Accreditations & Awards

Award winning services and industry recognition.

From our social enterprise status and ongoing support of the Living Wage Foundation to awards for training, apprenticeships and our approach during the Covid-19 pandemic to special recognition for our people, we continue to make an impact on our sector – all underpinned by our People, Planet, Purpose ethos and social values.

Certified Social Enterprise

Social values

And it’s not just our compliance with industry standards that provides assurance. Our continued recognition across our industry proves we are a business focused on doing the right thing.

Corps Security - ERS Gold Award

Veteran support

Corps is proud to provide employment to veterans and this is recognised by achieving the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award.

Living Wage Foundation

Living Wage

As a real Living Wage recognised service provider, Corps Security is committed to pay people in low paid sectors a real Living Wage.

NSI Gold

Safe pair of hands

Our quality assurance programme means we maintain our accreditations and are continually improving what we do for the benefit of our customers, our people, our supply partners and, importantly, our communities.


160 years of experience

As you’d expect, from such an established business, we hold all the required industry accreditations to provide assurance of compliance, capability and competence. Corps of Commissionaires Management Limited incorporating Corps Security (UK) Limited and Corps Monitoring Limited currently holds SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Key Holding, Security Guarding, Door Supervision and CCTV.


ISO Standards

Corps Security is certificated to four of the most widely recognized and implemented ISO Standards – ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 for our Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Management Systems and Business Continuity Management Systems. Corps Security was certificated to ISO 9001 in September 1993 and was one of the first Security Companies in the UK to gain certification to this Standard.

bsia - british security industry association - Principal Member


Corps Security is proud to be a member of The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. At Corps we are keen to shape the future of security providers for the better by creating a more inclusive and diverse industry. Membership of BSIA will give us a voice to help accelerate that change.

British Safety Council

British Safety Council

The British Safety Council is a government-regulated awarding body and, as such, must comply with a wide range of conditions set by the regulator so that rigor and consistency in the awarding of qualifications is maintained. Corps Security regularly makes use of the BSC qualifications in health and safety across all levels of the organization.


Approved Contractor Scheme

The Approved Contract Scheme Pacesetters is a membership scheme made up of Contract Security Guarding Companies who are in the top 15% benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme.

Safecontractor & CHAS

Corps Security has been assessed by a number of the leading schemes including Safecontractor and CHAS who are founder members of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSiP) Forum. Customers can rest assured that we have adhere to the highest levels of Health and Safety.

Carbon Neutral Organisation

Carbon neutral

As well as our commitment to being the best in security management, we also take a long-term view on sustainability and environmental performance. As a net zero company we support initiatives around the world to offset our emissions.


Corps Security have also been independently audited by Achilles UVDB on our organisation’s Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) management systems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). By undertaking this assessment process, we have gained a clear understanding of the industry’s qualification requirements.


‘‘CBRE and Centrica were looking for a security partner with integrity. One that would strive to do the best not just in relation to the service, but for frontline security teams and could offer wider capability with a personal touch. Having worked with Corps for many years, CBRE knew they could offer all of this and more and they certainly haven’t disappointed. Since taking over the contract the service has gone from strength to strength.’’

‘‘Corps have taken security at the bank on a real journey, guiding us along the way to get the best from our service but also our people. The result of Corps approach has seen an increase in productivity across the service, better ways of working achieved for our teams and a future proof solution based on modern, cutting-edge technology and systems. We know that in Corps we have a true security partner, now and into the future.’’

Since Corps Security’s inception in 1859 we have always followed, what we now term, the triple bottom line ethos of ‘people, planet, purpose’. That’s over a century and a half of social value.

People - Corps Security

We focus on caring for our colleagues

Providing them with the support they need to flourish. We prioritise diversity and inclusivity across our business and invest in creating a welcoming workplace to help us keep the very best colleagues which in turn benefits our customers.

Planet - Corps Security

As a carbon-neutral organisation

We work to ensure the impact of our activities on the environment is minimised and invest in initiatives to help us make a positive contribution. But for us ‘planet’ means so much more than just environmental issues. It spans all areas of our operation including, how we engage with local communities to make a real difference.

Purpose - Corps Security

We never forget our purpose

Corps was built on a desire to help war veterans into gainful employment, 163 years later and that promise is still very much alive today. In addition to employing veterans we support Combat Stress a charity for veterans’ mental health. We are also proud to support many other charities that align with our overall purpose.