Global Guarding - A business incubator success story

A growing specialist security provider has decided to expand its company in a Recycling Lives Business Incubator.Global Guarding provides all types of security for businesses and property, in every form including property inspections, security guards and key holding.

Global Guarding’s main office is situated in Hertfordshire along with the majority of its business portfolio but clients needs have forced them to open a northern office, and all this within their first full year of trading.

In a bid to roll the business out nationally, one half of the dedicated duo behind the company has set up an office in a business incubator in the Recycling Lives Centre, Essex Street, Preston.

Co-Managing Director Phillip Palmer said: “This space is perfect for me as I work long and random hours. The 24 hour access is a real plus along with the en-suite shower facilities. All the Recycling Lives staff has been really helpful in getting me settled in. The incubator unit gives me the flexibility to expand office space as my workload increases.

“Setting up here is part of Global Guarding’s development plan. Nationwide we have a database of more than 3,000 workers which we need to get working. We are an advanced company with bespoke software designed for providing real time information to make sure our standards are kept high, and for peace of mind of our clients with dedicated online reporting.

“Global Guarding are one of the youngest companies to achieve the highest Security accreditation in the county, with the SIA Approved Contractors Scheme. They also hold ISO 9001, Safe Contractor, and Contractor Plus accreditations as well as providing a very personal service.”

In the south Global Guarding, also run by Jason O’Sullivan, hold various facility managements and void property contracts, providing mainly property inspections in line with insurance regulations.

Recycling Lives believes commitment to helping entrepreneurialism and new businesses thrive is an important part of improving society and the local community.

The incubators are high-quality premium office spaces offered at deliberately low rental rates.

Each fully furnished incubator includes en-suite wet room with toilet and shower facilities; Shared kitchen facilities; data points with broadband internet access; a television point; telephone systems; a reception service; 24 hour secure access; Intercom system outside office hours; Chamber of Commerce membership plus parking and ongoing support.