Formed in 1919, Lodge Service is one of the largest and longest established family owned security consultancies in the United Kingdom.
Now employing more than 2,000 staff Internationally, Lodge Service provides security related services across Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Austria, the Republic of Ireland and has further offices spread over mainland Europe and South Africa
Edmund Roy Lodge (Roy) buys a hot dog stand on Atlanta Broadwalk. When he is off duty, turnover decreases.
He employs a friend to visit the stand in his absence, undercover: temporary staff were concealing sales and stealing cash. Roy
develops the first known Test Purchasing service and goes on to protect major US store groups.
He expands Security Services and sets up International Operations
Roy dies and John takes control. He starts to expand the security services and opens companies and offices in Ireland, South Africa, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
John Lodge, with daughter Nicola Barrell, starts React Surveys.
Lodge launches Investigations Division, with covert cameras and monitoring, vehicles’ surveillance and a team of some 30 undercover UK operatives.
More Portfolio Services: ‘Blended’ Technology solutions, Intelligence Centre for Profit Protection
Restructure of the UK business, from local regional offices to two national companies: Lodge Service UK Ltd for Loss Control Services (Test Purchasing, Investigations, Audit) and Lodge Service Guarding Ltd (Uniformed Officers & Store Detectives).
Acquires Guardhall to offer remote monitoring services to the commercial sector. Achieves Cat II status. Launches operations in Germany & Austria.
A monitoring and guarding business. Merges it with Guardhall to provide a technology & manpower security service.
The Intelligence Centre in Redditch.
Moving the UK headquarters from London.
Launches Lodgic live incident management and case management reporting system.
Acquires Ladbroke Security, corporate, commercial and construction security business.