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Business School contract win

London Business School has chosen at competitive tender a guarding contractor to supply a range of services at its main site in Regent’s Park, north London. Contractors were required to demonstrate experience with other prestigious organisations with high footfall, delivering customer care.

Cordant Security will provide a team of 18 guards to provide 24-7 support, plus a dedicated concierge in charge of front of house. All security personnel will be dressed in smart, dark suits, rather than uniforms, therefore projecting a strong visual presence which also reflects the business ethos of the school. In addition Cordant Security will also manage the protocols around events that attract high profile visitors.

The firm points to security challenges: the complex nature of the site and the large number of visitors and guests. Cordant says it will work with businesses in the area, sharing information and best practice to ensure that the community is working together.

Michael Weymouth, Head of Campus Services at London Business School, said: “At this institution we are educating the global business leaders of tomorrow and so it is extremely important that they can enjoy a safe and comfortable learning experience. As such we must have absolute confidence in our choice of security partner and their ability to deliver unrivalled levels of customer care. From the start of the process Cordant Security has proven that they understand our requirements and are able to not just meet them, but exceed them.”

And Edward Macfarlane, Managing Director at north London-based Cordant Security, said: “This is a fascinating contract for us as it has so many variables, not least the need to provide a visible deterrent whilst maintaining a discrete, low key approach. This win further demonstrates the success of our collaborative approach which looks at new and innovative ways to deliver security solutions by challenging the norm.”


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