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AIM:WSG

Westminster Group PLC

Market:
AIM
Market Cap:
£15.79 m
Price
9.90 GBX
Change
7.03%
52 weeks high
18.20
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0.09

The Mission of Westminster Group plc is to be recognised as a worldwide centre of excellence for the provision of Fire, Safety, Security and Defence products and services.

Group Companies

The Westminster Group Plc. Is a highly experienced and internationally acclaimed Fire, Safety, Security and Defence Group operating worldwide through an extensive network of agents and international offices in 50 countries. The Group consists of two internationally focussed operating divisions providing a wide range of solutions and services
 

Technology Division

The Technology Division is focussed on providing advanced technology led security solutions encompassing a wide range of surveillance, detection, tracking and interception technologies. The Division comprises primarily of Westminster International Ltd and has a demonstrable potential to win and successfully deliver large implementations and product supply projects.

The Division provides a wide range of niche fire, safety, security and defence products and solutions and has a track record of delivering complex product and technology solutions to governments and governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) and blue chip commercial organisations worldwide. Westminster’s strong brand, extensive web presence and international reputation means the Division receives large numbers of enquiries for its services from across the globe.
 

Westminster International

Westminster International Ltd. is a British based and internationally focused security organisation providing Fire, Safety, Security and Defence solutions to governments & governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) and blue chip commercial organisations worldwide.

Westminster offers a wealth of experience and operates worldwide through strategically located international offices, agents and partner companies in over 45 countries, including a significant presence in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the South America. The Group’s principal activity is the design, supply, installation, and maintenance of a wide range of security and defence solutions for the protection of people, buildings, organisations and the nation state.

Westminster offers a broad yet complementary range of services to the Commercial, Industrial, Banking, Governmental, National Infrastructure, State Security, Military, Policing, Custodial, Telecommunications, Automotive, Aviation and Marine sectors worldwide.

TEL: +44 (0)1295 756300 FAX: +44 (0)1295 756302 [email protected] WI-LTD.COM
 

Managed Services Division

The Managed Services division is focussed on providing long term recurring revenue, managed services contracts and the provision of manned services as the management and operation of complete security services and solutions, together with consultancy, training and other similar supporting services. The Division comprises primarily of Westminster Aviation Security Services Ltd (WASS) and Longmoor Security Ltd.

Services include comprehensive protection solutions to key national and critical infrastructure sites (both governmental and commercial) such as airports, ports & harbours, railway stations, border crossings and other such facilities with Westminster providing the investment in equipment and personnel as well as providing the required expertise to operate and run the security operation under long term contracts.
 

Keyguard

Keyguard UK Ltd operate at the cutting edge of the security Industry. Keyguard provide 24/7 protection to both business operations and private customers using a mixture of manned guarding and some of the most advanced technology systems available.

TEL: +44 845 257 2081 [email protected] KEYGUARDUKLIMITED.CO.UK
 

Westminster Aviation Security Services

Westminster Aviation Security Services Ltd is a specialist division providing complete security solutions to the aviation and other transportation sectors protecting infrastructure, operations & assets and the travelling public throughout the world.

Westminster provides a wide range of equipment, services and solutions including the manning, guarding and operation of complete airport security facilities, the provision of specialised screening of people, baggage and cargo, provision of surveillance, monitoring and detection equipment, explosive and narcotics detection, provision of physical security to prevent unauthorised access, emergency repatriation flights, emergency aid distribution and relief flights.

Westminster can also provide a secure ‘meet and greet’ service for businessmen visiting foreign countries – the service will provide for the safe reception of the guest at the Airport and the transportation to Hotels etc. together with local information and support if required.

TEL: +44 (0)1295 756370 FAX: +44 (0)1295 756372 WASS-LTD.COM
 

Westminster Facilities Management

Westminster Facilities Management ltd as a facilities management and support organisation provides building management services to Commercial, Industrial, Banking and Governmental facilities worldwide, providing personnel, and technical resources for complete building management, operation and maintenance.

As a Westminster Group company and working through the network of strategically located international offices, agents and partner companies in over 50 countries worldwide Westminster Facilities Management has the capability, structure and resources to deliver services and solutions to any building management requirement across the globe and integrate international multi site offices into a single managed solution.

TEL: +44 1295 756300 FAX: +44 1295 756302 [email protected] WFM-LTD.COM
 

Longmoor Security

Longmoor Security Ltd. is a British based Security Consultancy, Close Protection, Guarding and Training organisation operating worldwide via strategically located international offices.

Longmoor is recognised as a leading provider of quality security personnel and corporate security solutions worldwide protecting high profile international customers.

Services covered include police and special forces training, close protection services and training, provision of manned guarding and site security, covert operations, surveillance and reconnaissance, medical training & services, emergency extraction services and disaster planning & relief services etc.

Longmoor’s wealth of experience in training and protecting both military and civilian personnel worldwide, coupled with an ethos of using only the finest personnel, means Longmoor are ideally positioned to provide the most practical and comprehensive solutions to your security needs.

TEL: +44 (0)1295 756380 FAX: +44 (0)1295 756381

United Kingdom.

Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry

Sir Tony, has had a long a prestigious Parliamentary career. He was Personal Aide to Margaret Thatcher in the 1974 General Election and subsequently remained in her private office when she became Leader of the Opposition.

Sir Tony served as MP for North Oxfordshire from 1983 to 2015. He held various ministerial posts during the 1990s, serving as Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with a range of responsibilities including South Asia, Africa, North America and the West Indies.

Sir Tony, a practicing barrister, was awarded the Robert Schumann Silver Medal for contribution to European politics in 1975. He takes a keen interest in foreign affairs and was a Governor of the Commonwealth Institute and was a member of the Overseas Development Institute. Tony was Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development in the 2010 Parliament.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Peter Fowler

Peter has over 38 years experience operating within the security industry, with particular reference to the electronic protection sector.

Peter is extensively travelled and has a long history of running successful companies having built and sold two security businesses, successfully carried out acquisitions, disposals and an MBO and has held several senior positions in listed companies.

Peter started his career in the security industry in 1970, quickly progressing into senior management roles. In 1980 he founded a specialist electronic security company, Sovereign Security Systems Limited, which became one of the leading independent security companies of its type in the UK and was acquired by the Britannia Security Group Plc in 1987.

In 1990, Peter joined the Menvier-Swain Group Plc as Managing Director of the newly acquired security division and has been Chief Executive Officer of the Westminster Group of companies since leading a management buy out of the business in 1996.

In 2000 Peter reorganised the business and disposed of the UK alarms business to Chubb in order to concentrate on international business and since that time has developed Westminster into a global business with representation in over 40 countries with an enviable international reputation and an extensive and growing ‘blue chip’ client base.

Peter is a member of the Risk Committee, Nominations Commitee and Disclosure Committee.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mark L W Hughes BSc MBA FCA

Mark joined the company in November 2018, he is an experienced Group Chief Financial Officer with over 30 years’ experience of leading groups, divisions and companies sized from pre-revenue to £600m turnover, including those listed on both the main market and AIM including CFO of Hall Engineering (Full) Royal Doulton (Full), Axon (Full) and Mediwatch (AIM).

Mark is a member of the Risk Committee and the Disclosure Committee.

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Stuart Fowler BEng (Hons)

Stuart has many years experience of the security industry and has been particularly involved on many of the more complex integrated security systems.

Stuart studied computing and business studies at University obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree in 1996. After university Stuart successfully implemented several software development projects for listed companies before joining Westminster in 1998 as IT manager. After acquiring considerable experience with the vast array of technical products and equipment in which the Company is involved, he was appointed a Director within the Group in 2000.

Since that time Stuart has been instrumental in the design & implementation of many larger complex systems installed by the Westminster Group Plc. and is now responsible for the groups operations and technical implementation worldwide.

Stuart is a member of the Risk Committee.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Charles Cattaneo

Charles is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute and has an MBA from Birmingham University where he also read Commerce. Charles has over 30 years’ corporate finance experience gained in investment banking, industry and the accounting profession.

Charles has been a director of a number of public and private companies and is a founder of Cattaneo LLP a firm which specialises in providing corporate finance advice to fully listed, AIM and private companies.  He was previously a corporate finance partner at KPMG and Grant Thornton providing advice to listed public companies and large/growing private companies.  He is Chairman of the Midlands Regional Advisory Group of the London Stock Exchange.

Charles is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee and on the Remuneration Committee, Nominations Committee and Disclosure Committee.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Patsy Baker

Patsy Baker (Lady Patricia Lewis) is well-known and respected within the City and has considerable public relations and marketing experience, having spent over 20 years as the Group Business Development Director with Bell Pottinger. In November 2017 she joined Huntsworth PLC as Senior Group Advisor.

Patsy is the Chairman of the Nominations Committee and Disclosure Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee,Risk Committee & Audit Committee 

 

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
J Mawuli Ababio

Mr John Mawuli Ababio is an accomplished Corporate Financier/Investment Banker with over 30 years’ experience in structuring private equity and project financing transactions in Africa.

He began his career in 1984 in Geneva, Switzerland as an analyst with SIFIDA Investment Company (now BNP Paribas SIFIDA), with responsibility for the company’s portfolio in North, East and Southern Africa. In 1991 he joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire as a member of the pioneering team to set up the Bank’s Private Sector Department. In 1994 he moved to Ghana as Manager of one of the UK Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) first ever sponsored African SME Funds.

In 2000 he co-founded Faith Brothers Ltd, Ghana, as an investment holding company and subsequently acquired Citi Savings and Loans Ltd. a leading micro-finance company in Ghana.

This latter company was subsequently converted into Intercontinental Bank Ghana Limited and eventually acquired by Access Bank plc of Nigeria.

Between 2005-7, he consulted with PwC France for Pro-Invest an EU funded initiative aimed at setting up VC/PE firms to fund the SME space in Francophone Africa. In 2007 he moved to Johannesburg as Managing Director of the Africa Venture Capital Association (AVCA), the industry body for African Private Equity. In 2010, he joined PCM Capital Partners (PCP) to advise on setting up the West Africa Emerging Markets Growth Fund (WAEMGF), a regional PE investment vehicle whose LP investors include the AfDB and South Africa’s Private Investment Corporation (PIC).

From 2012 – present he has been the Vice-Chairman/Managing Partner of PCM Capital Advisors a regional private equity fund with a diversified investment portfolio in several countries in the West Africa sub-region.

Mawuli has extensive board and corporate governance experience having served on several listed and unlisted boards over the last 20 years, both as an Executive and Non-Executive Director. He is bilingual, speaking fluent English and French.

Mawuli is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Disclosure Committee and Nomination Committee.

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1295 756 300
Fax: +44 (0)1295 756 302
[email protected]

Corporate Headquarters

Westminster Group Plc,
Westminster House,
Blacklocks Hill,
Banbury,
Oxfordshire,
OX17 2BS,
United Kingdom.

NOMINATED ADVISER & BROKER

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

Prince Frederick House
35-39 Maddox Street
London
W1S 2PP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 0470

 

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NOMINATED ADVISER & BROKER

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

Prince Frederick House
35-39 Maddox Street
London
W1S 2PP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 0470

FINANCIAL PR

Walbrook Public Relations

4 Lombard Street
London
EC3V 9HD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 117 985 8989
Tel: +44 (0) 797 122 1972

AUDITORS

BDO LLP

150 Aldersgate Street,
London
EC1A 4AB
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 2073 349 191

SOLICITORS TO COMPANY

Bird & Bird

12 New Fetter Lane
London
EC4A 1JP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7415 6000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7415 6111

SOLICITORS TO THE COMPANY

Spratt Endicott Solicitors LLP

Linden House
55 The Green
South Bar Street
Banbury
OX16 9AB
United Kingdom

+ 44 (0) 1295 204000

REGISTRARS

Link Asset Services

The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 4TU
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 870 162 3100
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8639 2342