Canal & River Trust Security Project

Lingwood Security Management have recently won a five year contract with the Canal & River Trust and are excited to begin our partnership providing various security services across a wide variety of construction and maintenance projects throughout the UK.

The contract will run for five years and was initially applied for by 70 different security companies, who were given a pre-qualification assessment, which reduced the list of suitable suppliers to nine.

Lingwood Security was one of the nine companies who were then invited along to give a formal presentation to the Canal & River Trust, which was presented by Director Alan Lingwood and General Manager Thomas Docherty. The presentation was very well received from the Canal & River Trust Framework team. This ultimately resulted in us being awarded the contract, along with three other companies, who will work together to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standard.

Canal & River Trust Security Project

The Trust undertakes a vast array of construction and maintenance projects each year, and their needs increase during the winter period, from October to the end of March, so the security service we are providing will be responsive to their ever-changing requirements. The first site is now underway, with many more to follow spread across a wide area.

The construction projects are generally fixed site locations & have durations varying between 1 – 12 weeks. These will typically involve both manned guards and mobile patrols, with additional support services provided as required.

Some of these construction sites can hold valuable equipment and can often be in areas where the risk of theft & antisocial behaviour is high, so the need for efficient, experienced security is vital.

Family Run Business

Father and son, Alan Lingwood and Alan Lingwood Jnr, running the family businessBased in Heysham, Lancashire, Lingwood Security is a family run business, providing a professional, reliable, bespoke security service to the private and corporate sector. Through expansion and growth, Lingwood Security is now one of the UK's foremost providers of professional security services.

Speaking following winning the contract, Director Alan Lingwood, said: “I am extremely proud of everyone involved in winning this contract. All the hard work that has gone into the questionnaires, tender and presentation, and all of the work behind the scenes. We have further big news to come over the next couple of months, so watch this space for developments. A very exciting future ahead for us all.”


Canal & River Trust

Background to the Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways, because they believe that ‘life is better by water’.

With ever increasing rates of obesity, stress and declining mental health in the UK, they are uniquely placed to make a significant contribution to improving the wellbeing of millions of people. Our canals and rivers run through some of the most heavily populated communities in England and Wales, providing accessible green and blue space where it’s needed the most.

More details: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us

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Max Thomas, Security Advisor North & Midlands - Balfour Beatty

Lingwood Security Management provide a professional service at extremely competitive rates. Their communication is always prompt and their service has consistently gone the extra mile. Several of our project managers have praised Lingwood’s guarding and I feel confident on our site security whenever they are deployed.

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