Awards & Commendations

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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Kingdom pass Co-Op audit with flying colours

Kingdom is delighted to have been praised by one of their largest clients, The Co-op, following a recent audit.

The Co-op carried out an audit of Kingdom at the end of August. The purpose of the audit was to ensure that Kingdom, as a supplier of security services to The Co-op, has the required policies, procedures, insurances and accreditations in place to demonstrate how we are going to control and monitor our works across all Co-op estates.

There were no areas of non-conformance, with Kingdom being marked as fully compliant in every category that was assessed by The Co-op, and the overall findings summary was very complimentary about Kingdom, saying:

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Kingdom named as one of “1000 Companies to Inspire Europe”

Kingdom is very pleased to have been include in the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ report for 2017, a landmark publication which “highlights the 1000 fastest growing and more inspiring small and medium-sized businesses across Europe in 2017”.

This is the second edition of the report, which aims to demonstrate the “critical importance of high-growth private small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to future European economic growth, innovation and job creation”. The publication was officially launched on Tuesday 5th September at the European Parliament in Brussels, at an event hosted by Valdis Dombrovskis, a Vice President of the European Commission, and Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group.

Commenting on the report, Xavier Rolet, the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group said:

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Kingdom University Security team named Team of the Month

Kingdom’s security team at the University of South Wales have been praised for the huge amount of effort they have put in over the last month above and beyond what is expected of them, and as a result have been named as Kingdom’s Team of the Month.

Over the last month the team has faced some challenging situations across all of the university’s campuses, ranging from responding to fires to helping with a BBC news crew and providing security for the university’s Open Day and graduation ceremonies, all of which has led to what their Business Manager Mark P Wallace describes as “non-stop positive feedback”.

The photo below shows Kingdom’s Operations Director North, Delroy McGree, presenting Kingdom’s Security Manager for the University of South Wales, Trish Chaloner, with the Team of the Month Award, along with Kingdom’s Business Manager for the University of South Wales, Mark P Wallace, and the University of South Wales’ Security Manager Andrew Moore.

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