Corps Security, the leading provider of specialist security services, has announced that it has been awarded a place on the prestigious London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) framework agreement for Security Services. Under this new agreement the company will supply a range of services from its portfolio to a broad range of universities and colleges of higher education in and around the capital and the South East of England, as well as other not-for-profit organisations in the arts and culture sectors.

LUPC was established in 1968 as a not-for-profit professional buying organisation owned by its members, for its members. It is one of six higher education purchasing consortia in the UK that work collaboratively together, and with other specialist sector purchasing organisations, to tender and manage more than 100 EU-compliant framework agreements for its members to use.

With over 600 suppliers, LUPC’s agreements are well recognised in the higher education sector and companies have to undergo a rigorous evaluation process. Owing to the high spend potential for its supply agreements, framework agreements and contracts are put out to competitive tender. This involves a process under which forthcoming agreements are advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and tender responses are assessed under strict guidelines. This ensures that companies are capable of serving all members with a high standard of quality and service and have a commitment to competitive pricing.

Corps Security is one of just four security providers on Lot 1 – Large Contracts (over £250K) of the LUPC framework and its services will be used for a diverse range of large-scale contracts. Being awarded a place on this framework will act as a major enabler for Corps Security to expand into the higher education, arts and culture sectors.

Corps Security’s corporate account Director, Nick Clegg, commented, ‘We are delighted to have been awarded a place on the LUPC framework, as it’s something that we have been working hard towards for the last few years. Just as importantly, it will give us the opportunity to provide our expertise to a diverse range of institutions which will benefit from a superb level of service that exceeds all expectations.’

For further information please contact Corps Security on 0207 566 0500 or E:  info@corpssecurity.co.uk

armed police update

Hello readers and welcome to the latest issue of Corps Relay, the newsletter designed to help you protect your people and property whilst giving important updates and news from the world of
security. We start with the atrocities committed in Nice, looking into the method and the people behind the attack, before touching upon other recent attacks. We then share our very own 8 Principles of Security and how they apply within the Onion Skin Principle, before giving an update on the Armed Policing in the UK. Our Corps People Profile this issue is John Ford, one of our Regional Operations Managers.

Corps Security, the leading provider of specialist security services, has announced that Mike Bluestone, Director of the company’s Corps Consult division, will deliver a presentation at Facilities Show 2016, which takes place on 21st-23rd June at ExCeL, London. As a leading expert in the subject of counter terrorism, Bluestone will provide a summary of the issues currently affecting modern organisations and outline some of the key considerations that need to be addressed to make them more resilient, so that they can better protect people, property and assets.

The Facilities Show 2016 will be holding a complementary educational programme which includes practical and strategic presentations to be delivered by handpicked industry experts, such as Bluestone.

Having worked at a senior level in private security for nearly 25 years, Mike is widely recognised for his expertise in, and contribution to, security management, investigations and training. He joined Corps Security in 2010 and is the approved trainer in security management for the British Institute of Facilities Management, having pioneered security management training and security awareness courses within the industry. He is a regular guest broadcaster on the BBC, frequently speaks at seminars and conferences, and has had many articles published on corporate security and related topics.

Countering Terrorism – Practical Guidance for FMs will take place on the 22nd June between 3.20pm and 3.50pm in the FM Operational Excellence Arena. Mike will cover a range of topics including how to identify the sources of threats, terrorist methodology and the impact of terrorism on public and private sector organisations. He will also examine BS 65000 Guidance for Organisational Resilience, the importance of policies and procedures, employee training and awareness programmes, and the need for regular reviews and audits. The presentation will then go on to look at why enterprises should have the right level of physical and electronic security in place, and how to go about ensuring that an infrastructure can cope with an unplanned event.

‘It’s an enormous honour to be invited to Facilities Show 2016 to talk about this incredibly important subject,’ Mike commented. ‘The direct and indirect effects of a terrorist attack can have a devastating impact on an organisation and the need to have systems in place to deal with such an event should not be ignored. I’m looking forward to giving delegates a wealth of information about organisational resilience that will help them deal with this issue in an efficient, effective and decisive manner.’

For further information please contact Corps Security on 0207 566 0500 or E:  info@corpssecurity.co.uk

Dear Reader,
Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Corps Relay. With a lot of action happening around the UK, we thought we’d concentrate on security updates around the United Kingdom this issue. We start with the IED fiasco at Old Trafford before we head just across the way to the simulated terror attack at the Trafford Centre. We give an update on armed police in the UK, and do a round-up of terror related arrests before jumping across the Irish Sea to Ireland, where we discuss the threat of Irish related terror being increased. We finally finish in London with a Corps profile of an up-and-coming Site Manager.

Building on the success of its previous events, Corps Security, the leading provider of specialist security services, has announced that at its next Breakfast Briefing experts will examine the subject of organisational resilience. The ‘Resilience Against Terrorism and Organised Crime’ event will take place on 9th June between 8.15am-10.30am at Corps Security’s headquarters in Cowcross Street, London.

The issue of organisational resilience has been the subject of increasing attention in recent years and in late 2014, BSI published BS 65000 Guidance for Organisational Resilience. It highlighted how organisations need to assess their capacity to anticipate, respond and adapt to any unplanned event through the integration of disciplines that are essential for resilience. They need to take a proactive approach to governance and understand the importance of being forewarned. Organisational resilience works alongside existing risk, crisis and business continuity management strategies to provide a solid defence against the repercussions of an attack.

Corps Security’s Breakfast Briefings attract a diverse cross-section of delegates such as heads of security and security directors, alongside others involved in the procurement of security services. At this latest event, delegates from a wide variety of public and private sector organisations will get to hear from an Officer of the Metropolitan Police Service Flying Squad who will examine organisational resilience in light of one of the most audacious crimes of modern times. He will explain the mistakes that were made and how better strategic planning could have thwarted the thieves.

Ralph Davies, Corps Security’s Business Development Manager will then join Mike Bluestone, the company’s Director of its Corps Consult division, for a presentation titled Establishing Resilience to Counter the Threat From Terrorism. They will cover a range of topics including how to identify the sources of threats and terrorist methodology, and the impact of terrorism on public and private sector organisations, before going on to explain the importance of policies and procedures, employee training, awareness programmes, and the need for regular reviews and audits. Their presentation will conclude with an overview of why enterprises should have the right level of physical and electronic security in place and how delegates can go about ensuring that an operation can cope with an unplanned event.

Refreshments will be provided during the Breakfast Briefing and there will be an opportunity to network. Those interested in attending need to be quick though and pre-register, as these events are always oversubscribed and limited to 35 places. Interested parties should email breakfastbriefings@corpssecurity.co.uk

Mike Bluestone commented, ‘Security professionals are incredibly busy people and taking time out to attend events in the middle of a working day is often impossible. Having the Breakfast Briefings early in the morning allows delegates to obtain valuable information and network without negatively impacting on their schedules. I’m certain that anyone interested in becoming more organisationally resilient in the face of a growing terrorist threat and increase in organised crime will gain a great deal from attending this event. I look forward to welcoming delegates on the 9th June.’

For further information please contact Corps Security on 0207 566 0500 or E:  info@corpssecurity.co.uk

Dear Reader,
Welcome to the latest issue of Corps Relay. We focus on technology this time around but also providing an update of the key topic of armed policing in the UK. We discuss the apparent launching of a “superweapon” to help in the fight against Daesh, as well as recap over the Apple vs FBI debate and how that relates to WhatsApp’s new security upgrade. A look into future security concerns at the hands of quantum computers is also speculated upon before we introduce a new segment profiling some members of our staff.

Dear Reader,
Hello and welcome to this special issue of Corps Relay, aimed at providing you with the important information you need to know to protect you and your business.

Dear Reader,
Hello and welcome to our latest edition of Corps Relay, aimed at providing you with
the important information you need to know to protect you and your business.
In this issue we detail some recent high profile terror attacks, as well as provide
some information on how to manage protest groups, and finally give you an update
of the latest dev

Dear Reader,
Welcome to this first Corps Relay issue of 2016!
Sadly, even during the recent festive season, and early days of 2016, we are
witnessing further terror attacks perpetrated directly, or inspired by Daesh.