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Gloucester at heart of Securitas expansion plans

Securitas, the security services provider which bought Gloucester's Allcooper Group last year, has unveiled plans to double its global electronic security business by 2023.

And the Swedish firm said Allcooper's office in Kingsholm and local legacy was key to its growth plans in the UK.

Founded in 1987, Allcooper moved to the current office from Hucclecote in 2017 with 52 people employed in Gloucester.

Allcooper was the first UK electronic security company acquisition made by Securitas after a six-year partnership which covered number of large and complex security projects combining Allcooper's high quality technology installations with Securitas' mobile security response and alarm monitoring capability.

Securitas has continued to invest in its electronic expertise by implementing a specialist Electronic Security which is headed up by Arthur Agnew with former Allcooper owner Roman Cooper as part of the management team.

Mr 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.

"In addition to the latest electronic security technology, businesses can take advantage of the complete range of Securitas protective services, which include fire and safety, remote security, mobile security, on-site security and corporate risk management."

He continued: "By combining our electronic security specialism with other physical services such as alarm response, keyholding and on-site guarding, we're truly able to be a single security partner for our clients.

"We're also harnessing our ability to deliver 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.

"Our purpose is to help make your world a safer place, and we look forward to sharing more exciting updates about our services and community activities in the future."

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