About Us

Providing intelligent security solutions since 2000

About Us

Ward Security has been established since 2000 and for more than 20 years, we have been keeping organisations secure across the UK with our range of tailored, flexible and integrated security services. Today we are a leading national provider of security services, and it is our individuality that sets us apart.

We recognise that security is primarily about people, and as a company we put people first, be it our clients or our own teams. Because we are privately owned, with actively involved business owners, we maintain client intimacy as well as excellent client and staff retention. We work with a broad range of clients from blue chip companies to small businesses. No one client is more important than another, and our business structure means we are agile, flexible and always fast to respond.

We hold the highest regard for our 1000+ employees and treat them accordingly. By offering industry leading benefits and promoting top salaries and working conditions, we achieve very low staff turnover proving that we’re getting this right. Our people make us what we are, and we recognise the importance of them enjoying being part of the Ward team.

The care of both employees and clients is paramount. The cornerstones of delivering customer excellence and workplace wellbeing is part of the Ward make-up. We approach every client with creativity, striving to find the most appropriate security solutions for each business and situation. And as experts in the security sector, we offer support across all security disciplines - counterterrorism, risk assessment, mitigation, and management, through the delivery of risk exercises, consultancy and advice.

Expertise in our field is something we continue to build, and this starts at the top. Our management team has exceptional experience in high risk and high profile trophy assets, having protected some of the most prolific locations in the UK. This expertise is continually enhanced by providing security training through the Ward Training Academy enabling us to support employees at all levels in professional qualifications and continuous professional development.

Rest assured your business and employees are in safe hands with Ward. Not only are we listed in the top 15% of UK Approved Security Providers accredited by the Security Industry Authority, we are also listed in the top 30 UK Companies in the Regulated Security Sector.

Our company is founded on a culture of excellence that is shared by all. We invest in our people not because we have to, but because we want to. Ward strive to be the employer of choice within the industry, a commitment that is embedded throughout the business. Furthermore, our success impacts others and we are able to invest in the sustainability of our communities and work closely with many organisations to safeguard their futures. We are proud to be Ward.


Our Purpose

What we do matters.

We protect people, places and reputation whilst making a positive contribution to the communities in which we work.

Our Vision

We look after our people, our people look after our clients.

We aim to retain and attract the very best of both.


What We Stand For

Our people matter to us. We care about their growth and development, happiness and wellbeing in all aspects of their life.

How we work matters to us. We are proud to be a specialist security provider and will keep challenging ourselves to maintain this.

Our clients matter to us. We work with like-minded companies who share our core values, and we know that when we serve them well, success will follow.

Work with us

Fully Accredited

Ward Security is accredited to the highest industry standards and always strives to go beyond the levels required for full security industry compliance.

We are proud to have achieved the following accreditations.

  • Carbon Neutral

    Ward is now carbon neutral against its Scope 1 & 2 emissions, having invested in international offset projects through Carbon Footprint Ltd. in support of its commitment to a sustainable future.

  • International Inclusion Award and the Diversity Champion Award

    Awarded by Diversiton, Ward is proud to have achieved the Diversity Champion Award and International Inclusion Award 2021 – 2022.

  • Disability confident committed

    The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace. Being committed to this scheme means we can draw from the widest possible pool of talent and demonstrates our commitment to treat all employees fairly.

  • SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)

    Ward Security Holdings Limited currently holds SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Door Supervision, Key Holding, Public Space CCTV and Security Guarding.

  • Living Wage Foundation recognised Service Provider

    In alignment with our company values and as a firm supporter of this initiative, our policy is to provide a living wage option within all ours costings as we believe it benefits all parties. As people are our product is it essential that they are motivated and rewarded, which in turn drives the quality we aspire to provide

  • National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU)

    Aligning ourselves with the standards of NASDU ensures we meet both the high operational standards expected by our clients whilst always considering the welfare of the animals under our care. Ali Tod, our Head of Canine is a NASDU accredited instructor in General Purpose, Narcotics, Weapons Recovery and Explosive Search.

  • Security & Fire Excellence Awards

    Inspiration in HR Winner 2021

  • Cyber Essentials

    Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.

  • TINYg

    Ward are a Premium Partner of the Global Counter Terrorism Network, TINYg. For more information go to www.tinyg.info

  • City Security Council

    The City Security Council was originally established as a collective of premier security companies based in the City of London. The groups key objective was to work in close collaboration and support of the City of London Police and City of London Corporation in times of crisis or when any significant major event took place in the city. Since its inception, the group has grown considerably in membership and its remit has also evolved. The CSC is now recognised as a leading and authoritative voice of the security industry and one that represents
    the interests of thousands of security officers.

  • ISO 9001:2015 / ISO 14001:2015 / ISO 45001:2018

    The IS 9000 family of quality management system standards is designed to help organisations ensure they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product or service.

    ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organisation can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.

    ISO 45001 is an internationally applied British Standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.

  • The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

    CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.

    In partnership with the Association of London Government (ALG), CHAS was a key developer of the core criteria held in the Approved Code of Practice which supported the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (now recognised as CDM 2015) and is a founder member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement).

  • British Safety Council

    Provide training, resources and guidance for us to demonstrate best practice, reduce risk and promote health and wellbeing.

  • ACS Pacestetters

    The Approved Contract Scheme Pacesetters membership is made up of Contract Security Guarding Companies who are in the top 15% benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme. We are an ACS Pacesetter member and one of our canine team was awarded a Security Officer of Distinction award at the ACS Pacesetters Annual Awards.

  • Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC)

    A partnership between law enforcement agencies, local and national government organisations and private sector businesses to provide a platform to facilitate and communicate issues surrounding security and business resilience.

  • SafeContractor

    The SafeContractor accreditation scheme checks that we meet the necessary requirements around health and safety, equal opportunities, diversity and environmental management practices.


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