Securitas set to double global electronic security business on back of Allcooper purchase last year

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Leading security services provider, Securitas, has laid out ambitions to double its global electronic security business by 2023, following last year’s acquisition of Gloucester-based security systems business Allcooper Group.

Allcooper was the first UK acquisition of an electronic security company made by Securitas; a deal which came to fruition on the back of a six-year partnership that saw both companies work together successfully to deliver a number of large and complex security projects.

Since then, Securitas has continued to invest in its electronic expertise by implementing a specialist Electronic Security (ES) division, with Allcooper at the centre of its UK growth plans. The ES division is headed up by Arthur Agnew, who is supported by a highly experienced management team that includes former Allcooper owner, Roman Cooper.

Securitas UK Arthur Agnew – Head of Electronic SecurityArthur Agnew said: “Since the acquisition was announced last year, we have been delighted with the progress made to build on the strong foundations laid by Allcooper for the future growth of our electronic security offering in the UK. Our focus is all about specialisation, that will not only give existing and new staff opportunities to develop their careers, but offer new services, customised solutions and cost-effective packages to our new and existing clients.”

He added: “By combining our electronic security specialism with other physical services such as alarm response, keyholding and on-site guarding, we’re able to be a single security partner for our clients. We’re also  delivering a host of remote services, which have proven to be vital for clients who have been forced to close their premises and work from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.”