STM Group (UK) Ltd Secures Prestigious Contract to Deliver Comprehensive Security Services for the British Library

STM Group (UK) Ltd is proud to announce that it has been awarded a prestigious contract to provide security services for the British Library’s St Pancras site in London, commencing on July 1st, 2023. This partnership exemplifies the Company’s commitment to safeguarding the integrity of the nation’s heritage sites.

The British Library is the United Kingdom’s national library, one of the six legal deposit libraries in the UK and Ireland, renowned for housing one of the largest global collections of printed and digital material. With an impressive catalogue of over 170 million items, the Library’s London and Yorkshire sites hold collections ranging from newspapers and maps to sound recordings, patents, academic journals, as well as a copy of every UK domain website and blog.

As an industry-leading provider of security solutions, STM Group (UK) Ltd is privileged to be entrusted with the safety of such a significant institution. The Company looks forward to leveraging its extensive experience, expertise, and levels of commitment, in ensuring the security and safety of the Library’s collections, as well as its staff and many visitors.

The STM team assigned to the contract consists of a significant number of dedicated personnel, requiring a diverse range of skill sets, including expertise in safeguarding cultural institutions. The on-site team will undertake a comprehensive range of duties, including perimeter security, access control, patrolling and response, event support, and visitor management.

The contract awarded to STM Group (UK) Ltd is for an initial 3-Year period, with the option for extensions, reflecting the long-term commitment and confidence in the Company’s ability to meet the British Library’s diverse requirements.

STM’s proven track record of providing innovative security solutions, combined with its understanding of the British Library’s dynamic requirements, supported by an underlying commitment to ensuring client satisfaction, ensured the Company was the optimum solution for providing security for the Library.

The STM Group Chairman (Perry Simpson) expressed his delight at being presented with this exciting opportunity, stating, “Being chosen as the security service provider for the British Library, a notable cultural institution both in the UK and internationally, is a remarkable endorsement of the underlying confidence our clients have in STM’s capability to deliver high profile security services in sophisticated and sensitive environments.”

STM Group (UK) Ltd acknowledges the British Library’s critical role as a custodian of the world’s most comprehensive research collectionand is committed to deploying highly skilled security personnel, supported by state-of-the-art security systems, to ensure a safe, secure, and inviting environment for all who visit and work within this revered institution. As STM embarks on this exciting new venture, it not only reiterates its commitment to working as a reliable partner for all its clients, but to also anticipating a positive relationship which ensures the British Library at St Pancras continues to provide a welcoming space for everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment.

About STM Group

STM Group (UK) Ltd is an award-winning Company providing bespoke manpower solutions to discerning customers. It specialises in the delivery of high-quality security and customer focused solutions, underpinned and supported by leading edge technology. Established in 2005, and with offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle, STM prides itself on the quality and flexibility of its service delivery model, retaining an underlying commitment to proactivity and reliability at the core of its philosophy.

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Arevika Stepanian

Director of Customer Experience,

STM Group (UK) Ltd


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About the British Library

We are the national library of the UK and we are here for everyone.  Our shelves hold over 170 million items – a living collection that gets bigger every day. Although our roots extend back centuries, we aim to collect everything published in the UK today, tomorrow and far into the future. Our trusted experts care for this collection and open it up for everyone to spark new discoveries, ideas and to help people do incredible things.

We have millions of books, and much more besides. Our London and Yorkshire sites hold collections ranging from newspapers and maps to sound recordings, patents, academic journals, as well as a copy of every UK domain website and blog. Our public spaces are a place to research, to meet friends, to start up a new business or simply to get inspired by visiting our galleries and events. We work with partners and libraries across the UK and the world to make sure that as many people as possible have the chance to use and explore our collections, events and expertise. And we’re always open online, along with more and more of our digitised collection.