The importance of local relationships in the security industry

As a locally based security company, the importance of having strong local relationships cannot be underestimated.

As in any industry, working with local businesses is a great idea. These partnerships strengthen the local economy, support the local community and create relationships that can be mutually beneficial for both parties.

We’ve talked before about why a local security company is preferable to a national. About how their local knowledge, fast response times and access to a pool of locally based security officers can benefit your business. But working with local business can be beneficial to the security provider too.

Here’s how Abbey Security interact with businesses in our local area of Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge, and the benefits these connections bring.

Working with local suppliers

Local relationships are often a two-way street. As well as providing services to businesses in our locality, Abbey Security look to local suppliers to provide their goods.

Recently we’ve taken possession of our latest vehicle from Bury St Edmunds based car firm – Turners Hyundai, a company we’ve used to supply our security vehicles ever since our inception 33 years ago.

Where possible we look to do our business locally. By offering this loyalty to our customers and the businesses we deal with, we receive their loyalty in return.

Providing security services to local firms

The trust shown to these local suppliers must be earned. And it’s the same with Abbey Security. Our customers stay faithful to us because of the levels of service we provide.

That’s why we have provided security solutions to Abbey Labels in Bury St Edmunds for the past 33 years. And why, in 2017, we celebrated 20 years of protecting staff and businesses on Cambridge Science Park.

We’re proud of the testimonials we’ve received from happy clients, and are happy to be giving back to the Suffolk community.

Supporting Suffolk based charities

Charity is also important to us. We supplied complimentary security support to Suffolk charity, St Nicholas Hospice Care, a cause we have supported heavily in the past.

It’s our belief that by supporting local companies and causes, we can positively impact the local area. This is one of our key business goals.

Corporate social responsibility

As an SIA approved contractor, we have to act on our corporate social responsibility. By taking our responsibilities to the local environment seriously we can have a positive impact on the local environment.

We are also proud of the care we show towards the welfare staff. Through initiatives such as the Abbey Boat Club and Officer of the Month we reward our staff for outstanding performance and add value to their rest time.

By supporting local employees, we have a workforce who are committed, knowledgeable and enjoy doing their jobs.

Abbey Security is a locally based security provider in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

We’re proud of our local relationships with local firms, whether providing their security or using them for essential supplies.

We work with customers in Thetford, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and the surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a security company with local values and proven results, talk to the team at Abbey Security on 01284 768832 or fill in our contact form.

Posted on January 29, 2019

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