The Keyholding Company

We set the bar on standards

“Top 5% of UK security companies for regulatory compliance and quality of service,” Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor scheme (ACS), 2018

National Security Inspectorate

We are accredited by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) to gold standard incorporating BS EN ISO 9001 (quality control systems), BS 7984 (keyholding and response services) and our staff are screened in accordance with BS 7858 and BS 7499 (code of practice for guarding).

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Security Industry Authority

We are regulated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) as a government Approved Contractor under the ACS scheme. The Keyholding Company holds SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Security Guarding and Keyholding services.

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We are a member of the Pacesetters, a select group of leading independent security companies in the UK. At their recent Awards Luncheon we were awarded the ACS Pacesetters Achievement Award 2018.


We are a member of the SafeContractor scheme, which assesses our health and safety credentials. Clients recognise the scheme for approved suppliers and accept the certification as confirmation of competency and good practice.


As members of CHAS (The Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) we, along with the other approved contractors in the UK, demonstrate our commitment to driving health and safety standards nationwide.

Climate Neutral Now

In 2020, we became signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) initiative, Climate Neutral Now. The offset projects we support are monitored by Gold Standard, which ensures that carbon reduction projects are conforming to the highest levels of environmental integrity, and their climate action is measured by Certified Emission Reduction units (CERs) overseen by the United Nations.

Our standards

ISO 9001: 2015

The quality management standard of best business practice.

BS 7499: 2013

The code of practice for organisations providing and managing security services.

ISO 14001: 2015

This international standard specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organization can follow.

BS OHSAS 18001: 2007

This standard sets out the fundamental requirements for occupational health and safety management best practice.

BS 7984: 2016

The code of practice for management, staffing and operation of organisations providing keyholding and response services.

BS 7858: 2019

The code of practice for the security screening of staff. All our staff undergo criminal record checks, continuous employment checks, vetting and credit referencing and all operational staff hold SIA Front Line licences.

Our certificates