Kingdom CEO Terry Barton and Kingdom Director Mark Wallace are freshly returned from India where they have been meeting the staff, customers and strategic support suppliers of the Indian security company Capital Guarding Services that Kingdom recently acquired.
As part of the visit, Terry and Mark also met the Finance Minister and the Labour Minister of the Indian state of Kerala.
Terry and Mark spent the week in India from the 26th June to the 2nd July. Their first day was spent in Cochin (also known as Kochi) meeting the India team. Cochin is the commercial capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala and is where Capital Guarding Services is based. This first day included an introduction to the team, a briefing on Kingdom from Terry and Mark, a share holder’s discussion, an overview of the industry, a look at the current business and plans for going forward, and an office visit. The second day was spent in Cochin and upcountry meeting existing clients and prospects.
On the third day, Mark and Terry spent five hours travelling to Trivandrum where they met with the Financial Minister, Dr. T. M. Thomas Isaac, at the Kerala Legislative Assembly, and on the following day they met with the Labour Minister, Shri. T. P. Ramakrishnan, and the CEO of KSIDC (Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.). This is because the focus of Capital Guarding Services since it was founded in 2014 has not only been to provide a guarding service and specialised and customised security solutions, but also to help the uneducated sector to develop their hidden skills and secure their lives by providing job opportunities across Kerala. They are therefore hoping to utilise the Kerala government’s skill development programme in the security sector.
Commenting on their trip, Terry Barton, Kingdoms CEO said: “This new project came to life a number of years ago when I undertook a charity project in India. I absolutely loved the culture and people and wanted to bring the Kingdom UK services to India and turn my experience into a true business proposition. We have put together a truly great team and our presence in India allows us to introduce our core security, facilities management and environmental services to our current customer base that is already established in India and to secure some new customers and to introduce some new service lines, including waste, vetting and a training centre of excellence. It is also intended that the new initiative will act as a launch pad for pan India and Middle East operations in the future”
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.
Image 1: (l-r) Rajesh Krishna (Director, Kingdom India), Terry Barton (Kingdom CEO), Mark Wallace (Kingdom Director), Jayanand Krishna (CEO, Kingdom India)
Image 2: Kingdom Director Mark Wallace (left) and Kingdom CEO Terry Barton (second from right) with two Kingdom India guards
Image 3 (l-r): Kingdom CEO Terry Barton, Kingdom India Director Rajesh Krishna and Kingdom Director Mark Wallace meeting their client FISAT (Federal Institute of Science and Techology)
Image 4: (l-r) Dr. T. M. Thomas Isaac (Finance Minister of the Indian state of Kerala) meeting with Kingdom CEO Terry Barton and Kingdom Director Mark Wallace