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EPIC: WSG
Market: AIM
52-week High/Low: 18.20p / 5.66p
Sector: Technology Hardware & Equipment [T3]
Market Cap: 15.87M

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.

Westminster Group PLC

www.wsg-corporate.com

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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.

We are not a manufacturer and are product agnostic. We are not therefore tied to any one single product or technology which means we are able to promote the most appropriate solutions for our customers needs; this is a key strength of our Group. We are not dependent on any one supplier, technology, customer or region.

As a solutions provider/systems integrator, we offer a broad range of products and services from suppliers all over the world, wherever possible negotiating advantageous or exclusive rights prior to promoting them to our target client base. We believe that another key strength of the Group is our ability to bring together and integrate a wide range of technologies from different sources to produce comprehensive bespoke solutions suited to our clients’ needs.

Westminster is continually developing and expanding its range of solutions for customers in all sectors. We have now a complimentary group of companies which enable us to offer a complete ‘end to end’ solution for all their needs including consultancy, risk assessments, installation services, maintenance and monitoring of technology solutions, the supply of specialist equipment, the supply of manned security and comprehensive training services.

 

Westminster International Ltd.

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 50 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.

 

Westminster Aviation Security Services Ltd.

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

Providing a wide range of equipment, services and solutions including the manning 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.

 

Longmoor Security Ltd.

 

Westminster Facilities Management Ltd.

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.

 

Sovereign Ferries Ltd.

Sovereign Ferries Ltd is a premium travel provider, operating ferry routes in Africa, giving travellers the options of a business class travel service at an affordable price.  Sovereign Ferries Ltd is an associate company of the Westminster Group Plc

The PLC Board contains a balance of Executive and Non-Executive Directors and is responsible for dealing with the strategic direction and long term success of the Group.The Board will meet every two months or at any other time deemed necessary for the good management of the business and at a location agreed between the Board members.

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

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.


NON-EXECUTIVE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross GCVO, OBE

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross GCVO OBE, is a former member of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, and since 2006, of the Prince of Wales (retired March 2008).

Sir Malcolm was educated at Eton and Sandhurst. He served in the Scots Guards from 1964 to 1987, holding the posts of Adjutant at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 1977-1979, and reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1982.

Sir Malcolm joined the Royal Household in 1987 as Assistant Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office and Management Auditor. In 1989 he ceased to be Management Auditor, but remained as Assistant Comptroller until 1990. From 1989 to 1990 he was Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood. He was Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office 1991-2005, and became Master of the Household to the Prince of Wales in 2006. Since 1988 he has been an Extra Equerry to The Queen.

He was made an OBE in 1988, and joined the Royal Victorian Order in 1994 as a CVO. He was knighted as a KCVO in 1999, and advanced to GCVO in 2005. He has been a member of the Royal Company of Archers since 1981, and a Freeman of the City of London since 1994. In 2006, he was made Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright.

Sir Malcolm is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Disclosure Committee, Risk Committee and Nominations Committee.


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

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

JOINT BROKERS

SVS Securities Plc
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London
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United Kingdom
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FINANCIAL PR

Walbrook Public Relations
4 Lombard Street
London
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United KingdomTel: +44 (0) 117 985 8989
Tel: +44 (0) 797 122 1972

AUDITORS

BDO LLP
150 Aldersgate Street,
London
EC1A 4AB
United KingdomTel: +44 (0) 2073 349 191

SOLICITORS TO COMPANY

Bird & Bird
12 New Fetter Lane
London
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United KingdomTel: +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 KingdomTel: +44 (0) 870 162 3100
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8639 2342

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