BWG retains Telford & Wrekin Council Corporate Security Contract

BWG retains Telford & Wrekin Council Corporate Security Contract

It is with great pleasure that we are now able to confirm that BWG have retained the Telford & Wrekin Manned Corporate Security Contract.

The new contract means that the long term working relationship between the company and the Council will extend past its 20th year. The original arrangement was set in place in 2000, after a twelve month trial,to provide a night time only seven days per week mobile patrol service to all schools within the borough and operated under the ” Schoolswatch ” banner.

Over the years the security contract has been expanded and now provides a weekday nights and weekend 24 hour per day response service to almost every school and public building within the borough. In addition the company also provides manned guarding solutions to a number of buildings

Commenting on the new contract BWG Managing Director Paul Hinkins said ” We have always been very proud of our long term working arrangements with Telford & Wrekin Council and have continuously striven to improve and enhance the service to the benefit of the Council, its Estate Portfolio and its staff. The new security contract will further enable us to enhance and modify the service to the benefit of all within the community”.

Top 50 Security Company success for BWG

Top 50 Security Company success for BWG

We are delighted to announce that following our recent SIA/ACS audit, our score now ranks us as a top 50 security company nationwide The audit, which was conducted by a representative of The Home Office, saw our annual audit score increase by 15% to 146.

Our new score places BWG firmly in the Top 50 of all security companies nationwide and the highest qualified, by some considerable distance, of all competitors across Shropshire, Staffordshire, The Black Country and Mid Wales.

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Shrewsbury Security services – The Marches LEP

Shrewsbury Security services – The Marches LEP

Paul Hinkins, Managing Director of Business Watch Guarding who are a provider of Shrewsbury security services, has joined The Marches LEP board in his role as Chair of Telford & Wrekin Business Board. Business Watch Guarding also offer their services throughout the whole of the West midlands & the Marches area. Paul has a broad remit to represent the views of businesses in the area as well as working to provide the infrastructure to encourage inward investment and growth opportunities.

With a background in sales and marketing for a number of SME’s Paul moved to Shropshire in 2003 when he aquired the Telford based company. Business Watch have subsequently grown into a position within the top 10% of all Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme companies nationally, providing services to commercial, public sector and education clients across Shropshire, Mid Wales and The Black Country.

Speaking of his appointment to the board of The Marches LEP, Paul said ”Having moved to Shropshire over ten years ago I have enjoyed witnessing how the business environment in the region has gone from strength to strength. It is, therefore a privilege to be working alongside my colleagues at Telford Business Board and the wider Marches LEP board to ensure that this growth continues. I am particularly passionate about skills development and ensuring that micro businesses and SMEs are given the support that they require to enjoy sustained growth”.

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Top 50 Security Company success for BWG

Security company BWG in double audit success

On the 8th and 9th of April 2014 Business Watch Head Office staff and security personnel underwent the annual Security Industry Authority Approved Contractors Scheme (SIA/ACS) audit and the triennial audit for the National Security Inspectorate Guarding Gold accreditation in relation to the security company’s UKAS approved ISO 9001 certification for Static Site Guarding Services, Keyholding and Alarm Response, Mobile Patrol Services and Security Screening & Vetting

As is the norm the complete audit was undertaken by a representative of The Home Office acting on behalf of both authorities.

The company are delighted to report that we have retained our NSI Guarding Gold accreditation and that our Audited SIA/ACS score increased to place Business Watch firmly in the Top 5% of all SIA/ACS security companies in the UK

The Business Watch Management Team would like to place on record their thanks to all of our staff and customers who took the time to participate in both of the audits and enabled us to demonstrate, yet again, that the company is the leading SIA Approved Contractor Scheme in the region.

Top 50 Security Company success for BWG

Shropshires only locally based SIA Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor

Recent withdrawals from the SIA Approved Contractor scheme by local security services in the Shropshire area have resulted in Business Watch Guarding now being the only Security company based in the Shropshire area so accredited.

A spokesman for Business Watch Guarding stated “The ACS standard coupled with a recognised and product certificated ISO 9001 certification is the bench mark that the security industry and clients alike have been striving for.

The awarding and retention of both certifications is both demanding and time consuming but for a company wishing to provide service levels at the highest audited level is in our opinion a must have qualification. Tendering for security services of any recognised quality invariable demands the pre requisite of both ACS and ISO accreditation otherwise security companies are not entertained in the tendering process.

Business Watch has always embraced the regulation of the industry and in particular the Approved Contractor Scheme being the first recipient of the award in 2008 at the National Security Industry Awards. It is therefore incredulous in our opinion that a company would withdraw from the ACS scheme based on the poor performance of G4S at the Olympic games as being non compliant to ACS.

As the SIA have pointed out the supply of services to the games was between Locog and G4S and was not in the SIA remit. One tends to agree with the SIA that non compliance with the ACS requirement results in withdrawal of ACS status where a company no longer meets the requirements. Read into this what you will but to protest against the SIA ACS scheme on the failings on G4S is a nonsense. It does however limit a local companies choice of Approved Contractors in the Security Industry in the Shropshire area to one company Business Watch Guarding and we are not going to argue with that.”