Kingdom supporting Action Counters Terrorism campaign

Logo-ACT-1-01Kingdom is pleased to be supporting National Counter Terrorism Policing who have today (20th March 2018) launched a nationwide ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) campaign that is designed to encourage the public to report any suspicions about potential attack planning.

As one of the UK’s top-performing and most highly accredited providers of national security solutions, we are pleased to support any initiative that will help to make people and businesses safer and more secure. We are therefore urging the public to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity, and so are sharing the information below.

Communities defeat terrorism. With the enduring terrorist threat, it is now more important than ever that everyone plays their part in tackling terrorism. Your actions could save lives.

Don’t worry about wasting police time. No call or click will be ignored. What you tell the police is treated in the strictest confidence and is thoroughly researched by experienced officers before, and if, any police action is taken.

Any piece of information could be important, it is better to be safe and report. Remember, trust your instincts and ACT. Action Counters Terrorism.

How can I report?
Reporting is quick and easy. You can report in confidence online via a secure form: Alternatively, you can call the police confidentially on 0800 789 321.

All reports are kept confidential and you can report anonymously.

In an emergency always call 999.

What should I report?
Like other criminals, terrorists need to plan. You can report suspicious activity or behaviour – anything that seems out of place, unusual or just doesn’t seem to fit in with everyday life.

Watch the ACT film to learn more:

What could potentially be terrorist-relates suspicious activity or behaviour?


  • Meetings, training and planning can take place anywhere. Do you know someone who travels but is vague about where they’re going?
  • Do you know someone with passports or other documents in different names, for no obvious reason?
  • Do you know someone who looks at extremist material, including on the so-called Dark Web, or shares and creates content that promotes or glorifies terrorism?
  • Have you noticed someone embracing or actively promoting hateful ideas or an extremist ideology?

Gathering materials

  • Suspicious materials can be ordered online as well as in store. Have you noticed someone receiving deliveries for unusual items bought online?
  • If you work in commercial vehicle hire or sales, has a sale or rental seemed unusual?
  • Have you noticed someone buying large or unusual quantities of chemicals, fertilisers or gas cylinders for no obvious reason?
  • Have you noticed someone acquiring illegal firearms or other weapons or showing an interest in obtaining them?

Storing materials

  • Terrorists need to store equipment while preparing for an attack. Have you noticed anyone storing large amounts of chemicals, fertilisers or gas cylinders?
  • Have you noticed anyone storing illegal firearms or objects that could potentially be weapons?

Hostile Reconnaissance

  • Observation and surveillance help terrorists plan attacks. Have you witnessed anyone taking pictures or notes of security arrangements or CCTV?


  • Cheque and credit card fraud are ways of generating cash. Have you noticed any suspicious or unusual bank transactions?

If you’d like more information or resources, visit or follow Counter Terrorism Policing on social media:

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

Job Vacancy: Regional Business Manager for the South

clip_image002[6] - CopyDo you communicate effectively and professionally at all levels, have a “can do” attitude, strong engagement and negotiation skills, excellent IT skills, the focus and proven ability to deliver the highest standard of customer service and the ability to be both a team player and to work independently?

If yes, then this may be an ideal job opportunity for you. Kingdom is looking for a Regional Business Manager for the South covering London and the West who will report to our Regional Support Director and will be based in London. The successful applicant will be Kingdom’s regional brand ambassador, responsible for the delivery of service excellence through ownership, process and effective team management. You will need to understand the service being sold and how to identify potential opportunities for growth and development of the division.

You must have a front-line security license in either DS / SG or CP (Door Supervision / Security Guarding or Close Protection). You must also be a qualified security professional with proven management experience in the security industry, having at least two years’ experience in a similar role with a high-quality service provider and a minimum of five years’ experience in the security industry sector. Ideally, we are looking for a talented Business Manager who has been looking after an extensive portfolio in London and the outer areas and is now ready and eager to take the next step into regional management. 

You must be able to understand, emphathise and manage your customers’ expectations, and always aim to surpass in operational delivery and customer relationship management. You must also be able to develop real relationships with customers and listen to their concerns and desires.

With a salary of £38-42,000 per annum, this is a fantastic opportunity to join of the UK’s fastest growing companies.

For more details about the role, please contact Simon Dobell, Kingdom’s Regional Support Director South, by email on or call either 0203 700 6280 or 07342 069486.

Kingdom to attend Total Security Summit Event

DXstuEgVwAI8BAk.jpg largeKingdom is very much looking forward to attending the Total Security Summit (TSS) at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Stanstead Airport on the 12th and 13th March.

Kingdom will be represented at the event by Steve Flood, Kingdom’s Business Development Director, and Andy Ellis, Kingdom’s Security Business Development Manager (North & Midlands) – please do come along and meet them! The event is an ideal opportunity for delegates to learn more about Kingdom and to get ideas from our experts as well as their peers, and it also allows Kingdom to continually improve the service we provide to our existing clients as well as what we offer to new clients.

The Total Security Summit has been taking place since 1997 and is held twice a year, in March and October, and it is the UK’s premier event for the security industry’s leading professionals and suppliers.

Over the course of the two-day event, 65 specially selected VIP delegates meet and network with the industry’s leading solution providers, who will be all together under one roof, making it easy for delegates to benchmark a wide variety of security solutions in terms of both performance and price. Delegates will include Heads of Security, Security Directors, National Loss Prevention Managers, Facilities Managers, Security Managers and Procurement Directors.

Each delegate has their own unique pre-arranged schedule, meaning they only meet with suppliers who meet their needs and who they have requested to see, and in turn suppliers only see delegates who are interested in their products and services. This highly targeted approach means that the event is structured to ensure that everyone attending gets the maximum benefit from the event.

The event takes places in a structured, professional and focused environment that includes networking, lunches and a gala dinner, as well as a seminar programme delivered by some of the most inspiring and dynamic thinkers in the ever-evolving security industry. Titles include “Counter Terrorism Top Tips for Business,” “How physical security adds true value to the modern enterprise”, “Maintaining Security standards in an evolving threat landscape”, “Discovering the hidden vulnerabilities of cyber security”, and “The biggest concern with camera technologies of today.”

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

Kingdom celebrates 25 years in business

Kingdom is very excited to be celebrating 25 years since it first started business.

We were founded a quarter of a century ago on the 2nd March 1993 by the man who is still our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) today, Terry Barton BA (Hons).

Terry started Kingdom as a security company all those years ago with just seven security officers. He had previously worked in the police, completed a law degree and trained to be a solicitor. When a local business asked him to recommend a security business he didn’t know any, so he set up one himself. We are very proud to say that we still have colleagues with us at Kingdom today who joined us in the very early days, including our Discipline & Grievance Manager Steve Foster, who has been with us from the beginning, Tony Mooney (Scheduling), who joined us in 1996, and Finance Team Manager Sue Bold, who joined us in 1998.

Since 1993, Kingdom has grown from just seven officers to now employing 6,000 colleagues. We still have one of the early rosters from September 1993 when the company had 20 static sites and employed 44 members of staff. No longer just a security company, there are now four core services to Kingdom, which are Security Solutions, Facilities Management, Environmental Protection and Recruitment, with a new training division to be added in 2018. Kingdom is now one of the largest independent and privately-owned companies specialising in these areas within the UK, Ireland and South Asia. We currently operate on a turnover of more than £106 million. We are pleased to say though that despite this huge growth, Kingdom has not forgotten its origins and that there is family continuity within the business, with Terry’s son Rob playing a key role at Kingdom as IT and Innovation Director.

Some of the key highlights in the development and growth of Kingdom over the last 25 years include the following:

1993: Kingdom founded by Terry Barton

1995: Kingdom moved to Mill Brow, Eccleston, where they would remain for 21 years until outgrowing the premises and moving to a new National Support Centre in 2016

2006: Kingdom acquires Wallace Security Ltd, making them an overnight national provider. Mark Wallace remains at the heart of the Kingdom business today as Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O)

2013: Kingdom launch an Environmental Protection division to help reduce the amount of littering and dog fouling in public places on behalf of local councils

2016: Kingdom enters the Indian market and starts providing security services on the Indian sub-continent

clip_image002[6] - Copy2016: Kingdom’s National Support Centre moves from Mill Brow, Eccleston, St Helens, to Newton le Willows

2017: Kingdom enters the recruitment market place to supply staffing solutions to its customers and to supply Kingdoms own internal recruitment needs

Speaking about Kingdom’s anniversary, Terry said: “When I started Kingdom in 1993 I started it with the very firm belief that we had to be different and that the company had to continually evolve, keep learning about our customers’ needs and desires, embrace the latest technology and invest in our most important asset – our people. Since then I am very proud to say that Kingdom has stuck rigidly to those beliefs and we have built what I regard as the best teams within the service streams and sectors in which we operate.

“Like running any business, it has been 25 years of highs and lows, but the 25 years have flown by and it has never not been exciting times at Kingdom. Our future aspirations not only keep myself excited but also the great team and togetherness built around me. I thank everybody from colleagues to customers to suppliers to anyone that has ever touched Kingdom throughout this amazing 25-year journey”

For more information about Kingdom, please visit or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom Cleaners Awarded for Excellent Customer Service

DSC_4397Congratulations to our cleaning team (or day janitors as they are known) at the Paddington Green campus of the City of Westminster College, who have won the “Excellence in Internal Customer Services’ Award” at the recent City of Westminster College Staff Awards.

The team were nominated for the following reason:

“I don’t know the cleaners in person but from what I observe they deserve to be awarded because they are very good at their job as cleaners in such a big college. They always have smiles on their faces given the exhaustion level and nature of their job! I truly appreciate their efforts and work ethics.

“I see the cleaners on a daily basis pushing their trollies and working tirelessly to keep our bathrooms clean for all (staff, students and general public). I can imagine it's not an easy job nor a pleasant one at most times, but they just keep going.”

When the award was announced they were described as “the Cleaning Team, who keep our buildings spotless inside and out. They always have a smile on their faces and given the size of our estate, they carry out and amazing job.”

All the Paddington Green campus day janitors attended the awards ceremony and are pictured above at the event. They each received a certificate for the college and a £25 gift voucher, and all of Kingdom’s cleaning team at both campuses (Maida Vale and Paddington Green) received a box of Walkers Scottish biscuit assortment. The Facilities Manager at City of Westminster College, Ian Smith, said that he was delighted that their effort has been noticed and rewarded. Needless to say, we are very proud of the cleaning team and thank them for their excellent work and for being such a credit to Kingdom.

City of Westminster College is ranked as the top vocational further education college in Central London by the Department for Education. They provide hundreds of courses in a wide range of subjects to over 7,000 students each year. To find out more about them, please visit

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 subscribe to the popular view that first impressions count, and in the case of business and operational facilities, that clean and hygienic premises reflect the qualities of an organised, welcoming and professional business.

For more information about Kingdom, please visit or call us on 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom set to tackle environmental crimes in Plymouth

Plymouth_City_Council.svg_Kingdom is very pleased to have been awarded a 12 month pilot contract to start providing environmental protection services in Plymouth, Devon, on behalf of Plymouth City Council, following a competitive procurement process. The move was announced recently by the council in a news release on their website entitled “Council appoint Kingdom as enforcement contractors.”

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Officers will be patrolling Plymouth’s streets and public spaces in order to prevent littering, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping. Although the local authority currently has staff that are trained in gathering and reporting evidence, they do not have a large number of them which has been limiting their ability to provide a proactive presence out and about in the community. Going forward, the council’s expert and experienced staff will help to guide our officers so that the council can proactively tackle issues around the city, rather than providing a reactive service.

Our officers will be issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to anyone caught dropping litter (which includes cigarette butts and chewing gum), not cleaning up after their dog, or dumping waste, in order to help Plymouth City Council to deliver their “Corporate Plan”, which includes the aim to ensure that Plymouth is a “green and pleasant city”.

In order to assist the council with this aim, members of the public in Plymouth are being encouraged to contact the council if they see an environmental crime being committed. If they are able to identify the person committing the crime and provide a witness statement, it may be possible to issue an FPN. Anyone caught either littering of fly-posting will be given an FPN of £80. Anyone caught not cleaning up after their dog will be given an FPN of £100, whilst anyone caught fly-tipping will be given an FPN of £400.

Commenting on Kingdom’s appointment, the Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Ian Bowyer said: “Local residents often speak to me about littering, dog fouling, and fly tipping. This administration has made it clear it is committed to tackling these issues and the Council will now “beef up” enforcement activities in order to deal more effectively with these anti-social activities.

“I’m delighted that we have moved forward with this initiative and welcome Kingdom Security on board. We believe they share our vision for the fair but firm way that this scheme will operate. Having extra staff on the street will force offenders to think about their behaviours and how they affect their neighbours which will hopefully lead to a cleaner city for us all to enjoy.”

Commenting on behalf of Kingdom, our Director of Operations, John Dunne, said: “We look forward to helping Plymouth City Council with their aim to ensure people live and visit a green and pleasant city.”

Kingdom has a proven record of delivering a cleaner, safer and greener environment for members of your community. Last year, over £1 billion was spent cleaning the UK streets. To help reduce this cost to the taxpayer, Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division 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 (FPNs) we issue which have resulted in us raising over £3.3m for local authorities during the last 12 months.

If you would like to find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection service, please call 0845 051 7702 or visit

Kingdom thanked for donation to local foodbank

St-Helens-logo-three-colour-e1507296558485Kingdom colleagues have once again been collecting items for a local food bank, this time for the St Helens Foodbank, near to Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows.

Following the donation, Kingdom received an email from the Reverend Helen Coffey of Holy Trinity, Downall Green and St Andrew’s, Garswood, saying:

Thank you so much for the generous donation of tins and packets for our local foodbank that John Shirley dropped off last week.

We're a small foodbank serving an area of relatively high deprivation with a number of families experiencing food and fuel poverty.  I'm sure we all wish foodbanks were not a feature of life our country in the 21st century, but the sad truth is that without them, some members of our community would go hungry in silence.

Please pass on our thanks to all your employees for their generous donation.

God bless.


The St Helens Foodbank opened in 2012 and provides three days nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, that work to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Last year they gave 6,371 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis. The foodbank is run in partnership with St Helens churches, St Helens Hope Centre and the Trussell Trust. To find out more about the work they do or to find out how you can help or get involved, please visit

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 or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom Academy joins Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers

logo-ESFAThe Kingdom Academy has been successful in its application be included on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

We needed to be listed on the register to be eligible to deliver apprenticeship training for apprenticeships that started on or after 1st May 2017. We are particularly delighted to say that our application was successful on our first attempt and that we passed each individual section of the application.

There are three types of providers – main providers, employer providers and supporting providers. Kingdom Academy is a main provider. As a main provider, the Kingdom Academy will be able to:

  • Deliver apprenticeship training to employers that pay the apprenticeship levy, for any apprenticeships that started on or after 1st May 2017
  • Deliver apprenticeship training to our own apprentices, or apprentices of our connected companies for any apprenticeships that started on or after 1st May 2017 as long as we are paying the apprenticeship levy
  • Deliver apprenticeship training as a subcontractor for any apprenticeships that started on or after 1st May 2017.

The RoATP gives employers and apprentices an assurance that the providers have the capacity and capability to delivery good quality apprenticeship training. In order to be included on the register, Kingdom had to go through an application process with the ESFA that considered due diligence, capability, quality and financial health to asses our capability to deliver high quality apprenticeship training.

We are delighted that our application has been successful, as it is a strong step forward with our future plans. Kingdom launched the new Kingdom Academy last September, unveiling a plan to spend around £2million of funds to invest in the development of our people. This investment is focused on developing our colleagues to provide enhanced services to our clients and their customers and service users, fostering, developing and retaining the skills that already exist within Kingdom.

In addition to growing our existing talent and skill base, a key focus for the Kingdom Academy is developing future potential. The Kingdom Academy aims to enhance professionalism within our sector and attract more talented people into this vital area of work.

Some of the main courses include:

  • Team Leader
  • Customer Service Practitioner
  • AAT
  • CIPD
  • Infrastructure Technician
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Business Administration

More information about the Kingdom Academy can be seen in this video interview with Kingdom’s Training Manager Andrew Blackburn.

Kingdom Services Group is one of the largest independent and privately-owned companies specialising in Security Solutions, Facilities Management, Environmental Protection and Recruitment across the UK, Ireland and South Asia. To find out more about Kingdom and the services we provide, please visit or call us on 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom’s Andy Howe receives Freedom of the City of London

IMG_0652Many congratulations to Kingdom’s Andy Howe, who on Wednesday 7th February 2018 was elected as a Freeman of the City of London, and is, as far as we are aware, the first Kingdom colleague to be awarded the Freedom of the City of London.

Andy (pictured centre in the top image and on the right in the second image) has been with Kingdom since September 2015 when he joined the company as a security consultant, having served as a police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service for 32 years. He retired with the rank of Superintendent. Andy is now our Head of Risk & Mitigation.

The ceremony in which Andy received the Freedom of the City of London is one of the oldest surviving ceremonies still in existence today. It is believed that it was first carried out as long ago as 1237. Although many of the historical practical reasons for obtaining the Freedom of the City have long since disappeared, it remains a unique part of London’s history to which many people who lived or worked in the City have been proud to be admitted.

IMG_0657However, one historical benefit famously remains, which is allowing a Freeman to walk across London Bridge. Sadly, it is now limited to half a day in October, and only about 100 yards from the north side of the bridge, as the Metropolitan Police refuse to allow any more access! Andy is pictured below with his sheep.

Before receiving the Freedom of the City of London, Andy became a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals last year, on the 7th June 2017, having joined as a Member representing Kingdom in 2016. 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.

IMG_0671Members 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 go on to become Freemen of the City of London in the same way that Andy has, 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

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 to bring new benefits to Kingdom’s clients.

For more information about Kingdom’s services, please visit or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom helping student raise money for Vietnam project

IMG_6833Kingdom is very pleased to be supporting Lily Wallace, who is the daughter of Kingdom’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mark Wallace. Lily (pictured) is currently raising money to go on an expedition to Vietnam with her school, Woldgate School.

Lily will be travelling to Vietnam in July 2019 for 18 days along with around 15-20 fellow students. She will be completing a trek and a project that will see her working with local people there and dedicating her time to helping both the local community and the environment. The project will also give her the opportunity to develop her leadership skills.

In order to do this, Lily needs to raise £3,495 over the next 16 months. She is aiming to raise the money in lots of different ways, which have so far included packing bags at her local Sainsburys supermarket, asking friends and family members to fill Smarties tubes with 20p coins, and aiming to fill a local restaurant with people in order to receive a “kick back” from the restaurant.

Here at Kingdom we are doing our bit to help Lily too, by saving and recycling all our old phones and ink cartridges in exchange for money via and by giving her a few days work at our National Support Centre to help her top up her fund.

Kingdom wish Lily the very best of luck and will keep you posted as to the progress of her fundraising, and of her efforts when she is actually in Vietnam, over the coming months.

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 or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom renews membership of the City of London Crime Prevention Association

city-sec-largeKingdom is very pleased to have renewed its membership of the City of London Crime Prevention Association for another year.

The aim of the City of London Crime Prevention Association is to prevent and deter crime in the financial, commercial and residential sectors and an important part of what they to is to instigate and support crime prevention initiatives. The Association has been instrumental in the start up and development of Project Griffin, CSSC (Cross-Sector Safety and Communications) and the Building Security Accreditation Scheme.

The Association has over 300 members which mostly come from the financial and business sectors within the City of London and from other security companies around London. The Association holds eleven formal meetings per year, with around 120 people attending each meeting. As well as providing regular updates on crime prevention and counter-terrorism related information and advice from the City of London Police, the City of London Corporation and other organisations, the association also offers a varied and interesting programme of events, specialist speakers and networking opportunities to meet with like-minded professionals.

Kingdom is represented at meetings of the Association by our Head of Risk and Mitigation, Andrew Howe, who considers membership of the Association to be of huge benefit to both Kingdom and our clients, as it allows us to keep up to date with all of the latest news, updates and information regarding security, policing and counter-terrorism in London, by hearing updates from high profile specialist speakers and speaking to other people who also work within the security industry to learn from their experience. Andy initially joined Kingdom in September 2015, having served as a police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service for 32 years.

Kingdom’s membership of the City of London Crime Prevention Association is just one of the many association memberships and accreditations that we have that demonstrate our "commitment to quality" (C2Q). As part of this, we embrace 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, and as part of this we regularly access experts in our field. More information about Kingdom’s accreditations can be viewed here.

For more information about Kingdom, please visit or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom Strand team rewarded for actions

Award 2Kingdom’s security team at 80 Strand in London have been presented with an award for the way they handled a situation at the end of last year.

Kingdom have been providing a wide range of security services to 80 Strand for a number of years, including security patrols, reception and concierge services, manning the loading bay, access control, manning the control room and providing CCTV services.

On the 1st November 2017 people started running down Carting Lane from the Strand at approximately 5.20pm. Some of them entered the garage of the building as the shutter was open in order to allow a vehicle to leave. They came in to take shelter, informing the Kingdom team that there had been a shooting incident on the Strand, and that they believed that a terrorist attack was under way.

Kingdom’s team quickly assessed the situation and the CCTV cameras, and decided to put the whole building into lockdown. Later, the Metropolitan Police informed our team that a vehicle had driven into pedestrians on Southampton Street, as reported here in The Independent, and that it was not related to any acts of terrorism.

The tenants of 80 Strand subsequently praised the way that the Kingdom team handled the situation, saying that they felt that were in a safe building in the event of anything happening, which is exactly the feeling of security that we aspire to create.

The team were therefore presented with an award from Kingdom for their actions, which was presented to them by Kingdom’s CEO, Terry Barton (pictured third from the right) who paid a visit to the client site, and by Kingdom’s Operations Director South, Breda Smead (pictured on the right).

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

To find out more about Kingdom, please visit or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom qualifies as an Achilles UVDB supplier

Kingdom Services Achilles 2018_Page_1Kingdom is very pleased to be fully qualified as a supplier on Achilles UVDB for security consultancy, security services, window cleaning services, hygiene and pest control services, and office & depot cleaning services.

Achilles is the global leader for supply chain risk and performance management in the Natural Resources, Industrials and Infrastructure sectors. They have expertise across 10 key industries. They run supplier pre-qualification programmes, validate data, carry out industry audits and mitigate risks.

Achilles offer innovative products, services and training in supply chain management. Their buyers and suppliers form lasting business partnerships in industry communities, working to agreed common standards. They connect suppliers to almost 850 leading buying organisations, giving them valuable exposure to new business opportunities locally, nationally and globally.

Achiles UVDB is one of their communities for buyers and suppliers in the UK utilities industry and includes 80 buyers and 7,300 suppliers. It helps utilities companies to manage risk within their supply chain and comply with EU Procurement legislation. It helps suppliers to win new business, reduce overheads, increase credibility and gain competitive advantage.

Kingdom has a dedicated national infrastructure division that includes civil engineering, construction, power and utilities. We recognise that running energy and utilities efficiently and without interruption is critical to the world’s economy. Our team has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of the energy and utilities sector and focuses on the criteria that matter most to our customers. We know that high quality support services have to be delivered in challenging locations with strict compliance requirements and where safety and security go hand in hand, and where the risks and the stakes are high. We undertake a full range of security and associated services including protestor management and business continuity planning and can respond effectively to the needs of customers at short notice and operating to full customer confidentiality.

To find out more about Kingdom’s national infrastructure division, please visit or call us on 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom awarded Acclaim Accreditation for Health & Safety

Kingdom Services Acclaim SSIP 2017-18Kingdom is very pleased to have achieved the Certificate of Health & Safety Accreditation from Acclaim Accreditation.

Acclaim Accreditation is the health and safety accreditation service provided by Capita Supplier assessment services that enables businesses to demonstrate their compliance with health and safety legislation.

It is an SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) member scheme that uses the expertise and knowledge of Capita Property and infrastructure, who are leaders in health and safety consultancy, to appraise each application. Acclaim works to support the objectives of the SSIP, which are to improve health and safety standards across the UK, and to reduce the duplication of paperwork in procurement.

Acclaim was developed in 2009 and was previously only available to Constructionline Members. In 2017 Capita decided to make it available to any organisation that seeks an objective assessment of its Health and Safety regime. This is because it was felt that it is equally applicable to any business that provides services to the public and private business sectors across a range of business sectors in addition to construction. Therefore, although it was developed within the construction industry, it is now used by 28 business sectors across the UK.

Kingdom’s Acclaim accreditation once again confirms their commitment to the highest health and safety standards that is also demonstrated through the numerous accreditations that they have. 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, Kingdom’s investment and dedication to quality and safety is taken extremely seriously. They regularly access experts in their field to openly audit and challenge them. More information about Kingdom’s accreditations can be viewed here.

For more information about Kingdom, please visit or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom starts working with SOCOTEC

KvSU_S6x_400x400Kingdom has recently changed its management systems certification provider from BM Trada to a new provider - SOCOTEC.

The change of certification provider coincides with our transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

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.

Work is now underway to develop our management systems to enable us to transition to these new standards, as well as to prepare us for the release of the new health and safety standard, ISO 45001.

Third party certification is incredibly important to Kingdom, as it ensures that we are providing a compliant and effective service to our customers, and in turn gives them confidence that we are doing so.

Commenting on the new relationship, SOCOTEC said: “SOCOTEC Certification is pleased to welcome Kingdom Services Group as a new client for ISO 9001, IS0 14001, 0HSAS 18001 and ISO 27001 certifications.”

SOCOTEC Certification is a UKAS Accredited Certification Body that operates globally through a network of 400 auditors across 22 countries servicing 8,500 clients delivering 40 types of accreditations and certification schemes. It is part of the SOCOTEC Group which employs 6,600 employees across 25 different countries, and is a market leader in TIC (Testing, Inspection and Compliance) within the construction and infrastructure sectors. For more information about SOCOTEC, please visit

We are looking forward to working with SOCOTEC over the coming years, and would like to thank our previous provider, BM Trada, who we have worked with over a number of years, for all of the support that they have given Kingdom.

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 it well, recognition follows.

For more information about Kingdom and all our services, please visit or call us on 0845 051 7702.