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If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly.

This is especially true when it comes to security. Whether you need security guards for an event, construction site, retail store, factory, business premises or something else, you need to choose a supplier you can trust. But how do you choose the right security firm?

SIA Licensing

In the UK, the private security industry is regulated. It’s the job of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to ensure compliance and to make sure no corners are cut. If you’re looking to hire security, it’s critical that you find out whether the company you’re considering is SIA compliant. Any company deploying security guards which do not hold an SIA licence is operating illegally.


With SIA licensing as a minimum, the next thing consumers need to look for are other accreditations. Accreditations provide external validation that a company is operating in an efficient, ethical and progressive way. Accreditations are completely voluntary, and demonstrate a company’s willingness to go above and beyond what is expected.


Every business’s security requirements are unique. This means that off-the-shelf solutions won’t adequately protect your business. Flexibility is crucial, and a good security company will work with you to create a bespoke solution that fits your needs. This will ensure that there are no soft spots and that your business remains properly protected.


When your security needs change, you need to know that your security provider will adjust to the new situation at the drop of a hat. A good security company will offer 24/7 support, first-class customer service and dedicated account management.

Internal Training

The private security industry must remain dynamic to keep up with an ever-changing threat landscape. In practical terms, this means companies need to enforce rigorous and regular training to ensure that their security staff are equipped to deal with every possible security situation.

Are you looking to rent security? Churchill Security is in the top 5 percent of all SIA Approved contractors, holds numerous external accreditations, offers 24/7 support and only deploys the most qualified security officers. We always tailor our solutions to our clients’ individual needs.

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John Melling is a Director for Churchill Security Ltd. John is a highly motivated, determined and decisive security industry professional. Drawing on his extensive experience gained within the security industry whilst working on the coalface John has operated at all levels within the industry. He has a proven track record for motivating and leading high performance teams and has helped mentor and develop many people at Churchill who now hold key or senior positions within the business. John is committed to delivering only the finest services, exercising compelling leadership, maintaining good internal morale and striving to resolve any challenges efficiently and effectively.