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Pilgrims Academy partners with NDC Management to extend training range
Pilgrims Training Academy has entered a strategic alliance with the Swindon-based training and standards specialist NDC Global Auditors Ltd to extend its range of courses into human resources, health ...
Posted: July 4, 2017

Pilgrims Academy launches online one-stop shop with full range of course options
The full range of around 50 training courses available at Pilgrims Academy is now browseable online with the launch of www.pilgrimsacademy.com, a new website which highlights everything from its ...
Posted: July 4, 2017

Pilgrims Academy Open Day– Friday 14 July
The dangers facing employers, their staff and customers as they go about their daily business have been thrown into sharp relief by the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester. In response, ...
Posted: July 4, 2017

Being Prepared in troubled times
The following is an introduction to the content in our May 2017 Beacon News. If you do not already receive our client newsletter and would like to, please contact info@Pilgrimsgroup.com Since ...
Posted: May 26, 2017

Pilgrims Academy wins Highfield ABC accreditation
Pilgrims Training Academy has achieved certification with Highfield ABC, the internationally recognised awarding body for compliance in security disciplines. This recognition follows the Academy’s ...
Posted: May 26, 2017

Cyber Security – common threats and measures
Cyber-crime and cyber security are two of the fastest growing markets in the security sector, with 2.1 million victims reported in the UK, at a cost of £11 billion in 2016. Establishing a safe cyber ...
Posted: May 26, 2017

McBride extends Pilgrims Group contract
McBride plc, the leading UK-based provider of private label household and personal care products, has decided to extend an initial one-year contract with Pilgrims for a further two ...
Posted: May 26, 2017

Statement on terror attack in Manchester
The terrible terrorist attack in Manchester has taken and devastated the lives of many innocent and decent people, including men, women and children, out with the peaceful aim of enjoying themselves. ...
Posted: May 24, 2017

Pilgrims Group wins prestigious PWC UK contract
A major new contract with the multi-national, professional services network PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) has been awarded to Pilgrims, following an extensive tendering process. Under its terms, ...
Posted: March 29, 2017

Pilgrims Group supports the Worshipful Company’s Register of Chartered Security Professionals
As part of our commitment to supporting professionalism in the industry, Pilgrims sponsored the Chartered Security Professionals’ annual black tie dinner and award ceremony, held in London earlier ...
Posted: March 28, 2017

Reflections and thank-you from Pilgrims Group
As 2016 draws to a close, it is only natural to reflect on what has been an extremely eventful year in what can be said to be an increasingly unstable and uncertain world. Complex economic, ...
Posted: December 21, 2016

Pilgrims Group Wins Contract to Operate Security Facility for British High Commission in Nigeria
Pilgrims Group has been successfully providing control room personnel to the British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, for the past 21 months. Recently the international security specialist was ...
Posted: December 21, 2016

Pilgrims Afghanistan project wins SEA award for International Achievement
For the third year running, international security specialist Pilgrims Group has won a prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Award (SEA), this time for its work protecting an international aerospace ...
Posted: December 21, 2016

Pilgrims Academy throws open its doors in series of new Open Days
Whether recreating an underground disaster, a mountaineering accident or a terrorist attack in a shopping mall, the new Pilgrims Academy in Redhill, Surrey, has been a real success among public and ...
Posted: December 15, 2016

Pilgrims Academy provides essential cover for Rescue Training
One of the world’s leading specialist rescue and recovery services, Specialist Group International (SGI), is continuing its long-standing relationship with Pilgrims Group by training its teams at ...
Posted: December 15, 2016

Pilgrims Group gives Emergency Services a Training Day to Remember
The first ‘Blue Light Day’ run at Pilgrims Academy provided an opportunity for personnel from the police, fire and ambulance services to experience for themselves the new state-of-the-art ...
Posted: December 15, 2016

Fieri and Pilgrims Academy Partnership to Build Future Leaders
An exciting new partnership between City of London-based training agency Fieri Leadership and Pilgrims Academy uses the agency’s military experience and principles to develop leadership in every ...
Posted: December 15, 2016

Pilgrims Group Strengthens Salalah Methanol’s Procedures with Best Practice Crisis Management Plan
Following its work with the Oman Oil Company (OOC), international risk management specialist, Pilgrims Group, has designed and implemented a crisis management framework for Salalah Methanol Company ...
Posted: November 9, 2016

Pilgrims Group Training Academy Expands Safety Training Provision
Pilgrims Training Academy has gained accreditation and centre approval with two world leading education providing bodies, City & Guilds and the medical training evaluation body, Qualsafe. As a ...
Posted: November 9, 2016

Australian High Commission and the British Council enlist Pilgrims in Nigeria
The Australian High Commission (AHC) has appointed Pilgrims Group Limited to provide full time guarding of the AHC Chancery and High Commissioner’s Residence in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. ...
Posted: November 9, 2016

Pilgrims rolls out medical training for any eventuality
From basic to high level first aid, including how to respond to children’s injuries and conditions With its work involving risk management and security all over the world, from company head ...
Posted: November 8, 2016

Pilgrims Group earns the global best-practice award, PSC.1
UK-based international security specialist Pilgrims Group Limited has become only the second private security firm to be awarded the best practice certificate ‘PSC.1 World Wide’ status, for its ...
Posted: October 5, 2016

Feeling safe in an unsafe world
We know that the threat of a terrorist attack is very high and a major incident could happen anywhere and at any time.  While most businesses understand that they must have policies and procedures ...
Posted: October 5, 2016

Pilgrims Group wins three year contract with leading medicine manufacturer
Pilgrims Group has won a three year contract to guard the premises and operations of another UK based pharmaceutical company. The medicine manufacturer asked Pilgrims to review its existing ...
Posted: October 5, 2016

Pilgrims Group nominated for training award for fifth year in a row
Company is four-category finalist at the Security Excellence Awards Pilgrims Group has been nominated and selected as a finalist for its outstanding training services, for the fifth year in a row. ...
Posted: October 5, 2016

Pilgrims Group wins new contract in Afghanistan with global NGO
Pilgrims has won a new 28-month contract in Kabul to provide risk management services to a global non-governmental organisation (NGO). The NGO, which cannot be named for operational reasons, ...
Posted: September 9, 2016

Alan Kalule wins National Officer Gold at Pilgrims Group Annual Security Awards
Pilgrims guarding officer Alan Kalule has won the National Officer Gold Award at the company’s annual ceremony, which rewards excellence among the security teams protecting the premises of its ...
Posted: September 9, 2016

British Council’s Enhanced Risk Assessment provides a Lead in Nigeria
The British Council in Nigeria has introduced a new system of risk assessment and management to safeguard the extensive education and cultural programmes it runs throughout the country. International ...
Posted: August 16, 2016

TravelSafe™ Goes Global
One of the cities big firms enlisted Pilgrims Group’s online bite-sized TravelSafe™ training to help protect its staff across the globe. The company will be using all five language versions of ...
Posted: August 16, 2016

Pilgrims Group Racers Help Raise Money at Damon Hill Charity Event
Team Pilgrims left the competition for dust at a recent charity event held at Daytona Motorsport Sandown Park in Esher (UK). The event, organised by former racing driver Damon Hill OBE, pitted ...
Posted: August 16, 2016

Attack in France 14 July 2016
Pilgrims joins in the worldwide expressions of shock and sympathy after the terrorist attack in France on Thursday. The incident in Nice and others in Western Europe, Turkey, and Bangladesh ...
Posted: July 15, 2016

Contactless Card Fraud – Stay Aware
Contactless card fraud is a growing concern amongst finance and security professionals. The threat is often downplayed but it is growing and likely will continue to do so as the technology becomes ...
Posted: July 5, 2016

Pilgrims Group trains 300 in eGuarding™ roll out to Nigeria
International security specialist Pilgrims Group Limited has successfully extended its eGuarding™ training to Nigeria, where 300 security guards working for the British High Commission earned ...
Posted: July 5, 2016

Ceremony Seal of Approval for British High Commission Contract
Pilgrims staff were honoured with a special ceremony held in the residence of the High Commissioner in Abuja, Nigeria, recently. The event was held to acknowledge the company’s achievement working ...
Posted: July 5, 2016

Pharma Continues to Rely on Pilgrims Group for Security, as Nationwide UK Contract Announced
Another major European pharmaceutical company has chosen Pilgrims to work across all of its UK sites, following a competitive tendering process. This is the latest in a series of increased contracts ...
Posted: May 24, 2016

Pilgrims Group gets Immediate Results
Pilgrims is celebrating another new contract win, expanding its relationship with the UK’s leading special interest content and platform media business, Immediate Media Co. Immediate has ...
Posted: May 24, 2016

Pilgrims Group Excels, Rating in Top 5% of Security Companies
The industry’s annual ISO 9001 and SIA Approved Contractors Scheme (ACS) audit has once again seen Pilgrims take its place in the top 5% of all security companies. Last year saw the official ...
Posted: May 24, 2016

McBride Awards European Guarding Contract to Risk Specialist, Pilgrims Group Limited
McBride plc, a leading UK-based provider of private label household and personal care products, is to protect its European business operations by partnering with global risk and security specialist, ...
Posted: April 25, 2016

ARCINOVA Appoints Pharma Security Expert Pilgrims Group Limited
ARCINOVA, a leading global provider of research and development services to the pharmaceutical industry, has announced the appointment of Pilgrims Group as supplier of manned guarding and security ...
Posted: April 25, 2016

New TravelSafe™ Course Launched by Pilgrims Group
LONDON, 2nd March 2016 – Pilgrims Group has launched a new short course, TravelSafe™, aimed at business travellers from any sector going to sophisticated environments in developed countries. ...
Posted: March 3, 2016

More productive and effective teams
The more functional and communicative the team, the greater the success of your business... Although every workplace team is different, regardless of what your organisation does, all teams can be ...
Posted: February 17, 2016

Award-winning service scoops three wins in four years
Pilgrims Group began 2016 with much to celebrate, having won the International Achievement Award at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards (SEA). This takes the company’s tally to an impressive ...
Posted: February 17, 2016

IRAQ LICENCE SECURED
Iraq’s Ministry of Interior granted Pilgrims Security Services (Iraq) its operating licence for the 12th year in succession at a small presentation ceremony held at the Ministry of Interior’s ...
Posted: February 17, 2016

Pilgrims Group Opens New Head Quarters in Lagos
Pilgrims Group has opened a new purpose-built HQ in Lagos. The newly renovated, modern facility houses a state-of-the-art control room and new meeting and board rooms, as well as providing the ...
Posted: January 14, 2016

The Judge Makes the Grade
Pilgrims vessel, MV The Judge, has completed the necessary registrations to enable her to conduct security operations in Nigerian waters and beyond, with no restrictions. The ship was acquired by ...
Posted: January 14, 2016

Award-Winning Training Comes to Nigeria
Pilgrims award-winning interactive, online training programme, eGuarding™ has been launched in Nigeria – the first country outside the UK to use the scheme. Since its launch in 2013, Pilgrims ...
Posted: January 14, 2016

How can your business protect itself against the threat of a Paris-style attack?
Pilgrims Group senior advisor Sir David Veness, CBE, QPM, invites businesses to a seminar examining measures they can take to minimise the threat of terrorism, following the recent attacks in Paris ...
Posted: November 25, 2015

How can you protect your staff and business in light of recent terror attacks?
What can you do quickly, easily and cost effectively? Following recent events in Paris and elsewhere around the world, it’s perhaps too easy to think there’s not much we can do in the face of ...
Posted: November 25, 2015

TravelSafe™ – a new online course for business travellers
Pilgrims Group is launching a new short course, entitled TravelSafe™, aimed at business travellers going to sophisticated environments in more developed countries. The entry-level course for staff ...
Posted: November 25, 2015

Pilgrims nominated for international achievement award
Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015 Pilgrims has been recognised for its extensive work overseas with the nomination of this year's International Achievement Award. The company has been ...
Posted: November 19, 2015

Pilgrims nominated for security training initiative of the year award
Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015 The fourth time in a row Pilgrims has been nominated in this category, having won it two of the last three times. It is also the second time one of the ...
Posted: November 19, 2015

Pilgrims nominated for guarding company of the year award
Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015 Pilgrims Guarding division is nominated at this year's awards. Pilgrims specialises in manned guarding, with unrivalled expertise and an unparalleled track ...
Posted: November 19, 2015

Pilgrims Dedication to Security Excellence Recognised with Three Awards Nominations
Pilgrims Group Limited has been selected as a finalist in three categories by this year's Security & Fire Excellence Awards panel. Judges have selected Pilgrims for all three of the awards entered ...
Posted: November 19, 2015

Travel Security: Sir David Veness Comments
In a special Q&A session, Pilgrims Senior Advisor, Sir David Veness, looks at the real and current issues facing business travellers and the strategies that corporations need to implement to protect ...
Posted: October 14, 2015

Nigerian Team Shows How Pilgrims Goes the Extra Mile
Being able to totally depend on your security team is vital, and knowing they are prepared and able to go above and beyond the contract brief can not only add value, but prove life saving in an ...
Posted: October 14, 2015

Pilgrims Assessment: DRONES - The Unmanned Aerial Threat
Increasingly affordable technology such as UAVs or drones presents a range of new threats to corporate and personal security. Stuart Fraser, Pilgrims Intelligence Analyst, looks at the challenges ...
Posted: July 16, 2015

Daily Intelligence Updates Ensure Pilgrims Teams are on Top of Changing Threats
Through a morning intelligence bulletin, Pilgrims ensures that all our teams receive information on the latest significant threats and events happening in the places we are operating, in order to ...
Posted: July 16, 2015

Pilgrims Vessel ‘The Judge’ to assist Organisations requiring Maritime Security in West Africa
International security specialist, Pilgrims Group Limited, has further increased its ability to provide safe passage for clients working in West African waters by upgrading a former US Coast Guard ...
Posted: June 9, 2015

Joseph Blades Strikes Gold at Pilgrims Group Annual Security Awards
Pilgrims Group guarding officer Joseph Blades has won the National Officer Gold Award in the security company’s annual ceremony, which rewards excellence among the security teams who protect the ...
Posted: June 9, 2015

Pilgrims takes its place in Top 5% of Security Companies
Security specialist Pilgrims Group Limited has officially been ranked in the top 5% of all the UK’s 800 security companies, having passed two quality audits with further improved scores and zero ...
Posted: May 14, 2015

True Value for Money
Writing for Infologue.com in one of their most read columns this year, Bill Freear, Group Managing Director of Pilgrims Group Limited, discusses value and procurement. Bill writes: When procuring ...
Posted: May 14, 2015

Closing the Gap: Strengthening the case for business security
Pilgrims Senior Advisor, Sir David Veness, presents the argument that recent developments in international terrorism and the current response to the threats and risk posed, have strengthened the ...
Posted: April 22, 2015

Africa Threat Watch: Extremist Groups Proliferate & The Reach of the Islamic State
Valerie Kong, intelligence analyst for the Risk and Information Services Division at Pilgrims Group, explores the threat posed by national and international extremist groups across Africa. ...
Posted: April 22, 2015

Former Bank of England Head of Security Don Randall MBE Joins Pilgrims Group
Don Randall MBE, the Bank of England’s former Head of Security and Chief Information Security Officer, has joined global security and risk management specialist, Pilgrims Group Limited, as Senior ...
Posted: March 31, 2015

Pilgrims Supports Prestigious Security Institute Event at the House of Commons
Pilgrims is delighted to have once again sponsored the Security Institute’s prestigious annual black tie dinner, held at the House of Commons this March. The celebrations marked the continuing ...
Posted: March 31, 2015

Walmart Selects Pilgrims Africa for Risk Support at Nigeria’s Largest Shopping Mall
Pilgrims Africa Limited has announced that it will be working with the largest retailer in the world, American multi-national Walmart Stores Inc, providing security and risk services to the company ...
Posted: February 25, 2015

Pilgrims Group Expands Footprint in Algeria
Global security and risk management specialist Pilgrims Group Limited has announced its first Country Director for Algeria, confirming its commitment to develop the company’s portfolio of services ...
Posted: February 25, 2015

Counter Terror Risks in 2015 - What's Next?
Sir David Veness CBE QPM, Senior Advisor at Pilgrims Group, was asked to provide an overview on security risks in 2015 for the current issue of City Security magazine. This appeared as part of an ask ...
Posted: January 28, 2015

How to Deal with Ebola – A Global Threat
The current Ebola outbreak in Africa serves as a reminder that we cannot take for granted the security of our borders from such events. Jamie Milnes and Richard Lovell-Knight discuss the actions ...
Posted: January 28, 2015

What does society want from the private security industry?
We are living through a period of increasing threats worldwide, with a clearly identified move in the UK threat level from Moderate to Severe, meaning that a terrorist attack is highly likely. This ...
Posted: January 28, 2015

Pilgrims wins countrywide contract to guard the British High Commission, Nigeria
Following its success since September last year in supporting the security operation at the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, the international security specialist Pilgrims Group has won a contract ...
Posted: December 22, 2014

Pilgrims Group eGuarding Scheme Scoops 2014’s Security Excellence Award for Training
The interactive, online training programme, eGuarding™, developed by international security specialist Pilgrims Group, has won the 2014 Security Excellence Award (SEA) for Security Training ...
Posted: December 22, 2014

Comprehensive Risk Management Plays Key Role in PwC’s Confidence in Iraq
Pilgrims Group Limited has announced the company has been awarded the contract to provide a wide ranging security operation to the Iraq division of the multinational professional services network, ...
Posted: November 27, 2014

Pilgrims Group RMC Earns Rare Certificate from Afghanistan Investment Support Agency
The Afghanistan division of international security specialist Pilgrims Group Limited, Pilgrims Risk Management Company (RMC), has been presented with a Good Standing Certificate by the Afghanistan ...
Posted: November 27, 2014

Pilgrims Group Launches 360 Customer Care Scheme
A new customer care initiative by Pilgrims Group Limited which delivers extra value to clients has been selected for the final of the 2014 Security Excellence Awards in London this November. The ...
Posted: November 27, 2014

Pilgrims Group Launches New Trauma Medicine Course for Media Teams
From cyclones to tsunamis, dirt tracks to flash floods, you do not have to be in a war zone to know that shooting dramatic footage and getting it fast can be dangerous. Recognising this, a new ...
Posted: November 3, 2014

£5 million Corporate Safety Training ‘Centre of Excellence’ Opens for Business
A new 45,000 sq ft state-of-the-art training centre, representing a multi-million pound investment by global security and risk management specialist, Pilgrims Group Limited, has opened for business. ...
Posted: November 3, 2014

Pilgrims Re-awarded Government of Iraq Operating Licence
Pilgrims Security Services Limited (Iraq) has been re-awarded its government of Iraq operating licence, a requirement for all armed security companies domestic as well as international, following a ...
Posted: October 1, 2014

Pilgrims Delivers Global Risk Training to Prepare Families of UK Government Employees
International risk and security specialist, Pilgrims Group Limited, has sent members of its training team overseas to run a series of bespoke courses for the families of British government workers. ...
Posted: October 1, 2014

Companies working in high risk environments CAN plan for political unrest
Business Development Director of international security risk specialist Pilgrims Group Limited, Peter Kaye, was invited onto BBC Radio 4’s The Bottom Line recently to discuss the real dilemmas ...
Posted: August 27, 2014

New Online eGuarding Training Delivers Hard Benefits for Clients
Staff demonstrate 40% increase in knowledge and ability says Pilgrims Group A programme of training for security guards known as eGuarding™, developed by security and risk management ...
Posted: August 13, 2014

Ask the Expert: Pilgrims on Afghanistan
Peter Kaye, Director of Business Development at Pilgrims, speaks to Security Buyer magazine about the company and how the end of military operations in Afghanistan is going to affect the entire ...
Posted: June 30, 2014

Pilgrims Appoints Andrew Melvin to Further Develop UK Manned Guarding Service
Commercial security expert, Andrew Melvin, has joined security risk specialist, Pilgrims Group, as Business Development Director (UK). Andrew’s appointment follows a 21 year career with the ...
Posted: June 30, 2014

Andrew George Strikes Gold at Pilgrims Group Annual Security Awards
Pilgrims Group guarding officer, Andrew George, has won the National Officer Gold Award in the security company’s annual ceremony, which rewards excellence among the security teams who protect the ...
Posted: June 30, 2014

Pilgrims Prompt Action Extracts Clients in Iraq Insurgency
As we write, a major insurgent offensive is underway in Iraq. It began four days ago with ISIS (Al-Qaeda militants) seizing the entire city of Mosul, in the ancient province of Nineva, followed by ...
Posted: June 16, 2014

21st Century Counter-Terrorism Strategy
Pilgrims Senior Advisor, Sir David Veness, writes for City Security Magazine…
Posted: June 2, 2014

Pilgrims Group Announces New CFO
Pilgrims has announced the appointment of Jeremy Spring as Chief Finance Officer this May. An experienced Board Director, Jeremy will bring key strategic leadership to Pilgrims with expertise in ...
Posted: June 2, 2014

CCTV Chooses Pilgrims for Risk Advice and Assistance during Reporting of Philippines Crisis
When Chinese national television station China Central Television (CCTV) needed risk advice, aid and logistical assistance to cover the disaster of Typhoon Haiyan, in the Philippines, it turned to ...
Posted: April 30, 2014

Record SIA Score Places Pilgrims Group in Top 5% of all UK Security Companies
Security specialist Pilgrims Group Limited is now officially rated amongst the top 5% of all UK security companies, having passed two quality audits with further improved scores and zero improvement ...
Posted: April 30, 2014

Pilgrims Swift Response Protects News Organisations in Ukraine
International security specialist Pilgrims Group Limited has proved itself the security company of choice for media organisations working in Ukraine during recent events. The company has been ...
Posted: March 31, 2014

Preparing for a Crisis: City Security feature
Preparing for a Crisis: City Security feature New security challenges alongside a recession create interesting tensions. Constraints are likely to persist, ‘green shoots’ notwithstanding. No ...
Posted: March 31, 2014

Preparing for a Crisis: City Security feature
New security challenges alongside a recession create interesting tensions. Constraints are likely to persist, ‘green shoots’ notwithstanding. No organisation can face multifaceted security ...
Posted: March 27, 2014

Former United Nations Security Leader, Sir David Veness, Joins Pilgrims Group
Internationally renowned counter-terrorism expert, Sir David Veness CBE, QPM, has joined global security specialist Pilgrims Group Limited as a Senior Advisor. Sir David, formerly Under-Secretary ...
Posted: March 5, 2014

Register of Chartered Security Professionals (RCSP) to meet at House of Commons Event
The Register of Chartered Security Professionals (RCSP) is to hold a dinner event at the House of Commons this March to celebrate the works of the RSCP and the standards the organisation ...
Posted: February 27, 2014

Pilgrims Group and the FCO Develop Self-Defence Course for Deaf Employees
As part of its long standing relationship with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), risk management expert Pilgrims Group has developed a conflict management/self-defence course for deaf and ...
Posted: January 28, 2014

Corporate Safety Training Proves Life-Saving for FCO Employees in Westgate Terrorist Attack
Two British employees of the UK government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) caught up in the 2013 attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall, Nairobi, have revealed how corporate safety training ...
Posted: January 28, 2014

Pilgrims Group Keeps Film Crew Safe as ABF Responds to Bangladesh Tragedy
When Associated British Foods (ABF) sent a film crew to Dhaka, Bangladesh, this November to document working conditions in the country, they employed a team from security specialist Pilgrims Group to ...
Posted: November 20, 2013

Pye to Futureproof Business as Pilgrims Group’s Country Director, Afghanistan
International security specialist Pilgrims Group has appointed Greg Pye as Country Director, Afghanistan. Pye is focused on ensuring the company remains a solid presence in the country irrespective ...
Posted: November 20, 2013

Pilgrims Group Awarded New Contract by Immediate Media
Global risk management and security specialist, Pilgrims Group Limited, has been awarded a further contract with one of the biggest consumer media businesses in the UK. Immediate Media, a consumer ...
Posted: November 14, 2013

Mo Ricketts Joins Pilgrims Group as Training Manager
Former Royal Marine and firearms specialist Mo Ricketts has joined the award-winning training division of international security specialist Pilgrims Group Limited. After 17 years in the British ...
Posted: November 14, 2013

Pilgrims Group and Vesper Partner to Secure Swedish Embassy in Baghdad
Swedish risk management enterprise Vesper Group has been appointed to secure the Swedish Embassy for Iraq, supported by international security specialist, Pilgrims Group. Vesper, which provides ...
Posted: September 25, 2013

Cawthorne's Iraq Appointment Continues Global Growth for Pilgrims Group
Security and risk specialist, Pilgrims Group, continues its targeted global growth with the appointment of Matthew Cawthorne as Country Director, Iraq. Cawthorne’s appointment follows Pilgrims ...
Posted: September 25, 2013

Pilgrims Group Shortlisted for Four Awards at the Security Excellence Awards 2013
International risk management and security specialist Pilgrims Group has been selected as finalists for an impressive four awards at this year’s Security Excellence Awards. Pilgrims, which took ...
Posted: September 4, 2013

The future of hostile environment - lessons from Afghanistan
With the nature of security in hostile environments undergoing wholesale change, Intersec magazine asked Pilgrims risk expert Richard Lovell-Knight to examine the new skills needed by staff in the ...
Posted: July 30, 2013

Pilgrims Group appoints David Peploe as part of company's global growth strategy
Pilgrims Group Limited has appointed internationally respected risk management strategist David Peploe as its Director of Global Operations. The company, which provides risk management and ...
Posted: July 24, 2013

Pilgrims finest recognised at annual security officer of the year awards
Pilgrims Group held its annual Security Officer Awards Ceremony for 2012 this month, recognising outstanding achievements and performances of security professionals within its business at both ...
Posted: June 3, 2013

Working with NGOs - How to get the best out of your security provision
When working with NGOs in hostile and challenging security environments, Pilgrims is ever conscious of the client perception of relatively high percentage cost of security risk services when set ...
Posted: May 30, 2013

Human rights policy and the global security industry
‘Human Rights’ often appears in the popular media alongside ‘Health and Safety’, as an evil bringing democracy to its knees. In this arena, the security industry in particular needs to watch ...
Posted: April 22, 2013

The growing need for globally responsive security operations
In one form or another, firms in the UK and London in particular are becoming more global every year, and acting accordingly. For the security and business continuity industry that supports them the ...
Posted: April 22, 2013

Pilgrims Group opens Dubai office to support continued expansion in the Middle East
Pilgrims Group has appointed John McCaffery as Director for the Middle East following the company’s continued expansion in the region. McCaffery will head up the company’s new Dubai office, ...
Posted: March 25, 2013

Pilgrims to safeguard IESC staff working to bring stability and prosperity to Afghanistan
Pilgrims Group has been awarded a four year contract with the International Executive Service Corps (IESC) to provide risk management and training to its staff in Afghanistan. IESC, a not-for-profit, ...
Posted: March 20, 2013

Information assessment to support training for deployment overseas
Business people must often undergo different kinds of security training before deployment to a hostile environment. This can be a regulatory and arguably a legal requirement and in any case wholly ...
Posted: February 21, 2013

Official Audit Confirms Pilgrims Group in Top 5% of UK Security Providers
WOKING-BASED SECURITY specialist Pilgrims Group Limited (PGL) has confirmed its position in the top 5% UK security companies for the quality of service, good practice and professionalism of its ...
Posted: February 21, 2013

Initiatives in Security Training
Successful corporations require staff to travel throughout the UK and worldwide to conduct a variety of tasks, including generating business or reporting the news. It is a fact of commerce we all ...
Posted: January 18, 2013

Two Sides to the Business Coin in Mali
The situation in northern Mali has increasingly impacted on the region’s business environment. As events in Algeria recently illustrated, escalating French involvement in Mali is likely to lead to ...
Posted: January 18, 2013

Walking the Tightrope: Doing Business in Unstable Environments
What are the key issues for businesses operating in unstable environments? This was the important question raised and discussed in Pilgrims' latest feature for City Security magazine. Although it ...
Posted: December 10, 2012

The I4S Interview: Pilgrims Under the Spotlight
In an interview for security and risk news portal Info4Security, Editor Brian Sims talked with Pilgrims Group’s Managing Director, Bill Freear, about recent developments in the security ...
Posted: December 10, 2012

Security Excellence Awards Winners Video - Featuring Pilgrims Group
Speaking about the 2012 Security Excellence Awards video, Brian Sims (Media Solutions Manager for UBM Live’s Security and Fire Portfolio and SEAs Project Manager) said: “Wednesday 17 October 2012 ...
Posted: November 20, 2012

Adapting to Survive - Jane's Defence Weekly Special Report
After earning a reputation for indiscriminate violence in Afghanistan and Iraq, private security contractors – and their employers – are being forced to react to a new regulatory environment. ...
Posted: November 20, 2012

Pilgrims' Training Achieves Security Excellence Award
International security and protection specialist Pilgrims Group has been awarded the prestigious Security Excellence Award (SEA) for its industry leading training for UK government employees due to ...
Posted: October 30, 2012

Pilgrims Highlighted by BBC to represent "professional and honest side of the industry"
Broadcast this October, the BBC’s hour long documentary Britain’s Private War investigated the UK’s armed private security industry. Shown on BBC Two Scotland, the programme highlights how ...
Posted: October 26, 2012

Pilgrims' Training Highlighted by Security Excellence Awards
Pilgrims Group’s Training Division has been recognised by industry, with the company being shortlisted in the ‘Security Training Initiative of the Year’ category for the 2012 Security ...
Posted: September 14, 2012

Concentration Risk for Travellers
In his latest article for Infologue.com, Bill Freear, Pilgrims' Managing Director, addresses the issue of concentration risk for travellers, asking the question: Is a company barbecue in Basingstoke ...
Posted: September 6, 2012

Media Safety Report
At least 70 journalists and support staff were killed covering the news in the first half of this year in one of the bloodiest periods of recent times, according to the biannual Killing The Messenger ...
Posted: September 6, 2012

Actor Tom Hardy enlists Pilgrims Group in Afghanistan for Special Forces film
The English actor, Tom Hardy, called on the expertise of international security specialist, Pilgrims Group, this June, to ensure his safe passage to sensitive locations in Afghanistan. Hardy, ...
Posted: June 28, 2012

Business Travel Media Praise Pilgrims' HEAT Course
A selection of editors were put through their paces this May when they attended Pilgrims' Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) course, set at Pilgrims' unique training ground in Surrey, ...
Posted: June 28, 2012

Major US Development Agency Engages Pilgrims Group to Protect Teams in Kabul and Baghdad
The leading US-based NGO, International Relief and Development (IRD), has appointed UK based company Pilgrims as security provider for operations in two of the world’s most volatile societies. IRD, ...
Posted: April 26, 2012

Pilgrims Group Awarded RMC Status in Afghanistan to Help Security Force Handover
International security, risk and protection specialist Pilgrims Group has been awarded Risk Management Company (RMC) status from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs, only the third company ...
Posted: February 29, 2012

Advice on Managing Travel Risks in Hostile Places
The hotel pictured in the pdf below is not from your travel agent‘s new, open and transparent holiday brochure. We took it ourselves; it’s an hour outside Tripoli and was the proposed venue for a ...
Posted: February 27, 2012

Pilgrims Group to Provide Safety Training for British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Staff
The British government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has employed security specialist Pilgrims Group to provide training to its key departments working in politically unstable and often ...
Posted: January 13, 2012

Infologue Launches Pilgrims Column
Pilgrims’ experts are continuing to be advisors to the risk and business continuity industry through a series of articles and columns in the media. This month sees the launch of Pilgrims’ ...
Posted: October 31, 2011

Pilgrims Group Rewards Outstanding Players at Annual Manned Guarding Awards
Security risk management specialist Pilgrims has rewarded its best-performing UK manned guarding employees at an annual awards ceremony which recognises excellence and dedication beyond the call of ...
Posted: August 26, 2011

Pilgrims Group Rewards Outstanding Players at Annual Manned Guarding Awards
Security risk management specialist Pilgrims has rewarded its best-performing UK manned guarding employees at an annual awards ceremony which recognises excellence and dedication beyond the call of ...
Posted: August 26, 2011

Contingency Planning Saves Multinational Company from Major Losses during the Arab Spring
The recent revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests in North Africa and the Middle-East has created a complicated financial and logistical dilemma for businesses operating in the region. ...
Posted: July 26, 2011

City Security turns to Pilgrims for advice on when to evacuate from areas of unrest
As part of a series of informative articles, Pilgrims was asked by City Security magazine to provide a feature looking at the issues surrounding evacuation from countries experiencing civil ...
Posted: July 26, 2011

Pilgrims Group Brings UK Professionals Home Safely from Libya
The security and risk management consultancy Pilgrims was a reassuring presence for British business travelers, expatriates and families as civil war broke out in Libya earlier this year. Many of the ...
Posted: June 27, 2011

Peter Kaye Joins Pilgrims as Director of Business Development
Pilgrims has appointed Peter Kaye, a former security adviser and business continuity manager at the Bank of England, to help grow and build on the excellent work already established by the group. To ...
Posted: June 27, 2011

Pilgrims Provides Safe Passage for Fitzsimons Family to Son's Trial in Iraq
Risk management expert Pilgrims Group assisted the family of incarcerated ex-soldier Danny Fitzsimons attend their son’s trial in Iraq. Accused of murder, Fitzsimons was being held in Iraq’s ...
Posted: May 26, 2011

Pilgrims Group Reports 39% Growth
Pilgrims has reported its client base grew by an impressive 39% in 2010, reporting the highest number of new sales the company has seen in its thirteen year history. The demand for Pilgrims’ ...
Posted: May 26, 2011

Pilgrims Advises City on Manned Guarding at Times of Heightened Threat
City Security magazine is continuing to turn to Pilgrims for advice on a range of issues facing today's businesses. In the Winter issue Pilgrims' Richard Lovell-Knight examined the issues faced by ...
Posted: March 30, 2011

Pilgrims Awarded Further Contracts to Provide Security Services for Businesses in Afghanistan
Pilgrims Group has been awarded a further two security contracts supporting business operations in Afghanistan. The first is to provide life support and security to a leading international ...
Posted: March 18, 2011

New CONDO and HEAT training dates announced

Posted: February 1, 2011

Pilgrims on Security in 2011
This January's Risk UK Magazine asked a panel of security experts what their security hopes for 2011 were. For Pilgrims' Managing Director Bill Freear's input, view the pdf below.
Posted: January 28, 2011

Pilgrims Group Achieves Outstanding Audit Results
Pilgrims has achieved outstanding professional audit results this winter, securing its 15th consecutive zero non-compliance ISO audit, which equates to seven and a half years of continued excellence. ...
Posted: January 25, 2011

Pilgrims' Team Member Gains Certification for Business Continuity Management Excellence
Gabriel Carter has become the latest member of Pilgrims to be certified by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), further building upon Pilgrims’ consultancy offering to the corporate ...
Posted: December 2, 2010

Inside Advice: Manned Guarding for Secure Areas
Pilgrims’ experts, in a recent issue of Risk UK magazine, have provided advice on guarding areas of particularly high value or high security where realistic threat exists. As the Manned Guarding ...
Posted: December 2, 2010

BBC News 24 Invites Pilgrims Intelligence Expert to Comment on Recent Iraqi Violence
On Wednesday, 25th August 2010, leading news channel BBC News 24 invited Pilgrims Information and Intelligence Services Manager to provide live, expert analysis and commentary in the wake of Iraq’s ...
Posted: October 4, 2010

Pilgrims' Paper on Iraq Features in Leading Security Journal
Pilgrims’ experts have once again been asked to comment on the ever changing situation in Iraq, providing an in-depth paper on The 'Irreducible Minimum': Al-Qa'ida in Iraq and the Effectiveness of ...
Posted: October 4, 2010

Pilgrims Consultant's Quick Actions Saves Contractors Life in Iraq
Pilgrims Group personnel have saved the life of a client who suffered a life threatening heart attack whilst away working in Baghdad, Iraq. The client, a UK national working for an international ...
Posted: August 25, 2010

Pilgrims' Overview of Recent Changes to CONDO Training Requirements
On 12th March 2010, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) published an updated 4th issue of its Defence Standard 05-129 document; superseding the previous 3rd issue dated 01 May 2008. This standard, ...
Posted: July 28, 2010

Corporate Resilience Strategy; A Vendor's Perspective
Richard Lovell-Knight, Pilgrims' Senior Operations Manager, gives a vendor's perspective on linking corporate resilience strategy with forward operations in June's issue of Intersec ...
Posted: July 16, 2010

Pilgrims Announces Winners of Manned Guarding Awards
Security and risk management experts Pilgrims held their third annual Manned Guarding Awards this spring; proudly rewarding its security officers for their dedication and commitment throughout the ...
Posted: July 16, 2010

Safety Advice for Corporate & Private Travellers to Thailand
Due to the unrest in Thailand, there is an extra level of tension and civil disorder. Travellers to the country should be aware of this and equip themselves with the knowledge to avoid risk and stay ...
Posted: May 18, 2010

Pilgrims MD Joins RISK UK Magazine Expert Panel
Pilgrims Managing Director Bill Freear has been asked to join Risk UK Magazine's Panel of Experts, to regularly debate issues within the security risk industry. Widely recognised for his in-field ...
Posted: April 27, 2010

Threat and Risk: What's the Difference?
The question in the title of this piece is one that often crops up and was thrown into sharp relief during a recent conversation with a colleague working for a defence contractor. He had read a ...
Posted: April 27, 2010

Pilgrims Further Expands Expert Business Continuity Team
Pilgrims is continuing to expand its acclaimed business continuity management services (BCM), with the expertise of Pilgrims’ Senior Operations Manager Richard Lovell Knight. Richard, who ...
Posted: March 25, 2010

Hostile Environments: The New Frontiers
Iraq and Afghanistan have become well-trodden ground for security organisations and their clients but the challenge is to understand and predict where the new areas of high risk will ...
Posted: March 24, 2010

Business Continuity - Improving resilience: calming the chaos
The future is uncertain and complex. Technology moves so fast and flexibly that new vulnerabilities are exposed at every turn. Businesses are desperate to expand and globalise, but that means ...
Posted: February 26, 2010

"Travellers More Aware of Importance of Safety Precautions"
Pilgrims Group reports increased interest in 'Travelling Smart' Global risk management experts Pilgrims has reported increased awareness from holiday, gap year and business travellers when it ...
Posted: February 26, 2010

Latest Adventure Training dates now online
You can now view upcoming safety training dates and make bookings from our website.
Posted: February 3, 2010

Crack the Safe with Pilgrims Group at Adventure Travel Live and Win an All Expenses Paid Holiday to
Risk management and security specialists, Pilgrims, will be offering visitors to Adventure Travel Live 2010 invaluable travel safety advice and the chance to crack the safe and win an all expenses ...
Posted: January 28, 2010

Pilgrims Group Provides Much Needed Assistance in Haiti
When Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake this January, worldwide security and risk management specialists Pilgrims immediately began providing security and logistical support services to ...
Posted: January 27, 2010

Pilgrims to Share Safety Expertise at Adventure Travel Live 2010
Security, risk management and training provision specialists Pilgrims Group will be attending Adventure Travel Live 2010 to offer expert advice to aspiring adventurers. The UK’s number one ...
Posted: December 8, 2009

Pilgrims Expands Risk and Security Provision to Businesses Operating from North of England
Pilgrims welcomes new Regional Sales Manager Amanda Mathie as part of the company’s service expansion to corporations with Headquarters in the north of England. Amanda will oversee Pilgrims’ ...
Posted: December 8, 2009

Pilgrims Guards Save Life
Pilgrims guards have demonstrated their ability to stay calm under pressure by saving the life of a contractor who had suffered a heart attack during the course of their shift. The guards, based ...
Posted: October 20, 2009

Pilgrims Provides Travel Security Intelligence for BBC’s “By Any Means 2”
Security risk management experts Pilgrims Group has provided information and intelligence advice on diverse countries such as Papua New Guinea, Australia and the South China Sea for Charley ...
Posted: October 20, 2009

Protecting the Sporting World - Don't be a target
David Freear, Operations Director of Pilgrims Group recently produced an article for FC Business Magazine as part of a two part feature on security risks and responsibilities in the world of ...
Posted: September 21, 2009

Pilgrims Group Expands Business Overseas Facilitation Team
Worldwide security and risk management specialists Pilgrims Group has announced further expansion of its team to identify and address strategic and political threats providing global security risk ...
Posted: September 11, 2009

Want the best Guarding? Less could be more
In the autumn issue of International Security Buyer magazine, MD of Pilgrims Group Bill Freear looks at how re-assessing your guarding provision could drive down costs whilst increasing service and ...
Posted: September 7, 2009

Pilgrims Group Prepares BAE CONDO Teams for Afghanistan
Pilgrims Group has run a CONDO refresher course conducted for BAE systems, testing delegates in areas such as emergency procedures and medical training before deployment to ...
Posted: August 7, 2009

Avoiding Piracy - A Practical Guide To Operating In Dangerous Waters
By Cobus Classens, Managing Director, Pilgrims Africa The current piracy threat in and around Nigeria and Somalia proffers significant risk to businesses, from ship owners to oil companies, ...
Posted: August 7, 2009

Travel Safe, Travel Smart!
Risk Experts Team up with Big Earth to Support Safe Travels Travel at home and abroad can raise a number of safety and security issues, with robberies, muggings, medical emergencies and even ...
Posted: July 3, 2009

Global Crisis Affects Nigeria; Piracy Attacks could be Higher than off Somalia Warn Risk Experts
Poor GDP growth and rising inflation combined are having an adverse affect on Nigeria’s income stream, prompting concern that Nigeria may see high levels of piracy and a renewed drive of ...
Posted: July 3, 2009

Pilgrims Joins “Police Versus Private Security Companies” Debate
Risk UK magazine recently asked the question: Police chiefs have expressed concerns over the possible cutting of their budgets in light of the current recession. If the police chief's fears come to ...
Posted: June 12, 2009

Pilgrims Announce Winners of Manned Guarding Awards 2009
Pilgrims Group held its second annual Manned Guarding Awards at Foxhills, Surrey, this March; proudly rewarding its security officers for their dedication and commitment. The event was held to ...
Posted: April 29, 2009

Pilgrims Group Expands Pharmaceutical Security Operations
Pilgrims has expanded its work with Sanofi-Aventis, securing the contract to provide full manned guarding services to the company’s Dagenham premises. Pharmaceutical companies face a number of ...
Posted: April 21, 2009

Corporate Security Expert Joins Pilgrims Group
Graham Urwin has joined security and risk management experts Pilgrims Group in the role of Client Operational Security Manager, bringing with him over 22 years of Royal Military Police and ...
Posted: April 21, 2009

Pilgrims’ Guarding and Operational Divisions Receive Praise from Independent Industry Experts
Pilgrims Group Ltd’s Guarding and Operational Divisions have been praised in the recent issue of Risk UK as one of the country’s leading manned guarding companies. The article in which ...
Posted: March 16, 2009

Pilgrims Group Further Develops Training Division with Appointment of Innovative Training Manager
Former UK Forces operative Sam Mostyn has joined leading Security experts Pilgrims Group in the role of Training Manager. Sam will be responsible for all areas of training including course design ...
Posted: March 13, 2009

Pilgrims Group Supports Help for Heroes
Instead of posting out a Christmas card this year Pilgrims Group Ltd made a donation to Help for Heroes, the charity raising money to improve rehabilitation facilities for wounded and maimed ...
Posted: January 29, 2009

Pilgrims Group Secure World’s Media at NewsXchange Conference
Pilgrims Group Limited was once again the preferred security partner to the NewsXchange media conference held this November in Valencia, Spain. As the world’s leading provider of security and ...
Posted: January 6, 2009

US Army praise Pilgrims Group for work in Iraq
Teams bring communications solutions to the Frontline. Pilgrims Group Limited communications experts have been praised by the US Army for an “exceptional job” installing multiple Harris ...
Posted: August 11, 2008

Pilgrims Group to Secure SunGard Availability Services Premises across UK
Pilgrims Group has been awarded the national SunGard Availability Services (UK) Limited contract to provide manned security guarding teams to SunGard’s availability services locations across the ...
Posted: August 8, 2008

Who’s guarding the guards? Pilgrims article for Contingency Today magazine
Pilgrims Group’s Simon Dorset has produced an informative article on the manned guarding industry for this month’s Contingency Today magazine. Find the article below, or ...
Posted: July 23, 2008

Pilgrims Secure Major Iraqi High Risk Facility
Security and Risk management experts Pilgrims Group Ltd has been awarded the contract to secure a large high-risk facility in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. The well known facility has been the ...
Posted: June 13, 2008

Pilgrims Announce Winners of 1st Manned Guarding Awards
The Pilgrims Group Awards were created to show the company's appreciation of outstanding dedication and service. Pilgrims Group Director of Operations Dave Freear said: "To us manned guarding is ...
Posted: May 6, 2008

Pilgrims Group Support to Harris Communications in Iraq Recognised with Award from US Army
The US Army has presented Harris Communications with the Certificate of Appreciation for its “amazing support” of 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment during its operations in Iraq from 2006 to ...
Posted: May 6, 2008

No Improvement in Nigeria, Warns Security Company: Violence at a High, Pilgrims Group Warn Investors
Pilgrims Group, which operates security services across the world's most hostile environments, including Nigeria, is warning companies looking to operate or invest in the area that high threats are ...
Posted: March 28, 2008

Pilgrims Enlisted to Secure High Profile Estate
Pilgrims Group has been awarded the contract to secure the prestigious UK home of a prominent businessman. One of England's most famous properties, the spectacular private house in Surrey is a ...
Posted: March 28, 2008

Pilgrims Report Over 100% Growth in Manned Guarding Sector
This represents a very real expansion in Pilgrims manned guarding business. The company's guarding footprint now spreads across the whole of England, with the addition of Pilgrims' first Scottish ...
Posted: December 3, 2007

Pilgrims Leads the Way in Meeting Iraqi MOI New Registration Laws
Under the new law due to come into effect from January 1st 2008, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) will be able to carry out spot checks and arrest any guard operating in Iraq who is not registered ...
Posted: December 3, 2007

Pilgrims Support SIA Licensing Delay
Actively working to raise industry standards Pilgrims Group are considered one of the world's leading security consultancies, and have recently completed a full SIA Audit receiving high praise from ...
Posted: September 3, 2007

Pilgrims Launch New Brochure
Marking the company's continued expansion of security services worldwide, the brochure will provide a guide to the range of specialist services the company provides; from operational consultancy, ...
Posted: September 3, 2007

Manned Guarding Part of Front Line Fight against Terrorism
Manned guarding is no longer seen as a low value grudge purchase, it is part of the front-line fight against terrorism that has been brought to the UK. Pilgrims Group, which operates manned guarding ...
Posted: September 3, 2007

Major US Corporations Enlist Pilgrims
The Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune and Time Magazine have come to UK based Pilgrims Group, to secure and train their staff when working in areas of risk such as Baghdad. The move ...
Posted: September 3, 2007

Special Report: Nigeria - Security Assessment
Pilgrims has compiled this report, drawing on information from a variety of media, open and priviledged sources. Any feedback on this report is most welcome and should be addressed to our ...
Posted: March 21, 2007

Special Report: The Iraq Insurgency
This report draws on information from a variety of media, open and priviledged sources. Any feedback on this report is most welcome and should be addressed to our information and intelligence ...
Posted: September 28, 2006


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