What is your role at Corps and what does it entail?

My role with corps is a security officer based at one of London’s central hospitals, my role entails me to keep the public, patients and staff safe within the grounds of the hospital along with my daily routine patrols, and checks, and I also try to help anyone with any issues within my role as an officer when needed.

When did you start your career in security?

I started my career with corps in June 2012  ( wow 7 years ago).

If you weren’t in security, what would you be doing as a career?

I would most probably still work within the same lines as I do as I enjoy working with the public and helping people.

Can you tell us a little about your background / what was your first job?

I was brought up in London until secondary school were I moved to Kent but soon came back to London and worked in a café for a short while until I went to work for a family business doing administrative work until I realised I didn’t enjoy it so decided to do my SIA licence then joined corps.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

My favourite thing I would say about my job is it’s never a dull day, every day is different and meeting new people, every day you learn something new.

Congratulations to our security team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust which has been given a Resilience Award by the trust. The award is in recognition for the way the team consistently responds immediately to incidents and deals with them to the best of their ability, while following the guidelines and rules laid down by the trust.

The award was presented by trust’s director of finance, Steve Orpin (left), Corps Site Supervisor Tunbridge Wells, Carl Lewis (middle) and Corps Site Supervisor Maidstone, Basanta Gurung (right).

A local police representative was also consulted and they recommended the security teams because of the help they give to their officers when they are called to remove or arrest individuals.

“Whether it’s a helicopter landing with a patient, road traffic collisions, absconding or violent patients, patients/children lost on site or patients with car parking issues, our team respond quickly and professionally to a wide variety of challenges,” explained Paul Tice, contract manager for the site. “We are incredibly proud that the team has been recognised in this way.”

Corps Security has won a three-plus-two-year contract to provide security services to French international bank BNP Paribas in London. The integrated security partnership involves manned guarding and event guarding services together with close protection services and systems monitoring from Corps’ monitoring centre in Glasgow.

BNP Paribas operates in 77 countries and is the world’s seventh largest bank by assets. It was formed by the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris and Paribas in 2000, but its history stretches back to its first foundation in 1848 as a national bank.

More than 40 Corps Security colleagues will work across four sites in the capital including three in the City together with Harewood Avenue in Marylebone.

Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security, said: “BNP Paribas was founded in 1848, just 11 years before Corps Security. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with one of the most established names in the banking world to deliver a truly innovative security offering.”

Fred Lambrechts has joined Corps Security as mobilisation and transformation manager. In this newly-created role, he will support large mobilisations as well as use his many years of experience in the security sector to develop Corps Security’s integrated manned guarding and monitoring solution.

Lambrechts previously worked as national operations manager at Interserve and has also held senior roles at Knightsbridge Guarding, Kingdom Services Group, PCL Whitehall Security and T-Class Security.

“I am delighted to be joining Corps Security. The organisation is well known in the sector for its high standards of service and its self-delivery of monitoring services. I’m pleased to be part of an organisation which was founded back in the 1850s but is one of the most forward-thinking security companies in the market,” said Lambrechts.

“We’re in the process of mobilising a number of significant contracts, so I welcome Fred whose experience in large-scale mobilisations will be very welcome,” said Paul Lotter, MD of the manned guarding business within Corps Security. “Our manned guarding and monitoring businesses are becoming ever closer and Fred will be instrumental in that integration.”