Director’s View: August 2019
Welcome to the August review of what’s been happening at Lingwood Security Management.
Back to school for the kids and back to normality for us parents. Things always seem to ramp up a gear in September as everybody gets back into the cycle of work, although given how busy our summer has been at Lingwood Security Management, I think our team would all love a six week break right now. I won’t be signing off on that one though!
I am very pleased to announce that we have just passed our 13th annual ISO 9001. 14001 and ACS audits. A huge well done and thank you to the team who work hard constantly to ensure we are working to the high standards that are required.
We are in the final stages of developing a new staff portal which will go live on the 9th September. This is where all our employees can view payslips, enter holiday requests, send in timesheets, and start getting employee benefits, including discounts, local offers, fitness and healthcare packages.
This big investment is part our employee care strategy, to give something back to benefit our staff and also to make Lingwood Security a great place to work.
New projects commenced in August
- Mobile security patrol service to support Archaeological surveys for a new bypass road. More details to follow on this exciting project.
- Security cover for the Bethell Aldi Project in Huyton – more info
- Five new Network Rail projects throughout the UK
Trespass & Vandalism Project
Regular readers will be familiar with the Network Rail Trespass and Vandalism project that we have been involved with during the last two school holidays. I will be attending the close out meeting mid-September, so will update you with the feedback in due course.
Morecambe Vintage Festival was once again a huge success for the town; the streets were packed both days even though the weather wasn’t too kind. Our events team loved being a part of it.
A huge well done and thank you to our Events Team who did a fantastic job. We have received all positive comments from the festival organisers and also members of the public who attended the iconic award winning festival!
We are always proud to be involved in events in our home town. Thank you in particular to our Supervisor Brandon, who has put a lot of effort into organising and manning the events and doors in Morecambe over the summer.
Brian Swarbrick – 10 Years’ Service
Congratulations to Brian Swarbrick who is celebrating ten years’ service with Lingwood Security. Brian is a Security Officer and has worked on one of our local sites on White Lund during his time with us. He has always provided an excellent service. My personal thanks Brian for your loyal and reliable service to the company.
Stacey Carter – Star of the Month
Well done to Stacey Carter who works at Lancaster RLI A&E department as a Security Officer. She won the ED star of the month award in August.
We get nothing but excellent feedback for Stacey and are always proud to have here as part of the team. Thank you for representing our company so well.
We have been working in partnership with Morecambe Bay Trust for over 5 years and supply a range of security services to Lancaster, Barrow and Kendal hospitals to assist NHS in keeping staff, patients and visitors safe.
PTS Job Opportunities
We are currently looking for Security Mobile drivers in the local area, particularly Lancaster & Morecambe. Apply using the link below if you believe you would be suitable for the role, and please share details with friends and family
This month I have received positive feedback from various sources, but in particular I was pleased with this one from Kate Drummond of the Make My Day Community Arts Festival.
“The security guard turned up in plenty of time, and he was really helpful and looked after our site for us well. The festival went really well. Even though we all got soaked at the end when we were packing up.”
Well done to all involved.
Wishing you all a productive and prosperous September.