Northern Security has continued to expand after the acquisition of Washington-based Allied Security. The purchase will allow Northern Security to strengthen its services across the north-east by expanding operations north from its Middlesbrough offices in line with its strategy to grow through business acquisitions and organic growth.
The move will see the business offer a greater range of services to Allied’s customers and the ability to increase its respected security services across the north of England as a whole.
“Our overall strategy is to build the company and the regions in which we operate through growth and business acquisitions,” said Northern Security managing director Paul Hopper. “This new purchase will create more business opportunities for us across the north east and allow us to expand our provision of services to the customers which will move across from Allied.
“In the past Allied focused on security officers but now we will be able to offer those customers an extended range of systems services including access control, intruder alarms and CCTV systems.
“This acquisition adds a number of important new customers to our portfolio and the opportunity to expand even further across the north-east. It has also secured jobs in the area with opportunities for further job creation as the business grows.”
North east operations director Paul Heeran added, “Our Middlesbrough offices service a wide range of clients which have business interests further north around Newcastle and Sunderland – identical to the Allied customer portfolio. It is our plan to interlink those customers, including those in Carlisle and Cumbria, to strengthen our position across the north of England.
“The strategic locations of our offices and customer portfolio will give us unrivalled response times and a pool of resources to aid our expansion plans without diluting the high quality service we supply to our existing customers. We understand the importance of quality service delivery and believe this is best served by supplying local support.
“This local service enables us to support our, and our customers’, environmental business plans by keeping travel to a minimum, reducing fuel usage and carbon emissions. This progressive thinking is in line with our ISO 14001 accreditation and is an example of the added value we bring to each security contract.”