A local security company is celebrating 20 years in business.
Key Control Services Limited, based at Sunset Business Park, on Manchester Road, Bolton, is staging an open day at 1pm, on Friday, 23rd March 2018 at its premises to celebrate their anniversary in what they describe as a very competitive industry.
Phil Thompson, Managing Director of Key Control Services Limited, said: “For a security company of this size to stay in business for 20 years is really quite an achievement. Many security companies do not last 20 years as this is a very competitive industry, so we are delighted to have reached this milestone. Furthermore, we have big plans to grow even further over the next few years.”
The company employs more than 20 staff and provides a range of security services to clients, both commercial and domestic, in Bolton and across the North West of England.
It has over 400 clients, which include amongst others; KIA Motors, Brother UK, Howdens Joinery, Williams BMW, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Buildbase, Amazon, Alliance Learning, Carrs Pasties, Barlow Andrews Accountants, Stephensons Solicitors, Clough & Willis, AFG, Yorkshire Bank, commercial property agents Longdon Cook, numerous golf courses, Runshaw College in Leyland, and East Lancashire Railway in Bury,
The company’s services include key holding and alarm response; open up and lock up; manned guarding (patrolling duties, CCTV monitoring and reception duties 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year); mobile patrols and vacant property inspections. It carries out a lot of keyholding work for other security organisations, based elsewhere in the UK, that have clients in Greater Manchester and the North West.
Added Mr Thompson, who was a police officer for 27 years, prior to starting the business: “The security industry is a growth industry. Sadly, this is partly driven by the shortage of front line Police resources and more importantly people’s concerns about rising crime and even terrorism.
“More owners of businesses are beginning to realise that sending out lone members of staff at night time or weekends to respond to their business’ alarm going off can pose huge risks not only to that lone employee, but to the business’ legal obligations to that employee. In addition, employees that have been up part of the night generally don’t make productive employees the day after, even, if they are able to attend work.
“We take away that worry about a business’ alarm going off at any time of the day or day of the week including Christmas Day and weekends and ensure owners no longer have to worry about putting themselves or a member of their staff in a potentially dangerous or worrying situation.”
The company works for a wide range of clients across many sectors including accountants, solicitors and commercial property agents. It also who works for clients who own sites under construction, industrial estates, business parks or even have sites that are affected by travellers.
“Our aim is to help clients whether commercial or domestic get professional advice and support to safeguard their premises - and give them peace of mind.”
The company has been long-term ‘Patron’ of Bolton Lads & Girls’ Club and more recently ‘Guardians’ Bolton Young Persons’ Housing Scheme, both of whom are clients of Key Control Services.
The company is also an Approved Contractor under the nationally-recognised Security Industry Authority (the governing body for the UK’s security industry.)
Mr. Thompson is a committee member of the Manchester & North Cheshire Region of the Federation of Small Business, and is Branch Chairman of the North Manchester Branch.
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