Nominated for:
Family Business of the year

Ward Security was founded by brothers David and Kevin Ward. The business has enjoyed exception organic growth throughout its development, growing at a rate of over 16% during the last five years, one of the highest rates in the industry over that period. The business has built a reputation for honesty and integrity as a professional, considerate and forward-looking company. In the security industry, there is a perception that since Ward is a family owned business it cares more about the work it delivers and is more accountable. The brothers have huge pride in the family name being above the door and take care in protecting it by ensuring what they say they will do they deliver. 

Today, the business is a company of 900+ people, Kevin and David are both hands on working with a lean senior management structure. Kevin leads on the operational side of the business while David leads on developing new business and marketing strategy for Ward Security. 

Ward security never attracts new clients or compete for tenders simply on price, it is about providing quality as opposed to the ‘cheapest’ security provider. While it can be hard to walk away from large contracts by not simply price matching contracts our original vision to provide “Quality Without Compromise” remains true today and this is widely acknowledged by all stakeholders are our key differentiator. Understanding that people are its ‘product’ is reinforced by its 10-year award as an Investor in People organisation and with the last five years is as a highly coveted IIP “Gold” employer which is a rarity in this industry. The company has achieved accreditations and accolades of the highest order within the security industry. Standards and accreditations include the Security Industry Authority’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), ISO 9001, 14001 & BS OHSAS 18001, SAFE contractor scheme, CHAS and Contractor Plus. Its SIA score places it within the top 2% of regulated security companies for auditable procedures and standards, and our IIP places us as the only single-service security provider in the country with this standard. 

What town/city are you based in?
Rochester, Kent (South East)

Number of generations
1st generation

Business Services – Other

Number of employees