Northern Ireland’s largest independently owned security company, Mercury Security & Facilities Management, has expanded its growing portfolio of retail clients after being awarded a new security contract at Market Cross Shopping Centre in Kilkenny.
The announcement marks a period of continued growth in the retail sector for Mercury, which in recent months has signed deals with Harvey Norman, Scotch Hall Shopping Centre and Woodie’s DIY in the Republic of Ireland, as well as securing contracts with UK shopping centres Hammersmith Broadway and Fulham Broadway.
Regarded as one of the country’s premiere shopping destinations, Market Cross Shopping Centre in Kilkenny boasts over 40 stores made up of a mixture of local Irish retailers and big-name brands.
Following a rigorous tender process, the new contract will see Mercury supply a core team of expertly equipped and fully trained security officers, with ready access to additional support and resources, to provide manned guarding services at the location.
Frank Cullen, CEO of Mercury Security & Facilities Management, said: “This is a very prestigious contract and everyone at Mercury Security is delighted to be working with the team at Market Cross Shopping Centre in Kilkenny and the property management agent Lambert Smith Hampton in Dublin.
“Over the past decade, we have invested more than £5 million into the latest technology and training available to enable us to provide innovative, holistic security solutions to our growing list of clients in the retail space, and in particular shopping centres.
“This contract with Market Cross Kilkenny reflects how our experience, coupled with our investment in training and technology, is enabling us to expand successfully into the ROI shopping centre market. Furthermore, it continues to place Mercury at the forefront of the security industry and as a trusted partner for some of the world’s leading companies and retail organisations,” added Mr Cullen.
John Chatten, Centre Manager at Market Cross Shopping Centre Kilkenny, said: “We consider the safety and security of our customers, staff and premises as a top priority, and it is important to us that our security partners reflect this. We were impressed by Mercury’s innovative and tailored approach to security and with their extensive experience and expertise, particularly in the retail industry, we are confident that our shopping centre will be safe and secure.”
As well as shopping centres, Lisburn-based Mercury, which also has offices in Dublin, Limerick, Northampton and London, provides a range of integrated security solutions to an impressive portfolio of retail clients throughout the UK and Ireland including Harvey Norman, Lifestyle Sports and Elvery’s Intersport.
Mercury Security Management is Northern Ireland’s largest independent security company. Since its formation in 2001, the company has established a strong reputation across the industry as a pioneer in the area of integrated security solutions – combining physical manpower with cutting edge technology to service an ever-growing client base all over Ireland and the UK.
The accredited services provided by Mercury Security & Facilities Management include; Manned Static and Retail Guarding, Concierge Services, Event Security Planning and Management, Systems Maintenance, Burglar Alarm & Fire Monitoring, Key holding and Alarm Response, Satellite Tracked Mobile Patrols, Staff and Vehicle Escort Services, Lone Worker Protection and Monitoring, Vehicle and Asset Tracking and Approved and Accredited Training courses.