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.


FGH Security Launched

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


Lancaster Head Office Opening

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


FGH Expansion

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


First Festival: Kendal Calling

FGH supplied security at their first ever festival - 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.


ACS contractor accreditation

FGH Security achieves the ACS Contractor Accreditation


Manchester Pride

FGH wins a major contract to supply Manchester Pride.


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.


Manchester Office Opening

FGH Security open their second office in Manchester City Centre.


Primary supplier to the world's 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.


Alberts Schloss

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


Keeping People Safe

Keeping People Safe mission statement agreed.


London Office Opened

FGH Security opens their London office.


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.


Liverpool Cup Parade

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


Times Top 100 Provider

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


Awarded NWEC contract

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


Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Deployment

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


Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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


The Sunday Times Best Places to Work Award

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


Glassdoor's Best Places to Work Award

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