Regent Cleaning enters security services market
Britain’s fastest-growing contract cleaning provider, Regent has
diversified into the security services market with the acquisition of
leading Midlands service provider, Premier Security Services.
£3.5m turnover Leicester-based Premier specialises in tailored security
services for commercial and retail environments spanning guarding,
patrols, keyholding and systems.
Its consultancy and advisory service additionally devises security
programmes tailored to individual client requirements, mixing
ground-breaking technologies with traditional, established
Coventry-based Regent’s entry to the security market draws both on the
successful service model established within its cleaning business and
from the security market expertise inherent within its parent company,
Security is just one of a range of services offered by the £1 billion
turnover company, France’s second largest cleaning contractor.
Since its creation in 1986, Samsic has grown into an international force
with more than 54,000 employees operating from nearly 230 locations
across Europe on behalf of a client bases totaling over 20,000
Samsic Security is a £130m turnover business employing 3400 employees at
11 offices across France, providing a wide range of services including
guarding, electronic surveillance, fire risk assessment and prevention;
porterage and reception staffing, training.
The operating structure of Premier Security Services will be unchanged by
the Regent acquisition and the company continues to be managed by
directors Andrew Hallam and Gary Sheffield.
"We are very pleased to have Premier Security Services joining us under
the stewardship of Andrew and Gary and look forward to progressing our
mutual aims for business development in an exciting and challenging
marketplace," said Regent joint managing director Jonathan King.
The UK market for security is expected to increase by 1% in nominal terms
this year (2010) to nearly £3.3 billion, partly offsetting the 3%
decline recorded in 2009, according to the UK Manned Security Market
Research Report from MBD.
Slightly stronger annual growth of between 3% and 5% was reported in the
years 2006 to 2008, reaching a peak in market value of £3.34 billion in
the latter year.
Growth has mainly been driven by the expanding CiT and custodial services
sectors, as well as by security guarding companies increasingly offering
more integrated security solutions.
The value of the security guarding market is anticipated to increase
throughout the five-year forecast period up to 2015, with annual growth
levels expected to fluctuate between 2% and 4% in real terms.
In 2015, the value of the market is forecast to reach around £3.75
billion (at 2010 prices), equivalent to an overall growth of 14% in real
"Security is a natural service development for Regent," says Jonathan
"We are already proven in successful skills management within a wide
range of commercial and public sector environments, an increasing number
of whose owners are realising new benefit in sourcing services with
complementary needs such as security from a key existing partner."
Premier Security Services (Midlands) Ltd, Leicester Business Centre, 111
Ross Walk, Leicester LE4 5HH Tel.0116 268 9480 email
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About Regent Cleaning
Operating from ten UK locations with 4500 employees, £26 million
turnover Regent Cleaning is a major supplier of cleaning to private and
public sector accounts in the commercial, leisure, healthcare and
educational sectors. Founded in 1986, the company has grown by over 20%
in the last year alone. Recent gains include the expansion of Regent's
provision to the Ministry of Justice's Courts, the NHS BT (National
Blood Service) premises, and Matthew Boulton College. In 2008, Regent
Cleaning expanded market share and extended geographical reach with the
acquisition of Birmingham-based Exclusive Support Services, which also
has offices in London, Harwich and Manchester. In 2010, it entered the
Scotland cleaning market with the acquisition of Precise Cleaning
Services, brining it a further four regional offices. Further
About Samsic Group
Founded in 1986, Rennes-based Samsic fields over 40,000 employees from
200 locations on behalf of more than 10,000 clients across Europe. The
company also owns subsidiaries in Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain
and Portugal. Highly regarded for the quality of its service
professionalism, Samsic has expanded from its core cleaning offer to
undertake tasks ranging from security to recruitment and home domestic
services on behalf of a wide customer base. Further information at