Category: Comment

Giving Back to Society and Corporate Social Responsibility

A survey amongst Magenta’s clients showed 85% of respondents cited giving back to society and CSR as key issues and are more likely to work with a CSR focused supplier over one who doesn’t consider the issues as paramount. 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 founded on sustainability, with initiatives ranging from a fleet of electric vehicles to charitable work. […]

Read more

Zero-hours contracts – 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 effectively means employees work only when they are needed by employers, often at short notice with pay depending on how many hours they work. At Magenta Security we are firmly […]

Read more

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 the biggest issues since individual regulation was introduced has been the use of self-employed security staff. It became all too common to […]

Read more

Importance of training in the security industry

Staff turnover in the security industry is generally high. There are many reasons for this but one of the biggest issues is the lack of training and development opportunities. 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 training they need to succeed. Security should no longer be regarded as a short term job – it is a career. In […]

Read more

Making A Mark In Security

What’s the definition of an influential person? Put simply, the English dictionary defines it as a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events. In the security industry, credibility is the most fundamental selling point and attribute. If you are seen as having the quality of being believable or worthy of trust then you are in a position to influence the field you work in. Magenta Security has worked hard to gain and maintain a place amongst […]

Read more

How Partnerships Help Us Grow

In my last blog, I looked at the importance of building long term partnerships with our clients and how they can help us grow. In this blog, I’m looking at how partnerships with external organisations can help us give our customers more. We pride ourselves on the wide variety of services we can offer to cour lients. Our extensive portfolio includes security officers, mobile services, graffiti removal, web based CCTV remote monitoring and remote monitoring. The clients we work with […]

Read more

The Importance Of Partnerships

The relationship between two companies doing business is vital. It can help build a successful partnership which benefits both organisations. If you get it right, you have the ability to create trust, offer stability and confidence. Being able to build long term relationships demonstrates a suppliers’ commitment to providing good service. Magenta Security not only prides itself on its quality of service but in the way it builds relationships with clients. We achieve quality by taking a partnering approach and offer […]

Read more

Meeting Industry Standards

In 2012 many large scale events were held throughout the UK, mainly due to celebrations being organised to mark the Olympics, Paralympics and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. As a result the security industry, including Magenta Security saw a significant increase in demand for door supervision services. And this looks set to continue. To ensure public safety and professional standards are maintained, there is also increased demand from event organisers that the companies who provide security services for such events have the relevant […]

Read more

The Real Olympic Legacy

In the second of a two part blog, Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games. Unanimously, the Games Makers loved their Olympic experience, and described it as both exhausting and fulfilling. They were all focussed on doing their bit to make London a great and safe place to be. But what’s next for the army of volunteers? Many of them have gone back to to their usual day job. But for some […]

Read more

The Real Olympic Legacy

In the first of a two part blog, Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games. This year, the world’s eyes were on London for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The event represented an unprecedented challenge for the UK’s resilience and security management capabilities. It was the country’s largest ever peacetime security programme with a total cost in the region of £550 million. The Games were a spectacular success by any […]

Read more

Web based CCTV Remote Monitoring

New service - from as little as £1 per camera

Find out more
loading...