Celebrating 10 years providing security for Andover manufacturer PLP

At Venture, we are incredibly proud of the relationships we build with our customers, a majority of whom have been with us for many years. In the case of Andover manufacturer PLP, our two companies have now been working together for more than a decade, with the company highly valuing our quick response times and proactiveness.


A trusted Andover security provider

Preformed Line Products (PLP) is a global technology manufacturer, with a team of 80 people based at its factory and offices in Andover. In 2022, the company will celebrate its 65th anniversary and proud history as an Andover manufacturer.

Prior to approaching Venture, employees at PLP worked on a rota basis to handle all alarm activations. However, following a number of unpleasant callouts in the early hours and not wishing to expose team members to increased risk – as it was never known what they may encounter when getting on site - PLP decided to outsource its security requirements.

Venture was a natural choice, being locally based and having a good reputation in the area.

John Bentley, Managing Director, PLP GB, explains: “It was really important for us to work with a local security provider, as opposed to a faceless national brand.  I’m someone who likes to pick up the phone to speak with people and have really valued the opportunity to get to know the team at Venture. They are very approachable, friendly and responsive, which is the reason we have worked together so successfully.“

As well as attending the site when an alarm is activated, Venture also supports PLP by unlocking and then resecuring the premises, when employees need adhoc access out of hours. This ensures a seamless process and means PLP can have complete confidence that both the site and its employees are protected.


Proactive security prevents flood damage

When Venture security officer Otis discovered that a pipe had burst and was threatening to flood the factory, he didn’t hesitate in taking action. By the time the team at PLP had been alerted and made it on site, Otis had already moved stock and been proactive in trying to limit the potential damage.  

His actions and ongoing help that evening meant PLP experienced no product losses as a result of the flood and his proactive attitude was highly praised by the team.

Paul Howe, MD Venture Security, commented: “It’s been a pleasure to support the team at PLP for the last 10 years. They are a fantastic local company, with values that match our own. The longevity of our relationship is testament to the quality of the services we provide and our team members, who consistently go and above and beyond. We look forward to continuing to support PLP, as the company enters its 65th year in operation.“


Interested in security for your business?

At Venture, we work with businesses based across Andover, Salisbury, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton and Fareham, providing a range of professional security services.

Whether you’re looking for static guarding, mobile patrols, key holding and alarm response, or support with the locking and unlocking of your premises, we can help. 


To find out more about Venture’s full range of security services, please call us on 01264 391538 or email office@venturesec.co.uk