Guardian24’s Parent Company, Send For Help Ltd has seen annual turnover break £8m for the first time – a rise of 30% on the previous year.
Send For Help is independently verified as the largest lone worker protection provider in the world. The Group showed turnover this year hit £8m, up from £6.1m last year with profits of £2.4m. An increase of 121% on the previous year.
The business was founded in 2010 by brothers James and Will Murray. Their father, Jan Murray — the technology entrepreneur who founded PC World is the company’s President. Send For Help operates three subsidiary brands —Guardian24, Skyguard and newly acquired Peoplesafe. The latter was added to the Group’s portfolio in May.
The Group protects more than 100,000 lone workers through the use of personal safety devices and mobile phone applications. All connection tools link to a dedicated Alarm Receiving Centre manned 24 hours a day.
Demand for Services
“We have seen demand for our services rise for a variety of reasons,” said James Murray, CEO of Send For Help.
“Organisations want to protect their staff. They have turned on the news over the last few months and seen events both at home and abroad which inevitably heightens awareness of safety and security. We live in uncertain times, and this has seen a number of prospective clients cement their decision to use us.”
“But we also live in an increasingly litigious world. The public and private sectors are becoming more savvy in protection of lone workers.”
“Our technology is affordable and easy to use. Companies recognise the advantages of personnel protection when they look at the implications of legal costs and compensation as well as bad publicity if someone gets injured or assaulted.”
Rapid growth of the Group was confirmed in December 2016, when announced as one of Britain’s fastest growing companies. The Fast Track 100 list, published in The Sunday Times, ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales over the last three years. The company ranked at no. 47 in the 2016 league table.
The lone worker protection market in Europe and America is forecast to double from £105 million per annum to £226 million by 2021, according to recent research by analysts Berg Insight.