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Major expansion for Bidvest Noonan in Northern Ireland

Bidvest Noonan has announced that Robinson Services and its specialist security business, Sword Security (NI) ltd, have joined its group.

Robinson Services has been a trusted provider of high-quality cleaning and support services for over 40 years, and Sword Security (NI) ltd has established itself as one of Northern Ireland’s premier security providers. Together, these companies employ more than 900 professionals in the region, whose conditions of employment will remain unchanged.

The addition of Robinson Services and Sword Security (NI) Limited further strengthens Bidvest Noonan’s capability in the region and sees the business become on of Northern Ireland’s largest employers, with a team of over 2,500 providing support to its customers.

This is the second major investment Bidvest Noonan has made in Northern Ireland in recent years. In 2021, Bidvest Noonan welcomed Amber Support Solutions, one of Northern Ireland’s largest industrial cleaning companies, into its group.

Commenting on the announcement, Jim O’Hagan, Managing Director of Bidvest Noonan’s business in Northern Ireland, said: “I’m delighted that Robinson Services and Sword Security are now part of Bidvest Noonan and I’m looking forward to working with David and all of my new colleagues. Our businesses are highly compatible, which will allow us to achieve a seamless transition. For our customers and our people, this means that our operations will continue as normal, with the same dedicated teams delivering the highest standards of service.”

David Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Services commented: “It’s a very exciting time for all of us at Robinson Services and Sword Security as we become part of Bidvest Noonan. Our businesses have so much in common, including our commitment to putting people first, creating exceptional service solutions through imagination and expertise, and our dedication to building strong and long-lasting relationships with our customers. I’m excited about our future as part of Bidvest Noonan.”

Cormac Sheils, CEO of Bidvest Noonan, added: “We have always had big ambitions for our business in Northern Ireland, aiming to scale up, enhance our infrastructure, and build expertise to deliver the most innovative, high-quality services in the market. Today’s addition of Robinson Services and Sword Security is a significant step forward in our strategy.”

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