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Security is so important to the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) that it regards Armourguard personnel as being part of its own team.
We have been providing security services to MSD for several years. It is our largest Manned Services customer, utilising a quarter of our entire workforce!
Our guards perform a number of duties for MSD, including providing security at more than 140 Work and Income NZ (WINZ) offices and seven Child Youth and Family (CYF) residences nationwide.
Mark Painter (MSD’s Manager of Health, Safety and Security) says MSD has been impressed with Armourguard’s great service.
“Security has always been important to us. Our people and our clients need a high level of assurance that they can be safe and the Armourguard team provides that in a very professional and responsive way. Our WINZ and CYF residential home managers appreciate knowing that the guarding team have the right training and personal skills to keep everyone safe. We appreciate Armourguard's responsiveness and commitment to having a strong partnership with us.”
Mark went on to say that MSD was impressed with how Armourguard rose to the major challenge of doubling its WINZ guard force almost overnight following last year’s tragic shooting at their Ashburton centre.
“That was a major ask and few – if any – other security companies would have been able to bring on and train so many new people in such a short time.”