Jobs saved at Cheltenham security services company

All 42 jobs have been saved at a Cheltenham security firm after it was bought out of administration.

Joint administrators Kelly Burton and Lisa Hogg of insolvency and business turnaround specialist Wilson Field were appointed to JS Security on 10 February after HMRC threatened to wind-up the company because of accumulated tax arrears.

The company, which operated from Old Station Drive in Cheltenham, has now been bought out of administration by existing, and associated company, JS Facilities Group Limited of Cheltenham, saving all 42 jobs.

The business will be operated by the existing management team lead by managing director John Search. The total value of the deal is undisclosed but it includes the business and the assets of the Cheltenham based company.

Kelly Burton - Director & Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Kelly Burton, director and insolvency practitioner at Wilson Field, which has bases in Leeds and Sheffield, said; “Unfortunately, the security services sector is very competitive which leads to hourly rate discounting and small margins.

“JS Security accumulated tax arrears which threatened its existence. After discussing the situation with the director, I am pleased that we have found a solution which will see the business continue to trade and also all 42 employees’ jobs transferred to the new company.”

JS Security was appointed the official security provider at Gloucester Rugby in June 2013 for two-years and also won the contract to provide matchday security for the four Rugby World Cup matches at Kingsholm Stadium in September 2015.

The contracts covered match day security, including the hospitality areas, car park security and any additional security requirements.

JS Facilities Group Limited has been running for 15 years and operates throughout Gloucestershire specialising in security services for sectors including commercial, logistics security, construction, events, key holding and alarm response.

Services include remote video monitoring, control room services, lone working monitoring, security guarding, door supervisors, mobile security patrols, event security and first aid training.

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