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Total Security Services appoints Brendan Musgrove as new managing director

03 June 2020

TOTAL SECURITY Services (TSS), the largest privately-owned security guarding solutions provider in the UK, has appointed Brendan Musgrove as its new managing director. Musgrove joins the business from Cordant Security, where he has served in the same role for the last five years.

A seasoned managing director with a vast range of experience gained from across the sector, Musgrove has been presiding over facility management-based businesses (among them Rentokil Initial and Interserve) for the last 15 years. Musgrove has also held management positions in the logistics and leisure sectors and holds an MBA to match his operational experience.

Cordant Security, itself a part of the larger Cordant services contractor, is one of the ten largest security guarding companies in the UK. Further experience gained with that business will serve Musgrove well as he now joins the family-run Total Security Services.

A Security Industry Authority (SIA)-registered Approved Contractor for the provision of security guarding and Public Space Surveillance services, as well as being SafeContractor approved, Total Security Services currently employs over 6,000 SIA-licensed personnel. Importantly, the business has also been awarded the Gold Standard by the National Security Inspectorate for ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety Management System).

In addition to security guarding and CCTV monitoring, Total Security Services also offers alarm response, key holding, mobile patrol, close protection, security and risk assessment and store detective services. The business generated a turnover of £104 million in 2019 and is ranked tenth in the Infologue.com Top 30 of UK Security Companies.

Speaking about his appointment, Musgrove told Security Matters of his excitement in joining the business and how he plans to help add to its award-winning offering. “Once I saw for myself the level of investment, and the forward-looking outlook of the senior management team, I knew TSS was where I had to be. Its IT, physical infrastructure and focus on people development is deeply impressive. TSS has been phenomenally successful in its chosen sectors, I am very privileged to be able to join a true market leader in order to help continue and accelerate its growth.”

Range of services

Established back in 1989, TSS also employs 200 back office and mobile support staff. The security service, which is best known best for its high-profile retail security work, also provides a range of security services across multiple sectors.

TSS prides itself on delivering service excellence, as evidenced by its Top 1% positioning in the Approved Contractor Scheme. The focus on the well-being and development of team members across the business is shown through its Investors in People Award.

The appointment of Musgrove is one of a number of management changes designed to consolidate their current position and continue to drive the business forward in both its current core sectors and by expansion into new areas.

“I really enjoy working with teams to generate new ideas and approaches to the challenges businesses face,” concluded Musgrove. “I’m a great believer in the old adage that the answer to every problem is somewhere within the wider team. The key is facilitating an environment where people feel empowered and motivated to contribute in this way.”