East Anglia’s largest security solutions provider, Norwich-based Dardan Security, is expanding its business across the region with new offices in Cambridge and Peterborough.
Dardan, which currently employs more than 500 people, provides front-line security services including manned guarding, mobile patrols, CCTV, search dogs and key holding and response. The company provides security solutions to a great many industry sectors including aviation, energy, research and scientific laboratories, industrial, commercial and retail and also hold a number of public sector contracts for local authorities throughout East Anglia.
With its head office in Norwich and regional hubs in Aberdeen and Ipswich, the new offices in Hinton Way, Great Shelford, Cambridge and Newark Road, Peterborough will enable Dardan Security to increase their presence in these locations. The company plans to create a number of new jobs as they expand their client base.
Philip Anthony, managing director of Dardan Security, said: “We are delighted to be opening these two new offices, which will bolster our services to clients in these areas. Dardan is one of the leading security companies in the region and we service a great many blue chip companies from London to Aberdeen. The opening of the new offices reflects our continued growth and will enable us to offer an even higher level of service to customers in Cambridgeshire and southwards along the M11 corridor.”
Dardan is already well established in the area. Cambridge clients include building products manufacturer Forterra and Sepura, a global manufacturer of digital radio products and systems for business and critical communication.
Steve Jeynes, regional operations manager (Bricks) for Forterra, said: “Dardan Security provides our Kings Dyke Brickworks with 24/7 year round coverage along with a patrolling presence over our Quarry and Service Centre. From the outset of the contract, I have been impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail. The team of guards deployed at our site are both courteous and diligent whilst still maintaining the necessary deterrent factor. The manner in which they approach their duties has enhanced our image to both employees and visitors alike.”
David Phillips, Facilities Co-ordinator at Sepura, said: “We use Dardan’s staff for out of hours reception and security duty, and we have been impressed with the professionalism and positive attitude of the staff that have been provided. The security guards are consistently well trained, knowledgeable and flexible as to the needs of a major international HQ business.”
For more information on Dardan Security, visit www.dardansecurity.co.uk or call 0800 3899 517.
Notes to editors: GSL Dardan Limited (trading as Dardan Security) was formed in 2009 through a merger between two of East Anglia’s long established security solutions providers; Dardan Security founded in 1973 and Integral Security established in 1979, creating the largest regional security operator in the Eastern region.
About Dardan Security
• Employs over 500 staff, located from Aberdeen to London
• Accredited by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and is ranked in the top 15% of security providers in the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)
• The company provides 700,000 hours of security per annum
• Its dedicated 24/7 control room processes an average of 16,000 calls per month and provides over 300,000 hours per year of CCTV monitoring coverage
• Dardan is the hub for the Cross Sector Safety and Security Communications Partnership (CSSC) for the Eastern region
Managing director, Philip Anthony, is an experienced security industry professional, who has worked within the private security sector for almost 25 years for companies including Securicor, Reliance, G4S, OCS and Knightsbridge.
As a former managing director of Knightsbridge, one of the leading independent security companies within the City and West End of London, Philip was responsible for clients such as JP Morgan, London Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young and Heron Tower. Knightsbridge was listed as one of the Sunday Times Top 100 fastest growing privately owned companies in 2008, as well as being nominated as one of the top 3 Best Managed Companies in the same year.