Send For Help — a lone worker protection firm in the world which provides 24/7 emergency response via personal safety alarms — has been featured in the ‘FT Future 100 UK’ list, recently published in the Financial Times and FT.com. The list selected by an expert panel led by FT journalists, features fast growing UK companies that are also making an impact on their industry, or wider society.
The list is built on data from the ‘FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’, in which Send For Help featured in April this year, ranked at 625th.
To make it into the first edition of the FT Future 100 UK, businesses had to excel in one of four categories; Environmental Social & Governance, Disruption, Diversity and Consistent Growth. Send For Help was selected for the Disruption category, where the judges took into account measures such as research and development spending as a proportion of revenue, and the company’s own pitch as a disrupter.
Operating through its subsidiary brands Skyguard, Peoplesafe and Guardian24, Send For Help supplies key fob sized GPS personal safety alarms and smartphone apps providing 24/7 protection to over 150,000 lone workers.
Send For Help’s monitoring centre has direct links to police control rooms, so it can bypass the 999 system and receive a faster emergency response if clients are threatened, attacked or are in danger.
The Surrey-based tech firm has a varied client roster across a large number of private and public sectors, including over 180 NHS trusts and major high street retailers, City banks and national pub chains, estate agents, the police and more than 200 local authorities.
“It’s very encouraging that Send For Help continues to receive national and international awards from such prestigious publications,” said James Murray, CEO of Send For Help. “Our strategy as a disruptive company which delivers innovative services at competitive prices is clearly working and the whole team should be proud of what we’ve achieved.”