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High performing GMS Group named finalist for prestigious award for partnership with CEMEX UK

Leading security specialist GMS Group has been named as a finalist for a prestigious award for the impact of its partnership with top building materials supplier CEMEX UK.

GMS and CEMEX UK made the list of finalists for the Security Partnering Initiative of the Year prize for their joint working at the 2022 Security & Fire Excellence Awards, announced at the Park Lane Hilton in London last night (Wednesday 23rd November).

Now in their twenty third year, Security & Fire Excellence Awards are organised to celebrate “the very best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer”. The Security Partnering Initiative of the Year honoured “the security organisation or individual that has demonstrated the most success in working cohesively with security vendors, security guarding companies, security installers, integrators and/or consultants”.

To make the shortlist, GMS and CEMEX UK had to demonstrate a clear partnering strategy in their relationship since it was formed in 2018, along with details of how they worked to achieve common interests, the implementation of an effective and cohesive team, along with information on processes used to standardise quality of service, streamline decision-making and realise efficiencies.

Ben Neate, Operations Manager at GMS Group, said: “We were delighted to be named as finalists as our partnership with CEMEX UK is a strong one, thanks to an open approach to everything we try and achieve together. I am proud of the journey we have been on since 2018 and am grateful to every stakeholder involved.

“We refuse to simply apply the same delivery model, but approach each new problem with an open mind. We are thorough in our joint working and confident enough to not always have an immediate solution, which ensures that we are truly delivering a bespoke service.”

Colin Jones, UK Security Manager for CEMEX UK said: “GMS are more than simply suppliers, they are true partners. We work together to resolve a range of security related issues and their service often goes above and beyond. Being named as finalists for this award to honour the best of the security industry is a perfect reflection of how we work together.”

Tividale-based GMS Group has built a reputation for being an innovative group of security specialist companies, delivering practical solutions on a foundation of trust, integrity and reliability through a joined-up suite of security services. The Security & Fire Excellence award finalist placing comes after GMS won the Apprentice of the Year and Best Marketing Campaign prizes from top West Midlands news brand the Express & Star in June.

The 2022 highlights for GMS have included successfully delivering a contract for one of the largest sporting events to be held in Birmingham this summer and growing revenues by forming fresh links with market leading facilities management brands.

In the UK, CEMEX offers a wide range of products and solutions for the construction industry, including ready-mixed concrete, cement and aggregates, alongside the supply and installation of asphalt materials and the manufacture of concrete block paving, rail products, bespoke pre-cast and concrete blocks

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From left to right – John Sweeting CEMEX, Adam Crane behind John, GMS, Mick Scaddan, GMS, Ben Neate, GMS, Colin Jones, CEMEX, Rachel Freeman, GMS and Lisa Nicholson, GMS.

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