Ward Security launches sister company to service overseas markets

UK national security company Ward Security has launched a sister company – Ward Security International Training Ltd – in order to meet demand for professional security training from private sector and state-owned companies based in the Middle East and India.

Ward Security International Training Ltd will offer specialist security training programmes that will initially focus on training security dogs and handlers to help plug the shortage in the market.

The bespoke training programmes will be delivered by a team of experienced dog handlers and trainer and directly managed by Ali Tod, who previously worked in the Metropolitan Police Service Dog School which has the largest police dog breeding programme in the UK.

Sourcing experienced dog handlers and trainers

David Ward, managing director of Ward Security, explained: “There has been little investment particularly in the Middle East into providing training programmes on dog security. This means there are countries like Dubai where there’s a real difficultly when it comes to sourcing experienced dog handlers and trainers.”

Ward continued: “Exporting trained dogs is not really a short or long term solution as there’s a lot of paperwork involved in air freighting and a need to ensure that kennel management and animal husbandry is fully understood by the recipient country. You also need people on the ground able to train and manage dogs to a good operational standard. That’s why we’ve decided to launch an international training company where we can transfer our knowledge of breeding and training to countries in need.”

Ward Security has launched a sister company to meet demand for professional security training from private sector and state owned companies based in the Middle East and India

Ward Security has launched a sister company to meet demand for professional security training from private sector and state owned companies based in the Middle East and India

The UK security industry operates under stringent British Standards. As a consequence, it has built a reputation for being the best in the World.

“We have met a number of private and state-owned businesses based both in the Middle East and India,” said Ward, “all of whom are keen to use our services. We’re confident that expanding the business in this direction is a sound strategic move.”

Brothers David and Kevin Ward founded Ward Security in 2000 as a specialist security company providing a range of security guarding services to private companies and public sector bodies throughout the UK.

Today, the company employs over 460 people and operates from four offices around the UK, working with blue chip corporate clients such as Deloitte Real Estate, Savills, MJ Mapp, CBRE, the London Borough of Bromley and the Metropolitan Police Service.

For more information on Ward Security’s training programmes telephone +44 (0)1634 225100 or send an e-mail to: international@ward-security.co.uk

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