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.