About Us

Who we are

The best security company in the UK to work for

We’re the first and only manned security company in the UK to make it as a Times Top 100 Employer. Ranked as the 89th Best SME in the UK to work for.

We are a Recognised Service Provider at the Real Living Wage Foundation.

3-star accreditation from Best Companies for our exceptional workplace engagement. We are the only security company in the UK to gain this accreditation.

Proud to be Disability Confident committed by ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all.

Our History

FGH Security was founded on 27th March 2003 with the mission and purpose of raising the standards in the UK Private Security Industry. 

In early 2003, our very first customers were Grizedale and County Colleges at Lancaster University; we provided a team to work one night only for the Extravaganza parties.

At the time, Door Supervisors were still called Bouncers, and many wore bomber jackets and tracksuits and would smoke on the door. Extreme, unnecessary violence was commonplace,  and it was not unusual for teams of Bouncers to meet for a few pints prior to starting work!

The training was different back then too; Door Supervisors took a one-day course and then applied for a licence with their local council.  It cost £40 per year for the licence.  Security Guards nationwide had no licence or training given. 

We aimed to raise these standards. We created many new courses, implemented hundreds of procedures, and developed best practices in hospitality, security and incident management.

In 2005 we took on our first major Event Security contract – a small 800 capacity event in Kendal named Kendal Calling – little did we know at the time it would grow to the incredible 30,000 capacity event it is today.

Our team onsite at Kendal Calling has grown from just 15 in 2005 to over 350 at the 2019 festival.

2006 saw us establish a Security Guarding division, our first customer being Lancashire County Council.  It also saw the introduction of the SIA and the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme. We helped pilot the scheme and played a part in drawing up the first workbook for the SIA. We were one of the first companies in the UK to hold SIA Approved Contractor Status – there are around 850 now. We continue to be SIA Accredited Contractors for the provision of Door Supervision and Security Guarding.

Since then we have continued to progress and make our mark on the industry to become the FGH you know today. And we like to think that we continue to play a leading role in raising the standard of the Security Industry.

We are the most decorated Private Security company in the UK and are the only Security Company ever to be recognised as a Times Top 100 Employer. As we continue to grow, we want to stay faithful to our vision and continue to Keep People Safe.

Peter Harrison gets his first Door Supervisor Licence

Peter Harrison gets his Door Licence and gets his first job on the door of Tiger Tiger, Manchester.2001

FGH Security Launched

FGH Security is launched with the intention of raising the standards of Door Supervision at Lancaster University where Peter was studying.

2003

Lancaster Head Office Opening


The first office for FGH Security was opened in Lancaster in 2004.

2004

FGH Expansion

FGH Security expands into Security Guarding with Lancashire Council being the first guarding customer.

2005

First Festival: Kendal Calling

FGH attended their first ever festival at Kendal Calling. Although this started as a smaller the job it now has a capacity of 30,000 and FGH are still their main supplier.

2006

ACS contractor accreditation


FGH Security achieves the ACS Contractor Accreditation

2007

Manchester Pride

FGH wins a major contract to supply Manchester Pride.

2008

Dragon's Den

Peter appeared on Dragon's Den to secure a loan to grow FGH Security. He received offers from all 5 dragons, but after reviewing the paperwork decided not to pursue the deal.

2010

Manchester Office Opening

FGH Security open their second office in Manchester City Centre.

2012

Primary supplier to the worlds most iconic festival in Somerset

FGH Security wins a major a contract to supply one of the worlds most iconic festivals in the heart of Somerset.

2015

Alberts Schloss

FGH Security wins a major contract to supply Albert Schloss in Manchester.

2015

Keeping People Safe

Keeping People Safe mission statement agreed.2017

London Office Opened

FGH Security opens their London office.

2018

Deposit on Tesla Cyber Trucks

We have placed an order to secure three Tesla Cyber Trucks as soon as they are released in the UK. They will primarily be for use on our festivals and will be allocated to Operations Managers.

2018

Liverpool Cup Parade

FGH Security wins contract for the Liverpool Cup Parade; the celebration of Liverpool winning the UEFA Champions League.

2019

Times Top 100 Provider

FGH Security are recognised as a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company to work for.

2019

Awarded NWEC contract

A BID in London which covers Oxford Street, Regent Street and the surrounding areas.

2021

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Deployment

FGH Security provide security provision for Europe's biggest Christmas festival.

2021

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

FGH Security is selected as an Official Stewarding Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

2022

The Sunday Times Best Places to Work Award

FGH Security is named a Best Place to Work by The Sunday Times.

2023

Glassdoor Best Places to Work Award

FGH Security is named a Best Place to Work by Glassdoor. 

2024

Team Benefits

We have a recruitment policy to attract the best possible candidates, often from outside the industry, and then retain them.

We know we are only as good as our people on the ground.

We know if we look after our people then they will look after our customers.

Our Accreditations