Shield Security has seen a surge in demand for its guarding services in recent months as customers seek a more personal touch when it comes to the protection of their premises and products.
The firm, based at Hull’s Priory Park, has seen a clear increase over the past 12 months for manned guarding, leading to it securing a large number of contracts from customers demanding a physical on-site presence.
More dedicated Shield Security staff have clocked up a decade of service for the firm - from senior members of the management team to admin staff and security officers.
Operations diretor Graham Ogden, Rebecca Ducker from the accounts department, and security officers Ray Grimes, Zafarullah Khan and Martin Brown have been the latest employess to pass 10 years of service.
Shield Security employees Mikey Beswick and Jason Dickson have won high praise from customers who have contacted the firm to praise them for 'going the extra mile'.
We recieved thanks from officials at Bassetlaw Hospital as the pair sprag into action when a van was on fire outside A&E, with their prompt action said to have 'prevented a possible major incident’.
Shield Security are delighted to sponsor the now Champions East Hull U12's Rugby League - well done lads you have been amazing.
Shield Security has been hailed as being in the top 25 per cent of ACS Contractors providing security services in the UK by industry inspectors, highlighting its strong management, expertise and professional service to customers.
An audit carried out by the NSI on behalf of the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme (SIA ACS), has put Shield Security in the top 25% in the country for medium-sized security firms.
Shield Security has added to its fleet of vehicles - and with it can help customers reach new heights with those difficult to reach jobs!
Our new crane lift is proving perfect for our technical team when installing and carrying out maintenance work for customers, reaching cameras and equipment up to 13 metres high.
Shield Security has been delighted to secure a new contract with Rotherham Council which will improve security at a large storage depot – and provide cost savings to the local authority.
Cost-savings have been made possible by the introduction of ‘web-eye’ CCTV technology at the site, meaning any movements on site spark live recordings of footage, as well as relaying images direct to Shield’s 24-hour Control Room.
Shield Security was delighted to be a finalist at the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards, in which the company was held up as an example to others across the region for its commitment to providing great customer service.
The event, in its 15th year, recognises the best performing businesses from across East Yorkshire, with Shield Security described as a firm which ‘went above and beyond’ for its customers, with praise for the way staff take great pride in their job, benefitting all parties.
Shield Security, and key members of our surveillance team in the 24-hour CCTV Control Room, have met the latest industry standards with regards to the monitoring and protection of public spaces.
Having invested heavily into new software to improve efficiencies in the Control Room over the past 12 months, we have now secured the latest SIA Public Space Surveillance Licence.
Shield Security staff have been hailed for their quick and effective response when answering a call for help at a city health centre where a patient - who had two hammers in his possession - was refusing to leave.
Shield's call centre reacted speedily when staff at the Elliott Chappell Health Centre, in Hessle Road, Hull, faced the frightening situation involving a patient with mental health issues. Worried for patient safety in the busy centre, managers firstly called for police assistance, but were told the force were unable to attend at that time, due to a number of other ongoing 999 calls in the city at the same time.
Schools and academies across Hull can be safe in the knowledge that pupils and premises are being protected by Shield Security’s dedicated staff as part of a contract with national Facilities Management firm Robertson Facilities Management.
Our teams are managing CCTV and alarms, both security and fire, at seven city academies which have been built under the Building Schools For the Future programme.
An independent analysis of the security industry has highlighted Shield as being one of the leading firms in the sector across the UK.
The analysis, carried out by independent business intelligence experts Plimsoll, assessed companies’ strengths and weaknesses over the last four years, rating firms on their strength as ongoing concerns.
Shield Security was rated as a ‘strong’ firm, the highest rating possible, indicating to clients that it is a company of long-standing, strength and reliability, with a positive future ahead.
Shield Security is delighted to have been recognised for its commitment to providing the very best service to clients, having been named a finalist in the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards for 2015.
The company has been shortlisted for the ‘Customer Focus’ Award, which set out to find the leading companies across the region which have enjoyed growth and repeat business through providing fantastic customer service.
The Mail says the award will ‘showcase firms that puts customers at the heart of everything they do.”
Shield Security is delighted to be part of a new project aimed at helping schools across East Yorkshire by supplying them with projects and services at the very best prices – and committing to offering students valuable work experience.
The Ready Steady Go scheme has seen 12 firms come together to offer everything from security services to school uniforms and computer software.
James Moore is the Business Development manager at Shield Security. Here is a short profile on James, which was featured in the Hull Daily Mail, where you can find out a bit more about James, what he does at Shield, and what he enjoys away from work!
Shield Security was awarded onto the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's framework for Security Services as the top ranked supplier in October 2012, acting as key holders at all 150 corporate sites, ranging from Bridlington down to Goole, coordinating all out-of-hours alarm call outs are from our headquarters in Hessle.
Kelvin Hall student Tom Lewis took the opportunity to turn his hand to the technical side of Shield Security’s work – helping our team develop a new product for a key customer.
The 14-year-old was the latest in a long line of East Yorkshire students to be given the opportunity to sample working life at the company’s Hessle headquarters.
Shield Security has been praised for bringing a fresh approach to town centre surveillance and helping Scunthorpe maintain its proud record of being a safe and welcoming drinking spot for weekend revellers.
Shield, which already works with a number of local authorities, was selected to be part of North Lincolnshire Council’s Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership late last year, following a detailed tendering process.
Now, having spent a few months in the role – including the busy Christmas and New Year period - officers have been praised for bringing a new approach to the job, helping to improve links between other agencies and emergency services, and for supporting the town’s many bar and club door staff.
Shield Security’s Aaliyah Marritt may only be 17-years-old, but she has already made a name for herself in the business world having been named East Yorkshire’s top employee at the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards last night.
Shield Security employee Aaliyah Marritt is a finalist in the Hull Daily Mail 2014 Business Awards, with the winners to be announced this Thursday night.
Aaliyah is one of the final two in the Employee of the Year category, a magnificent achievement given the awards are across the entire of East Yorkshire.
Shield Security has become one of the first businesses in the country to be officially recognised by the Government for providing excellent support to the Armed Forces.
Directors David Frank and Phil Mackay were presented with a silver award in the newly launched Employer Recognition Scheme, recognising the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting employees who need time away from work to train for the TA, or to serve their country
Shield Security provides 24-hour CCTV monitoring services for Super League club Hull Kingston Rovers at the KC Lightstream Stadium, as well as opening and locking up the premises on mornings and evenings.
Dave Bradley, head of operations at Hull Kingston Rovers, KC Lightstream Stadium, said: “Shield Security provide a really professional and efficient service to us, monitoring more than 30 CCTV cameras at the stadium for us, 24 hours a day.
Shield Security was delighted to be asked to take care of the security needs for Premier League footballer Shane Long during his time living in East Yorkshire, following his move to Hull City.
We provided alarm monitoring and immediate response at his family home, as well as close protection for his family, with security officers staying at the home overnight, when he was away working.
Here is a client testimonial from Derek Nickolds, of The Sewell Group.
Shield Security has provided 24-hour manned guarding services for The Sewell Group on key development sites including new health centres as part of the LIFT programme, and schools under the Building Schools for the Future project across East Yorkshire.
Shield has invested in the latest CCTV technology to ensure it can integrate the camera systems of all businesses and organisations across the region into its own 24-hour control centre.
It comes as our business continues to grow, securing contracts in both the public and private sector, from major businesses and contractors to local authorities, educational establishments and health organisations.
Shield Security is delighted to have been awarded a major contract to patrol and protect all Hull College sites – bringing extra safety and security for thousands of staff and pupils over the next two years.
It will see the company provide security services including maintaining and monitoring alarm and CCTV systems, manned guarding and the management of car parks in Hull, Goole and Harrogate, as well as numerous smaller satellite centres.
SHIELD Security has taken steps to give staff greater control of their work patterns by allowing them to review and manage their own hours and shifts online. Every employee is able to log on to their own account through the company’s new website, allowing them to not only view their allocated jobs, but to also tailor their own working timetable by booking forthcoming shifts still available.
SHIELD security is helping protect businesses around the clock, thanks to a new CCTV system which gives business owners full security control at their premises, direct from their smartphones and tablets. The new technology allows customers to view live images and have full control of their site – even down to controlling the movement of individual cameras and the opening and closing of security gates on site.