20 November 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
The Westgrove Group has been appointed by managing agent CBRE to provide security services at out-of-town Birchwood Park in Warrington, Cheshire.
The business park, which provides 1.1 million square feet of office and warehouse floor space, is home to more than 165 companies and more than 6,000 people working at a range of organisations from large blue chip companies to SMEs and start-ups.
The park is also one of the key sites in the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone and is nationally recognised as the UK's hub for the Nuclear Services industry.
High-profile firms include Rolls-Royce Nuclear, Sellafield, Wood Plc and Atkins as well as international businesses including Ricoh, Müller, TATA, and Dr Schär.
New partners Westgrove Group and Birchwood Park both celebrated their 20th anniversaries this year.
Westgrove began trading in August 1998 and Birchwood Park started up in March 1998, when property investment company MEPC acquired the 74-acre site from the UK Atomic Energy Authority. Since then, the park - now owned by Warrington Borough Council - has almost tripled in size.
Westgrove is a member of The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the trade body representing the UK's private security industry. The company's security teams and security officers have won a number of awards for their bravery, use of technology and teamwork.
The Westgrove Group employs more than 1,000 people in shopping centres, airports and business parks across the UK and works with major landlords and managing agents.
Other recent significant contract wins include The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol and St Johns Shopping Centre in Liverpool.