Insurer Zurich Group has appointed accredited Social Enterprise, Corps Security, to deliver guarding services across its UK portfolio which includes premises in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Swindon, Whiteley and Farnborough.
The three-year deal which was secured in collaboration with Corps’ long-standing partner, CBRE, will see 27 security operatives deliver customer focussed security duties, all underpinned by an ethical, people first approach. Together Corps and CBRE will work to support Zurich’s vision of delivering outstanding workplace facilities services, blended with exceptional customer experience.
Established in 1872, Zurich is listed on Interbrand’s top 100 brands and employs over 4,500 people across a number of UK locations, delivering insurance products and services in more than 210 countries. The company is one of Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social Corporate Partners, with targets in place to embrace and actively work with social enterprises. The contract, which starts in February, was awarded to the Corps and CBRE partnership because of Corps Social Enterprise status and ethos which is aligned with Zurich’s commitment to environmental, social, and ethical practices. In addition, Corps Security demonstrated an impressive track record in delivering innovation and technology that improves the customer experience, which is a key requirement for the insurance group.
Louise Sheppard Zurich’s UK Head of Workplace Services & Premises Sustainability, comments: ‘‘At Zurich, we strive to drive positive social, environmental, and ethical outcomes. As a Social Enterprise, Corps supports Zurich’s ambitions and understands the importance of putting people and communities at the heart of the business. The organisation’s values and sustainable practices mean they are our partner of choice for security services, and we are looking forward to seeing where our joint social value journey will take us.’’
Paul Lotter, Corps Security managing director, adds: “We are thrilled to begin this contract with Zurich, and we look forward to creating a successful working partnership underpinned by sustainability and strong social value objectives.”