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(l-r) Seb Mackenzie-Wilson - CEO, Vigilance, Ben Howard - CEO, Orbis Protect, James Gay - CCO, Orbis Protect, Ed Mills - COO, Vigilance

Orbis Protect completes Vigilance acquisition

Specialist security and protection services provider, Orbis Protect, has completed the strategic acquisition of Vigilance Properties Limited, a specialist technology enabled security services company.

In joining the Orbis group of companies, Vigilance provides a unique solution set, differentiated from traditional security firms. The company’s tailored service includes security in residence, integrated technology solutions and high-end surveillance and close protection services.

Vigilance’s specialist expertise will enhance the Orbis security service portfolio, enabling the combined group to further build on its vision to deliver enhanced technology led customer solutions.

Founded in 2008, Vigilance proudly employs ex-Armed Forces personnel as part of its specialist services to customers throughout the UK. The business also brings excellent ESG credentials to the group, including having held B Corp status since 2022.

The business has grown extremely successfully under its current management team, led by Seb Mackenzie-Wilson, Vigilance CEO and Ed Mills, Vigilance COO. As a specialist services arm of the Orbis Group, it is intended that Vigilance will retain its identity and management structure with Mackenzie-Wilson and Mills continuing to lead the business into its next phase of growth with the full support of the Orbis Group.

Speaking about the acquisition, Orbis Protect CEO, Ben Howard said: “I am delighted to welcome Vigilance into the Orbis family. Seb, Ed and the Vigilance management team have built a very successful, market leading business.

“They differentiate themselves from traditional security companies by offering highly specialised security solutions, including security-in-residence services that are extremely complementary with our market leading technology. This combination provides customers with solutions that are unique in the market and is completely aligned with our long-term growth strategy and vision.”

MacKenzie-Wilson commented: “Our commitment to delivering security with integrity is a founding pillar of our business. Shared values are central to our relationships with our customers, and infuse the long term partnerships that we enjoy with businesses that have supported our growth over the past 15 years. Becoming part of the wider Orbis Group is a unique opportunity for us to continue to develop and sustain that ongoing journey, supplementing our market-leading licensed security and risk management products with enhanced technological and systems based security solutions.”

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