July News

24th July

Robinson Services and Sword Security Join Bidvest Noonan

We are delighted to announce that Robinson Services and Sword Security have joined Bidvest Noonan. Our companies are highly compatible. Like Robinson Services and Sword Security, Bidvest Noonan is a successful facilities services company that puts customer relationships and the welfare of its people at the centre of all of its decisions. Our businesses have operated alongside each other in Northern Ireland for over four decades, and we know each other very well. Since its establishment in 1977, Bidvest Noonan has become a market leader for services such as cleaning and security across the UK and Ireland.

Pictured left to right: Cormac Sheils, CEO of Bidvest Noonan, David Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Services, Jim O’Hagan, Managing Director of Bidvest Noonan and Gillian Robinson, Director of Robinson Services

Combining our businesses will significantly expand our footprint, service profile, and expertise. We will become one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland; Our collective workforce will exceed 2,500 people in the region. This means we will be stronger and better equipped to meet your needs.

This is the second major investment Bidvest Noonan has made in Northern Ireland in recent years. In 2021, Bidvest Noonan welcomed Amber Support Solutions, one of Northern Ireland's largest Industrial Cleaning companies, into its group. The addition of Robinson Services and Sword Security now further strengthens Bidvest Noonan's capability in the region, combining their extensive experience, expertise, and resources to deliver exceptional results to clients.

Commenting on the announcement, Jim O'Hagan, Managing Director of Bidvest Noonan's business in Northern Ireland, said: "I'm delighted that Robinson Services and Sword Security are now part of Bidvest Noonan, and I'm looking forward to working with David and all of my new colleagues. Our businesses are highly compatible, which will allow us to achieve a seamless transition. For our customers and our people, this means that our operations will continue as normal, with the same dedicated teams delivering the highest standards of service."

David Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Services said, "It's a very exciting time for all of us at Robinson Services and Sword Security as we become part of Bidvest Noonan. Our businesses have so much in common, including our commitment to putting people first, creating exceptional service solutions through imagination and expertise, and our dedication to building strong and long-lasting relationships with our customers. I'm excited about our future as part of Bidvest Noonan."

Cormac Sheils, CEO of Bidvest Noonan, added, "We have always had big ambitions for our business in Northern Ireland, aiming to scale up, enhance our infrastructure, and build expertise to deliver the most innovative, high-quality services in the market. Today's addition of Robinson Services and Sword Security is a significant step forward in our strategy."