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Corps Join Canary Wharf Security

Canary Wharf
04 March 2022
 

Canary Wharf Group has appointed Corps Security to deliver security services across its retail portfolio. Under the three-plus-two-year contract, more than 80 officers will deliver corporate and retail security services.

Corps Security was founded to provide employment for ex-servicemen. With this social mission at its heart, Corps is a recognised Social Enterprise and is the only major guarding company with this status. The company provides three key services lines across the UK – security guarding, monitoring and consultancy. Profits are reinvested in the business and its people or donated to military charities to support our veterans when they need it most.

 

“We are thrilled to be working at such a prestigious site as Canary Wharf and look forward to creating a long-term and successful partnership.”

 

 

– Paul Lotter
Managing Director, Corps Security

 

Canary Wharf Then and Now

 

Canary Wharf takes its name from the quay where fruit and vegetables from the Mediterranean and Canary Islands were once unloaded. The disused Docklands site, formed by a loop in the Thames, was turned into a second financial district to rival the City of London in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Today around 120,000 people work on the Canary Wharf Estate across 18 million sq ft of office, retail and leisure space, including more than 300 shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, fitness facilities and other amenities. There are 20 acres of outdoor space and over 70 pieces of public art.

 

The Successful Bid

 

The contract, which starts on 1 March, was won following a competitive tender, with Corps’ social enterprise status being seen as critical to its success.

Paul Lotter, managing director at Corps Security, commented: “We are thrilled to be working at such a prestigious site as Canary Wharf and look forward to creating a long-term and successful partnership.” Corps Security is sponsoring ThisWeekinFM’s ‘Ex-Military – A Journey Into FM’ event.

This is a not-for-profit event on Thursday 10 March from 12pm to 5pm exclusively for those that are about to leave, or have left, the Armed Forces and are seeking a new challenge.

The aim of this event is to promote the huge number of opportunities for Service Leavers and Veterans within the Facilities Management, Built Environment, Property, Workplace and related sectors & why it is such a good fit for them.

Picture: Canary Wharf. Image credit: Corps Security.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 04 March 2022

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