T3 Security, owned by Richard Townsend from Jarrow and Peter Moore of Longbenton, Newcastle, has won a deal with Poundworld Retail Group which will see it expand into Scotland and the North-West.
The link-up means T3 will provide security staff in 30 stores across the northern half of the UK. The firm will recruit extra 30 staff to man the outlets.
Mr Moore said the deal was “testament to how much the business has grown.
“We’ve already had to employ 30 people to man the stores we’ve been contracted to manage, but there is the potential for more to be recruited if we’re awarded more stores.
“It’s a great partnership, not just for us because it has enabled further growth, but for Poundworld Retail Group as well who are now having its stores well protected by trained and professional security staff.”
Chris Edwards, chief executive of Poundworld Retail Group, said: “The safety of our customers and staff is paramount, and we’re confident that T3 will be able to deliver the security we need to give our customers a great shopping experience in store, whilst keeping our staff safe.”
T3 Security was launched by friends dad-of-two Richard and Peter, a dad-of-three, in 2012 – initially supplying just two venues with staff.
Before signing the Poundworld Retail Group deal, the company employed 100 staff with a portfolio of more than 40 locations from Blyth to Hartlepool, Teesside, with pub chains like John Fitzgerald and Tavistock Leisure.