CHRISTMAS may be well and truly over but toys are still at the top of the list for one of Ireland’s biggest independent security company Mercury Security & Facilities Management, after being awarded the all-Ireland security contract for Smyths Toys.
Founded in County Mayo in 1986, Smyths is the biggest toy retailer in Ireland and now operates no fewer than 80 stores throughout Ireland and the UK.
Lisburn-based company Mercury, which also has offices in Dublin, Limerick and London, has established a strong reputation as a leading security provider in the retail market with an impressive portfolio of clients that also includes HMV, Sports Direct, Lidl, CastleCourt and a host of other prominent shopping centres.
The Smyths security contract will see Mercury provide a team of well-equipped manned guards, with fast access to additional support and resources if required, to all 27 Smyths stores across the island of Ireland, including six in Northern Ireland.
“Whilst Smyths Toys provides endless hours of fun for children the length and breadth of Ireland, providing security for such a huge and respected retail giant is far from child’s play,” said Liam Cullen, Mercury’s Regional Director UK and Ireland.
“We are delighted to work with Smyths Toys and the implementation of our manned guards into each store will provide vital protection and offer peace of mind for staff and customers alike,” he added.
Smyths Toys’ Senior Operations Manager Adam Smith said: “At Smyths we take the safety of our staff, customers and products very seriously. We were very impressed by Mercury’s innovative and forward-thinking approach to security and with their extensive experience and expertise in the retail industry, we are confident that our stores will be safe and secure.”
Mercury Security & Facilities Management Ltd provides bespoke stand alone and integrated security solutions to clients across a number of sectors including retail, finance, government, residential, transport, public sector, hotels & Leisure, construction etc.
Founded in 2001, Mercury Security & Facilities Management Limited is Ireland’s largest independent Security Management Company, with Headquarters in Lisburn, County Antrim and offices in Dublin, Limerick and London. Accredited services provided by Mercury 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.