Tag: Commitment

Importance of training in the security industry

Staff turnover in the security industry is generally high. There are many reasons for this but one of the biggest issues is the lack of training and development opportunities. At Magenta we manage to maintain figures that are far lower – about 12%.  Why, because we value and treat our staff with respect and provide them with the training they need to succeed. Security should no longer be regarded as a short term job – it is a career. In […]

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The Green Legacy

In the first of a two part blog, Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services, looks at the security industry’s green legacy. Being ‘green’ and environmentally friendly is now expected of companies, whatever industry they operate in. It is because an increasing number of clients have become much more aware of the need for sustainable resources and the effect pollution has on the environment. It’s reasonable to say that some security firms woke up to the green movement a […]

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Giving Back to Society

I was recently asked who I would most like to have met, living or dead, and why. Giving an answer was easy: Sir Richard Branson. And I’ll tell you why; because we have a shared interest in charitable work. Sir Richard has done a lot of work with people like Nelson Mandela to try and eradicate poverty and provide education and healthcare for children in third world countries. Charity is something that I have always been mindful of, and as […]

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Security Should Not
Be Taken Lightly

The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations were undoubtedly a success when it came to security. However, what did arise was the use of volunteers to provide additional security for many of the events taking place across London. For some private security companies, the Queen’s Jubilee was seen as a trial run for the many thousands of volunteers hoping to secure jobs during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Many were unpaid, and received below standard treatment, and some high profile figures have called […]

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Magenta Security Decreases Staff Turnover

Staff turnover in the security industry generally sits about 32%, yet Magenta manages to maintain figures closer to 12%. Magenta Security has enhanced its reputation and stayed well ahead of the industry’s damming staff retention statistics through the provision of great staff benefits. The company has long been advocating for pensions for security guards, and taken measures which are seen as noteworthy in the security industry. Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security, says: “Staff turnover within the industry generally […]

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