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Global Support Services recognised in FT’s Top 1000 list of fast-growing businesses

Global Support Services, the UK-based provider of specialist security services, has been announced as a constituent member of the inaugural Financial Times Top 1000 list of the fastest-growing companies in Europe.

The company was ranked at position 386 overall, making it the 70th fastest-growing company in the UK across all categories during the period and the 40th fastest-growing ‘support services’ company in Europe. The company’s position in the table makes it the fastest-growing provider of physical security services in Europe for the period.

Global Support Services is accredited to Investors in People Gold standard and was one of the first 100 businesses in the UK to be awarded ‘Living Wage Champion’ status. The business’ growth has been stimulated because of an unwavering dedication to its vision which includes being recognised as the ’employer of choice’ in the UK’s security industry.


Global Support Services’ managing director Daniel Mailly said: “We’re all delighted to be recognised by the Financial Times, especially as the ranking recognises growth that has been achieved ‘organically’. I believe that growth should be achieved in a sustainable fashion and therefore to the betterment of both the people that work for us and the clients we serve. As a happy consequence of this attitude, we’re the largest operator of protection canine units in the UK at the present tie and have some of the best levels of employee retention and client satisfaction in our industry here in the UK. Around 65% of our 150-strong workforce are ex-uniformed personnel and we operate a recruitment process that’s designed to be both fully inclusive and one that we hope broadens the traditional appeal of a historically male-dominated industry.”

Mailly went on to comment: “Additionally, we take great pride in the work we do in support of our partners such as Veterans Aid and Storm Skills Training. Together with my valued team members, I look forward to continuously capitalising on our sustainable growth to create many more employment opportunities and assist in continuing to make the UK a hub for innovation.”

The FT 1000 lists 1,000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015.

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Ward Security attains Recognised Service Provider status from Living Wage Foundation

Ward Security is pleased to announce that it has become a Recognised Service Provider working alongside the Living Wage Foundation. The achievement means that Ward Security and all its subsidiaries are putting a Living Wage pathway in place that meets the standards set by the Living Wage Foundation for good practice by providers of personnel under contract.

The Living Wage commitment sees Ward Security propose a Living Wage option within applicable tender submissions. This gives the client an option of paying all contracted staff a wage that meets the current cost of living.


“We’re very proud of this achievement,” explained managing director Kevin Ward. “We are one of only a few service providers in the security industry to have been recognised for our ongoing commitment to the Living Wage.”

Ward continued: “Ward Security’s growth since the business was founded in 2000 has been as a result of the levels of service we provide and the quality of people working for us. We pride ourselves on providing a supporting work environment which puts our staff first, and our commitment to our staff was again recognised in 2016 by Investors in People.”

Ward Security remains one of the few Investors in People (Gold) employers in the sector with a score of 167 out of 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority. This places the business within the top 2% of all security companies.”

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Total Security Services awarded Investors in People accreditation

Putting its people first has enabled TSS (Total Security Services) Ltd, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned security companies, to be presented with a nationally recognised award.

TSS has been awarded the Investors in People standard for staff development, support and motivation, and is now recognised as part of a prestigious group of role model organisations that support and deliver for all employees.

A national company operating throughout the whole of the UK, TSS’ workforce joins a select number of staff across the UK employed by organisations that are ‘Investors in People’ or working towards that prestigious status.

Investors in People provides a business improvement framework that’s suitable for organisations of all sizes and from all sectors. Accreditation demonstrates commitment from a given company when it comes to taking organised steps towards the continued development of its employees.

Total Security Solutions' IIP Field Team

Total Security Services Ltd’s IIP Field Team

As a quality standard, Investors in People also helps employers to stand out from the competition and attract new business as well as investors and talented employees. It recognises TSS as a company which is ambitious, forward-thinking and people-centric.

Development and training of skilled staff

Ricky Gardezi, managing director of TSS (which has just over 4,000 employees), said: “We’re delighted to receive the Investors in People accreditation. At TSS we have long recognised that our people are the backbone of the organisation, and we’re proud of our track record in the development and training of skilled and motivated staff. Achieving IIP is not only recognition for the effective processes that we already have in place, but is also an important focus for continual learning and improvement.”

Gardezi continued: “It’s fantastic that those interviewed by our IIP assessor were so enthusiastic about working for TSS. The Investors in People award gives me huge confidence that our culture and people are well aligned. IIP status for TSS is the result of hard work and effort by all of us at every level in the company, and it makes me extremely proud.”

Research shows that organisations adopting this comprehensive approach to people development and following the Investors in People framework perform better than those without, as indicated by lower staff turnover and sickness rates, lower recruitment costs and a reduced likelihood of litigation.

In addition, companies that have achieved the Investors in People accreditation also have increased levels of profitability, employee engagement and productivity.

John Telfer – managing director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), the organisation that delivers Investors in People South – commented: “TSS should be congratulated for the way in which management and staff have come together to produce real results. I hope other organisations in the industry will look to them as a great example of what can be achieved.”

Investors in People focuses on the unique needs of all organisations, helping them to achieve their objectives and transform performance through staff development. For further information visit: http://www.investorsinpeople.co.uk

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