News

Kingdom’s security team praised by Sainsbury’s

clip_image001Kingdom is pleased to have been informed that the security they provide to one of their leading clients has been praised by one of the UK’s leading supermarkets, Sainsbury’s.

Kingdom provides security to Bakkavor, a leading international manufacturer of fresh prepared food. Founded in 1986, Bakkavor supplies over 5,500 products to the world’s largest retailers.

Kingdom provides manned guarding to four of Bakkavor’s UK sites, including their regional office in Spalding, Lincolnshire. The team has provided security to Bakkavor for over ten years. They also provide event security every year for a major fundraising event that Bakkavor holds over one weekend.

All supermarkets carry out both un-announced and announced audit checks of their suppliers on a regular basis, and Bakkavor recently received one such audit check from leading UK supermarket Sainsbury’s. Following the start of the audit check, Kingdom received an email from their client saying:

“I have been advised that the Sainsbury’s auditors who arrived on site today have mentioned how impressed they were with the level of security checks done prior to allowing them access on site ... Could I please extend my thanks to Val and the security team for ensuring that the visit got off to a strong start. Much appreciated.”

Commenting on the praise, Kingdom’s Regional Director for Security in the Midlands & South West, Dean Lockie, said:

“It is great to see that Kingdom’s high standards are meeting the expectation of not only our client, but also of their clients too. Sainsbury’s are renowned for having extremely high standards and it is great news that our guys have done well again on this occasion and represented Kingdom superbly.”

Bakkavor has manufacturing operations in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, over 18,000 employees worldwide and are partners with the top global grocery retailers. They specialise in making and developing private label prepared foods for the top global grocery retailers and well-known international foodservice operators, and is committed to supplying outstanding quality, value and service to their customers.

Kingdom is one of the largest privately owned security companies in the UK, specialising in risk, loss and the protection of property, people and brand. They have all the power of a national organisation but support their service provision from their network of regional support offices.

For more information about Kingdom’s security services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/security-personnel/ or call 0845 051 7700.