Skyguard’s parent company, Send For Help has been listed in the London Stock Exchange Group’s “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” report, which showcases the country’s most dynamic and inspiring businesses.
In its fifth year, the report which is supported by Theresa May is a celebration of some of the fastest growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.
The Epsom-based tech firm was selected after outperforming peers in its sector, demonstrating sustained revenue growth of 254% between 2013-16, with its annual turnover reaching £8m.
Founded in 2010 by brothers James and Will Murray, Send For Help is the world’s largest lone worker protection provider.
Operating through its subsidiary brands Skyguard, Peoplesafe and Guardian24, Send For Help supplies key fob sized GPS personal safety alarms and mobile phone apps offering 24/7 protection to over 150,000 lone workers and people who are at risk.
Its client roster spans both public and private sectors – with over 160 NHS Trusts, major high street retailers, City banks, estate agents, the police and more than 150
On October 2nd the Lone Worker Safety Expo will be returning to London – at a brand-new venue, right in the heart of the capital.
Now in its sixth year, the event is the only one of its kind solely committed to the safety, security and wellbeing of lone workers. It’s a must for those seeking advice on how to manage the risks of lone working, using training and technology.
Highlights of the day include an engaging keynote conference with speakers from the HSE, the British Safety Council and the BSIA. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend practical workshops on a wide range of topics and ‘Ask the Experts’ during special sessions to gain advice from some of the industry’s most well-respected professionals.
Just a few of the topics you’ll learn about:
Managing lone working risks
Latest technology and training solutions
Your legal responsibilities
Addressing mental health and wellbeing
British Standards for lone worker systems
Contingency planning and practical advice
Skyguard’s Will Murray is to co-host a workshop on procuring a lone
Our parent company, Send For Help — the largest lone worker protection firm in the world which makes key-fob sized GPS safety devices and smartphone apps — has been included in this year’s prestigious Financial Times “FT1000” list of Europe’s fastest growing companies.
The list comprises of the top 1000 companies in 31 countries across Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2013 and 2016.
Send For Help was ranked 625th on the list — one of just 158 other companies from the UK included — thanks to revenue growth of 254% between 2013-2016 and an annual turnover of £8m. Total staff numbers in 2016 stood at 70 — a rise of 34% over the same period.
The Epsom-based tech firm has a varied client roster across a large number of private and public sectors, including over 160 NHS trusts and major high street retailers, City banks and national pub chains, estate agents, the police and more than 150 local authorities.
“It has been a very busy year for Send For Help and to be featured
Next week Skyguard will be attending The Health and Safety Event at the NEC in Birmingham, providing the perfect opportunity for those interested in lone worker protection to see our innovative apps and devices in action.
Running from 10th-12th April, the event caters for health and safety professionals, promising to educate and inform as well as encouraging attendees to get involved and participate in debates, networking sessions and panel discussions.
This year sees the launch of the Lone Worker Theatre, a brand-new addition hosted by the Lone Worker Safety Expo team. It will feature speakers from across the industry exploring the challenges faced by lone workers, discussing best practice on assessing and managing risks.
Don’t Miss Our Exclusive Presentation
Our very own Mike Steere will be presenting in the Lone Worker Theatre, offering practical safety guidance for those who visit clients in their homes. Details are below:
Thursday 12th April – Personal Safety Advice When Visiting Clients – 10:50 – 11:20
We’ll be at Stand HS139
For more in-depth advice remember you can speak to our
Biggest selling UK daily paper, The Sun, has written a feature on our parent company, Send For Help, about the increase in demand for its lone worker protection services.
The company appears in the paper’s City section from Business Editor, Tracey Boles. With a readership of 4 million people, the tabloid is one of the country’s best-loved newspapers.
Chief Executive, James Murray was quoted describing the advantages of implementing measures to protect employees that work alone and looking at the consequences of failing to do so.
Read the story below:
Tech company Send For Help, which protects lone workers, has seen demand rise by 21 per cent in the past year.
The Epsom-based firm’s safety devices and apps offer direct links to police control rooms.
Clients include NHS trusts, pub chains and estate agents.
CEO James Murray said: “Our tech is cutting-edge, affordable and-easy to use.”
“Employers recognise the advantages of personnel protection when they look at the implications of legal costs and compensation if