, as well as attend a number of events.

The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals is a well-respected and supportive Livery Company of the Lord Mayor and the City of London. Membership of the Company is drawn from the security industry in its widest sense and includes leading security professionals from the industrial and retail sectors, serving and retired members of the police and armed services, security consultants, academics, heads of security for corporate businesses, investigators and electronic surveillance practitioners.

Members of the Company benefit first and foremost by being able to give something back to the Security Profession and by supporting its educational and charitable works. They can also take advantage of the networking opportunities the Company’s events provide, by attending formal Company luncheons and dinners, sporting events and other informal gatherings where they will meet and socialise with like-minded people. They may become Freemen of the City of London and Liverymen of the Company.  Liverymen vote in the annual elections of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. For more information about the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, please visit http://www.wcosp.com/.

Andy initially joined Kingdom as a Security Consultant in September 2015, and is now Head of Risk & Mitigation. He previously served as a police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service, retiring at Superintendent rank after thirty two years service.

As well as helping to promote Kingdom within the City of London and Central London as a whole, both among service users and amongst the security industry, Andy makes excellent use of his membership by networking with other security professionals, drawing on their knowledge and experience whilst sharing his in order to bring new benefits to Kingdom’s clients.

For more information about Kingdom’s services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom pleased to support local Youth Club refurbishment

cropped-cropped-cropped-newtonBGCKingdom is very proud to have made a charitable donation in order to support Newton Boys and Girls Club. Located near to Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows, the Newton Boys and Girls Club is a youth club open to all children and young people between the ages of 8-18 in the area.

Newton Boys and Girls Club is a registered charity founded in 1962. It offers a range of fun activities, along with support and education in a safe environment with an aim to help its members become caring and responsible citizens.

The premises have been need of refurbishment for some time now but thanks to a major grant £250,000 from The Hamilton Davies Trust, as well as support from Kingdom and other local companies, the building will soon undergo a series of exciting changes to transform it into a modern state of the art youth club.

This will include new kitchens and toilets, heating improvements, a radio station and studio, snack bar area, games room with pool and table tennis, electronic games room with consoles, a cinema room, craft area and a sports hall for physical activities to take place. The building is current being gutted from the inside. The Youth Club hopes to re-open later this year to continue its fantastic work with the young people of Newton-Le-Willows.

The club is offering a sponsorship package for any company who wishes to make a significant donation, with the club naming a room or area after the sponsor, displaying their logo in the vast sports/function hall, printing the logo on any promotional materials and sharing a link to the sponsor’s website on their website.

More information can be found about Newton Boys & Girls Club upon visiting their website: http://www.newtonboysandgirlsclub.org.

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.

Kingdom wins Liverpool contract after successful pilot

ots-liverpool-city-council-logo-640-southport-ots-onthespot-ots-otsnews.co_.uk_0Kingdom is very pleased to announce that, following a very successful six month pilot, they have won the contract to continue to provide environmental protection services on a permanent basis on behalf of Liverpool City Council

Kingdom’s six month trial period started on Monday 27th February 2017, when we started providing 16 Environmental Protection officers as well as a supporting administration team.

Over the last five months, Kingdom’s has been tackling littering and dog fouling on behalf of the council, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs – on the spot fines) to anyone caught dropping litter (which includes chewing gum and cigarette ends) or failing to clean up after their dog, both within the City Centre itself and on a patrol matrix covering the outer districts. In order to do this, Kingdom has provided four vehicles and has been covering diverse times and locations in an intelligence led manner.

In the first two months working in Liverpool, Kingdom’s officers handed out 6,227 Fixed Penalty Notices. The revenue received by Liverpool City Council is being reinvested in wider environmental services within the authority. Headlines were initially made when Kingdom’s officers handed out 315 FPN fines on their first day – more than were handed out in total in the previous year.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for the environment, Cllr Steve Munby, said back in May that: “Our clear message to people is that dropping litter is not about keeping a street cleanser in a job - it is anti-social behaviour and blights communities. We said we’d be taking a zero tolerance approach and the figures so far show that Kingdom are doing just that.”

Kingdom is particularly pleased to be working with Liverpool City Council, as Liverpool City Centre is less than 20 miles away from Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows. It is therefore a huge honour for Kingdom to be providing environmental protection services to this key city that is right on our doorstep.

The City of Liverpool metropolitan borough has a population of over 470,000, and together with its surrounding areas forms the fifth largest metropolitan area in the UK. It is therefore vital that Liverpool is kept clean, not only for the hundreds of thousands of people who live and work there, but also for the 75 million tourists who visit the city each year. Tourism is a significant part of the city’s economy. People from all around the country and around the world visit Liverpool, and it is therefore important that the city looks the very best that it can to make visitors feel welcome, comfortable and safe. Kingdom is delighted to be continuing to play a key role in making sure that is the case.

Kingdom aims to make our communities cleaner, safer and greener. Their Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background and delivers over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per year on behalf of local authorities up and down the country. They issue FPNs to individuals seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces in order to reduce anti-social behaviour.

The annual cost of cleaning the UK’s streets has previously been estimated at over £1billion, with 14 million incidents of anti-social behaviour reported every year. This equals 26 incidents every minute. Kingdom’s high profile, specialist enforcement teams successfully reduces this anti-social behaviour.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/ or call 0845 051 7702.