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A West Midlands security firm that’s reached its tenth birthday is hailing a clutch of new contracts. Integrity Security Group, which was formed by local entrepreneur and Managing Director Will Adams, has seen over £100,000 of recent wins including work for Imperial Retail Park, Grand Hotel, Umberslade and Alliance Scaffolding.
The Solihull-based company has seen turnover grow from £50,000 in the first year to £3m for the last 12 months and workforce numbers have risen from seven to over 100 employees. Pictured left to right are James Chittil and Will Adams of Integrity.
Will Adams said: “It has been a real whirlwind ten years that’s for sure and the pace of growth doesn’t look like letting up just yet. I’d worked in the security industry for some time and seen how other firms had poor staff retention and were continually letting their customers down. The idea was to change all of this and the only way to do that was by starting the business, so Integrity was formed.
“Originally we leased a start-up unit from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and managed to get our first client, APHC Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors, signed up quickly. Like with all new firms there has been a host of challenges to overcome, but we have done just that and with ten years under our belts we have more exciting plans to develop our service offering and expand the business.”
Integrity provides bespoke security services and facilities management to a blue-chip client base. Services range from manned guarding, mobile patrols, key holding and alarm response, temporary guarding and strategic consultancy on security matters. It has also invested in its electronic security capabilities; CCTV, access control and fire and intruder alarms.
James Chittil, General Manager of Integrity, added: “Our independence is one of our biggest strengths as it means we can act quickly to changes in the marketplace and customer demand. Over the last ten years, this has seen us acquire Roscot Security and open two additional offices in Aldridge and in Letchworth Garden City to meet a growing client base in the South East. More recently, we have again invested in a 24-hour CCTV control room as an increasing number of contracts are requesting electronic security, such as CCTV, alarms and access controls.”
About Integrity Security Group
The firm holds industry accreditations, including Safe Contractor, CHAS, Principal Member Status of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and SIA Approved Contractor Status. The company is ISO:9001 and ISO:14001 accredited. Visit www.integrity-uk.com.