STM Group (UK) Ltd is proud to announce that it has been awarded a prestigious contract to provide security services for the British Library’s St Pancras site in London, commencing on July 1st, 2023. This partnership exemplifies the Company’s commitment to safeguarding the integrity of the nation’s heritage sites.
The British Library is the United Kingdom’s national library, one of the six legal deposit libraries in the UK and Ireland, renowned for housing one of the largest global collections of printed and digital material. With an impressive catalogue of over 170 million items, the Library’s London and Yorkshire sites hold collections ranging from newspapers and maps to sound recordings, patents, academic journals, as well as a copy of every UK domain website and blog.
As an industry-leading provider of security solutions, STM Group (UK) Ltd is privileged to be entrusted with the safety of such a significant institution. The Company looks forward to leveraging its extensive experience, expertise, and levels of commitment, in ensuring the security and safety of the Library’s collections, as well as its staff and many visitors.
The STM team assigned to the contract consists of a significant number of dedicated personnel, requiring a diverse range of skill sets, including expertise in safeguarding cultural institutions. The on-site team will undertake a comprehensive range of duties, including perimeter security, access control, patrolling and response, event support, and visitor management.
The contract awarded to STM Group (UK) Ltd is for an initial 3-Year period, with the option for extensions, reflecting the long-term commitment and confidence in the Company’s ability to meet the British Library’s diverse requirements.
STM’s proven track record of providing innovative security solutions, combined with its understanding of the British Library’s dynamic requirements, supported by an underlying commitment to ensuring client satisfaction, ensured the Company was the optimum solution for providing security for the Library.
The STM Group Chairman (Perry Simpson) expressed his delight at being presented with this exciting opportunity, stating, “Being chosen as the security service provider for the British Library, a notable cultural institution both in the UK and internationally, is a remarkable endorsement of the underlying confidence our clients have in STM’s capability to deliver high profile security services in sophisticated and sensitive environments.”
STM Group (UK) Ltd acknowledges the British Library’s critical role as a custodian of the world’s most comprehensive research collection and is committed to deploying highly skilled security personnel, supported by state-of-the-art security systems, to ensure a safe, secure, and inviting environment for all who visit and work within this revered institution. As STM embarks on this exciting new venture, it not only reiterates its commitment to working as a reliable partner for all its clients, but to also anticipating a positive relationship which ensures the British Library at St Pancras continues to provide a welcoming space for everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment.