It’s the place where Venture was officially founded more than 15 years ago and that we still call home today. We are of course talking about Andover!
Just a short distance from Winchester, Basingstoke, Southampton and Salisbury, and within easy reach of London and the south coast, Andover is home to Venture’s head office and call centre. It’s also where many of our officers are based and where the company’s founders were born and raised.
With such strong local roots, one of the things we’re most proud of is that we continue to create local employment opportunities, while protecting businesses across the area with our comprehensive range of security services. Plus, we’re delighted to be working with Andover Business Improvement District (BID) to help make the town centre a safer and more pleasant place to visit.
Whether it’s by providing manned guarding and mobile patrols, looking after the locking and unlocking of premises, or responding to alarm activations, we support our customers to keep their people, property and assets safe. We also provide a range of residential security services for homeowners, whilst our specialist event security team supports many of the region’s top events.
Here is a brief overview of some of the services we provide for public and private sector customers in the Andover area.
Mobile security patrols offer a cost-effective solution for businesses large and small.
Prior to contracting Venture, The Commercial Centre based in Picket Piece had been relatively crime-free. But in October 2014 that all changed, after the site was the target of an organised crime break-in. The result was that goods and equipment were stolen from 16 of the Centre’s units in a single night and untold damage was caused.
As a result, the Centre took steps to strengthen its security, including hiring Venture to provide professional security patrols, to help safeguard the premises. And we’ve been in place ever since.
Our officers conduct daily security patrol of the units, 365 days a year, providing a visible security presence and limiting any window of opportunity for would-be criminals.
“They listen, they’re professional, polite, know what they’re doing and always go the extra mile. If you’re considering using Venture, I would have no hesitation in saying I recommend them 110%.”
Lifts expert Stannah is one of the UK’s leading engineering companies. It is an independent, family owned and run company, whose head office and numerous other sites are located in Andover.
Prior to contracting Venture, Stannah had been experiencing issues with its previous security company. This included a high turnover and poor calibre of security staff. The facilities team felt that the service being delivered was not reaching the standard required, so they decided to review their options.
Venture now provides a range of security services for 19 Stannah sites located across Andover and Salisbury.
“One of Venture’s main strengths is their ability to react quickly, which is fantastic. They are flexible and always provide the cover we need, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”
Having seen the positive impact that our City Centre Security Officer (CCSOs) were having in other towns and cities in the region, in July 2020 Venture was awarded a contract by Andover Business Improvement District (BID) to help tackle antisocial behaviour in the town centre.
Our trained and SIA licensed ‘BID Rangers’ now conduct daily patrols, looking out for issues including alcohol consumption, excessive noise and intimidating behaviour.
They liaise closely with Andover BID, the police, the local council and other stakeholders, to help maintain and improve community safety and also form an integral part of ‘Op Mazi’ – an initiative launched in 2018 to address anti-social behaviour linked to street-attached individuals.
In April 2021, they were credited with having recovered around £5k worth of stolen goods and the feedback from retailers continues to be very positive.
“The Rangers are part of our longer-term strategy to improve the shopping and business experience in the town centre. Businesses have been very clear that this is an initiative that they feel should be a priority for BID to deliver in Andover and that’s exactly what we have worked hard to achieve. We are delighted to have been able to award this contract to Venture Security who are market leaders in this very specialised field and are also Andover based.”
Based in Andover and need security for your business?
Venture is ranked within the top 1% of security providers in the UK and our experienced team is primed and ready to help you. Whether your business would benefit from key holding, alarm response, mobile patrols, or manned guarding – or a combination of services tailored to your individual needs.
For more information, call us on 01264 391538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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