Another two new West Midlands contracts began on 1st July; the running of a local authority CCTV Control room and a busy Birmingham city centre office building. Teams of staff from both new sites joined us, and have worked alongside our Contracts Managers to achieve a smooth transfer. We were also pleased to renew several long-standing contracts with customers in July, including for high profile City of London locations.
The Summer months are always jam-packed with Events, keeping our teams busy nationwide. We covered a varied range of events and occasions in July, from the Leamington Spa Cycle race to large Classic Ibiza music events across the UK.
Our busy 24 Control Room took on a large new Keyholding Project, offering response support for cashpoints across the country. This had been a big task for our Keyholding Managers, who are excited to work on such a vast new project.
MAN Commercial Protection were featured in the BDO Global Report of the Top 50 Growth of Birmingham based independent companies in July. MAN have exploded on to the radar as a fast-growing privately owned business thanks to our exceptional growth over the past 4 years. The piece in the BDO report is titled ‘Security With A Friendly Face’ and really emphasises the goal of MAN Commercial to never lose our personal touch no matter how big we grow, and our aim in our 25th year to focus on employee engagement.
July 11th was the National Finals of the BSIA Security Officer of the Year Awards, held at the London Park Lane Marriott. Two of our officers already achieved commendation in June, winning Regional Awards so were very excited to attend the National Finals. Unfortunately, neither Officer won the national round in their category as there was stiff competition, but our representatives on the day enjoyed hearing about some truly amazing achievements by officers in our industry.
Our team were out and about weekly in July dropping in on teams nationwide to deliver their special 25th Anniversary Cupcakes. The cakes are going down really well and Traci and Laura from HR are really enjoying spending time with Officers on site. We aim to have delivered a cake to every employee by the end of our 25th year in December, as well as more Anniversary celebrations soon to be revealed!