March 2017 - SIA Stakeholder Conference 2017
Tony and Mark have recently attended the SIA Stakeholder Conference and taken part in several workshops about the future of the industry.
They both felt that the conference was extermely positive with some great feedback and suggestions for a stronger industry moving forward.
March 2017 - Apprentice of the Year
We are so pleased and proud to announce that our very own Sophie Williams has been awarded the Apprentice of the Year award. Here's a picture of Sophie and the other winners receiving their awards at Northbrook College.
Well done Sophie for all your hard work and commitment.
Platinum Business Magazine will be featuring an article about the awards in their June 2017 edition.
January 2017 - Risk UK Magazine Feature
Avantguard are the first company to feature in Risk UK Magazine's new feature 'Meet the Security Company', focusing on SSAIB registered companies.
Click here to link to the magazine.
The article is on Pages 44 - 45.
July 2016 - Spirit FM Duck Race
This year, Avantguard have sponsored a duck in the Spirit FM Duck Race to be held on 21 August 2016 in the River Arun.
Our duck is called Timmy Mallard and we are Duck 6.
Click here for more information.
You can also pick a duck and if the duck you pick is the winner you could be in with a chance of winning £1000.00.
The sponsor of the winning duck wins £1000.00 for the charity of their choice.
June 2016 - Another Successful ACS Audit
We've just undergone our third audit and this time we had a new auditor, Lisa Nazareth. We're really pleased with the results as everything went very well. We have raised our score by 16 points to 86 and for a 3rd year score we are really happy with the results. We hope to continue raising our score every year.
We've also had another area of our business recommended as 'good practice' which is just fantastic.
Well done to the whole team who make this possible!
May 2016 - Avantguard Customer Satisfaction Survey
In April Avantguard sent out the latest Customer Satisfaction Survey and we are delighted with the level of response and the positive feedback.
All respondents answered all questions positively and there were some great individual comments, some of which felt everything was great and some providing some good constructive feedback on which we can make positive changes for the future.
Some of the lovely comments we received were:-
"great service and support"
"Service excellent - nothing to say!"
"I am happy with the service and have no suggested improvements at the moment."
"Hard to improve an already excellent service."
Please click here to see the full results from the survey.
February 2016 - Counterfeit Document Awareness Training
Tony and Kate from the Avantguard Office recently attended Counterfeit Document Awareness Training provided by the Security Industry Authority in connection with Operation Fairway, New Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorist Initiative.
Counterfeit and Fraudulent Documents come under the focus of Operation Trammel which concentrates on the use of forged documents in connection with Terrorist Activity.
For Avantguard Security, checking identity documents is a standard part of our recruitment process so it was incredibly useful to be able to attend this course and learn many of the key security features of identity documents such as Passports and Driving Licences.
The information learned during the course will now be integrated into Avantguard's existing standard procedures to enhance the background and identity checks that we currently conduct, giving our clients greater peace of mind.