The Send for Help Group – the world’s largest lone worker protection provider, are pleased to announce record growth and profits for the financial year 2015/16.
The figures, published in Send for Help Limited’s Annual Report found that for the year ending 31st March 2016, turnover was up 81% year-on-year and operating profits had also increased by 42% within the same period.
Results for 2015/16 saw the Company turnover increase to £6.1m, with a gross margin of £4.94m and profits of £1.5m – with an adjusted EBITDA* figure of £3m.
The business has maintained its market leading position by continued product development and delivering the highest levels of customer service through its subsidiary brands – Skyguard and Guardian24. The previous financial year had seen Send for Help acquire Guardian24 Limited, adding a second well-established market player, alongside the market leader, Skyguard, to their portfolio. The full benefits of this acquisition have been reflected in these published results.
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Asset and energy support services group, Lakehouse has implemented Skyguard’s MySOS devices to protect 85 employees working alone within the community.
Lakehouse is a provider of construction, improvement and maintenance services for homes, schools, public and commercial buildings. Contact with the public is central to these operations with employees often working alone. Lakehouse staff, including Resident Liaison Officers and Site Managers enter homes and building sites often by themselves, making them susceptible to assault, attack or injury.
As with every organisation across the UK, Lakehouse is required to meet a legal Duty of Care to their employees to protect them from unnecessary risk. If employees do suffer harm at work, there could be disastrous consequences for the employer. The Sentencing Council guidelines state that a Corporate Manslaughter fine can be up to £20 million. As a reputable employer, Lakehouse chose to implement a reliable and trusted Lone Worker protection system, turning to Skyguard.
Send For Help Group – the world’s largest lone worker protection provider, has been re-elected its two committee memberships of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Lone Workers Section; one for each of its subsidiary companies. Will Murray, Marketing Director, has been re-elected as representative for Guardian24, and Ben Hawkins, Incident Management Centre Manager, has been re-elected to represent Skyguard.
The BSIA’s constitution dictates that committee member elections are held on an annual basis via secret ballot to all of the Section’s members. A maximum of eight places are available on the influential committee; seven of which have been occupied in the recent election.
The committee’s role is to set the Lone Workers Section strategy and vote on key decisions, on behalf of the wider Section membership. Committee members can also play an important role in the development and revision of industry standards, as part of the British Standards Institution (BSI) review panels. This is the case with the Send for Help Group’s two committee members, who sit on the BSI panel
Skyguard are thrilled to be showcasing our brand new SmartButton for Windows Mobile at this year’s Safety and Health Expo, from 21st to 23rd June at the Excel arena, London.
Utilising Bluetooth technology, the small wearable device works alongside Skyguard’s Smartphone application, enabling users to raise an alarm at the touch of a button. The application connects to Skyguard’s 24/7 dedicated Incident Management Centre, where Controllers can communicate with and reassure the user via the phone’s two-way audio.
At just 1.3 inches in diameter, the SmartButton can be worn flexibly to suit your individual needs, including on a wristband, pendant, versatile clip or attached to a keychain.
Will Murray, Marketing Director for Skyguard said: “We are really excited to be launching the SmartButton for Windows Mobile at the show. It’s at the cutting edge of BS 8484 certified lone worker protection and offers an unrivalled level of personal safety. It’s simple
Skyguard will once again be showcasing our range of lone worker protection products and services at the Safety and Health Expo. The event, which takes place from the 21st – 23rd June at London’s ExCel arena is Europe’s leading annual safety and security event.
Located in the heart of the show, Skyguard will once again feature prominently within the Lone Worker Protection Area, occupying stand M2000.
We will be demonstrating our range of personal safety devices, such as the MySOS – Europe’s smallest dedicated lone worker alarm. In addition, our range of smartphone applications will also feature, including the launch of our popular app on Windows 8.1 and 10. As such, Skyguard are recognised as part of the event’s prestigious ‘Product Innovation Trail’.
Every day, our expert team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our service, offer full product demonstrations and explain how we can help protect lone working