October news

We kick started the month in the capital, when after 889 long days, the London Marathon finally returned! The last 18 months have been a difficult period for everyone, but it was great to see the world-renowned event back up and running, and better than ever.

This was our third year at the event, where we had 80 team members covering three areas, ensuring the safety of both the crowd and participants.

We also provided the ringside security at October’s Frank Warren ‘Night of Champions event’ at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, featuring the eagerly awaited battle between Brad Foster and Callum Johnson which proved to be an exciting British Commonwealth showdown. And after a year out due to the pandemic, the NFL returned to London this month where our Events Team oversaw 60,000 fans in attendance at the stunning Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

We were excited to see our CEO Iain McCallister named in the prestigious ‘LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Leaders for 2021’ in October; what an achievement! As part of the celebrations, Iain attended a ceremony at Birmingham’s Hotel Du Vin, where he received his award.

More on the Ambitious Leader’s list here:

Our CEO, and founder of MAN Commercial Protection LTD Iain McCallister has been named as one of the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Leaders for 2021.

Last month we shared that we will be attending the Security and Fire Excellence Awards, taking place in London in November, where we are in the running for ‘Security Company of the Year’. Further shortlists have now been announced, and we are delighted that our HR Team have been named finalists in the ‘Inspiration in HR’ category. Fingers crossed for the night!

We enjoyed an evening at the Solihull Awards on 14th October, where we had achieved finalist status for ‘Outstanding in Customer Service’. A great evening was had by all, celebrating the fantastic local businesses.

We have been busy at Head Office this month running various training days for our Managers, Supervisors and Officers. Sessions included HR process training and Emergency First Aid at Work.

Our Recruitment and Operations Teams have also been busy as we have mobilised four new sites in Crawley, Orpington, Peterborough, and Lutterworth. Our Commercial Team have also been working on new opportunities, with site visits and presentations happening in Bristol and London.

Our new HQ at no.7 Highlands Court enjoyed some finishing touches this month, with our ‘Memories’ and ‘Legends’ meeting rooms being decorated with some exciting memorabilia.

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We Are Winners!

We are delighted to share that MAN Commercial Protection Ltd have been named ‘Business of the Year’ national champions by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) at the annual British Security Awards 2021!

This award selects the best from the UK security sector’s large corporations, so we were up against some tough competition!

In being named winners, MAN Commercial Protection have been recognised for our passionate ambition, professionalism and enthusiasm within the industry, along with our robust approach during the global pandemic which as a result has seen our business thrive.

Iain McCallister, CEO, said: “The past year has brought many challenges to businesses, and I am proud of how we reacted to the unprecedented situation and continued to deliver an outstanding and uninterrupted service for our clients. During this time, we continued to win additional clients and contracts and have been able to create many new jobs across the UK as a result of this. To be recognised for our success and as an industry leader is a fantastic achievement.”

Due to current restrictions in the UK, the 2021 awards were held online so although there was no glitzy ceremony to attend, we screened the awards in our training room at Head Office and were able to enjoy a socially-distanced toast to our big win!

MAN Commercial were also extremely proud to be regional winners and national finalists in three other categories – Service to the Customer, Security Manager of the Year and Contribution to the Industry.

Congratulations to all the winners on the day and thank you to the BSIA for a great ceremony celebrating the brilliant achievements in our industry.

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April News
April News

Another month has passed in the blink of an eye and what an exciting and busy month April has been, with lockdown restrictions easing within the UK we were back to some form of normality.

Our bid teams have been across the country this month working on presentations and mobilisations of 18 new sites.

You may have seen in last month’s news we have mentioned the purchase of our new office within Highlands Court and this month the renovations for this were in full swing; this journey is going to be fully documented via our social media accounts so keep your eyes peeled for the latest updates.

Our People & Communications Director Laura went on maternity leave as you will have seen in the March News and we are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Baby Boy Liam, congratulations Laura & Family on your new addition! 

Over the past 12 months our Keyholding department has gone from strength to strength and to thank our Keyholding Manager Stuart Park for his continuous dedication and hard work this month, we awarded Stuart a special recognition award. 

Our Head Office continues to grow as this month we welcomed Tom our new addition to our Vetting Department, and welcomed back Emily our HR Administrator after 9 months maternity leave. 

MAN Commercial’s Head Office training room finally got some use following COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, as we held RSAS training, using training providers STM for our clients TFWM. 

We announced last month we would be taking part in the BSIA & ACS Pacesetter awards again this year, we are delighted to announce we were awarded regional winners for the BSIA Security personnel awards and have been shortlisted for the ACS Pacesetters award, with the results for this being announced in the next coming weeks.

As lockdown continues to ease throughout the UK we are anticipating a busy events season ahead of us with confirmation of events taking place later on in the year, post lockdown and we are all very excited for a busy summer! 

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MAN Commercial branded merchandise
February News

February has bought us lots of very exciting new opportunities here at MAN Commercial, including the acquisition of a second office building! As many know, we are based in Solihull in the West Midlands, which is a fantastic location for our Head Office, allowing easy travel to our sites and clients across the UK. With our continued growth and big plans for continued future expansion, we are delighted to reveal we are in the process of purchasing a second office space at Highlands Court, a stone’s throw from our current premises.

We are very much looking forward to kitting the place out MAN Commercial style and moving some of the team across later this year. As security industry key workers, it is essential that many of our Head Office staff continue to be office based throughout the pandemic, and the new space will assist us with ensuring we have a safe, socially distanced space for all.

With growing our base and brand a big focus for us in 2021, we have been working on some special MAN Commercial merchandise that you may have seen pop up on our social media; we have launched hoodies, water bottles and stationary, with more coming soon!

We also have high hopes that Summer 2021 will bring the return of our busy events season – we have already been inundated with enquiries since the Government announcement on the 22nd, so exciting times are ahead!

We have also been busy recruiting this month to expand our keyholding team. Due to more contract wins in this sector, expanding the team will ensure we have 24 hour, 7 days a week dedicated support for our key and alarm response customers.

Recruitment has also been happening in our Finance Team, where we have placed one of our Vetting Officers on a part-time secondment supporting the department; this opportunity has come up thanks to our continued turnover growth increasing the workload.

We have been investing in our officers this month, with IOSH Working Safely training being made available for those who will be working on exciting construction projects we have lined up this year with an existing high-profile distribution client.

As always, mobilisations have been underway for new contracts – we have been busy getting ready for the launch of a new central London concierge assignment, as well as undertaking more work for existing clients in fashion distribution and NHS supply chain. New sites have also gone live in Hinkley and Birmingham. Additionally, we have been hard at work planning and preparing for an exciting upcoming London retail opportunity!

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MAN Commercial Employees celebrating Women in Security
March News

We hit our 27th year of trading in March, time flies when you’re having fun! We’ve been updating and making more improvements to our head office again by redecorating 1 of our walls in the main office.

Our events team were out at the Cheltenham Festival from 10th – 13th March. We have also done and won some presentations in March which work will begin for later this year.

MAN Commercial celebrate women in security

On March 18th, we held a ‘Women In Security’ brunch at Head Office to celebrate International Womens Day on 8th March. We drew 3 of our female security officers at random and delivered a big bouquet of flowers to their site. We asked our female security officrs if they would like to say anything about being a women in security and here are a few of our responses:

Fiona Griffiths, UK NSI ‘Being a female security officer, a few years ago there was a stigma attached being in a male dominated profession. I remember going for a job many years ago in a nightclub and was told they did not want women. I can only assume they felt females were not aggressive enough, (little do they know!) Being in security does harden you as a person as you have to work a lot harder, stand your ground and not be seen as weak.

We do the profession because we can do it. We’re a lot less of a threat and choose empathy over conflict. I would like to think that we have changed people’s attitudes on how female officers work but there’s still not enough of us!’

Michelle Sheils, Sunseeker International ‘I have been a security officer for 25 years now. I started off my career as a security guard, then quickly got promoted to a supervisor. A couple of years after this I was promoted again to a senior site supervisor. Originally I had a team of 10 security guards, 2 of which were female guards.. This over the years increase to 40 officers.

I am very proud of my achievements and goals in my career as a security guard. I helped my position for 18 years until I moved to Poole Dorset. I am a security guard for Man Commercial, I continue to be proud of my work in a man world’s as they say. I am the only woman here in our small team. I am very well respected, and do my job to best of my ability. Security work is very long hours, my children were small when I first started my career. It would be nice to see more women in security. More girl power is very much needed’

Rebecca Eastman, Control Room Head Office ‘I love that Man Commercial are recognising women in security. When I first joined Man back in 2012 I was only 1 of a few females. I have never been treated differently because I am a female, and MAN’s expectations of me have been the same as my male counterparts and now clients are realising that females are an asset to their companies security and embrace it. Even though I no longer work on sites but in the control room, I feel that I still make a contribution to the female workforce in security.’

These are challenging times we are all facing currently with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. MAN Commercial are classed as key workers providing our security services across many crucial sectors and our Head Office remains open 24/7. We have been extremely busy supporting our officers and clients and will continue to do so. Key workers like Security Officers are essential personnel, without whom the public could be at risk. MAN Commercial are extremely proud to be offering our services unwaveringly in the face of adversity, and are so grateful to every colleague who is helping make this happen.

New Contracts Director at MAN

Here at MAN Commercial we are keen to continually develop our people and are pleased to announce that our Contract Manager of 10 years Andy Bryce is now our newest Contract Director. As we continue celebrating our 25th year we will be looking at creating new opportunities and advancements to ensure we are investing in our people and have the best possible Management Team taking us forward.

New Contracts Director at MAN Commercial Protection Ltd

Here at MAN Commercial we are keen to continually develop our people and are pleased to announce that our Contract Manager of 10 years Andy Bryce is now our newest Contract Director. As we continue celebrating our 25th year we will be looking at creating new opportunities and advancements to ensure we are investing in our people and have the best possible Management Team taking us forward.

Happy New Year from MAN Commercial Protection Ltd

Happy New Year from all at MAN Commercial! 2018 is a very special year for all of us here at MAN as we are celebrating our 25th birthday. We have been trading as MAN Commercial Protection since March 1993, and over the years our company has grown and evolved beyond recognition. We now have dedicated security teams country-wide, and our employees now total over 1000.

Happy New Year from MAN Commercial Protection!

Happy New Year from all at MAN Commercial! 2018 is a very special year for all of us here at MAN as we are celebrating our 25th birthday.

We have been trading as MAN Commercial Protection since March 1993, and over the years our company has grown and evolved beyond recognition. We now have dedicated security teams country-wide, and our employees now total over 1000.MCP-251.jpg

The services we offer now span a range of industry sectors meaning we can offer a security solution to a wide range of clients and businesses; from working closely with the Police in our CCTV Control Rooms, to Concierge Services in high-profile city centre buildings, to Event Security at a host of sporting, music and corporate events.

One of the only things that has stayed the same throughout the last 25 years is the spirit of our Management Team, leading from the top with an emphasis on great communication and supporting each other. As a family-run company, our values and ethos of looking after our people have helped us go from strength to strength to arrive at our current position as one of the top 30 Security Companies in the UK.

We are continually looking to the future and working on expanding our Company year on year. Growth is our aim, along with continually delivering an excellent service to our clients and providing a great place to work for all of our employees.

We will be planning some special celebrations over the next 12 months as we mark this milestone anniversary, and we are all looking forward to the future. Roll on the next 25 years!

 

December News

Man Commercial Protection Ltd Mobilisation teams were busy in December across the UK with National contracts ranging from Motherwell to Southampton. Our Training teams completed CT Training along with Loss Prevention on client sites. We also deployed Search teams, Event Teams, Surveillance teams, Residential Security amongst all our other sectors of work.

Man Commercial Protection Ltd Mobilisation teams were busy in December across the UK with National contracts ranging from Motherwell to Southampton.

Our Training teams completed CT Training along with Loss Prevention on client sites. We also deployed Search teams, Event Teams, Surveillance teams, Residential Security amongst all our other sectors of work.

Our Events teams were out in London for the New Years Eve Celebrations and fireworks along with providing cover at the Copperbox for the world championship boxing live on BT Sport.

We commenced new guarding contracts in December and our bid teams won new contracts commencing early 2018 in Staffordshire, London, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and the West Midlands.

November News

We at Man Commercial Protection Ltd were busy in November with new contract awards and mobilisations in Cambridgeshire, North West, London, Milton Keynes, Leicestershire and the West Midlands. We have secured new contracts also which will start in January and February with existing and new local authorities and blue chip clients.

November News

We at Man Commercial Protection Ltd were busy in November with new contract awards and mobilisations in Cambridgeshire, North West, London, Milton Keynes, Leicestershire and the West Midlands.  We have secured new contracts also which will start in January and February with existing and new local authorities and blue chip clients.manlogo.png

On the Event side we were busy with our annual firework displays. We also provided cover for the championship boxing on BT Sport at Newcastle Arena and two charity boxing events in London for the Debra and Norduff Robins charities.

As with previous months we have extended our Key Holding and Alarm response contracts at our Solihull Head Office and increased our out of hours cover with residential security and Void Property inspections.

October News

At Man Commercial Protection Ltd we have increased our Head Office 24 Hour Control centre and this will Continue with both new Technology and added Key Holding contracts as we are significantly increasing our out of hours services. We have New Guarding contracts starting in November, December and January as we move forward into our 25th Year.

October News

At Man Commercial Protection Ltd we have increased our Head Office 24 Hour Control centre and this will Continue with both new Technology and added Key Holding contracts as we are significantly increasing our out of hours services. We have New Guarding contracts starting in November, December and January as we move forward into our 25th Year.

On the Events side we continued to be busy with an Events team in Poole for a family fun day for our blue chip clients, we covered the BT Sport TV boxing show at Leeds Arena and numerous corporate functions throughout the UK.