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Magenta Security extends service offerings to meet client needs

In order to meet growing client demands, Magenta Security has extended its portfolio to include additional services such as luxury car hire and housekeeping.

Magenta Security already provides its clients with security officers, mobile services, graffiti removal, electronic security and remote monitoring. This latest move, though, allows Magenta to offer clients with a complete package which is even more tailored to individual requirements and backed by a strong service-based ethos allied to intensive account management.

The chauffeur service, for example, is aimed at the luxury market, with Magenta able to provide up to 40 Mercedes Viano vehicles which seat seven people and can be used to transport high profile businessmen and celebrities who require trained and licensed security personnel to guard them throughout their stay in the UK.

Abbey Petkar, managing director at Magenta Security, explained: “Expanding our portfolio of services is part of our long term strategy for growth. We work in partnership with our clients to provide the services they need. The approach allows us to offer tailor-made security packages which meet client requirements rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We found that some clients were looking for additional concierge services alongside our traditional security offering. With the external partnerships we have developed, we felt Magenta was ideally placed to provide the services they needed.”

For more information call 0845 500 0786 or visit: http://www.magentasecurity.co.uk

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Patrick Dealtry appointed chairman of new BSIA Lone Worker Section

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) launched its newest section of membership at IFSEC International 2013 in recognition of the growing market for Lone Worker protection products and services.

Officially launched by Rachel Griffin, chairman of The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section represents companies operating in the lone worker protection market. All are accredited (or working towards accreditation) to the lone worker standard BS 8484.

Left to Right: Patrick Dealtry, Rachel Griffin, Craig Swallow (Connexion2) and James Kelly

Left to Right: Patrick Dealtry, Rachel Griffin, Craig Swallow (Connexion2) and James Kelly

The launch event brought together professionals from across the security industry, and also featured the election and announcement of the first official Section chairman, Patrick Dealtry.

Patrick is a stalwart of the lone worker protection market, having been involved with the BSIA’s Lone Worker Industry Group – the forerunner to the Section – for many years, and receiving the coveted BSIA Chairman’s Award in 2010 for services the security industry.

Commenting on his election, Patrick Dealtry said: “The Lone Worker market has grown rapidly in recent years thanks to the demand from customers recognising the value provided by companies offering services in this sector. In addition, we recognise the growing effort among customers to satisfy the Duty of Care to their employees, often in very difficult circumstances. Today represents a milestone and reflects the success of BSIA companies in supplying these services. I am very pleased to have been elected chairman and look forward to representing the interests of companies in the market with which I have been associated for over ten years.”

Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation

In special recognition of their support in establishing the new Section, all inaugural members were presented with a certificate of appreciation by James Kelly, the BSIA’s CEO.

“After many years of witnessing the BSIA’s Lone Worker Industry Group grow, both in terms of influence and in numbers, I am proud to be here today to acknowledge the contribution of all involved as the group becomes an official BSIA Section of membership in its own right,” explained Kelly.

“As the Trade Association representing the UK’s private security industry, the BSIA is ideally placed to represent this sector which makes a significant contribution towards protecting the UK’s eight million lone workers.”

In conclusion, Kelly added: “In such a dynamic and fast-growing market, the importance of quality is paramount. I look forward to supporting the Section as it continues to exert its influence in developing industry standards and Codes of Practice while promoting the importance of BS 8484 to security buyers and end users.”

For more information about the BSIA’s Lone Worker Protection Section, or to download guidance on choosing a lone worker solution, visit: http://www.bsia.co.uk/lone-worker

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