Growing firm Ward Security, which has just appointed a new associate director following further client wins, will have a stand at the Facilities Show – and will enjoy a little help from a canine friend.
Among the company’s specialisms is dog security guarding, and Ward will have a springer spaniel on its stand at the show at the Birmingham NEC from May 14-16. The company has worked closely with the Metropolitan Police and both Bromley and Bexley Borough Councils on a number of specialist dog guarding projects.
Owned and run by brothers David and Kevin Ward, Ward Security also provides a range of other services, including property inspections and audits, CCTV and electronic security, wireless intruder detection systems, keyholding, and concierge and reception. It also offers a 24-hour control centre.
Ward recently won a three-year contract from commercial property agents Savills to provide the security at two key properties in London. The company has also appointed Stuart Dawson as Associate Director to head up its new London office, in response to the growing number of national and London-based contracts it services.
The company, whose headquarters are in Rochester, Kent, has opened a number of regional offices after experiencing rapid growth during the last six months, particularly in the central region. In April, it opened an office in Bracknell to ensure senior personnel are in close reach of a key client base and to ensure client servicing and delivery standards remain consistently high.
Stuart Dawson joins the team with extensive security experience gained over a period of 20 years, with clients he has managed including the Lloyds Banking Group, National Grid, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the London Stock Exchange.
David Ward, Managing Director of Ward Security, said: “Our determination to continually improve our service levels and investment in our operational team is reflected in this bold move to open a London office and recruit personnel of Stuart’s calibre.”