National security firm Ward Security remains amongst the top 2% of approved security providers in the UK after achieving a score of 167 out of 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK – as part of its Approved Contractor Score (ACS) scheme. Ward Security is also once again on the Infologue.com Star Performers list of companies that have achieved the highest 5% of assessed scores within the ACS.
External assessing body Chamber Certification Assessment Service Ltd (CCAS) carried out a combined annual assessment of Ward Security during February 2016 that included a reverification assessment for the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme for Security Guarding, Door Supervision, CCTV and Keyholding sectors, as well as a surveillance audit for ISO9001:2008 (Quality), and for BS18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety). Auditors visited Ward Security’s Rochester and London offices, as well as the company’s control room and thirteen customer sites across the UK, conducting interviews with Ward Security management and employees, and eight customers.
Speaking about the achievement, Nikhil Kamboj, Compliance Director at Ward Security said “While the company continues to grow in a difficult marketplace, it is essential that we can maintain the standards that our reputation is built upon. This excellent report proves that we are managing to keep those standards high in parallel with our business growth to ensure all of our internal and customer facing systems are robust. This is no mean feat, and we are proud of our achievement.”
Kevin Ward, Managing Director of Ward Security added “2015/16 has been a challenging time for Ward Security with management restructuring, changes to processes and the incorporation of new leading edge technology to improve the service delivered. Yet thanks to the combined efforts of our management team, compliance department and employees across the business, we have managed these changes seamlessly. We have the structure and processes in place to better service our existing customers, as well as pursue further business growth.”
Ward Security has a head office in London and a network of regional offices including Rochester, Bracknell, Manchester and a newly opened office in Scotland. Ward Security provides a broad range of bespoke, integrated and flexible security services working with clients in the public and private sector. Areas of specialist expertise include the provision of search and selection guard dogs, wireless intruder detection systems and concierge services through its Ward Belgravia division.