Awards & Commendations

Kingdom membership of top cleaning industry professional body renewed

Kingdom is very pleased to have renewed its membership of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) for another year, until the end of March 2019. Being a Corporate Member of the BICSc demonstrates active and material support of the Institute in its aims to raise environmental standards in the cleaning industry through training and education.

The BICSc is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry, with over 25,000 individual and corporate members in the UK and internationally. Their mission is to “raise the status and standards of the cleaning industry, through professional standards and accredited training.”

All BICSc accredited training is managed through BICS Business Services (BBS). BBS is a leading training provider for the cleaning industry. Their standards combine expert knowledge from highly regarded industry professionals, allowing them to deliver accredited training and best practice to the industry. Kingdom is very pleased to take full advantage of this knowledge and training to constantly allow us to improve our services and thus deliver the very best results for our clients.

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Kingdom awarded Cyber Essentials Certification

Kingdom is very pleased to have been awarded the certification in Cyber Essentials. This accreditation helps to protect organisations against cyber-attack, guarding against the most common cyber threats and at the same time allowing them to demonstrate their commitment to cyber security.

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme that is designed to help protect businesses of all sizes and in all sectors against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks. The government worked with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF) to develop the scheme, and it is backed by industry, including the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI, and several insurance organisations.

The principle behind the scheme is that the vast majority of cyber-attacks are very basic in nature and are carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. As the Cyber Essentials website says, “they’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked.” Getting certified in cyber essentials shows that businesses like Kingdom have taken the necessary steps to prevent these types of attacks. The scheme is described as “simple but effective” and shows businesses how to address the basics and prevent the most common attacks. By gaining this qualification, it gives us and our clients peace of mind that our defences will protect against the vast majority of cyber-attacks.

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Kingdom Strand team rewarded for actions

Kingdom’s security team at 80 Strand in London have been presented with an award for the way they handled a situation at the end of last year.

Kingdom have been providing a wide range of security services to 80 Strand for a number of years, including security patrols, reception and concierge services, manning the loading bay, access control, manning the control room and providing CCTV services.

On the 1st November 2017 people started running down Carting Lane from the Strand at approximately 5.20pm. Some of them entered the garage of the building as the shutter was open in order to allow a vehicle to leave. They came in to take shelter, informing the Kingdom team that there had been a shooting incident on the Strand, and that they believed that a terrorist attack was under way.

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Kingdom awarded Acclaim Accreditation for Health & Safety

Kingdom is very pleased to have achieved the Certificate of Health & Safety Accreditation from Acclaim Accreditation.

Acclaim Accreditation is the health and safety accreditation service provided by Capita Supplier assessment services that enables businesses to demonstrate their compliance with health and safety legislation.

It is an SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) member scheme that uses the expertise and knowledge of Capita Property and infrastructure, who are leaders in health and safety consultancy, to appraise each application. Acclaim works to support the objectives of the SSIP, which are to improve health and safety standards across the UK, and to reduce the duplication of paperwork in procurement.

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Kingdom given record score once again in major audit

As we reach the end of September 17 it is that time of year again when Kingdom has their annual audit for the SIA (Security Industry Authority) ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme) assessment.

Kingdom has been taking part in this scheme for the last eleven years, and every year we are proud to say that we have improved our score on the year before.

We are delighted to say that 2017 is no exception to that rule! In 2015 we received a record score of +161. Last year in 2016 we beat that score, achieving +167 out of a possible maximum score of +174. This year we have gone one better, achieving an incredible score of +168 out of +174, our highest ever score, and just 6 points away from the very highest score that it is possible to achieve. This outstanding result places us in the top 1% of security companies audited, meaning we are officially one of the very best security companies in the entire UK.

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