Borough Market, London’s most renowned food market, has selected Incentive Lynx Security to be its security services provider. Under the terms of the four-year contract, Incentive Lynx will provide round the clock manned guarding services including the monitoring of CCTV systems.
The market welcomes more than 4.5 million shoppers and visitors during a normal year, and many more people are expected during summer 2012 when, for the first time in its history, the Market will be open seven days a week through the Olympic and Paralympic periods. Incentive Lynx will be providing a visual deterrent with regular security patrols and be on hand 24/7 to assist market traders, staff and visitors.
Craig Pickard, Incentive Lynx managing director, states: “This is a unique and challenging assignment and we are sure that our flexible and logical approach to meeting customer needs with fit well with the dynamic nature of Borough Market.”
David Gledhill, operations manager for Borough Market, commented: “Borough Market prides itself on providing a safe and welcoming environment for all our shoppers and visitors and we look forward to working with Incentive Lynx to continue to provide this.”
Borough Market is home to over 160 businesses, including retail market traders, retail food shops, restaurants and bars. The Market has a rich and unique history, which predates the Roman invasion of Britain and mention was first made of Borough Market as an institution in 1726, when traffic problems on London Bridge caused by the market were recorded. The market has been at its present site since 1756 and it has been officially recognised as London’s oldest fruit and vegetable market.