Kingdom shopping centre security team praised

clip_image002Kingdom’s security team at the Harpur Centre in Bedford has been praised for their excellent work at the recent Christmas lights switch on event.

The Director of Operations for Bedford BID (Business Improvement District), Christine Rowe, wrote to the Harpur Centre saying that she considered the Bedford BID pre-Christmas lights switch on events to have been a great success, in part due to the tremendous support and assistance received from a variety of people and sources. She went on to say:

“Specific mentions are necessary for two of your staff – Wendy and Zack. Not only was the stage management a very important element of the proceedings but also the decisiveness, diplomacy and skill that Wendy demonstrated in dealing with both the initial queue to see the Frozen characters, to ensure no one was disappointed when we had to ‘close’ the queue, but her expertise in dealing with the crowds for the reindeer parade ... Wendy’s skill ensured the route was made way for a safe and enjoyable experience by all. Both are a great credit to you and without doubt added to the success of this highly important event.”

clip_image004This email was forwarded to Kingdom by Centre Manager Samantha Laycock, who said:

“Pleased to pass on that Wendy Webster and Zakir Khaliq were complimented for their hard work on our light switch on night by the Director of Operations at the BID, Christina Rowe.

“The whole team worked well that evening (our first late night) and credit goes to all as the others completed normal duties which free the two aforementioned guards to assist with the event.”

Congratulations to Wendy and Zakir and to all members of the Kingdom team at the Harpur Centre for this well deserved praise.

Kingdom started providing security services to The Harpur Centre earlier this year. This includes providing a permanent manned security presence in the shopping mall, security services for the car park and CCTV coverage throughout the centre site. Kingdom’s Cleaning Division has also been providing cleaning services to the shopping centre for over three years now, which includes keeping the car park, service corridors and shopping mall clean. Kingdom also provides periodic cleaning services to the centre.

The Harpur Centre is Bedford’s premier shopping centre and is housed within a Grade 2 listed building that was built in the heart of Bedford in 1831. The shopping centre was opened in 1976. It is open seven days a week and is home to 36 stores which trade over two levels. The centre prides itself on being part of the local community, and works in partnership with local charities, hosting promotional events throughout the year, and ensures visitors benefit from the best one-stop shopping experience possible. For more information about The Harpur Centre, please visit

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, Kingdom is one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Kingdom is an established retail specialist with a dedicated retail division working in partnership with some of the biggest names to reduce shrinkage and provide a return on investment. They specialise in risk, loss and the protection of property, people and brand. To find out more about Kingdom’s retail division, please visit or call 0845 051 7702.

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