Expert protection for physical and intellectual property. Specialist security services you can trust, offering tailored solutions for businesses of all sizes and industries
Keeping homes and families safe. First-class security services for the safety and protection of individuals, family members, homes and assets
Supporting the smooth delivery of events, from corporate hospitality to festivals and some of the most prestigious venues in the country
Venture’s policies and procedures have been designed and implemented in line with British Standard codes of practice applicable to the Private Security Industry. With this in mind, we are proud to say that we are accredited under the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme and ISO9001:2008 for the provision of Security Guarding, Keyholding, Close Protection and Door Supervision. Venture is one of the UK’s highest performing security contractors with an SIA ACS score of 146, placing us inside the top 10% of all security companies in the whole country.
Venture Security holds SIA Approved Contractor status for the provision of Door Supervision, Security Guarding, Keyholding and Close Protection services.
The objective of the SIA's Approved Contractor scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities. The scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the industry; it only covers those parts of the industry that are regulated by the SIA and the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (as amended). There is a single scheme, with sector-specific approval based on a relevant set of qualifying criteria. Visit the SIA's website for more information.
The Approved Contract Scheme Pacesetters membership is made up of Contract Security Guarding Companies who are in the top 15% benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme.
To achieve accreditation companies must reach a score of zero and currently the maximum score is +174 points. All members of ACS Pacesetters will have gained a minimum score of +128 during their recent annual inspection by one of the five appointed UKAS inspection bodies.
There are currently 790 Contract Security Guarding Companies who have achieved ACS accreditation, therefore, it is very difficult for the buyers of security services to differentiate between them. The ACS Pacesetters places emphasis on the importance of the annual score, making the tender process for end-users very much simpler. Visit the ACS Pacesetter's website for more information.
Venture Security is accredited under ISO9001:2008 for the Provision of Security Services including Door Supervision, Static Site Guarding and Mobile Patrols, Keyholding and Alarm Response and Close Protection, together with Security Screening in accordance with BS7960, BS7499, BS7984, BS8507-1 & BS7858.
The ISO 9000 family of standards represents an international consensus on good quality management practices. It consists of standards and guidelines relating to quality management systems and related supporting standards. ISO 9001:2008 is the standard that provides a set of consistent requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what the user organisation does, its size, or whether it is in the private or public sector. It is the only standard in the family against which organisations can be certified – although certification is not a compulsory requirement of the standard. Visit the ISO website for more information.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The real Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay this wage on a voluntary basis. The real Living Wage enjoys cross-party support.
The UK Living Wage is currently £8.75 per hour. The London Living Wage is currently £10.20 per hour. This figure covers all boroughs in Greater London. These figures are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence on living standards in London and the UK.
SAFEcontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 150 major clients and almost 18,000 contractor members.
Registered members with the SAFEcontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors.
With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the SAFEcontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors. Visit their website for more information.
CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.
Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards.
Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers. Visit the CHAS website for more information.