One of Britain’s fastest-growing
specialised security businesses, located in Swindon, has seen a six-fold
turnover increase since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
SSGC, a niche provider of
fully-vetted security officers, has deployed hundreds of security staff on the
ground to secure and marshal the Covid-19 testing programme at centres across
Building on the significant growth already achieved throughout 2019, it has also recently appointed Haines Watts, a top UK accountancy business with offices in Trowbridge and Swindon, to manage its financial affairs as it draws up its long-term expansion plan.
SSGC has demonstrated its ability
to rapidly provide hundreds of staff at short notice, many of whom are former
military personnel assisting with the national Coronavirus effort.
David Stubbs, Managing Director of
SSGC, said, “Reinforcing our front line in the fight against Covid-19 has meant
making some sound decisions as we rise through the ranks of security firms to
be part of the top flight of specialist businesses. Appointing an equally top
flight accountancy firm was always part of our long-term planning.
“Growth has always been a major
part of our strategy, but our ability to demonstrate a robust response to the
Government’s needs during lockdown suddenly accelerated those plans.
“We had already established a good
relationship with Haines Watts, so a complete move to take advantage of a
strategic finance partner that complements our own direction of travel will
definitely help us shape our future direction.”
Mike Lloyd, Partner with Haines
Watts, added, “We provide services to thousands of businesses, many of which,
like SSGC, are going through a phase of significant growth in a short time.
Expansion presents new and exciting challenges and secures SSGC as a major
corporate player; a target they were already headed towards before current
“Accountancy services fall broadly
into two distinct areas: compliance and planning. From the compliance side we
can make sure they meet all of the legal and tax requirements while with
planning we can help optimise around areas such as tax management, financial modelling
and scenario forecasting to maximise the financial fluidity of the company
“We are already busy working with
the directors on both fronts and looking forward to working alongside them at
this key time in the company’s evolution.”
For more information visit the SSGC website.
Pictured: Mike Lloyd, a Partner with Haines Watts (left) with Guy Dungworth, a shareholder in SSGC and David Stubbs, Managing Director of SSGC.