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Carlisle moves to self-delivered solutions

In a strategic move which reflects Carlisle’s commitment to championing ethical labour practices and raising standards within the security sector, the company has announced it will be completely removing the utilisation of subcontractors to fulfil core roles across its contracts.

As a top security and events company within the UK, Carlisle has a “longstanding dedication” to improving industry standards, and has been at the “forefront” of initiatives such as the Real Living Wage movement. From the top level of leadership down to each level of the organisation, it says the company has prioritised visibility, innovation, and the wellbeing of its team members, ensuring a focus on initiatives that improve their lives and working environment.

Carlisle adds it recognises the challenges posed by suppliers and buyers who seek to drive down pay rates and margins to unsustainable levels, and despite industry pressures, it remains steadfast in its commitment to company values, emphasising the importance of working with clients who value their team members and their invaluable contributions.

The company now aims to set a new standard for the industry, urging other security firms to follow suit.

Carlisle’s CEO, Paul Evans said: “I am so proud of my entire team and family at Carlisle, who stand firm behind our company purpose, namely our ‘WHY’. We vowed that we would be different in the markets that we operate within and that we would place all our efforts into ensuring we continue to champion a strategy that seeks to work with clients who value our family members and the amazing work they do.

“We will continue to develop exceptional people, provide clear career development pathways, and deliver exceptional levels of service to our world-class portfolio of clients.”

With the impending review of the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme, new Protect Duty legislation, and heightened media interest in labour exploitation and the industry as a whole, Carlisle’s leadership hopes to inspire other industry leaders to prioritise ethical labour practices and elevate industry standards collectively by removing the dependency on subcontracted labour provision in its entirety.

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