Mark Rogers

Corps Security’s Mark Rogers has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London in a moving ceremony which was conducted virtually because of the pandemic.

The Freedom of the City dates back to 1237 and the ceremony, typically conducted by the Clerk to the Chamberlain of the City of London at the Guildhall, includes a declaration to both the Queen and the Lord Mayor of London.

Rogers, who has been Corps’ sales and marketing director since 2014, was given the Freedom of the City as he is a member of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, which includes a thriving facilities management group.

He said: “I am deeply honoured to be granted the Freedom of the City of London and delighted to share the experience with so many of my family and wider FM friends.”

Rogers was presented with The Copy of the Freedom – a parchment document with his name beautifully inscribed by a calligrapher – together with a copy of the ‘Rules for the Conduct of Life’ which date from the mid-18th century.

Rogers follows in famous footsteps. The first virtual Freedom of the City ceremony took place in May 2020 to honour Sir Tom Moore, who raised more than £32million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden. Other notable recipients include Nelson Mandela, Woodrow Wilson, Bill Gates and Sir Michael Caine.

 

Updated COVID-19 Measures - January 2021

Corps Security’s overall objective during the current COVID-19 situation has been to reduce risk to the lowest reasonably practicable level by taking preventative measures to achieve a hierarchy of control, which we have aimed to achieve throughout this current situation. We have undertaken comprehensive risk assessments, which we are publishing in line with the latest HM Government recommendations.

View the full updated Covid-19 measures here:

 

Corps Security Achieves Carbon Neutral Status

Specialist security services provider Corps Security has been awarded carbon neutral status after working hard to reduce its carbon footprint and offsetting unavoidable carbon.

Carbon Neutral is a term used to describe the state of an entity, such as a company, service, product or event, where the carbon emissions caused by them have been balanced out by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere in the world.

In the past year, Corps has cut its carbon through a range of measures including reducing its diesel fleet; reducing air travel; and cutting the use of paper in offices, particularly for tender documents.

At the same time, the organisation funded several projects to offset the 477 tons of carbon it produced in the past year including a wind-based power generation project in India. The project in Maharashtra is helping the country to reduce its reliance on coal while also creating jobs as wind power is labour intensive. The project was recommended by Carbon Footprint, which provided Corps with its carbon neutral certification.

Corps Security is also working towards rolling out more electric vehicles and installing electric charging points at its London and Glasgow offices.

The move to carbon neutral status is part of Corp Security’s drive to ensure it met the requirements of the Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme that came into effect in April this year. “We wanted to go one step further and demonstrate that we’re a carbon neutral company,” said Mike Bullock, CEO, Corps Security. “As a company with a 160-year history, we take a long-term view and it’s important to us to ensure that our world is around for future generations to enjoy.”

 

Corps Relay Intelligence Update January 2021

This month’s Corps Relay Intelligence Update includes:

  • Covid-19: third national lockdown
  • Greater Manchester Police (GMP) placed in special measures
  • Retail facial recognition trial
  • Photography is not a crime
  • Current national threat level
  • Recent developments 
  • Anniversary
    • Charlie Hebdo attacks
  • Demonstrations
    • Anti-Covid restriction protests- nationwide
  • Corps Focus: security issue of the month
    • Brexit

>> Download Corps Relay Intelligence Update January 2021 PDF