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Sector: Technology Hardware & Equipment
Market Cap: 16.88M
Westminster Group PLC (LON:WSG)

Westminster Group PLC

The Westminster Group is a specialist security and services group operating worldwide through an international network of agents and offices in over 50 countries.
Westminster’s principal activity is the design, supply and on-going support of advanced technology security solutions, encompassing a wide range of surveillance, detection, tracking and interception technologies and the...

Westminster Group PLC

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Westminster Group PLC Snapshot

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.

 

Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

rt-hon-sir-tony-baldrySir Tony, has had a long and 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.

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

 

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross GCVO, OBE

NON-EXECUTIVE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

malcolm-rossLieutenant-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 and Nominations Committee.

Peter Fowler

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

peter-fowlerPeter 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.

Martin Boden

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Martin joined Westminster in June 2017. Martin is a Chartered Accountant and he has considerable experience with high growth businesses and sales into international markets.

He has worked with large listed businesses in Retail and Financial Services, and more recently he has worked with both AIM and FTSE 250 listed companies as well as Private Equity owned organisations. Martin’s most recent roles have been as CFO at Genus plc and JDR Cable Systems (Holdings) Limited, a privately owned energy services business. Martin has worked closely with both UKTI and UK Export Finance on overseas projects.

Martin is a member of the Risk Committee and Disclosure Committee.

Stuart Fowler BEng (Hons)

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

stuart-fowlerStuart 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.

James Sutcliffe

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

James Sutcliffe has gained a broad range of experience managing private and Listed businesses over the last 25 years as Chairman, CEO or Director in small companies as well as an Executive Director of large, LSE quoted public companies. This included the £475M acquisition of PD Ports plc in 2003 and the development of a new 500,000 TEU container terminal in 2005-7 from a beach at Gdansk in Poland.

He Chaired UKTI “Ports & Marine” from 2006-2012 representing the whole of the UK ports and maritime sector internationally, working with senior UK Ministers and VVIP’s promoting the UK to Emerging Market countries and Governments around the world.

His track record of enhancing ports and logistics businesses, creating new value and his entrepreneurial leadership, in what is often a traditional business model, has been complemented by a solid background in corporate governance and strategic thinking.

Ports and airports are frontiers to any country and so his experience in boarder security and international markets is highly relevant to Westminster Groups activities.

James is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee and on the Remuneration Committee, Nominations Commitee and Disclosure Committee.

 

 

 

As of: 5th February 2018

Total shares in issue: 125,027,511

Directors (including connected persons)

 

Name Share Holding Percentage
Peter Fowler 6,361,794 5.09
Roger Worrall 2,200,522 1.76
Stuart Fowler 541,618 0.43
Sir Malcolm Ross 140,884 0.11

Significant Shareholders

 

Name Share Holding Percentage
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. 13,133,333 10.50
H Jamal 4,000,000 3.20

There are no shares held in treasury and no restrictions on the transfer of the company’s ordinary shares.

Of the above share holding the amount of 7.39% of the issued share capital of the company is the proportion which is not in public hands.

If you would like to contact Westminster relating to Investor Relations, please contact us.

Contact

Corporate Headquarters
Westminster Group PLC
Westminster House
Blacklocks Hill (Banbury Lane)
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX17 2BS
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1295 756300
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1295 756302

Registered Office
Westminster Group PLC
Westminster House
Blacklocks Hill (Banbury Lane)
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX17 2BS
United Kingdom

Registered in England No: 3967650
VAT No: GB765 3227 23

Nominated Adviser & Broker

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

Prince Frederick House

35-39 Maddox Street

London, 

W1S 2PP

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)203 463 2260

Fax: +44 (0)207 629 1341

 

Auditors

Moore Stephens LLP

150 Aldersgate St
London
EC1A 4AB
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7334 9191
Fax: +44 (0)20 7248 3408

 

Solicitors to Company

Bird & Bird

12 New Fetter Lane
London
EC4A 1JP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7415 6000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7415 6111

 

Ashfords LLP

Tower Wharf
Cheese Lane
Bristol
BS2 0JJ
United Kingdom +44 (0) 117 3218 020

 

Financial PR

Walbrook Public Relations

4 Lombard St
London
EC3V 9HD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)117 985 8989
Tel: +44 (0)797 122 1972

 

Registrars

Capita Registrars

The Registry

34 Beckenham Road

Beckenham

Kent, BR3 4TU

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)870 162 3100

Fax: +44 (0)20 8639 2342

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