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UK Manned Security market report

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Manned Security market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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Covered in this report

  • Manned guarding 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, and baggage, cargo and mail screening. Diplomatic and anti-terrorist security, involving vehicle escort services, anti-bug sweeping and the detection of explosives, are also included in the sector.
  • Cash-in-transit involves the transportation of cash and valuables. The sector includes the counting and processing of money, and the restocking of bank and building society cash dispensers.
  • Custodial services includes the design, construction, management and financing of private prisons, together with prisoner escorting and curfew enforcement via electronic monitoring

Company profiles

  • Cordant Security
  • GEO Amey PECs
  • G4S Cash Solutions
  • Loomis UK
  • Securitas Security Services UK
  • Sodexo Justice Services

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Marco Amasanti, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

The manned security market maintained value growth in 2018, rising 2.2% despite some difficult trading conditions, central to which remain Brexit-tied uncertainty, the decline in cash use and falling prisoner numbers. Growth was underpinned by continued outsourcing in custodial services, a buoyant manned guarding market and stubborn economic growth. Looking forward, this growth is set to be further tested, though the market is still forecast to maintain growth in the next five years. Marco Amasanti
B2B Analyst

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Value continues to rise in 2018, with custodial services at the forefront
              • Figure 1: UK manned security forecast market value, £ million, 2014-23
            • Market forecast
              • Companies and brands
                • Restructuring efforts
                  • What we think
                  • Issues and Insights

                    • Uncertain future for outsourcing and custodial services
                      • The facts
                        • The implications
                          • Brexit and the manned security industry
                            • The facts
                              • The implications
                              • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                • Market value continues to rise in 2018
                                  • Custodial services remain at forefront of growth
                                    • The market is set to maintain growth despite difficult trading conditions
                                    • Market Size

                                      • Market sustains value growth in 2018
                                          • Figure 2: UK manned security market value, £ million, 2014-18
                                      • Market Segmentation

                                        • All sectors maintain growth in 2018
                                          • Figure 3: UK manned security market value, by sector, £ million, 2014-18
                                        • Manned guarding
                                          • Figure 4: Manned guarding market value, £ million, 2014-18
                                        • Cash-in-transit
                                          • Figure 5: Cash-in-transit market value, £ million, 2014-18
                                        • Custodial services
                                          • Figure 6: Custodial services market value, £ million, 2014-18
                                      • Market Forecast

                                        • Value forecast to maintain consecutive growth
                                            • Figure 7: UK manned security forecast market value, £ million, 2014-23
                                          • Custodial services set to surpass cash-in-transit in 2023
                                            • Figure 8: UK manned security forecast market segmentation, £ million, 2019-23
                                          • Prison population projections
                                            • Figure 9: England and Wales prison population projections, June 2018-June 2022
                                        • The Impact of the Economy

                                          • The obstruction of Brexit
                                              • Figure 10: Gross Domestic Product, £ million, Q1 2015-Q2 2018
                                          • Market Trends

                                            • Demand for custodial services falls alongside prison population
                                                • Figure 11: England and Wales prison population, 2014-18
                                              • Use of ATMs
                                                • Volume of transactions
                                                  • Figure 12: Volume of ATM transactions, million, January 2016-September 2018
                                                • Value of transactions
                                                  • Figure 13: Value of ATM transactions, £ million, January 2016-September 2018
                                                • Number of ATMs
                                                    • Figure 14: UK number of ATMs, free to use and pay to use, '000, 2008-17
                                                  • Ongoing decline in cash use
                                                      • Figure 15: Cash use as a % of retail transactions, 2012-17
                                                    • Wholesale and retail crime rates grow sharply in 2017
                                                        • Figure 16: Wholesale and retail crime, incidents per 1,000 premises, 2012-17
                                                    • Market Drivers

                                                      • National Living Wage driving operation costs
                                                        • Figure 17: National Living Wage, £ per hour, April 2016-April 2018
                                                      • Surging manned guarding demand from leisure sectors
                                                        • Figure 18: UK sporting events and music events market value, £ billion, 2013-17
                                                        • Figure 19: UK pub industry market value, £ million, 2013-17
                                                    • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                      • Growth across security infrastructure
                                                        • Restructuring efforts
                                                          • GEO Amey PECS signs contract with Scottish Prison Services
                                                          • Industry Structure

                                                              • Changes in the structure of the industry
                                                                • Figure 20: Analysis of the changes in private security activities, number of outlets and businesses, 2013-17
                                                                • Figure 21: Analysis of the changes in security systems service activities, number of outlets and businesses, 2013-17
                                                              • Structure by employment
                                                                • Figure 22: Analysis of the employment structure of private security activities, number of employees and outlets, 2016 and 2017
                                                                • Figure 23: Analysis of the employment structure of security systems service activities, number of employees and outlets, 2016 and 2017
                                                              • Structure by turnover
                                                                • Figure 24: Analysis of the financial structure of private security activities, £'000 and number of businesses, 2016 and 2017
                                                                • Figure 25: Analysis of the financial structure of security systems service activities, £'000 and number of businesses, 2016 and 2017
                                                            • Company Profiles

                                                              • Cordant Security
                                                                • Recent company activity
                                                                  • Financial information
                                                                    • Figure 26: Financial analysis of Cordant Security, £ million, 2013-17
                                                                  • GEO Amey PECS
                                                                    • Recent company activity
                                                                      • Financial information
                                                                        • Figure 27: Financial analysis of GEO Amey PECS, £ million, 2013-17
                                                                      • G4S Cash Solutions
                                                                        • Recent company activity
                                                                          • Financial information
                                                                            • Figure 28: Financial analysis of G4S Cash Solutions, £ million, 2013-17
                                                                          • Loomis UK
                                                                            • Recent company activity
                                                                              • Financial information
                                                                                • Figure 29: Financial analysis of Loomis UK, £ million, 2013-17
                                                                              • Securitas Security Services UK
                                                                                • Recent company activity
                                                                                  • Financial information
                                                                                    • Figure 30: Financial analysis of Securitas Security Services UK, £ million, 2013-17
                                                                                  • Sodexo Justice Services
                                                                                    • Recent company activity
                                                                                      • Financial information
                                                                                        • Figure 31: Financial analysis of Sodexo, £ million, 2013-17
                                                                                    • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                        • Abbreviations
                                                                                          • Methodology
                                                                                          • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                            • Trade associations
                                                                                              • Association of Security Consultants
                                                                                                • British Security Industry Association
                                                                                                  • Skills for Security
                                                                                                    • International Professional Security Association
                                                                                                      • Security Industry Authority
                                                                                                        • Trade magazines
                                                                                                          • FM World
                                                                                                            • Intersec
                                                                                                              • Professional Security
                                                                                                                • Trade events
                                                                                                                  • Intersec Expo
                                                                                                                    • International Security Expo 2018