About Us

Security services covering your local area

About US

Our history

  • 2022 April buy out and Paul Ritchie’s retirement
  • 2021 Moved Head Office to larger facility to provide room for expanded team and for future growth
  • 2019 Foremost Security Ltd acquired Cerberus Facilities Management
  • 2017 James Vincent and Matt Prince became directors of Foremost
  • 2016 Relocation to new city centre offices providing better facilities for staff and visitors.
  • 2014 Relocation to new larger premises on Talbot Street, Nottingham
  • 2011 Relocation to new premises in Castle Boulevard, Nottingham
  • 2010 Management buyout of Sawley Security & establishment of Foremost Security Ltd
  • 2008 Changed inspecting body for ISO 9001:2000 to ISOQAR
  • 2006 First in Nottingham to achieve Approved Contractor status for both security guarding and Key-holding and alarm response, under the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme
  • 2003 Achieved NSI Guarding Gold Award: the highest accolade within the awarding body
  • 2002 achieved recognition under the Investors in People scheme
  • 2002 One of the first in Country to achieve ISO 9001: 2000
  • 1998 Achieved accreditation to ISO 9000 under the Inspectorate of the Security Industry
  • 1993 Founded as Sawley Security

Since 1993

About Foremost Security

Foremost Security are a major provider of security guarding and industrial security services in the East Midlands including Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Worksop, Lincoln, Newark, Grantham, Mansfield and Loughborough.

As a team, our directors have over 35 years of experience in the security sector. We have built a well deserved reputation for delivering value for money.

Our success is built on the quality of our personnel matched with our ability to understand and deliver the needs of our clients in a very flexible way. We take time to understand you and your business needs, translating this into bespoke services.

With over 140 employees, we are large enough to deliver what we promise but small enough to treat each of our clients as individuals, tailoring our services to meet your particular requirements and using the latest technology to provide clear reports and proof of service.


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Our services


Keyholding involves a company or trained personnel keeping hold of a spare key to your building.

Lock & Unlock

More than just a keyholder you completely trust to carry out daily locking or unlocking duties.

Mobile Patrols

Keep your premises safe and secure, even if you’re not there - a visual deterrence to thieves and vandals.


Trained uniformed Static Security Guard stationed at your business. 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for the whole year.

Vacant Property Inspections

Meeting your insurance / landlord needs and protecting your empty properties. Giving you peace of mind.

Need to talk to someone about protecting your business premises.

Serving Your Local Area


Head Office

Unit F, Acorn Park,
Redfield Road, Lenton,
Nottingham, NG7 2TR

Call Us

0115 911 0213
(24 hrs)