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Compass acquires VSG

Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced that it has acquired the UK-based Vision Security Group (VSG). With 6,000 employees working across 1,200 client sites, mainly national blue-chip organisations, VSG is the largest independent security provider in the UK.

A spokesperson said that the move had been made in order to reinforce Compass' strategy to establish itself in the support services industry.


Ian Sarson, group managing director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, elaborated: “The VSG business will materially enhance the security element of our offering and provide a huge opportunity to sell these services to our existing clients. In addition, this will greatly enhance the security part of our ‘bundled’ offer of soft services across all sectors.”

VSG's managing director Keith Francis added: “We are delighted to be working as part of Compass who, as a global support services company, will give us the ideal platform to accelerate our growth. We believe this combination will enable us to build on VSG’s success to date and give us an exciting future. This reaffirms our commitment to unparalleled levels of service and standards for VSG’s clients .”