Pilgrims Group has landed a five-year deal with broadcasting company, ITV, to secure six of its premises across the UK.
The risk and security specialist will protect two premises in Manchester plus sites in Leeds, Norwich, Gateshead and Belfast. Locations include the new studios and set of the popular TV series, Coronation Street, as well as the set and forthcoming visitor experience for Emmerdale.
Services to be delivered by Pilgrims include manned guarding, event security, keyholding, alarm response, training, information & intelligence and consultancy. Pilgrims will also be responsible for the operation of control rooms, CCTV monitoring, remote management of the wider ITV estate and maintaining access and egress to and from sites.
David Freear, Pilgrims Group’s Chief Operating Officer commented: “ITV liked that we are a total security solution provider able to assist them as a global business partner and that we are able to deliver something bespoke which merges with their creative and open culture. They were impressed with our commitment to the officers on the ground, our training, innovation and the technology platforms we have developed.”
The contract which is worth £1.5 million per annum has the potential to be increased to 10 years, providing Pilgrims meets key performance targets.