Ward Security is preparing for a busy show at the Global Security Summit London, as the company reflects on its successful 2012.
One of the UK’s leading suppliers of bespoke security solutions, Ward Security will be ready to talk about its wide range of services from its stand in Hall 1, F194, where visitors will be able to meet one of the company’s highly trained security dogs.
The company, which has its headquarters in Kent but boasts a strong London client base, has developed a strong reputation for its dog section which encompasses guarding and specialist bomb and narcotics services.
Most recently, the company has invested close to £500,000 in a new kennel facility which will it further extend the services of its dog section.
The new facility is headed up by Ali Tod, a retired senior instructor at the Metropolitan Police Dog Training School. In his role as an instructor with the Met, before which he’d served 22 years with the City of London Police, Ali has seen dogs in action for more than 20 years.
The new facility will enable Ward Security to further enhance its team of handlers and recruit new trainers. The company currently employs nearly 30 dogs and handlers and is already planning further contract expansion.
Meanwhile, 2012 has seen the company forge ahead with its growing list of accreditations, starting with the environmental standard ISO 14001. To secure the prestigious standard, Ward Security had to prove that it could meet a number of exacting environmental requirements.
Meanwhile the company has also been awarded certification for achieving the Occupational Health & Safety Management System OHSAS 18001:2007.
The award represents an international occupational health and safety management system specification that has been developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) management systems standards.
The company has also further strengthened its industry credentials with its nomination for ACS Champion of the Year in the prestigious Security Excellence Awards, which rewards only the very best operators, consultancies and people within the security industry.
Earlier in the year, Ward Security had seen its ACS score climb to 150, putting it in the top 5% of accredited security companies in the UK.
By being shortlisted for ACS Champion of the Year, Ward Security had to demonstrate that it had taken exceptional steps to further the spirit of the scheme within the available resources and that it had created a safer environment for the public.
Most recently, Ward Security was celebrating after achieving the highly prestigious Investors in People Gold award.
Following a rigorous assessment that included lengthy interviews with a large number of staff from right across the Rochester-headquartered company, Ward Security now joins the top 2% of organisations across the UK who have achieved the Gold standard.
With its 2012 accreditations and ambitious plans for the future, Ward Security continues to prove that it has what it takes to compete with the best in the security industry.