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Manned Security (Industrial Report) - UK - November 2013

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For the purposes of this report, the manned security market includes three main sectors, namely manned guarding, cash-in-transit (CIT) and custodial services. The manned guarding sector is the largest of the three, while the CIT and custodial services markets are still relatively small sectors. The following definitions are used in this report:

Manned guarding, which includes uniformed guards and guard patrols, with or without dogs, and either permanently or periodically on site. Also included are guards and plain clothes detectives in retail premises, keyholders and personnel monitoring and responding to alarms. The manned guarding market also includes personnel involved in air traffic security, such as airport guarding, as well as baggage, cargo and mail screening. Diplomatic and anti-terrorist security, involving vehicle escort services, anti-bug sweeping and the detection of explosives, is also included in this sector.

CIT, which primarily involves the transportation of cash and valuables. This sector includes counting and processing of money and the restocking of bank and building society cash dispensers.

Custodial services, which includes the design, construction, management and financing of private prisons, together with prisoner escorting and curfew enforcement via electronic monitoring.

There has been an increasing trend of facilities management companies providing manned security services, while the reverse is also true, with an increasing number of security companies offering facilities management services. However, as such services are often bundled with other services and are provided under one facilities management contract, it is not always possible to analyse the value of the manned security aspect of such contracts. Therefore, the value of such facilities management contracts is not included in this report. Facilities management services are analysed separately in the MBD report, The UK Facilities Management

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

    • The market
      • Increasing growth rate for UK market
        • Figure 1: UK market for manned security, 2011-12
      • Rising share of the market for custodial services
        • Figure 2: Segmentation of UK market for manned security, 2012
      • Cumulative growth of 6% forecast to 2017
        • Figure 3: Forecast UK market for manned security, 2013-17
      • Market factors
        • Regulatory changes due to take effect in 2014
          • Rising prison population supports demand for custodial services
            • Figure 4: Average prison population, England & Wales, 2008-12
          • Acquisition activity continues
            • ATM growth stalls
              • Figure 5: Number of ATM machines in the UK, 2008-12
            • Companies
              • G4S profitability declining amid public struggles
                • Securitas records losses during major integration
                  • What we think
                  • Introduction

                    • Definitions
                      • Methodology
                        • Abbreviations
                          • Market positioning
                            • The regulator
                              • The customer
                                • The supplier
                                  • UK economy
                                    • Overview
                                      • Inflation
                                        • Interest rates
                                          • House prices
                                            • Consumer spending
                                              • Manufacturing
                                                • Business investment
                                                  • Market factors
                                                    • Economic conditions
                                                      • Fear of crime and crime levels
                                                        • Public sector outsourcing
                                                          • Financial sector outsourcing
                                                            • Legislation and standards
                                                            • Market Size and Trends

                                                              • Chapter summary
                                                                • Market size
                                                                  • Figure 6: UK market for manned security, 2008-12
                                                                • Market segmentation
                                                                  • Figure 7: Segmentation of the UK market for manned security, by type, 2008-12
                                                                • Manned guarding
                                                                  • Cash-in-transit
                                                                    • Custodial services
                                                                      • End-use segmentation
                                                                        • Figure 8: Segmentation of the UK market for manned security, by end-use, 2012
                                                                      • Regional analysis
                                                                        • Regional market by licenses
                                                                          • Figure 9: Number of licenses in the UK, by region, 2013
                                                                        • Regional market by revenue
                                                                          • Figure 10: UK market for manned security, by region, 2012
                                                                        • Market trends
                                                                          • Acquisitions and diversification
                                                                            • Private security industry regulatory changes to take effect from 2014
                                                                              • Demand for prison services
                                                                                • Figure 11: Average prison population, England & Wales and Scotland, 2008-12
                                                                                • Figure 12: Projected prison population, England & Wales, 2013-18
                                                                              • Trends in ATM numbers
                                                                                • Figure 13: Number of ATM machines in the UK, 2002-12
                                                                              • Minimum wage
                                                                                • Figure 14: Minimum wage level in the UK, 2003-13
                                                                              • Crime rates in the UK
                                                                                • Figure 15: Police recorded crime in England and Wales, 2012-13
                                                                              • Retail crime increasing but investment is favouring electronic systems
                                                                              • Industry Structure

                                                                                • Chapter summary
                                                                                  • Industry overview
                                                                                    • Industry classification
                                                                                      • Number of firms in the industry
                                                                                        • Figure 16: Analysis of changes in the UK private security activities industry, 2009-12
                                                                                      • Approved security contractors
                                                                                        • Figure 17: Structure of the Approved Contractors Scheme, 2013
                                                                                      • Reported market shares
                                                                                        • Figure 18: Top five companies in the regulated security sector, 2012
                                                                                      • Structure by turnover
                                                                                        • Figure 19: Analysis of the financial structure of the UK private security activities sector, 2009-12
                                                                                      • Structure by employment
                                                                                        • Figure 20: Analysis of the employment structure of the UK private security activities industry, 2009-12
                                                                                      • Company profiles
                                                                                        • Carlisle Security Services
                                                                                          • Figure 21: Financial analysis of Carlisle Security Services, 2008-12
                                                                                        • Advance Security UK
                                                                                          • Figure 22: Financial analysis of Advance Security UK, 2008-12
                                                                                        • Corps of Commissionaires Management
                                                                                            • Figure 23: Financial analysis of Corps of Commissionaires Management, 2009-13
                                                                                          • First Security
                                                                                            • Figure 24: Financial analysis of First Security (Guards), 2008-12
                                                                                          • G4S/G4S Secure Solutions (UK)/G4S Regional Management UK&I/G4S Cash Solutions (UK)
                                                                                            • Figure 25: Financial analysis of G4S, 2008-12
                                                                                            • Figure 26: Geographic turnover analysis of G4S, by class of business, 2012
                                                                                            • Figure 27: Financial analysis of G4S Secure Solutions (UK), 2007-11
                                                                                            • Figure 28: Financial analysis of G4S Regional Management (UK & I), 2008-12
                                                                                            • Figure 29: Financial analysis of G4S Cash Solutions (UK), 2008-12
                                                                                          • MITIE Security
                                                                                              • Figure 30: Financial analysis of MITIE Security, 2009-13
                                                                                            • Loomis UK
                                                                                              • Figure 31: Financial analysis of Loomis UK, 2008-12
                                                                                            • Securitas Security Services (UK)
                                                                                                • Figure 32: Financial analysis of Securitas Security Services (UK), 2008-12
                                                                                              • Vision Security Group
                                                                                                • Figure 33: Financial analysis of Vision Security Group, 2008-12
                                                                                              • Wilson James Group
                                                                                                • Figure 34: Financial analysis of Wilson James Group, 2008-12
                                                                                              • ISS Facility Services
                                                                                                • Figure 35: Financial analysis of ISS Facility Services, 2008-12
                                                                                              • The Shield Guarding Company
                                                                                                  • Figure 36: Financial analysis of The Shield Guarding Company, 2008-12
                                                                                                • ICTS (UK)
                                                                                                    • Figure 37: Financial analysis of ICTS (UK), 2008-12
                                                                                                  • Rentokil Initial Facilities Management (UK)
                                                                                                      • Figure 38: Financial analysis of Initial Facilities Management, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • TSS (Total Security Services)
                                                                                                      • Figure 39: Financial analysis of TSS (Total Security Services), 2009-12
                                                                                                    • Axis Security Services
                                                                                                      • Figure 40: Financial analysis of Axis Security Services, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • Ultimate Security Services
                                                                                                      • Figure 41: Financial analysis of Ultimate Security Services, 2009-12
                                                                                                    • Sodexo
                                                                                                      • Figure 42: Financial analysis of Sodexo, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • Kingdom Security
                                                                                                      • Figure 43: Financial analysis of Kingdom Security, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • CIS Security
                                                                                                      • Figure 44: Financial analysis of CIS Security, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • OCS Group
                                                                                                      • Figure 45: Financial analysis of the OCS Group, 2009-13
                                                                                                  • Forecast

                                                                                                    • Chapter summary
                                                                                                      • Market size
                                                                                                          • Figure 46: Forecast UK market for manned security, 2013-17
                                                                                                        • Market segmentation
                                                                                                          • Figure 47: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for manned security, by type, 2013-17
                                                                                                        • Industry
                                                                                                          • Divergence of smaller and larger players
                                                                                                            • Rationalisation of supply
                                                                                                              • Industry training crossroads
                                                                                                              • Further Sources & Contacts

                                                                                                                • Trade associations
                                                                                                                  • Trade magazines

                                                                                                                  Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                  Manned Security (Industrial Report) - UK - November 2013

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