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Kingdom to supply Security Services for major UK university

clip_image002Kingdom is pleased to announce that they will start a new three year contract providing security services to the University of South Wales in February 2017. Their role will include 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 eighth at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2016.

Kingdom has a dedicated Higher education security team which has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding to meet the special demands of the Higher 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.

Kingdom’s Higher education security teams focus on the criteria that matter most to their customers. These teams complete enhanced vetting and are vigilant but discreet, helping Higher educational establishments like the University of South Wales to strike the right balance between a campus and buildings that are welcoming yet also secure. USW is a constant hive of activity, and as it is one of the UK’s largest universities it means that thousands of people passing through its campuses every day.

USW has three campuses – the Cardiff campus, the Newport City Campus, and the Pontypridd campus which consists of Treforest, Glyntaff and the Tyn y Wern sport park. Kingdom will be providing security services across all of these locations. USW has four faculties spread over these campuses – the Faculty of Business and Society, the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, the Faculty of Creative Industries and the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.

The University was formed in April 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport, but can trace its roots back to the founding of the Newport Mechanics’ Institute in 1841. The current Chancellor is the former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, now Lord Williams of Oystermouth.

The University is renowned for its partnerships with major employers, and many of their courses are developed with the professional bodies and leading organisations that employ their graduates, from local government and the NHS to many of the world’s major corporations. These courses are designed to increase the skills and employability of their students and this is considered to be one of the reasons why 94% of USW students are either in employment of further study within six months of graduating.

For more information about the University of South Wales, please visit http://www.southwales.ac.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