KINGS SECURE Technologies has moved to complete the acquisition of fire risk assessment and risk management reporting specialist Quidvis Ltd. Industry disruptor Quidvis has “revolutionised” the way in which fire risk assessments and fire door inspections are conducted and reported.
Providing property owners with a comprehensive method for managing the fire risk process in their business, the Quidvis solution affords the former the ability to review their risks across their entire estate, allocate work internally or externally and also record any works conducted and the budgets allocated.
In addition, property owners can upload certificates, work orders and policies covering all aspects of managing fire risk in their business. This allows Quidvis Ltd to provide their clients with the complete ‘golden thread’ of fire risk management for every property in their estate.
The business combines a national network of specialist fire risk assessors and fire door inspectors with risk management tools. This arrangement ensures that all assessments are consistent, comprehensive and evidence-based.
Ongoing transition and innovation
Kings Secure Technologies’ CEO Bob Forsyth commented: “We’re very excited to make this announcement following our two recent acquisitions and the launch of our first SaaS business, namely DYMENSiON. The acquisition of Quidvis Ltd moves us even further down the road of transition and innovation using cutting-edge technology.”
Darren Gamage, chief operating officer of Kings Secure Technologies, added: “In today’s data-driven market, Quidvis Ltd is a fantastic addition to our business and expands both our fire safety and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offers. Through Quidvis Ltd, our stakeholders, be they FM companies or end users, will be digitally armed to view all fire risk and fire door surveys undertaken through the system. The platform gives customers the ability to co-ordinate their fire risk management and drive issues through to a conclusion, allowing them to build a robust ‘golden thread’ of fire risk management across their estate.”
Grant Kennedy, managing director of Quidvis Ltd, responded: “This is an exciting time for Quidvis Ltd as we join the Kings Secure Technologies group of companies. Kings Secure Technologies’ strategy of combining technology, people and Best-in-Class SaaS means that they are the ideal long-term partner for Quidvis Ltd. By combining our strengths, we can deliver an efficient and highly competitive fire risk offer for Kings Secure Technologies’ customers and, ultimately, deliver a safer built environment based on the right information being available to the right people at the right time.”
Kings Secure Technologies was advised on the acquisition by the Leeds offices of RSM and also Squire Patton Boggs’ Leeds office, with Ward Hadaway serving as advisor for Quidvis Ltd.
Kings Secure Technologies is a leading group of companies providing specialist solutions within the security and fire sectors and operating in a wide range of industries. With its head office based in West Yorkshire and satellite offices running in Scotland, the Midlands, London and the South East, the businesses focuses squarely on delivering cutting-edge and innovative solutions that realise a full end-to-end risk management approach for its clients.
Post Office Ltd contract
Kings Secure Technologies has also just been awarded a prestigious new five-year contract with Post Office Ltd where there’s a possible extension for an additional three years.
Post Office Ltd is a core part of the national infrastructure. As such, its network must have the appropriate security controls in place to ensure that it’s not affected by issues that could impact the service it provides for its customers, clients and, indeed, the wider community.
With an expansive estate of over 11,500 Post Office branches, 15 cash centre depots and three main administration offices, first class delivery and compliance is of the upmost importance.
Kings Secure Technologies has worked with the Post Office Ltd since 2011, with the former consistently reviewing its service delivery, identifying opportunities to reduce cost and improve efficiencies in areas where the benefit could be reinvested in significant savings for the client.
Working together with long-term weighing solutions supplier to the Post Office Ltd, namely the DIGI Group, as well as safe servicing and engineering partner Insafe, the companies will maintain and service the Post Office Ltd’s estate on an efficient and proactive basis, while focusing on Service Level Agreements in a ‘continuous improvement’-based environment.
Bob Forsyth commented: “We’re delighted to announce the award of this contract and the continuation of our successful relationship with the Post Office Ltd. The team at Kings Secure Technologies prides itself on having provided exceptional and reliable security services to the Post Office for over ten years, keeping its assets, customers and clients secure through vigilance and proactive engagement with our delivery partners DIGI Group and Insafe.”
Steve Norris, director of property, security and facilities at the Post Office Ltd, concluded: “The safety and security of the public and our colleagues is the top priority for the Post Office Ltd. Under the new contract, Kings Secure Technologies, the DIGI Group and Insafe will be responsible for the provision of property security, grapevine and business support services for our extensive portfolio. During the tendering process, we were impressed by the quality and competitive value offered by Kings Secure Technologies, and also by the company’s understanding of our business and requirements. We look forward to further developing our trusted relationship.”
*Additional information on Kings Secure Technologies is available online at www.kingsltd.co.uk