The jolly Christmas period is upon us, but with all the wonderful festivities, parties and late night celebrations unfortunately comes cause to be aware.
The holiday season is one of the most vulnerable times for unoccupied premises – don’t let worrying about your valuables ruin your celebrations MAN Commercial are here to help. Guarantee a peaceful Christmas break for you and your staff by using our Key Holding service. MAN Commercial Protection offer 24 hour alarmed response and manned patrols, whatever the day, time or weather. Contact us on 0121 733 8484 for more information.
Upon the mobilisation of one of our biggest contracts to date, our director Iain McCallister has been visiting various sites and has been enjoying seeing/meeting our new security officers!
We teamed up with our training partner again on 9th October and held another recruitment day at thei head office in Birmingham city centre. This was another succesful day and we have since welcomed lots of newly qualified officers to our team.
On 12th September we held an in-house HR workshop at our Head Office for our new managers and supervisors to bring them up to speed with our HR processes and policies. Man Commercial now have a LinkedIn In page, please follow us on https://www.linkedin.com/company/man-commercial-protection-limited/ to keep up to date with all things MAN! Its all change here at Head Office as we have been having a refurbishment and now have a brand new kitchen and toilets!
As always our events team have been busy up and down the country, we did the Frank Warren boxing, T20 Cricket at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Ruddell Jewellers, Car Free Day in London in September. In October we were at the NFL American Football at Wembley, boxing at Leeds Arena and the Birmingham Half Marathon.
September and October saw MAN winning more contracts we have been working hard tendering for recently which will be commencing before the end of 2019. We are very proud of this and are excited for even more growth before the end of the year and in to 2020!
August was another busy month for MAN with the mobilisation of a large contract, and with the rapid growth of the business in 2019 we have again been expanding our Head Office team again.
We were very pleased to have our new website go live on 1st August. We have been working hard on this behind the scenes for a while now and are really happy with the result! Throughout Spring/Summer this year we have had professional photographers out on various sites capturing our officers at work. We update the website regularly with our latest news, employee of the month, new recruitment oppurtunities and much more! Keep checking back here to stay in the loop with all things MAN!!
Events we have done is Ride London, Classic Ibiza, The Ashes Cricket, British Athletics and Creamfields over bank holiday. We have also added new vehicles to our fleet, and have been busy with key holding and alarm response.
In July the team attended the British Security Awards 2019 in London on the 10th where we were put forward for the national awards after winning ‘Best Team’ in both the Midlands and the North West. Even though we didn’t win nationally in our categories it was a brilliant day celebrating excellence in the industry and we would like to say a big congratulations to all the winners on the day!
We also recruited a new contracts manager and two operations support officers for a large new guarding contract we are currently mobilising.
Continuing on with our busy Summer our events team have been busy with events up and down the country such as Classic Ibiza, Godiva Festival, Tom Jones, Ruddells Stateley Homes and Lambeth Country Festival.
In June we successfully passed our 4 day ACS audit and continue as a member of the SIA approved contracter scheme which we are very pleased about and extremely proud of. Well done to all of our team involved! Under the new SIA workbook we continue to be ACS in 4 scopes, security guarding, door supervision, CCTV and keyholding.
On the 20th June we teamed up with our training partner and held a recruitment day at their head office in Birmingham city centre. We interviewed and met over 40 candidates and have since recruited many of them to start with MAN Commercial upon completion of their security course.
Our events team have been busy with music events such as Spice Girls, Madness and Muse, and world championship boxing on 15th June at the Leeds Arena featuring Josh Warrington v Kid Galahad live on BT sport!
MAN Commercial are also delighted to commence a large guarding contract in August 2019, and we welcome new management to our team as 2019 is proving to be an extremely exciting and busy year!
May saw MAN Commercial hold the BSIA Awards Presentation for our Regional winning teams WHG (Midlands) and Bright House (North West) on the 21st. We held the presentation lunch in our training room at Head Office where Andrew Cooper from the BSIA presented our officers individually with their certificates and badges. We are all so very proud of our teams achievements and we are excited for the BSIA Annual National Awards in July, where the teams will be put forward for the national award.
On the 22nd May, some of our team went to the ACS Pacesetters Awards Lunch at Windsor Racecourse along with with our officer Peter Luckman who was given his Officer of Distinction award for his outstanding work in a very difficult situation. Peter was 1 in 13 officers who won the award and we couldn’t be more proud of him. We also received our ACS Pacesetters Company Award. The sun was shining and we all had a wonderful day celebrating!
We had twelve brand new MAN Commercial security response vehicles delivered. Our events have been busy again with us providing security for Velo Birmingham on the 12th, another boxing event on the 18th and a highly anticipated music event from the end of May running into June.
This month we were delighted and very proud to have received notification that we had won 2 BSIA awards for Best Team in their regional sectors, North West and Midlands. Both of the teams – WHG and Bright House, will now be put forward for annual BSIA National Security Awards in July! We will also be holding the BSIA Regional Award Presentation at our MAN head office where our teams will be awarded their certificates.
We had confirmation of an exciting new contract which will be starting May 1st. This had led to us investing in our Head Office structure and staffing and looking to further expand our team in line with what’s going to be a very busy year for MAN Commercial! We have also been trialling innovative search tools with clients and working with our training partners Mercury on Security Officer development.
We’ve arranged aviation training for 8 of our officers to be held at our head office in early May which will run across 2 days.
Our Security Officer Peter Luckman has been awarded a prestigious Officer of Distinction award with the ACS and has been invited to the ACS Pacesetters Award Lunch which will be held at Windsor Racecourse in May!
Events were busy in April at Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National on the 4th, 5th and 6th, boxing at Wembley Arena on the 27th and the London Marathon on the 28th
Our Office Manager Laura turned 30 and we celebrated at head office with brunch and plenty of cake. A lovely morning had by all!
Our Events Teams are gearing up for a busy Spring and Summer ahead, starting in March with us covering two high-profile Championship Boxing occasions, one at the Leicester Morningside Arena and the second at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
On March 20th we were delighted to host many of our peers from the Event Security industry for the UKCMA Annual General Meeting. The meeting took place at our Head Office, with over 40 of our industry colleagues gathering for the very informative meeting, as well as enjoying a great opportunity to network and develop working relationships.
Also this month we ran another of our very popular HR workshops for a group of Site Managers and Supervisors from around the UK. The training session allows our managerial officers to get together and spend time with our HR department, sharing ideas and discussing best practise and procedures as well as receiving training in MAN Commercial HR procedures and Recruitment style.
March was also an exciting time for our Business Development team, who travelled to our very first overseas tender presentation in Luxembourg. As always, our focus at MAN Commercial is to grow our business year on year and we are looking forward to the prospect of new opportunities coming our way this Summer.
The new year started as busy as ever for MAN Commercial, with two new large distribution centre manned guarding contracts in Northampton starting on 2nd January. With over 40 staff to TUPE transfer and Site Management teams to recruit this meant a busy Christmas and New Year for our mobilisation teams, which was all worth it when we received great client feedback once the sites went live.
New Year was also busy around the Midlands area, where we picked up various new jobs from both new and existing clients, including a concierge requirement in Wolverhampton and additional cover for Transport for West Midlands. With this in mind, we held a big recruitment drive in January, focusing on finding new skilled officers to join our teams. HR team members also attended a DWP briefing for Security Industry Recruiters.
We have also added two new Vetting Officers to our HR team to assist with the processing of and communications to our ever-expanding workforce – a big welcome to Lexxie and Emily who started at MAN Head Office in January.
Our Security Team at The Brewery Shopping Centre in Romford received a Special Achievement Award from the Company in recognition of an outstanding performance when a gun was pulled on site. We are looking at this and other outstanding acts our officers have accomplished over the last 12 months as potential nominations for various national Security Awards later in the year.
On a Training front, we have continued to invest in our people by enrolling more Security Supervisors on to Management Training Apprenticeship programmes. We also ran a software training course at Head Office which was attended by our Payroll and Control Room staff – this was beneficial in ensuring we are continually maximising the effectiveness of our workplace management programme, Timegate.
In February, representatives attended a Violent Crime Problem Solving Workshop run by the Home Office which was very insightful – we have also rolled out online ACT Counter Terrorism Training to all of our staff nationwide.
Following our celebration-filled 25th year in 2018, we were delighted to finally gift our chosen charities with the money we raised for them. Pictured are the youngsters at Hall Green Boxing Gym with their cheque for £7,000.
Tom Chaney, the Head Coach at Hall Green Boxing Club passed on his thanks: “I would like to say a big thank you to MAN Commercial Protection from all the volunteer coaching staff & boxers for their very kind and generous donation. This amount will go a long way to keep the doors open at the gym for years to come as well as get us some much needed new equipment. Plus, we also plan to have a team trip away at the end of the season to one of the biggest Box Cups in Europe which will be great for the success and development for all the boxers and the club. This would not have been possible without the donation from MAN Commercial. Yours in Sport. Tommy Chaney”
Having sponsored Hall Green Boxing Club for over 10 years now, everyone at MAN are so pleased to have helped them in such a big way and are looking forward to being involved with the club for many years to come.
We are always busy covering events in December, and this year our teams were out across the country covering Championship Boxing Shows in Brentwood and Manchester, as well as seasonal events such as the Cambridge Christmas Fayre and the annual New Years Eve Embankment fireworks display in London.
We also visited more of our teams on sites across Northamptonshire to deliver their 25th Year Anniversary cupcakes and celebrated Christmas at Head Office with our annual Christmas Jumper day!
December has been another exciting time for our mobilisation teams as we prepared for a large new contract start for a distribution centre in Northampton. 2018 has been a fantastic year for MAN and are looking forward to the New Year and all the opportunities it will bring us. Happy New Year all!