Firm expands thanks to national contract

Stacey Mitchinson, of Poundworld, with Peter Moore and Richard Townsend of T3 Security.
Stacey Mitchinson, of Poundworld, with Peter Moore and Richard Townsend of T3 Security.

A growing security company has signed a major contract with a national retail firm.

T3 Security, based in Gosforth, struck a deal with Poundland Retail Group to provide security staff in 30 stores across the northern half of the UK.

The firm, run by Peter Moore and Richard Townsend, will recruit an extra 30 staff to man the outlets as the contract is rolled out over the coming weeks.

Peter, of Longbenton, said: “This is a big contract for us, with a national retailer, and is testament to how much the business has grown.

“We’ve already had to employ 30 people to man the stores we’ve been contracted to manage, but there is the potential for more to be recruited if we’re awarded more stores.

“It’s a great partnership, not just for us because it has enabled further growth, but for Poundworld Retail Group as well.”

Chris Edwards, chief executive of Poundworld Retail Group, said: “We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with T3 Security.”

“The safety of our customers and staff is paramount, and we’re confident that T3 will be able to deliver the security we need to give our customers a great shopping experience in store, whilst keeping our staff safe.

“We’re also really pleased that the partnership has allowed the creation of 30 extra jobs.”

Peter said: “The training is in place from us at the head of the business, all the way through to our security staff on the ground.

“The business is going from strength to strength and we believe it’s down to our ethos that we always go the extra mile for our clients and also equipping our staff with the relevant training for them to do the job properly.”

Before signing the Poundworld Retail Group deal, the company employed 100 staff with a portfolio of more than 40 locations from Blyth in Northumberland, Newcastle, Whitley Bay, Sunderland, Washington, Hartlepool and Stockton, on Teesside, with pub chains like John Fitzgerald and Tavistock Leisure.