Wiltshire Council signs contract with Venture Security to protect assets

By Ben Carey on 29 January, 2024

Wiltshire Council has appointed Venture Security to keep its buildings safe throughout the county.

The mobile security contract will see Venture’s locally based security officers watching over the unitary authority’s assets, deterring theft and criminal damage and supporting the secure movement of council staff, partners and contractors.

Venture’s officers will be locking and unlocking premises, carrying out checks and inspections of council buildings and vacant properties, responding to alarms and providing static security guard cover when needed.

The contract was secured following a competitive tender process. Wiltshire Council joins several organisations across the region who already rely on Venture’s services, including Aster Group, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury Racecourse and English Heritage at Stonehenge.

In addition, Venture has been active within Salisbury city centre for almost seven years, with the company’s specialist security officers supporting Salisbury Council to tackle antisocial behaviour. The company provides a similar service in Swindon. 

James Barrah, Wiltshire Council Director for Assets, said, “We’re pleased to be working with Venture Security following a rigorous tender process. We look forward to working with its team to help us manage our extensive asset base and to continue to deliver essential public services.”

Paul Howe, Founder and Managing Director of Venture Security, added, “We are thrilled to be working with Wiltshire Council and to be expanding our operations within the Wiltshire area. With more than 85 customer sites already under our care across the county, we’re excited to be growing our footprint and remain committed to supporting the local economy through the creation of jobs and use of locally based suppliers.”

Pictured: Sara Howe (Director) and Paul Howe (MD,) from Venture Security, outside County Hall in Trowbridge