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
Through the use of Unique Reference Numbers (URNs), security systems are able to escalate alarms directly to police forces and provide an immediate response – faster than that available to those dialing 999.
URNs can be allocated to security systems such as Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) if they are compliant with requirements from the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC). They give ARCs a direct link to police control rooms and enable a level 1 priority response which bypasses the 999 system. Vital time is saved using this approach as alarms have already been verified as genuine by the ARC. Details of end users and the incident will also be passed on by the ARC, so a response can be dispatched much quicker.
Skyguard’s service is fully accredited with BS 8484:2016 and BS 5979 Category II Alarm Receiving Centre, as part of its compliance with the NPCC’s requirements. We have URNs for all UK police forces (where available), giving us
Skyguard’s parent company, Send For Help Ltd has been ranked as one of Britain’s most successful private companies by The Sunday Times for a second consecutive year.
The 21st annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table, published this week, champions the UK’s top performing private companies based strictly on financial performance with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years. Send For Help has been placed 80th.
Founded in 2010 by brothers James and Will Murray, Send for Help has prominently featured in the national press throughout the year as a real success story. Business continues to go from strength-to-strength. The company is now independently verified as the largest lone worker protection provider in the world.
Skyguard, along with its sister companies, Guardian24 and recently-acquired Peoplesafe, uses key fob sized GPS personal safety alarms and mobile phone apps to provide 24 hour personal protection to