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Wolverhampton’s littering fines rise from 25 to 5,000 in a year under Kingdom

clip_image002We’re pleased to be able to start the year with some good news – unless you’re someone who drops litter and used cigarettes, in which case this is probably bad news! 5,000 fines for littering were issued for dropping litter in Wolverhampton during the 2015/16 financial year, with £243,966 worth of fines handed out. This was a huge increase on the 25 fines which were handed out in the 2014/15 financial year.

The figures were announced on the 2nd January 2017 and published in an article in the Express & Star entitled “Huge rise as 5,000 fines issued for dropping litter in Wolverhampton”.

Kingdom started providing Environmental Protection services on behalf of Wolverhampton City Council in August 2015. It is part of the council’s “Cleaner Greener Better” campaign and means that there is no cost to the council and therefore no cost to the taxpayer.

Kingdom’s environmental protection officers issue immediate, on the spot fines of £75 to people caught dropping litter or cigarettes in the city or letting their dogs foul without picking it up. Kingdom’s officers wear body cameras to record all interactions with the public.

They are led by experts with an ex-police and military background. Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division delivers over 270,000 hours per year on behalf of local authorities up and down the country.

Kingdom receives £45 of every fixed penalty noticed issued, with £30 going to Wolverhampton City Council. This goes towards the cost of tackling other environmental issues in the city, including the removal of fly-tipping.

Commenting on the excellent figures, Councillor Steve Evans, the Cabinet Member for City Environment at Wolverhampton City Council said: “The council takes the problem of littering seriously and residents, businesses and visitors are united in wanting a zero-tolerance approach to the issue.

“Last year we appointed Kingdom Security to provide a highly visible team of enforcement officers who are on hand to issue on the spot fixed penalty notices of £75 to people either caught dropping litter, cigarette butts or chewing gum on the street or who let their dogs foul without picking it up.

“This demonstrates that the council means business when it comes to tackling the minority of anti-social people who litter our streets, and on the whole the response from the public has been very positive.”

At the end of December, it was announced that people who dropped cigarette butts in Wolverhampton had been fined over £800,000 over the past 17 months. 10,789 people have been ordered to pay £75 each, as detailed in an article in the Express & Star entitled “Litter-lout smokers hit by £800k fines after stubbing out their cigarettes.”

A Wolverhampton Council Council spokesperson, said: “Dropping litter is selfish and anti-social. These figures make clear that if you do that in Wolverhampton you run the very real risk of being landed with a £75 fine.”

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.

Kingdom wears Christmas jumpers to save children’s lives

PrintKingdom colleagues took part in Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16th December in order to raise money for the charity “Save the Children”.

Colleagues were encouraged to come to work in their “craziest, funkiest Christmas jumper” and donate £2 by texting the charity directly. This was a national campaign, with people across the UK encouraged to take part with friends, family, colleagues or schools. At the time of writing, the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day campaign has raised nearly £2 million.

Save the Children run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and challenge world leaders to keep their promises to give children a brighter future. Their aim is to help create a world where every child has the right to survival, protection, development and participation. In 2015 they helped 17.5 million children, and work in more than 120 countries around the world, including the UK.

Lots of Kingdom colleagues took part on the day and sent donations to this incredible charity. Some photos are included below.

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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.

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.

Kingdom success leads to 4 year contract in Dartford

clip_image001Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is very pleased to have been awarded a four year contract to continue tackling litter and dog fouling on behalf of Dartford Borough Council until at least 2020, with the option of extending this by a further four years.

Kingdom started a trial period patrolling the borough on Monday 25th January 2016. As a result of the trial being successful, Kingdom has now won the contract to provide the service full time following the tender process. The new contract officially started on the 24th December 2016. The decision to introduce the trial came following a public consultation by the council back in October 2015.

During the pilot, Kingdom’s officers have been patrolling within Dartford town centre and some of the outer lying shopping areas such as Longfield, Greenhithe and Swanscombe. They have also been patrolling the council’s parks and open spaces and regularly patrol identified ‘hot spot areas’ following intelligence and information received.

Kingdom has been providing four officers, including a team leader and a separate administration support officer sited at the Council’s offices, to conduct join and single patrols six days a week. They have been issuing fixed penalty notices (FPNs) of £75 to people dropping litter and £50 to people for failing to clean up after their dog. Recipients of the FPNs have 14 days to pay them.

As well as tackling litter and dog fouling, the officers also act as a visible presence in the town centre and are linked into the Dartford Town Against Crime (DTAC) network and into the town centre radio network. On occasions they have assisted in providing information related to persons such as known shop lifters, and with events.

In the first four months of the trial, Kingdom’s officers issued 1,076 Fixed Penalty Notices. Just over 72% of the fines in the first three months of the trial were paid in full, enough to mean that the service was operating at no cost to the council.

Speaking during the trial period last year, council leader Councillor Jeremy Kite said: “The litter patrol is going really well, the town is looking cleaner as we had hoped. We have got a record as a council as not usually being one of these fining, ‘in your face’ kind of councils, but the problem with the litter became unacceptable.”

Dartford is one of eight councils in Kent that Kingdom is successfully providing environmental protection services for, the others being Tunbridge Wells District Council, Maidstone Borough Council, Swale Borough Council, Canterbury City Council, Gravesham Borough Council, Thanet District Council and Ashford Borough Council. Kingdom’s specialist teams are led by experts with an ex-police and military background and deliver over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per annum on behalf of local authorities across the UK.

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Kingdom


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Kingdom!

Kingdom announces company name change



Over the last few years Kingdom has undergone significant expansion of its business activities, and now offers a greatly enhanced range of services.

As well as providing a wide range of security, mobile patrol and keyholding & alarm response services, Kingdom now also provides environmental protection services to local authorities throughout the UK, and a wide range of facilities management services, including commercial cleaning and reception & concierge services.

Because of this expansion, earlier this year Kingdom moved to a new National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows, leaving their home of over 20 years. The new National Support Centre accommodates Kingdom’s current ongoing growth and allows for further growth in the future.

To reflect the expansion of Kingdom’s activities, as from the January 2017 the company name will change from Kingdom Security Ltd to Kingdom Services Group Ltd.

We will continue to operate as one group, one team under a unified single brand, and there is no change in ownership, emails, location, bank details or any other details.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further clarification to this announcement.

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.

Kingdom starts contract protecting vulnerable people

imageKingdom is pleased to have started working on behalf of North Star Housing Group, a North East based Housing Association that provides affordable housing, invests in communities and develops new homes across the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire and County Durham.

Kingdom is providing security and concierge services at two properties on behalf of North Star Housing Group. One is for vulnerable young people aged 18-25, and one is a women’s centre.

North Star own and manage over 3,500 properties, and aim to give people so much more than a place to live. They were established in 2006 as a non-charitable parent to provide services and bring together Endeavour, Teesdale and Darlington Housing Associations. They are also a member of PlaceShaper, a national network of more than 100 community focused housing associations. Between them they manage and own more than 805,000 homes and provide services to more than two million people. They re-invest 100% of their profits into their homes and communities, and have helped more than 60,000 people into work since 2010.

Kingdom’s dedicated social housing team has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of the special and sensitive safeguarding demands of the social housing sector, allowing them to focus on the criteria that matter most to their customers.

Safeguarding people, facilities and reputations, Kingdom’s social housing security and concierge teams provide a safe place. They embrace client’s demographics, culture and sensitive requirements, and are vigilant but discreet to assist social housing establishments strike the balance between a building that is welcome yet secure.

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.

Kingdom collects for local food bank at Christmas

image.axdKingdom set up a collection point at Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows during December for any items that colleagues wished to donate to the local food bank.

Lots of food items were donated by Kingdom colleagues, and these were collected on Monday 19th December by Warren Done from the local Atherton and Leigh Foodbank.

Warren is pictured here collecting the items along with Kingdom’s Vetting Team Manager Tina Fessey.

Tina volunteers for the Atherton and Leigh Foodbank, which helps to feed people in crisis in these towns and the surrounding area. The foodbank, which opened in 2013, provides three days nutritionally balanced emergency food to local people who are referred to them in crisis. Last year they gave 3,994 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by the Trussell Trust, which work to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. They rely on the support of the local community for food donations, volunteering and finance. The foodbanks are an essential part of life for a lot of people now and the demand is ever increasing. 1 in 5 of the UK population lives below the poverty line. For more information on the Atherton and Leigh foodbank and how you can help, please visit https://athertonleigh.foodbank.org.uk/

CywNcIpWEAAgmwy.jpg largeOnce a month, Tina helps to collect tins for the foodbank in either Asda or Tesco and hands out leaflets to the shoppers there. Tina recently volunteered on Saturday 3rd December 2016 in the Tesco store in Leigh, and was joined there by the Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham MP – a former Secretary of State for Health, twice candidate for the Leadership of the Labour Party, former Shadow Home Secretary, and current Member of Parliament for Leigh and Labour’s candidate to be Mayor of Greater Manchester in the elections in May 2017. Tina showed Andy what to do and had a photo taken with him which he tweeted on his Twitter account and is posted here.

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.

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.

Kingdom sponsoring local club Leigh Centurions

clip_image002Kingdom is excited and proud to be sponsoring local professional rugby league club the Leigh Centurions.

The team will be playing in Super League from 2017, having gained automatic promotion this year after winning their first 5 matches in the middle eight’s competition.

Kingdom is sponsoring the team between the 1st November 2016 and the 31st October 2017. The sponsorship was arranged by Kingdom’s CEO, Terry Barton BA (Hons).

As part of the sponsorship package, Kingdom’s company logo will appear on both the 2017 home and away Leigh Centurions playing and replica shorts. The company logo will also appear on the club’s website and on all club branding. Kingdom will also have a full page advert in the 2017 match day programme for the season, and a 16 feet pitch-side advertising board in the TV arc between January and December 2017. Finally, Kingdom will receive a framed pair of signed shorts.

clip_image004Kingdom’s Tina Fessey (Vetting Team Manager - shown) and Karen Kelly (Vetting Support) were very excited to meet five of Leigh Centurion’s new players as well as their coach at a meet and greet event for the fans on Tuesday 13th December, where the players chatted with the fans before taking a question and answers session. Tina is photographed with Atelea Vea who recently joined Leigh Centurions from St Helens on a two year contract.

Originally known as Leigh until 1995, the Leigh Centurions were founded in 1878, and were one of the original 22 clubs that made up the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895. They have been Rugby League Champions twice in the last 138 years, in 1906 and 1982, and have also won the Challenge Cup twice, in 1921 and 1971.

Their ground is at the Leigh Sports Village, which they moved to in December 2008, having previously been at the Hilton Park ground since 1947. It is a new 12,500 capacity stadium which is made up of 10,000 seats and a standing terrace of approximately 2,500. The stadium in Leigh, Greater Manchester, is approximately six miles away from Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows.

According to their website, “Leigh was once known for three things- Coal, Cotton and Rugby League. Now the coal-mines and cotton mills are gone but the Rugby League club remains. Leigh Centurions is a community club that sits close to the hearts of the people in the town and surrounding area. It is a club with a great tradition and heart and its supporters are fiercely loyal and look forward to an exciting future.”

The players are photographed below at the question and answer session.

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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.

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.

Kingdom to provide security at top boarding school

clip_image002Kingdom is pleased to announce that they are to start providing security services to a top boarding school in Yorkshire.

From March 2017, Kingdom will be providing manned guarding to Queen Margaret’s School in York, a top independent boarding school for girls which also welcomes day girls. Kingdom will be protecting the school throughout the night during the week and will be providing 24 hour coverage of the campus over the weekends, making sure that pupils, teachers, property and belongings stay safe, and thus providing reassurance to parents.

Kingdom’s dedicated education security team has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of the education sector. They safeguard people, facilities and reputations, providing a safe place to both learn and teach. Their officers complete advanced vetting and are vigilant but discreet, helping educational establishments like Queen Margaret’s School to strike the right balance between being welcoming yet secure.

Girls at Queen Margaret’s are aged between 11 and 18, and 85% of the girls are full boarders, while day boarders have beds within the school and are encouraged to stay over on Friday evenings to take advantage of House activities. There are six houses at the school, which is in Escrick Park, near York. The school has been located there since 1949, but was founded in 1901 and had three different homes in its first 48 years.

Queen Margaret’s is the only all-girls’ full boarding school in the North of England. The school was named after Queen Margaret who was Queen of Scotland from 1070-1093 and is Scotland’s only female saint. Founded in 1901, the school has around 300 students who are inspired to “aim high and exceed their expectations” and “pursue their interests confidently”. To find out more about Queen Margaret’s, please visit http://queenmargarets.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.

Kingdom to help keep Brent residents safe from anti-social behaviour

Brent Housing PartnershipKingdom is pleased to have won a new contract with Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) to help tackle anti-social behaviour in north west London on their behalf. The new contract will start on 9th January 2017.

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division will be providing a reception & concierge service in some of BHP’s properties, and will also be carrying out uniformed patrols, both of which are intended to provide reassurance to residents that anti-social behaviour is being tackled and that the lives and properties of residents are being protected.

Anti-social behaviour is something that can affect the lives of a great many people, making their day to day existence a real misery and leaving them feeling helpless, desperate and with a reduced quality of life. It often includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Vandalism
  • Graffiti
  • Fly-posting
  • Nuisance neighbours (noisy or abusive neighbours)
  • Intimidating groups taking over public spaces
  • Acting in a rowdy or inconsiderate manner
  • Littering
  • Being drunk in public or street drinking
  • Aggressive dogs
  • Prostitution
  • Begging
  • Abandoning vehicles
  • Using vehicles inappropriately
  • Trespassing

We have previously written in detail about tackling anti-social behaviour – our in depth article on the topic, including more information about what it is, who to contact to tackle it, and what action agencies and individuals can take can be found here.

Kingdom will be acting on behalf of Brent Housing Partnership (BHP), an arms-length management organisation (ALMO) and community housing company owned by Brent Council. In 2013 BHP signed a 10 year management agreement with Brent Council. The council owns the homes and takes responsibility for housing policy and strategy, whereas BHP is responsible for day-to-day management of housing services to over 9,500 council tenants and 3,000 leaseholders.

BHP is a Registered Social Landlord and owns 331 properties in Brent, the majority of which are let as social rented accommodation. They have delegated responsibility from the council to supervise and monitor the performance of Brent’s two Tenant Management Organisations, Kilburn Square Housing Co-op and Watling Gardens Housing Co-op. To find out more about BHP, please visit http://www.bhphousing.co.uk/

Separately, Kingdom has been providing Environmental Protection Services to tackle littering on behalf of Brent Council since June 2016, running a 12 month pilot scheme with dedicated patrol officers deployed to hot spot areas to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to anyone caught in the act of committing a waste offence, including littering a dog fouling.

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.

Kingdom providing security to leading retail charity

retailtrustKingdom is delighted to announce that they are providing security services to the retailTRUST – the leading charity supporting everyone in retail.

The retailTRUST helps to improve the lives of current and ex employees who work in retail, its supporting services and related industries. This is around 4.5 million people.

They aim to improve wellbeing by offering help and support financially, emotionally and vocationally to all, delivering a helping hand and support in times of need and crisis. They aim to be caring, innovating and trusted. They help those who worked in retail, those who are currently employed in retail and those are developing their future in retail – or as they put it, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Their patron is Her Majesty The Queen, who has been Patron of the retailTRUST since 1948 when she was still Princess Elizabeth.

They offer a wide range of services including debt advice, counselling, hardship grants, career development and retirement housing through their retailHUB, retailRIGHT, retailCURE and cottageHOMES schemes.

RetailHUB provides free and confidential support services that aid the wellbeing of all those who have, are or will be involved in retail. RetailRIGHT provides career support, helping people to get the most from their career in retail. RetailCURE offers loans at affordable rates and attractive returns on savings. CottageHOMES provides 5 retirement estates in the UK in London, Derby, Glasgow, Liverpool and Salford. These offer a variety of sheltered and extra care accommodation. It is at one of these estates that Kingdom is providing manned guarding - their Crookfur Estate in Glasgow, helping to keep it safe, secure and supported.

image.ashxThe Crookfur Estate was established in 1964. It is a vibrant community set amidst 13 acres of beautiful garden grounds where residents can enjoy their retirement and maintain their independence in a safe, secure and worry-free environment.

Kingdom is providing manned guarding for night shift cover on this estate, which includes carrying out safety checks of all buildings and access routes, monitoring and assessing all visitors, responding to any fire alarms, contacting the emergency services, contacting the management in the event of an emergency, accepting calls from Tele Care, allowing the emergency services access and escorting them whilst they are on the estate, completing a daily handover sheet and reporting any overnight incidents.

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.

Infographic: Protecting Construction Sites

Building and construction sites are often natural targets for thieves because they contain high value plant, materials and equipment which can be easily accessed by criminals if proper and effective security measures are not put in place.


This infographic looks at some of the common threats, risks and challenges faced by  construction sites, explains some of the methods and steps that can be taken to make them more secure, and outlines why providing security for construction sites can be particularly challenging.


Kingdom wins security contract with major Indian shopping mall

Mall of JoyFollowing the news earlier this year that Kingdom is to start providing security services in India, we are delighted to announce that Kingdom India has won a 12 month contract to provide security services to a major shopping centre.

The Mall of Joy is located in the city of Kottayam in Kerala State in south India. It is the first world-class mall in the city and is part of one of the biggest chains of shopping malls in Kerala. It consists of more than 200,000 sq. ft. of premium retail space and is spread across six floors, as well as three basement floors for parking. It is home to 28 different stores specialising in fashion, special occasions, fun for the whole family and delectable dining, and is ideal for weddings, anniversaries, birthday and festivals.

According to their website, “Mall of Joy adds that special touch to your celebrations by giving you unlimited choice, range and value, from glittering jewellery to luxurious silks, and more!” It goes on to say: “A glittering venture from Joyalukkas, the world's favourite jeweller, the Mall of Joy can be better described as a 'celebration mall'. Everything that you would want to own in your wedding shopping is right here. Featuring a unique and comprehensive medley of the best of luxury shopping in fashion, clothing, accessories, cosmetics, watches, footwear, eyewear, beauty care and so on ... aimed at a growing audience in the region, which is young, educated and affluent, with a modern outlook on life, the mall will not only change the urban landscape, but will also be a symbol of the Joyalukkas Group’s ambition to contribute to the country’s dynamic economy.”

Kingdom India will be providing 30 static security guards to the shopping mall. It is part of the Joyalukkas Group, which has over 10 million customers and 8,000 employees in 11 countries. They have been hailed as the world’s favourite jeweller. As well as providing security for the new shopping centre, which opened its doors to the public in June 2016, Kingdom India also won the contract to provide guarding to the Joy Alukkas Group’s corporate office and the residence of the Group’s Chairman in Thrissur, another district of Kerala.

Kingdom announced in May that they were now able to support their UK customers that also need security services on the Indian sub continent, and that the new initiative would act as a launch pad for pan India and Middle East operations in the future. Kingdom took over an Indian security company that is based in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala. As well as providing a guarding service and specialised and customised security solutions, they aim to help the uneducated sector to develop their hidden skills and secure their lives by providing job opportunities across Kerala. They are planning to utilise the Kerala government’s skill development programme in the security sector.

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

Kingdom protecting new London office building

twitter_main_logoKingdom has started providing reception & concierge services and security services to 126 Back Church Lane in Aldgate East, London on behalf of Aston Rose Chartered Surveyors. The building is leased by Diabetes UK and it is their UK central office.

This is a new media-style six storey, 25,000 sq. ft. building which has an impressive, full height glazed reception. Constructed in 2015, it is located just a short walk from Aldgate East Station. The commercial property includes air conditioning, LED lighting, lifts, bicycle racks and showers.

The property is managed by Kingdom’s client, Aston Rose, an established independent firm of chartered surveyors specialising in commercial property consultancy across all sectors nationwide. This includes investment, agency, valuation, management, landlord & tenant and building surveying. They also specialise in residential block management. The multi-disciplinary chartered surveying practice was established in 1991. Their clients include private individuals, small family property companies, pension funds, charities, FTSE 100 companies, friendly societies and businesses.

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.

Infographic: How big a problem is dog fouling?

The problem of dog fouling has been declining over the last decade, but now it appears that the number of areas affected by dog mess is increasing once again. 

As well as being unsightly, unpleasant, smelly and anti-social, there are other key reasons why dog fouling is such a big issue.

This infographic looks at just how big an issue it is and what the solution is to this problem.