Brian Sims

Banham Security moves to acquire Swindon-based Tops Security

LONDON-BASED security specialist Banham Security has continued its ongoing bid to grow the business by acquiring Swindon-based concern Tops Security. Founded in 2008, Tops Security prides itself on having created leading system designs and installations, all the while delivering technical support for commercial and domestic clients alike within Swindon and the surrounding areas.

Founded back in 1926, Banham remains the largest provider of home security systems in London and the South East of England. The British, family-run business, which is currently looked after by the fourth generation of the Banham family, has witnessed significant year-on-year growth for almost a century in operation.

Banham’s streak of acquisitions has continued since its secured Willenhall-based manufacturer Guardian Locks last year. The business has been expanding its reach outside of London and the South East of England for several years now, providing security to aspirational residential towns in the West Country such as Bristol and Bath. This renders the acquisition of Tops Security a natural fit for the company.

With Banham now having a local presence in Swindon, this will allow the organisation to further its reach, duly providing homeowners and businesses with access to its locks and alarms as well as bespoke integrated security solutions throughout the West Country.

Core values

Banham and Tops Security share several core values. Both are proud industry experts with a strong family ethos, while also having a shared focus on quality, premium electronic security and technology and an ongoing commitment to nurture young talent within the industry.

Speaking about the acquisition, Charles Hallatt (executive chair at Banham) said: “Banham is delighted to officially welcome Tops Security to the Banham family. This acquisition marks an exciting time for Banham’s growth as we look to expand our business into the West Country. Banham will now have a physical premises in Swindon, bringing our locations to a total of eight that span right across the UK.”

Hallatt added: “With us both being family-owned and run, there’s an undeniable natural synergy between Banham and Tops Security in terms of both our core values and the ways in which we operate. It’s important that we work closely together, continue to engage with local communities, develop our people into leading experts and also provide a premium product and service for our customers. Tops Security joining Banham will greatly add to as well as complement our growth plans for the future.”

Proud moment

Simon Rushton, director and owner at Tops Security, added: “This is a very proud moment for us all at Tops Security and testament to our continued success since we started the company back in 2008. I’m delighted that Tops Security has joined the Banham Group, which allows us to elevate our security offer with Banham’s range of UK-manufactured products and leading security services.”

Gary Jones, director and owner at Tops Security, concluded: “We look forward to the start of this new partnership with Banham and the exciting prospects that lie ahead. We feel strongly that Banham’s name, reputation, ethos and plans for Tops Security provide the very best opportunity for everyone involved and affords us a stable and exciting future for the whole team.”

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