Zurich, one of the world’s leading insurers, has appointed Corps Security to deliver security guarding services across its UK portfolio which includes premises in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Swindon, Whiteley and Farnborough.
The three-year deal was secured in collaboration with Corps Security’s long-standing partner, namely the leading global commercial real estate services provider CBRE, and will see 27 security operatives deliver customer-focused security duties, all underpinned by an ethical ‘people first’-style approach.
Together, Corps Security and CBRE will work to support Zurich’s vision of delivering outstanding workplace facilities services, blended with exceptional customer experience.
Established in 1872, Zurich is listed as one of Interbrand’s Top 100 brands and employs over 4,500 people across its UK locations, delivering insurance products and services in upwards of 210 countries. The company is one of Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social Corporate Partners, with targets in place to embrace and actively work with social enterprises.
The new contract, which commences this month, was awarded to the Corps Security and CBRE partnership because of the former’s Social Enterprise status and ethos which is aligned with Zurich’s commitment to environmental, social and ethical practices.
In addition, Corps Security demonstrated an impressive track record in delivering innovation and technology that improves the customer experience, which is a key requirement for the insurance group.
Louise Sheppard, Zurich’s UK head of workplace services and premises sustainability, commented: ‘‘At Zurich, we strive to drive positive social, environmental and ethical outcomes. As a Social Enterprise, Corps Security supports Zurich’s ambitions and understands the importance of putting people and communities at the heart of the business. The organisation’s values and sustainable practices mean that Corps Security is our partner of choice for security services. We’re looking forward to seeing where our joint social value journey will take us.’’
Paul Lotter, managing director at Corps Security, responded: “We’re thrilled to begin this contract with Zurich. We look forward to creating a successful partnership underpinned by sustainability and strong social value objectives.”