Enhancing your security service through innovation

Date: 11 September

Time: 10.00- 15.00 (registration from 09.30)

Location:

Pera Business Park
Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire
LW13 0PB

 

Join us for presentations and Q&A sessions on the latest and future technology in partnership with:

 


Unique and innovative products designed to combat Cyber Security threats.

 


Software integration solutions to enhance the access, safety and security of your buildings.

 


Artificial Intelligence, machine-based learning and video analytics.

 


The UK’s leading independent specialist security solutions provider.

 


Drone technology, detection and mitigation.

 

tata steel

Corps Security has won a five-year, £3.6m annual contract to provide security services to Tata Steel Europe across the UK. Tata is Europe’s second largest steel producer with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in more than 50 countries.

More than 100 security officers will be provided by Corps to secure all 14 of Tata’s UK sites including the flagship steelmaking plant in Port Talbot, Wales.

Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security, said: “We are delighted to be working with such a like-minded organisation. The Tata Group was founded on the principle that its activities should always benefit society and is majority owned by philanthropic trusts. As a trust which was set up in 1859 to provide employment for ex-servicemen returning from the Crimea, we share their values and look forward to working closely together.”

What is your role at Corps and what does it entail?
I’m a national account manager for the UK and Ireland and work with all of Corps clients. I’m the link between our senior management and the team managing the day to day activities on the accounts. I work with clients in lots of different industries all over the UK and this week alone I’ve visited clients in Wales, Ipswich and London. It’s my job to ensure consistency across the field, trouble shoot and implement service improvements.

When did you start your career in security?
I started out in security 28 years ago and my first role was working with the in-house security team at Tesco as a manned guard.

If you weren’t in security, what would you be doing as a career?
I studied Media at college, but timing wasn’t right to find a job in the industry as my course finished during the credit crunch in 2007 so I suppose I might be doing that. I do really enjoy the security industry though so I can’t imagine doing anything else now.

Can you tell us a little about your background?
Since starting out as a security guard at Tesco I’ve worked for a number of big corporate organisations including Cordant Services and Advance Security. I’ve spent the last 20 years in security management roles and joined Corps in March 2016 as a national account manager. Corps wasn’t as big when I first joined but the business has progressed rapidly over the last three years.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?
I love the family environment at Corps. I’ve previously worked for a number of big companies where often you are just a number but at Corps this couldn’t be more different. Everyone is so grounded and welcoming and you can talk to anyone. There’s no hierarchy and everyone’s opinions and suggestions are valued and taken seriously.

I also enjoy the challenges presented in my role as well as meeting different people and teams on an almost daily basis. My role is so varied there are no two days the same.

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.”

Corps Security has played an important part in the creation of the City Security Council (CSC), a collaborative partnership between City-based security companies and the City of London Police. The group will assist the Police and the City of London Corporation whenever there is a major incident, crises or significant event that takes place within the Square Mile.

CSC members will pool resources in terms of information gathering and sharing as well as their physical presence from more than 1,000+ security officers across the City. The strategy is to explore ways to improve collective responses to threats from terrorism, crisis or emergencies, which affect the City of London. The strategy aims to ensure the highest levels of detection, prevention, deterrence and response.

The idea for the Council came about as the volume of disrupted terrorist attacks and attacks on the UK grew during 2016. In addition, the Home Office, through the Joint Security and Resilience Centre, is working on plans which will see more of the public domain being ‘policed’ by private security companies, so increased collaboration is beneficial.

“The council’s aim is to galvanise efforts and improve incident responses of security companies in the city of London at times of crisis as well as to support the City of London Police,” explained Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security. “With a history stretching back more than 160 years providing security services to the City of London, we believe in a long-term, collaborative approach and are delighted to part of this important body.”

For more information about the CSC visit www.citysecuritycouncil.co.uk

Corps Security has been recognised as one of real estate provider CBRE’s top performing supply partners for Q1 2019. The organisation, which has worked with CBRE for four years, has consistently ranked in the top 100 and is the top-performing security business. Corps works with CBRE’s clients across the UK and in a number of different sectors including financial and professional services.

The announcement was made at the Top 100 Suppliers event, held in London earlier this month. The grading is calculated using a number of factors including year-on-year growth, compliance and innovation.

“You have shown consistency in delivering excellent service to our customers and you are as much part of our success in our growth year on year,” said Sabrina Seglah, GWS UK&I Preferred Supplier Manager, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions.

“We are extremely proud to have achieved sixth position out of 100 of CBRE’s top suppliers,” said Mark Rogers, Corps Security’s Sales and Marketing Director. “This incredible achievement is down to the hard work and dedication of our teams across the business who place customer satisfaction and innovation as a priority and have worked hard to build relationships and ensure CBRE’s values are intrinsic to everything we do. Thank you to everyone within Corps and to CBRE for the recognition.”

 

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

I’ve recently joined the team at Corps Security as Bid Manager and I’m responsible for the sales opportunities within London. I work alongside Corporate Account Director Nick Clegg and Business Development Manager Eren Stirling. I respond to tender opportunities, managing the process along the way, and hopefully win Corps some great work with quality customers!

When did you start your career in security?

I began working in security in 2008 and have enjoyed a great 11 years getting to know the industry and developing a real passion for it.

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

Now that’s a tricky question with two possible answers! With my sensible head on I’ll say I would probably be working in sales or marketing in the service industry somewhere or within facilities management. My dream job would be working at a dog rescue centre or something along those lines, because I LOVE man’s best friend!

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

My first job was as an office junior straight out of school for an amazing Japanese pen manufacturer. The role taught me a lot, especially about business etiquette and roles and responsibilities. I left there and joined Wilson James, a well-respected security provider. Here I held a number of positions including Lead Bid Manager and Client Relationship Manager. Working at Wilson James really embedded my love for the industry – something I still have to this day!

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

I really enjoy telling a story to our potential customers – detailing how we will deliver our service from start to finish and taking them on a real journey. It might sound cheesy, but it’s true! When you get under the skin of the customer and really understand what they need, telling the story is both simple and a pleasure. It’s exciting to think you can influence decisions in this way and support businesses with our service offering!