Contractor Spotlight: Expeditious Services

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Written by: SafeContractor
5th October

Expeditious Services are a security and business protection company, who work with clients to reduce their risk, increase their income, and protect their future. Next year, they will be celebrating 10 years of delivering security service excellence.

Client satisfaction

Liberty Glennon, Commercial Executive at Expeditious Services, explains “We’ve transformed client expectations, by delivering a centralised contract management model, with the full operational team overseeing its success, supported by thorough spot-checks on integrity and welfare.”

Expeditious Services are proud of their contract management model, which breaks away from the traditional models that involve a single account manager and planned visits. For us, contract success is reliant on our entire team. We can proactively spot opportunities and resolve issues before they escalate due to the different service and experience levels working in collaboration together. We prioritise availability, accountability, and communication to clients whilst reducing unnecessary costs and damage to the environment. Overall, delivering a more reliable, resilient, and consistent service throughout our contracts.

Liberty adds “After years of supporting clients this way, we’ve found it improves relationships, results, employee wellbeing, and has a positive impact on the environment.”

Challenges they have faced

The biggest challenge for the business has been recruiting a strong security team through the pandemic and its multiple lockdowns.

“We’ve seen a drop of 183% in the number of job applications in 2021, compared to 2020, whilst job vacancies have increased by 143%. This is an industry-wide, nation-wide problem. We’re hoping to see a big wave of new talent coming into the industry once the furlough scheme has ended in September.”

To overcome this challenge, the team has had to think outside the box with ways to recruit people and attract them to Expeditious Services. Liberty comments “We’ve started exciting new benefits schemes for working with us. We’ve really pushed some incentives helping security officers earn some extra money by getting involved with the company in different ways such as referring new employees to us.”

Why gain accreditation?

Expeditious Services believes having SafeContractor accreditation helps set them apart, and builds their creditability, assisting clients through the decision-making process.

“Accreditation signifies quality, compliance, and the trust a client can place in a service provider. We believe it to be an extremely important part in attracting the kinds of clients we most enjoy working with” adds Liberty.

Any advice for other contractors looking to gain accreditation?

“It’s important to understand which accreditations your business needs, depending on your sector and what you provide. This will help save time and money as not all accreditations will be beneficial to your business.“