When we caught up with Brent from Saltaire, he had so many great things to say – which didn’t all fit in a social media post. So, below is his unedited answers, grab a cuppa and have a read.
Please name the main purpose of your business.
Saltaire Security Ltd is proud to offer a complete range of security services delivered by our team of SIA licensed and trained personnel. Providing Event Security, Door Supervisors, Static Guarding, Mobile Patrols, Key Holding and Burglar/Fire Alarm response teams. We are experienced in providing security solutions to a range of industries from corporate and private clients to construction, manufacturing, hospitality and retail establishments.
What are the benefits to operating in Moray?
The main benefit of operating in Moray is its central location with a road network that runs between Aberdeen and Inverness allowing us to undertake work within an easy commute distance.
The varying nature of businesses is also key to our success in the area. Being able to offer licensed personnel to the construction, manufacturing, hospitality and retail sectors, helps take away the worry and burden of security from companies so they can concentrate on running their organisation or event in the knowledge their buildings, assets and people are safe and secure.
How do you connect to your local customers?
Social media, web content, email marketing and a good CRM system helps us to keep in touch with our clients and the general public who may pass through our doors or cross our path. We do not have the monopoly on good ideas and often employ others to help ensure we continue to move in the right direction by seeking guidance and information from the likes of Business Gateway and of course the Moray Chamber of Commerce.
Why are you part of Moray Chamber of Commerce?
Although the digital age has changed the way we do business, the fact remains that local businesses rely on it is locals and the Chamber of Commerce helps us to keep in touch with them and the plain and simple truth is that the biggest edge the Chamber membership offers our business is instilling consumer confidence.
Business developments in our area are a must to know and many companies find themselves out of touch due to the fact they are not involved with their communities closely enough. The Chamber helps us to keep upto speed with development and changes.
The Chamber also offers opportunities for promoting our products (like this ‘member insight’) and often holds events where we can build network partnerships and promote our services directly with other Chamber members, helping to form strong relationships over time.
What are you most proud of?
Establishing our business in 2006, ‘our’ being the operative word as without our dedicated staff we would not be where we are today. A motivated team is key for a company to excel, and we have created the current structure so that we consistently deliver the very best tailored solutions to our clients. We continue to take the business in a direction that sees Saltaire Security Ltd as a front runner in security management having employed a team of Managers and Advisors who have developed distinct divisions with the company, including Saltaire Medics established at the start of the year. We take pride knowing all of our employees are carefully chosen, trained in the protection of the public and in additional security and safety practices. Each one is a core part of our business and the backbone to our successful expanding company.
Finally, name one misconception that people have about your business.
“Security are there to prevent me having fun”. This could not be further from the truth. Our Door Supervisors’ are licensed through the Security Industry Authority and trained to deal with multiple situations that may arise while ensuring relevant licences, laws, house rules and client protocols are adhered to. The role of the Door Supervisor is to take responsibility for the security and safety of all visitors, clients and assets within the premise and to help ensure this happens Saltaire staff are trained in additional disciplines, including First Aid, Fire Marshalling, Counter Terrorism, Protecting Vulnerable Groups and World Host customer service.
Building Relationships, Changing Perceptions… is what we are about.