What is the best gift for a 10-year Anniversary? A secure and promising future perhaps
Here at Foremost Security, we are celebrating 10 years in business this July. Whilst lockdown may restrict the size and nature of our planned celebrations, not even a pandemic can dampen the positive spirit of our team who will be looking back at how we have weathered many challenges in this decade and come out stronger for it.
2010 to 2020
Since our inception in 2010, we have seen our fair share of challenges, from staff downfalls to financial challenges. That said, the overall picture of our past isn’t a gloomy one. Our team have ridden the storm and have used our learnings, strengths and ambition to thrive. The acquisition of Cerebus Facilities Management in 2019 may have helped, but even this was no mean feat. Having been approached by the Nottingham-based security provider in 2019 to discuss a possible deal, our team not only managed to negotiate the purchase, but also successfully retained and secured 80% of Cerberus’s clients – despite them having been historically and significantly under-charged. Tact, professionalism and good service prevailed and made sure we hit 2020 in good shape.
Clear Path for the future
Matt Prince, Sales & Marketing Director, joined the company in 2013 and has said:
“I had no previous experience in the industry, but thankfully there was enough expertise and commitment within the team to make sure I learned everything I needed – and more – in a short space of time. Every day is different, the people are great and the variety of clients we have is fantastic. What I initially thought of ‘a job’ soon turned out to be a career and I quickly began to live and breathe Foremost!”
In Matt’s words, everyone is clear on where we want to be:
“The team and I have a clear path for the future, and we have set the milestones we want to reach together. We achieved substantial growth in a competitive market despite some significant challenges, and this is in no small way due to the positive attitude and high values we apply to everything we do.”
2021 and beyond
By the end of this year, we hope to see our Key Holding and Alarm Response client base growing to over 1000. Even with the modest growth on our current Manned Guarding hours of 4000 per week, the team still have a huge focus on further growing our other services from Key Holding, Mobile Patrols and Lock & Unlocks across the East Midlands. With these plans in place, there’s no doubt we will be on course to exceed £5Million turnover goal within 3 years.
What’s more, in the last 12 months we have welcomed 4 new staff members, including a Business Development Manager. Alongside this, we have added 2 new vans to our fleet, which now boasts 8 professionally liveried vehicles. This level of investment in the future makes it easy to see why we are currently also reviewing our office location with a view to making a move in Spring 2021.
We suspect however that the growth has not reached its pinnacle just yet and the future is both bright and secure.
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