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First Response Group Acquires Integrated Security Consultants 

First Response Group Acquires Integrated Security Consultants 
05 October 2023

First Response Group has acquired Wembley-based stadia security specialist Integrated Security Consultants.

The acquisition will allow First Response Group (FRG), which specialises in integrated security and facilities services, to diversify into the stadia, arena and the leisure crowd safety sector. According to the group’s CEO, Simon Alderson, the acquisition of Integrated Security Consultants (ISC) is an important step for the business as it broadens its portfolio and geographic footprint.

ISC was founded in 2003, employing more than 800 security officers, all of whom will be transferred to FRG. ISC has provided security services for events such as UEFA Champions League finals and performances at Wembley Stadium for bands such as Take That and Coldplay. The company also ensured high-level tunnel and back-stage security when Wembley hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister David Cameron attended by more than 60,000 spectators.

Simon Alderson said: “For the past 20 years, ISC has enjoyed a great reputation within the industry for developing its people and embodies the exacting standards we ourselves set as a group, so it was a perfect match for us. As we extend our national reach and our range of security offerings, it’s important for us to identify trusted companies like ISC who have the resources and agility we need to meet our customers’ most demanding requirements. For this reason, it made perfect sense to bring ISC into the FRG fold once the opportunity arose.

“As an accredited, nationwide stadium security company we have responsive and adaptable resources to provide for the most complex of events. Bringing in the skills, and experience of ISC will allow us to provide even greater flexibility and peace of mind for our customers.”

Nabeela Bhutta, Director at ISC, added: “We have long admired FRG, and the way in which it operates as a business. As a National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Guarding Gold certified company, raising standards within our industry has been of great importance to us. It has been vital that we develop our most valuable resources, our people, and in doing so, enable them to help shape the delivery of our services, rather than just supplying off-the-shelf solutions.

“We knew that FRG holds to the same principles, and we are very much looking forward to being part of an expanding national group, and excited for the benefits this will bring.”

Picture: a photograph showing from left to right: Simon Alderson, Nabeela Bhutta and Alex Philiotis, Stadia & Events Director at FRG

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 05 October 2023


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