Our Story

Formed from a management buy-out in 2014, SSGC has grown into the largest manned guarding supplier in the UK. Our meteoric rise is credit to our bespoke technology that is wrapped around our people and our customer-focused mentality that helps us surpass the status quo. 


UK’s largest manned guarding specialist. Top 10 security company in size.


UK’s fastest- growing manned guarding company.


Completed our platform development delivering an advantage in recruitment, compliance and training.


Formed from a management buy out.

Our goal for 2022

To maintain our position within the UK top 10 while becoming the employer of choice within the security sector

Our four brand pillars guide everything we do 

We offer a unique blend of people and technology that support our customers, our employees and several other communities.  Click on any of the "read more" buttons to see what we are doing to demonstrate them.

Performance through our partnerships

Our success comes down to the brilliant partnerships we have cultivated with our customers and suppliers.

We work as an extension of their team, and together, deliver the best solution to all parties.

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Creating social value

We actively follow the five theme approach presented by the government ensuring Covid-19 recovery, tackling economic inequality, fighting climate change, delivering equal opportunity and improving wellbeing

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Innovation and technology

We wrap technology around our people to reduce administration, visualise solutions, deliver transparency and develop our competence.

Constantly evolving and adapting innovation is part of our culture and part of everyday life.

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Being an employer of choice

We consistently look at ways of improving our staff environment and always work on tackling issues that are most important to them.

As we grow rapidly, we ensure our applicant numbers can sustain this growth and work hard to retain talent and recruit from within, all while supporting our employees with unmatched learning and development opportunities.

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Our sector experience

Our experience with a wide range of clients of different sizes means we can effectively deploy manned guarding solutions whilst keeping in mind the specific intricacies of different sectors.

Facilities Management

We are experienced in delivering national footprint manned guarding in a multi-sector environment within a central strategy.

We are the ideal manned guarding partner for facilities management companies.


Our understanding of the education sector enables us to deliver specialist security services direct to main campuses, satellite and student accommodation for further education.


We are experienced in delivering flexible solutions which identify the threat from local crime and proactively change routines to provide effective countermeasures.

We offer a blend of full-time security officers and ad-hoc support to tackle the varied demands of retailers.

Shopping Centres

We offer a technology-manpower blend that stands out, offering large or multi-site solutions, direct deliver or support for full facilities management services.


We primarily deliver specialist support to the full facilities management offering in more than 10 major city hospitals.

We ensuring clinical restraint training and vulnerable adult safeguarding. Our solution delivers the 'in house' security feel to our healthcare customers.


Striking the balance between the flow of goods in and out, and security is not easy.

Our solution of well-defined routines and management techniques delivers intervention at the right time to ensure a secure environment.

Meet some of our people

David Stubbs
Chief Executive Officer

David has been an integral part of SSGC since a management buy-out in 2014. With a distinct vision, he has been instrumental in developing high-quality bespoke software that has transformed the management of security personnel in the industry today.

Andrew McInness
Account Director

Andrew has been a part of our business for more than a decade. Since joining in 2010, he has catapulted his way to the senior leadership team and has been at the forefront of delivering several national projects that have transformed the security industry in the UK.

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