Outsourced Security Guarding Services: UK market profile and forecast 2015


Published: January 2015
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About this report

NB this is an old report which we have not updated in the last couple of years. Let us know if you would be interested in a new version.

What does it contain?

This market report reviews the provision of outsourced security guarding services in the UK.
We quantify the market size, historical growth rates, segmentation patterns and levels of industry profitability while reviewing key factors behind these figures.
We also carry out an in-depth analysis of the relevant drivers of industry growth – in particular trends in prisons and policing, air travel, retailing and development / deployment of CCTV and other security technologies – setting out historical trends and available forecasts.
Our forecast for industry growth by segment is based on this analysis of historical trends and our understanding of growth drivers.

What are the objectives of this report?

The security industry has been touched by several important trends, some of which are important across business services markets with others being related to even broader trends. These include:
– Growth of integrated FM contracts
– Application of new technology and consequent reengineering of services
– Government spending cuts and outsourcing of services to achieve savings
– Increase in levels of security in airports and other sensitive locations
– Growth of internet retailing
In assessing the prospects of the market, it is important to think through what each of these trends means for the security industry and see how, and by how much, it may change in the light of them. That is the main objective of this report.

Who is it intended for?

– Security service providers
– Manufacturers of security equipment
– Purchasers of security
– Facilities management groups
– Investors
– Banks
– Consultants
– Governments and regulatory bodies

What are the sources and methodology?

This report is based on:
– Financial analysis of the accounts of companies in the industry
– Interviews with senior-level contacts in the market
– Extensive research into published industry sources
– In-depth analysis of the macroeconomic environment and relevant market drivers
– Our own experience of advising both companies and investors in security businesses and other business services areas.

Information from these sources has been synthesised and presented clearly and concisely with extensive use of charts and tables to illuminate points and support conclusions.

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    The UK security market – 7
    – Market definition
    – Regulation
    – Customers

    Market size and growth – 9

    Market drivers – 10
    – Discussion of drivers
    – Drivers and their impact

    Market trends – 24
    – Bundling and IFM packages
    – CCTV / electronic security

    Competitive landscape – 26
    – Comparison of leading companies
    – Profiles

    Forecasts – 48
    – Key drivers forecast
    – Security market forecast
    – Risks to the forecast

    Appendix – 57

    List of figures (UK Outsourced Security Guarding Services Market Report 2015)

    1. Market size / £m
    2. Historical UK GDP in current prices, inflation (GDP deflator) and real GDP / % annual changes.
    3. UK Inflation: Consumer price index and GDP deflator / % annual change
    4. UK Household disposable income and retail sales / % annual change
    5. Internet sales: value and as % of all retailing / £bn, %
    6. No. of total crime (millions) & property crime incidents
    7. Perception of crime / % saying there is more crime than two years ago: nationally vs in local area
    8. UK airline passengers / m
    9. Airport security spend / £m
    10. Value of outsourced prison contracts / £m
    11. Prison population in England and Wales / ‘000
    12. Prison population as % of total population by country
    13. Cost per prisoner, per year (most recent year) / £
    14. Number of police officers in England Wales / ‘000
    15. Minimum wage / £
    16. Security companies revenue (most recent year) / % of total market
    17. Leading operator’s historical revenue trend and market growth / %
    18. Number of ACS approved companies
    19. Pre-tax profit margins (most recent year) / %
    20. Leading operators pre-tax profit / %
    21. Revenue per employee (most recent year) / £’000
    22. G4S summary financials
    23. Securitas Security Service (UK) Limited summary financials
    24. MITIE Total Security Management UK summary financials
    25. Vision Security Group Limited summary financials
    26. Advance Security UK Limited summary financials
    27. Corps of Commissionaires Management Limited summary financials
    28. The Shield Guarding Company Limited summary financials
    29. TSS Total Security Services Limited summary financials
    30. Ultimate Security Services Limited summary financials
    31. Axis Security Service Limited summary financials
    32. First Security (Guards) Limited summary financials
    33. Carlisle Security Services Limited summary financials
    34. CIS Security Services Limited summary financials
    35. Kingdom Security Limited summary financials
    36. UK GDP forecasts in current prices (money GDP), inflation (CPI) and real GDP / % annual changes – Historical and forecast
    37. UK population growth: historical and forecast / millions
    38. UK Consumer Price Index and GDP deflator / % annual change. Historical and OBR Autumn 2011 forecast
    39. UK household disposable income and retail sales / % annual change . Historical and OBR Autumn 2014 forecast
    40. Forecast value of outsourced prison contracts / £m
    41. Number of police officers in England Wales forecast / ‘000
    42. Airport passenger numbers forecast / million
    43. Market size forecast / £m

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