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A contract to provide manned guarding services to St Paul’s Cathedral, the London landmark, has gone to Axis Security.
A team of security officers with a supervisor is employed to help secure the cathedral seven days a week; their duties include visitor bag checks and mobile patrols. While St Paul’s is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London, receiving hundreds and thousands of visitors every year, it is a place of worship and so a discreet and customer-focused service is essential.
Martin Fletcher, Clerk of the Works at St Paul’s Cathedral, says the Axis team has quickly become an extension of St Paul’s internal management: “While the officers’ primary function is the security of the Cathedral, we have received numerous comments from both visitors and our own staff on the professional, yet friendly way the Axis Security team perform their roles.”
Axis Security points to its manned guarding services at nearby Paternoster Square, where the estate security team is part of the business security forum supporting the City of London Police.
David Mundell, Managing Director of Axis Security, calls the contract win a significant achievement, and says it was the result of careful planning: “The team was handpicked with extremely capable security officers who have become genuine ambassadors for the Cathedral and Axis Security. We are extremely proud to be working with, and helping to protect such an iconic London landmark.”