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Weak licensing is hurting customers, guards and the whole industry

I’m starting 2016 with a clear message: the security industry needs full business licensing.   It was my message last year, and the year before that, and the year before. Back in 2012, I was heartbroken at the number of rogue security companies who set up to profit from the Olympics, only to leave the country with pockets full of ..

Importance of long term relationships

As one of the leading private security firms, we have built a strong reputation based on creating long term partnerships with our clients. To demonstrate the strength of our partnerships, we have recently resigned contracts with three longstanding clients. The new contracts will see them continue to work with us for the foreseeable future. The ..

Magenta builds long term relationships with clients

As one of the leading private security firms, Magenta Security Services has built a strong reputation based on creating long term partnerships with its clients. To demonstrate the strength of the partnerships, the security company has announced that three longstanding clients have recently resigned contracts. The Royal Parks has been working ..

Magenta to lead security industry charity

Magenta Security Services Managing Director is calling for the industry to get behind an industry wide charity to support humanitarian projects. Abbey Petkar has long been an advocate of supporting charitable causes both in the UK and around the world. Magenta has played an active role in its local community, sponsoring local sports teams and ..

Magenta nominated for four Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2016

Magenta Security has been shortlisted in four categories for the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2016. The leading security services provider, with its head office in Hounslow and operations in Swindon, Kent, Birmingham and Manchester, has been shortlisted in the following categories: • Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector • ..

Royal Parks extend contract with Magenta Security up to 2020

Magenta Security has once again won the security contract for The Royal Parks, extending the successful relationship and retaining the high quality services the leading security provider. The leading security services company was first awarded the contract to provide guarding solutions to the Parks by the Department for Culture, Media and ..

Magenta Security whitepaper proves a hit with customers

A white paper published by the Managing Director of Hounslow based Magenta Security Services has proved a hit with businesses seeking advice on how to choose their security provider. In 2014, Abbey Petkar published a white paper offering advice on selecting a security provider. ‘Managing Your Security’ looked at the key criteria businesses ..

Magenta Security condemns zero-hours contracts in the security industry

The use of zero-hours contracts within the security industry has been condemned by Hounslow-based Magenta Security. The subject of zero-hours contracts was a widely discussed topic in the recent UK General Election with Prime Minister David Cameron claiming there would be legislation to protect workers on these contracts. This legislation has ..

Magenta Security issues warning ahead of the summer months

As thousands of people flock to the Royal Parks this summer, Magenta Security Services has warned people of the security risks they may face. Magenta Security Services has provided security services to the Royal Parks for many years having first been awarded the contract to provide guarding solutions to the nine parks by the Department for ..

Magenta Security disappointed with lack of Government action on SIA Business Licences

A leading Hounslow based security provider has expressed its disappointment over the lack of progression with the introduction of the SIA Business Licences.  Particularly its absence from the Queen’s Speech. Abbey Petkar, Managing Director of Magenta Security Services, believes it will be many more months before the legislation in bought into ..

Giving back to society

A survey amongst Magenta’s clients showed 85% of respondents cited CSR as a key issue, and are more likely to work with a CSR focused supplier over one who didn’t take such issues seriously. The results have helped us build a comprehensive CSR strategy which is now an integral part of our business. The strategy has helped create a business ..

Summer, Sun & Security

Magenta Security Services has had the honour of providing security services to the Royal Parks for many years having first been awarded the contract to provide guarding solutions to the nine parks by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in 2007, and then again in 2009 and 2011. When appointing a security provider, the park’s ..

Zero-Hours – A Major Issue for The General Election

Watching the televised debates ahead of the UK general election often highlights real concerns for the British public and zero-hours contracts are thankfully on the agenda. For those that don’t necessarily understand zero-hours contracts they are essentially casual contracts allowing employers to hire staff with no guarantee of work. This ..

Is the security industry overregulated or under-regulated?

The Government set up the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to regulate the security industry, which mandated that all security officers working in the industry must have a licence in order to work. Accreditation of individual guards went a long way to improving the reputation of the industry. But in my opinion, more needs to be done. One of ..

Importance of training in the security industry

Staff turnover within the security industry is generally very high. There are many reasons for this but one of the biggest issues is the lack of training and opportunities to develop. Yet at Magenta we manage to maintain figures that are far lower – about 12%.  Why, because we value and treat our staff with respect and provide them with the ..

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