Business Connect Magazine caught up with Saj Kadva, Operations Director of Leisure Guard Security, to find out how the business was doing and to review the services on offer.
Saj – please tell us more about Leisure Guard Security?
“We’re a Bolton-based business that has been growing over the past 20 years to become a national full-service security provider covering the entire UK. At Leisureguard we can operate as a one stop shop rather than just security guarding services, offering fire prevention solutions, commercial cleaning and all aspects of security.
“Security, whether it is for hotels, retail, construction sites, industrial estates, offices, apartments,or events, is at the heart of our operations, and the foundation for the growth of our company. Our team of fully trained and SIA-accredited guards and officers offer a comprehensive range of security services for domestic and commercial purposes, including patrolling and monitoring on-site, CCTV, keyholding and alarm response, night watches, static or mobile patrolling, door supervision and concierge services.”
Are there any specific areas or regions that you cover?
“We cover the entire UK, however, we have a particular focus on the North West of England – covering everywhere from Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire, The Midlands and further afield. Our skilled team have access to over 450 staff across the UK, fully trained and SIA-licensed officers available 24/7 to protect our clients, their premises and their assets. Whether you are a corporate or private customer, we have worked with some of the biggest names and organisations in politics, entertainment, sport and industry.”
What sort of new training and services do you offer?
“We’ve recently become a Highfield accredited training centre, which is located at our head office in the heart of Bolton, and added Tower Guard to our list of services. Our brand new onsite training facility allows us to offer SIA training courses, whether that be for first time license holders or the top up courses, with easy access in the centre of Bolton. We have everything needed in one place to cope with any training demand, including a fully interactive 75” touch screen for presentations and examinations or an array of open space with space saving desks and chairs for any physical Intervention or first aid training. The centre is also available to hire, whether you need a classroom set up or space for practical demonstrations – we have it covered.”
Can you tell us more about your Tower Guard CCTV solution?
“Our rapid deployment CCTV Towers are fully independent, highly visible and a strikingly capable deterrent armed with the latest camera and detection gear. They are designed for quick deployment in all terrains, and can run autonomously for 6 weeks on their own internal power source. Without the need for expensive infrastructure such as power, broadband and lighting, they’re proving to be a fantastic deterrent, particularly in construction site theft.
“At up to 6m tall they are a big, rugged unit featuring a military grade steel exterior, anti-climb spikes, loud speaker system for two-way audio, high performance PIR sensors, 4G antenna and predator dome. The Tower Guard is fully monitored and we offer a secure log in feature for clients to access through the Tower Guard App. At Leisure Guard Security we’re constantly adding to our arsenal of services and equipment ensuring as a customer you can rest assured, you’re at the cutting edge of any new developments in the security and safeguarding sector.”
What kind of customers do you support?
“We have a wide range of customers, from leisure-based companies to hospitals and schools, we protect all types of organisations. Major clients include Tenpin, Premier Inn, Staycity Aparthotels, Roomzzz Aparthotels, Marriott, The Chinese Consulate, Vue Cinemas, ASDA, Euro Garages, IBM, CBRE and Sodexo, who all trust us to keep their premises and people safe and secure.”
Are there any specific business sectors that you specialise in?
“We can offer tailored solutions to any sector, but primarily specialise in Construction, Retail and Leisure, and we have an excellent record of supporting projects of all sizes in all different areas and sectors.
“In the construction sector for example we work in every conceivable environment and on all types of sites: civil engineering, public infrastructure, new build and refurbishment; and across all kinds of residential, commercial, retail and industrial property. Hotel security is another important sector for us, and we have an excellent record of supporting hospitality businesses of all sizes. We work in all environments, from big city-centre hotels to remote rural locations. Our experience means that you can count on us to understand your needs, both operationally and in terms of the image you need to project. Consequently, we won’t just take care of all your vital security tasks; we’ll do it in a way that is friendly, courteous and unobtrusive.
“Our hospitality support includes floor walks, room checks, concierge services, reception duties, and VIP delegate assistance. In high-risk areas we’ll maintain a highly visible deterrent, but we’ll be a far more subtle presence in local communities and on projects where this is required. Ultimately, we know that we’re an extension of your brand, so we’ll always work with the utmost professionalism, safeguarding your business, your reputation and the wellbeing of your organisation.
“We have clients from large national chains to smaller independents that all expect and receive a friendly, consistent and quality service.”
Would you like to tell us a little more about some of the accreditations you have?
“We pride ourselves on how we treat our staff and our staff retention is phenomenal, we have had some guys with us over 15 years. We have once again gained our Investors In People Silver certification as well as signing up with the Armed Forces Covenant and reaching the Bronze recognition on the Employer Recognition Scheme showing our continued support for the armed forces and their families.
“We are certified as a Disability Confident Employer and also with MSDUK.”
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