Last Thursday 17th September marked Corps’ second annual Thank Your Security Officer Day as part of the wider Security Officer Appreciation Week.

This day of recognition provided us with the perfect platform to acknowledge and thank the hard work and dedication of all of our security officers, particularly over the past six months.

Last week, our SMT, HR team, contract managers and account managers were out and about up and down the country visiting our sites to give thanks to our officers where it is truly due. Sadly, we couldn’t visit all sites, but the team got around as many as they could and enjoyed a catch up and a cuppa with our frontline staff.

Our visiting teams sent us photos and their wonderful words of appreciation for our officers. We were overwhelmed with positive responses. Our clients also got involved and we received so many fantastic words of praise and compliments for the service our colleagues have delivered. Our client at Eversheds Sutherland even made sure our officers were all rewarded with a gift as a token of their appreciation.

As we transition once again to a work from home strategy following the latest government guidance, our officers will be once again the last people standing in many buildings – closing down facilities, supporting skeleton staff ensuring that they feel safe and protected.

We couldn’t be prouder of our dedicated colleagues and we’d like to take this opportunity once again to say thank you to our frontline workers, the people who keep our buildings and people safe and secure.

Search #thankyoursecurityofficer on Twitter and LinkedIn to read words of sincere thanks from our own teams and our clients for our second annual Corps Thank Your Security Officer Day celebration.

Here are just a few comments:

“Would like to thank all the security team who work at Kindeva Drug Delivery, Loughborough. They are reliable and keep our site safe and secure. I would particularly like to thank the Security Manager for the site, Wes King! He does an amazing job, supports the site in so many ways and supports his own team on site too. We are going through many changes here in Loughborough and times are uncertain, but Wes has continued to drive a great service and helped with a new security project on site. We would be lost without Wes and the team. Thank you all!”

Vicki Loach – UK EHS Manager, Kindeva Drug Delivery

“During the last six months our colleagues on all our sites have continued to deliver the exceptional service that is expected of a Corps Security Officer, and, for some of these colleagues, in the most trying of circumstances. I would like to say thank you to all the Security Officers who work for Corps not only in the South Region but across the whole of the UK.”

Paul Cloke  – Regional Manager – South, Corps Security

“We would like to thank the security team for their excellent work over the past year especially since March when they remained on campus and helped with keeping the campus open for vulnerable students and contractors for essential building works.

And of course, the many other tasks asked of them. We have had nothing but praise for their dedication and work ethic.”

Middlesex University

“Our facilities and security team in Oxford, Dan Preston, Lewis Baker and Peter Merritt have all achieved fantastic results over the last 12 months with successful events and rallies across the UK and Europe alongside our client. During lockdown they assisted the client in delivering equipment as staff worked from home and ensured the smooth set up of making the building Covid secure. Great work team we are all really proud of the fantastic work you are doing.”

Jake Lacey – Contracts Manager, Corps Security

“I wanted to personally thank Arnie, Mo, Paul and Rizwan for all of their continued support and vigilance especially during the last challenging months where activity and behaviour in the office has changed dramatically.

Arnie in particular has seen a great deal of change to his role during the day and has stepped up to the challenge which we are very grateful for. Equally Paul, Mo and Rizwan have continued to adapt and look after our requests outside of the core offices hours. Many thanks to you all too.

You’ll find individual boxes of chocolates for each of you at the front desk.

Keep up the great work!”

Wayne Quigg – Senior Facilities Manager, International Operations, Eversheds Sutherland