February News

The 13th February saw us install our brand new MAN Commercial pool table at Head Office, the pool table is in Iain’s office and for every game played, a donation will be requested and at the end of the year all donations will go to Hall Green Boxing club to support them.

MAN Commercial Pool Table

On the 21st February, Maria our Office Manager went to Mercury Training who are our training providers in Birmingham, to celebrate the learners graduation! The learners have completed and passed their 5 week security course and all are now able to apply for their SIA badge to start their new and exciting careers in security! West Midlands Combined Authority and Job Centre Plus were also in attendance on the day. It was great to watch each of the learners collect their certificates and celebrate their success. Some of them have already secured jobs at MAN Commercial, we are looking forward to having them on board!

MCP Trainees completing courses

We held a presentation for our long-serving continuous employees on the 28th February, there were 5 employees in total. Darren Hodges, Ian Smith, Darren Bray, Mark Houlihan and Steve Tysall. Our Quality Director, Chris Smith has also been with us over 20 years. It was a great morning with the guys, chatting and reminising about the old times over breakfast butties and a cuppa! We wanted to show our appreciation for their hard work, dedication and loyalty over the years, and hopefully we all work together for many more years to come! All the long-serving employees were awarded with a certificate and a bottle of champagne.

MAN Commercial Staff

Numerous contracts have been won with jobs starting in March and April across the UK, we have also been to do many presentations and have expanded our Head Office staff again, particularly in our HR/Vetting and Sales departments.

MAN were also back providing security at the home of British boxing at York Hall in Bethnal Green this month, for a show which was live on ITV and BT Sport.

Our events team are getting set up for another busy year which a number of sports, music and boxing events coming up in the next couple of months.

January News

MAN Commercial have started the year as we mean to go on! We have held two training days at our Head Office for HR processes and Partner Patrol Training.

We were also at Meggitt in Coventry on the 28th January to sign the official contract for the provision of man guarding security services for Meggitt’s Coventry and Ansty Park locations. We are delighted to win this prestigious contract and look forward to a long and lasting working relationship together.

We held our monthly management meeting at Head Office where all of our contract managers and directors meet up to discuss new contracts and business development. 

A number of client presentations were held at Our Solihull HQ, We have been awarded new contracts as we continue to grow as a business in our 27th year of trading, We have also secured and retained new events for 2020 in Music, Corporate and Sport .

November / December News

We have been very busy throughout November and December securing contracts for the new year. On Monday 9th December we had our annual secret santa and Christmas jumper day, we also had the MAN bulldogs in for the day for heir annual Christmas card shoot in front of the tree! Our Christmas party at the NEC was brilliant again this year, and lots of fun was had by all of our head.

Bulldogs at Man Commercial Protection

We have had our main meeting wall redone with an official photo of us guarding Tyson Fury’s comeback fight at MEN Arena in Manchester on the 9th June 2018! We are also making various other updates and changes to our head office, more to come in the new year so keep your eyes peeled…

We have also passed our quality audit again for another year, a big well done to our head office team! We have now transitioned from ISO 18001 to 45001.Our events team have been busy again with firework displays at Chelmsley Wood and boxing across November and December. Over the Christmas period we have been doing events at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham. We are culminating 2019 at the London embankment for the New Years fireworks!  

As the year draws to a close we are looking forward to a brand new decade here at MAN Commercial, after an extremely successful and exciting year we are excited for what lies ahead. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients, employees, friends, family and everything else in between a very Merry Christmas and happy, healthy New Year!

Christmas Key Holding

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.

Christmas Key Holding from MAN Commercial Protection

September / October News

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 News

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.

July News

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.

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June News

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!

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BSIA Awards at MAN Commercial Protection Ltd
May News

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.

BSIA Awards at MAN Commercial Protection Ltd

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.



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April News

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!