A busier than expected January has meant that this post is long overdue to give everyone an update of where we find ourselves as a business moving into 2015.
2014 was our most successful year to date breaking several records throughout the twelve month period, something that as a team we are all extremely proud of.
The business continues to grow at a controlled rate and last year was our highest increase to date, moving us into both new sectors and new geographies. To accommodate the rate of growth and ensure that service level delivery standards weren't affected we recognised the need to layer in further managerial infrastructure to support our ever growing client base. We are very pleased to say we now boast a full national footprint.
Alongside increasing our internal team at head office we also brought in several individuals to fulfill the roles of Area Managers along with two new Operation Directors, to oversee both the North and South respectively. The most recently introduced area manager roles cover from East Anglia, the South Coast, the Midlands and South West region into Wales. With such an expanding presence in the South the decision was made that we required a second office and we quickly took up residence in London.
We continued to excel in the SIA's Approved Contractor Scheme once again qualifying for the ACS Pacesetters whilst also beating our previous record score. We are one of around only 100 companies to have currently qualified for the ACS Pacesetters. This years score of +160 is our highest to date placing us within the top 1% of companies participating in the ACS scheme. It's an achievement we are hugely proud of.
Towards the end of the year we were once again selected as finalists at the Security Excellence Awards in not one but two categories; Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector and ACS Champion of the Year. The awards have consistently broken new ground in highlighting the very best people, projects and processes the UK's security sector has to offer
In 2015 we look forward to introducing new technology and systems to further improve the level of service our clients receive. We hope to continue to increase our relationships with both existing and new customers, already looking at two further offices to ensure we continue to deliver to a high standard.
With a new management structure in place, new offices, a raft of accreditations and achievements we look forward to what 2015 has to offer!