Security business takes the high road

A FAMILY-owned security business has returned to the acquisition trail as it enters its eigth decade.

North Manchester-based Associated Security Solutions has sealed a deal for Glasgow company Safes International (Scotland) Ltd, as part of its ongoing growth plan.

Associated Security Solutions, which was founded as locksmiths J Sproston and Son, is now a leading independent supplier, installer and servicer of security products with 10 depots nationwide.

It is run by managing director Stephen Turner and his brother Roy Turner junior, the operations director, who are both celebrating 40 years with the firm this year.

Steve Turner said: “We are delighted to incorporate Safes International (Scotland) into the Associated Security group of companies and we are looking forward to being able to provide a high level of service to our Scottish clients.”

Altrincham-based law firm Myerson advised Associated Security on the deal.  Partner Andrew Brown said: “We have seen Associated Security Solutions go from strength to strength over the recent months with a number of significant acquisitions re-enforcing its leading position in the security products market.”