Working with Constabularies across the Region

fgh-working-with-the-police-during-the-world-cupThis week we are distributing posters which aim encourage responsible drinking during the World Cup to a range of pubs, bars and nightclubs across Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester. We have worked in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary, Greater Manchester Police and Cumbria Constabulary in designing the posters and they have endorsed the initiative which aims to make people aware of their actions and not drink an excessive amount of alcohol during the games.

 

The initiative also demonstrates the level of experience we have working alongside a number of Police Forces, the SIA and licencing departments. These working relationships also mean that our clients trust us to work the key organisations that can have an impact on their business and help to protect their licence.

 

Since taking over as Licencing Sergeant in January 2013 I have developed a close working relationship with Ben Knott (FGH Security Operations Manager) who is quick to respond to any matters that arise. In this time, I have regularly interacted with Door Supervisors from FGH Security and have found them to be polite, professional and well trained. Partnerships like this can be instrumental in reducing alcohol related crime and it always puts my mind at rest when I know FGH Security are operating at a venue in my division.

Sergeant Dave Forshaw
Sergeant Dave ForshawWest Division (Northern Area) Licensing Dept.
Lancashire Constabulary

 

Could you be a FGH Mystery Customer?

Mystery Customers required for various assignments, ensuring our range of operations exceeds industry standards and expectations.  Duties will vary but shall include penetration tests of sites and/ or visits to our customer’s premises. You will be required to test the knowledge, demeanour and friendliness of our operatives as part of our internal quality management program.

We have 6 separate casual positions available for a fixed 2 year contract.  No experience is necessary, however, experience of quality customer service and/ or within the performing arts would be advantageous.

Applicants are encouraged from a diverse range of backgrounds and geographical areas.  Due to the nature of our work, applicants must be over the age of 18.

Full training will be provided and work will be allocated on a quarterly basis. Applicants should expect to be assigned one or two mystery visits quarterly.  Assignments will take place in a variety of locations across the north-west; as some travel will be required access to your own transport is a necessity.

Pay rate £8 per hour + expenses. We look to encourage applications from within our current client base. If you are interested and would like to put yourself forward then JUST CLICK HERE to go to our contact page and fill out the form at the bottom. If you have any questions feel free to call the head office on 01524 847 554

FGH Staff Vacancies – Join our Mountain Bike Security Team

Our Mountain Bike Security team is the only event security unit of its kind in the UK and we are currently looking for existing members of FGH staff to join.

Physically fit Mountain Bike Security Operatives required for various tasks on existing and new customer sites; Work may also include public relations duties. We are offering  attractive pay packages for suitable candidates, reflective of the sites worked and tasks undertaken. Applicants may be required to undergo a basic fitness test and should already be proficient on a bicycle.

We have 1 Supervisor position and 6 team member positions. Full training will be given corresponding to the International Police Mountain Bike Association guidelines.

Some travel may be required and so access to your own transport would be advantageous. If you would like more information feel free to call us on 01524 847 554 or CLICK HERE to go to our contact page and fill out the form at the bottom.

FGH’s Record breaking SIA ACS score of 156

FGH Security are pleased to announce that we have achieved a record breaking score of 156 in our most recent SIA Approved Contractor audit.

A score of 142 was needed to place us in the top 38 security suppliers in the UK (out of a total of 766 SIA Approved companies).

Our research shows we are the highest scoring security company in the Northwest.

Our Business Director commented “Holding SIA Approved Contractor Status is not enough for us, we need to differentiate ourselves from the other suppliers and we challenge buyers of security to ask their supplier what score they achieved in their most recent audit. Although the score is not everything, our score of 156 is testament to all the hard working staff we have invested in. Well done everyone!”

Super night for FGH at Manchester Pride Supersonic

FGH are proud to be continuing our partnership by once again providing the corporate security for their exclusive red-carpet Supersonic charity event on the 11th April. What makes the event so unique is that it takes place in Manchester Airport’s Concorde Hangar where guests can dine, dance and even be taken on a tour of the Concord itself. Money raised on the night through a charity raffle and auction went directly towards the Manchester Pride Community Fund which helps support LGBT and HIV organisations in Greater Manchester.

“Manchester Pride are a fantastic client to work with and they never fail to disappoint when it comes to putting on a event like this”, explained Peter Harrison (Managing Director) who attended the event. “With clients that have a very strong charity driven focus like Pride we like to play an active role in supporting them as much as possible because it fits in with our own values at FGH”.

FGH Security’s service on the night consisted of professional security staff who were the first point of contact  for guests coming to the event. Besides being well dressed in keeping with the evening, which has become the hallmark of our service, they also maintained a low level of presence so guest could feel relaxed and fully enjoy the evening. We also provided staff who were assigned to the headline acts for the evening who included  X Factor 2013 winner Sam Bailey, Felix Hagen & The Family and Twisted Tubes.

 

FGH Headline Sponsor at Cancer Care Diamond & Pearls Spring Ball

moet advert iFGH Security were proud to be the headline sponsor for the Diamonds & Pearls Spring Ball event which was held on Friday 11th April at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe to mark CancerCare’s 30th anniversary. CancerCare supports local people whose lives are affected by cancer as well as their families, carers and anyone who has been bereaved by cancer by offering a wide range of free professional support services.

“It was a great evening and the event was another chance for us to help a locally focused charity that does some fantastic work with people who can often feel like they have nowhere to turn”, explained Wesley Downham (FGH Business Director) who attend the event on behalf of the company. “It was a real privilege to be approached by CancerCare and we were more than happy to help, plus it was great to see everyone having a great time and helping raise more money for the charity on the night.”

During the course of the evening FGH also gave away a bottle of champagne by asking guests to take a photo of themselves with the advert we placed in the program for the evening and tweet us with the tag #FGHCare . We did get a few ‘interesting’ entries.

The SIA Business Licence and the impact on companies dealing with security suppliers

From 6 April 2015 all regulated security businesses will need to hold an SIA Business Licence. The SIA Business Licence will be a requirement for all businesses that provide licensable individuals in the United Kingdom. This means that from that date on-wards if the company that provides your current security staff does not have a licence they will be operating illegally

This requirement will apply to all companies, businesses and even sole traders regardless size (a small team of Door Supervisors working solely for one venue will require a licence) and even covers sub-contracting work.

Peter Harrison (Managing Director) currently sits on the SIA sub-group which has helped to bring these measures into place and has formed a key role in their development. “The SIA Business Licence is another good move by the Government and the licensed security industry as a whole to create more accountability, better practices and give customers the assurance that they are dealing with a reputable business that is working within the law”, said Peter.

As part of the Business Licencing process all companies will be fully audited to a number of strict standard that they will be required to meet if they wish to continue providing staff and/or services. FGH have already exceeded all of these proposed standards and are ready to gain a full immediately when the scheme is introduced.

For more information on Business Licencing, it’s requirements and how it will effect you follow this link

FGH to Deliver EVE in Manchester

The FGH Security EVE (Evading Violent Encounters) course is completely free and open to all. It aims to raise awareness of women when out in social situations or who work in any industry where they deal with the public how to avoid and remove themselves from potentially dangerous situations.

It educates them on the role of Door Supervisors and teaches a range of practical techniques that are centered around avoiding danger. We’re proud to say that last time we hosted the course we trained over 100 women and provided each of them with a free attack alarm. It was so successful we are now looking to run the course again in the Greater Manchester Region in the near future.

The course is once again available to everyone and free of charge. If you would like more information or to reserve a space then just complete the contact form below:

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Fantastic Financial Year for FGH

We are pleased to report that for the 11th consecutive year we have expanded again!

The results from the year ending 31st March 2014 show we are 27.3% bigger than a year earlier. This exceeds our target for annual growth which currently stands at 26.0%.

The company expanded across all four of our core divisions; security guarding, door supervision, event security and training each grew by at least a double digit percentage.

The largest growth was in our newly established event security division where growth of over 60% was seen – partly due to our quality customer base expanding, and partly due to 8 new key customers, including the Manchester Pride and Liverpool Pride Festivals.
Our first class management team, high customer confidence and value added service have all contributed to our successful year.

However, we feel the main growth is down to the quality of our front line staff. In comparison to any of our competitors staff we know they are leaps and bounds ahead in terms of aptitude, training received, equipment and uniform utilised and supervision hours put in. The motivation, commitment and dedication of our average team member is quite frankly nothing short of excellent.

Well done to the whole team; to the Staff, Clients & Community who have helped to make FGH the organisation that it is today.

Our forecast for 2014/15 looks to be just as strong.

FGH Wins Red Rose Business Award for Commitment to Skills

FGH Security has just won the Commitment to Skills Award at the Red Rose Business Awards 2014. The award, sponsored by BAE Systems, highlights not only the company’s ongoing commitment to having a highly trained and adaptable workforce but also allowing its staff to develop themselves to their full potential. FGH beat seven other finalists selected from hundreds of entrants from across Lancashire to win the award. The judges said, “FGH Security showed passion and enthusiasm to training both internally and externally and commitment to the long-term unemployed and young people.”

“The award puts us head and shoulders above other security providers in Lancashire and is testament to the focus that we have placed on training within the company over the years and the real benefit that this provides to clients,” explained Peter Harrison, Managing Director. “Our service is centred around real added value so when you work with FGH Security you can rest assured that the staff that make up our Corporate Guarding, Venue Security and Crowd Management services are not only some of the best in the security industry but also provide a level of service that any other external supplier you work with would find hard to beat”.

RRA14 'winner'FGH’s entry focussed on three key areas of the business; leadership development, professional development and placing young people into sustainable employment. Leadership development within the company focuses on developing key management and senior staff members within the company so they are more effective at getting the best out of the staff they are responsible for. Professional development within FGH is centred on job enrichment which provides the opportunity for internal promotion within the company and integrated progression. Finally, the company also has a focus on giving young people the opportunity to develop their job with them into a stable and productive career. This includes giving them a broad and transferable skills base so they are ready for the world of work.