This latest addition now means that the BSIA represents the ten largest security guarding companies with a total 68.25 per cent market share and a combined turnover of £2.2 billion, according to industry report, the Infologue.com Top 20 UK Companies in the Regulated Security Sector, which was last published at the end of 2012.
Trevor Elliott, the BSIA’s Director of Manpower and Membership Services, said: “The fact that the BSIA now represents the security sector’s top ten guarding companies is testament to the Association’s continued ability to provide a valuable service and tangible return on investment to large corporates as well as SMEs. From lobbying on behalf of the industry to organising specialist events and seminars, the BSIA offers a wide range of demonstrable benefits, which continue to attract new members year after year.
“The British Security Industry Association is delighted to welcome The Shield Group into membership. Admission to the BSIA is subject to rigorous criteria and in joining the Association, The Shield Group has demonstrated that it meets strict quality and operational standards, including ISO 9001 and company background checks. We look forward to working with The Shield Group to represent their needs to key industry stakeholders in the years to come.”
John Roddy, CEO at The Shield Group, added: “We are delighted to become members of the BSIA. The Shield Group is one of the UK’s industry leaders, and it is therefore important that we work with the BSIA and its membership to ensure that we are able to contribute to the future direction of private security across various sectors.
“We have been very impressed with how the BSIA team has tackled many issues within our industry over recent years and clearly the time is now right for The Shield Group to support their individual strategies.”
For more information about the benefits of BSIA membership, visit www.bsia.co.uk/join-the-bsia