When you are assessing the credentials of a security guarding company, there are certain elements that you should take for granted. Of course a security guarding company should have licenced personnel, it should be reliable and professional, and you want it to provide a range of services to suit your business, and ideally which can be integrated with some of your existing services. Any reputable security guarding company should possess these characteristics, but when comparing one security guarding company with another, what makes the best ones stand out?

Not every security guarding company is the same. At First Response Group we believe we stand apart from many of our competitors, and here’s why:


It’s one thing telling ourselves we’re the best, but when others say it that means more. Independent recognition within the industry is always a better indication that you are doing things right. In 2023 we were shortlisted in the British Business Excellence Awards and won two awards at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards (Outsourced or Contract Security Team of the Year’ and ‘Outsourced Security Manager of the Year’), while our co-founder won a Yorkshire Finance Leader Award. We also climbed four places to number 22 in the Infologue.com Top UK Security Companies ranking, which lists the top 100 security companies nationally. In 2024 we were shortlisted for the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards and for six potential titles at the OPSA Awards (Outstanding Security Performance Awards), of which we won the award for Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) – a fantastic achievement!

National Coverage

Availability is not just about having people ready to react on a 24/7 basis, it is about having people stationed nationally, and who can perform at a consistent level when you need them. First Response Group can call on resources across the UK with security locations set-up and ready in all the major UK towns and cities. Meaning you are never far away from trained, accredited and available security professionals.


Our internal standards ensure we can provide a consistent level of performance with a mission to continually improve to meet the exacting standards of the industry. We work to EPIC values, which stand for Empowerment, Passion, Integrity and Community. We recognise that the security industry is highly competitive, but most importantly that you require consistently high standards, so our rigorous and extensive training parameters reflect these demands.


Accreditations help to drive these standards and ensure we continually meet not only our own internal demands, but also those of recognised third party bodies. We believe we are one of the most accredited security company currently operating, and our list of accreditations covers every element of our business, from standard approvals such as SIA, NSI Gold, and SafeContractor, to more specialist accreditations such as NASDU (security dogs) and Gate Safe.


First Response Group has grown into an industry-leading organisation in recent years on the back of the strength of its people. We have a strong collaborative culture which is encouraged by recruiting the best personnel and providing an environment in which they can thrive, and which in turn will attract new generations of high quality employees. Our executive team drive these standards and this filters down to the security personnel you see on the ground and is reflected in the professional service you demand and expect.

Contact First Response Group for the best security guard services in the UK

When you are outsourcing your security guard services you are taking on a huge risk, by placing your trust in an organisation you have no prior history with. However, at First Response Group we believe there is sufficient independent evidence out there to back-up our claims to be a truly unique security guarding company, and one which will suitably represent your business and reflect this in the high standards needed to safeguard all elements of your organisation, so contact our team at First Response Group today and look forward to receiving the highest standards of security guard services.

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