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Lisburn-based security firm Mercury lands lucrative new shopping centre contract

Northern Ireland’s largest independent security company Mercury Security Management has been awarded the prestigious security contract for Scotch Hall Shopping Centre in Drogheda. Pictured at the announcement are Mark Leech, Scotch Hall operations manager, Peter Dolan, Scotch Hall centre manager, Joe Redmond, Mercury Security Management operations manager, Liam Cullen, Mercury Security Management director and Ronnie Heaney, Mercury Security Management contracts manager.
Gareth McKeown

NORTHERN Ireland's largest independently owned security company has continued its expansion into the Republic by securing a prestigious new shopping centre contract.

Lisburn-based Mercury Security Management has added to its growing portfolio of shopping centre clients after being awarded the security contract for Scotch Hall Shopping Centre in Drogheda.

It is the first time Mercury has entered the Republic's shopping centre market and adds to host of Northern Ireland centres already under protection including Castle Court, the Kennedy Centre and Connswater.

The new contract will see Mercury provide a core team of security officers to work at the centre as well as additional customer relations staff to man the customer service desk and car park. Scotch Hall boasts 50 stores made up of a mixture of local Irish retailers and big-name brands.

Mercury's regional director for the UK and Ireland, Liam Cullen said he was delighted to have secured the "prestigious contract".

“Over the past decade, we have invested more than £5 million into the latest technology and training available to enable us to provide innovative, holistic security solutions to our growing list of clients in the retail space, and in particular shopping centres."

"This contract with Scotch Hall reflects how our experience, coupled with our investment in training and technology, is now enabling us to expand successfully into the Republic of Ireland shopping centre market. Furthermore, it continues to place Mercury at the forefront of the security industry and as a trusted partner for some of the world's leading companies and retail organisations," he added.

As well as shopping centres, Mercury, which also has offices in Dublin, Limerick, Northampton and London, provides a range of integrated security solutions to an impressive portfolio of retail clients throughout the UK and Ireland including Harvey Norman, Smyth's Toys, Lifestyle Sports and Elvery's Intersport.

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