Month: June 2022

Security Awards Win For Templars Square!

The Westgrove Group has scooped a prestigious national industry award for its outstanding security personnel work.

Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the awards showcase the national finals of the security personnel categories and highlight outstanding personnel within the industry who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their everyday work.

The Security Team at Templars Square Shopping Centre in Oxford have been awarded with the BEST TEAM accolade in this years’ awards, the second time they won in this category over the past 3 years.

The nomination summary read: “The team are being recognised for a myriad of cases which they have managed to successfully resolve, including suicide attempts, muggings, violent theft, fly tipping, stabbings, retrieval of bladed articles and even having to clean up ‘pooffitti’.  They have also given up their own time to improve the green spaces and help to relocate and set up a children’s charity in the centre.”

We are extremely proud of the whole team at Templars Square for everything they have achieved – congratulations to them all!

Well done and congratulations to our other Westgrove finalists;

Mohammed Osman, Queens Square – Security Manager of the Year Regional Winer

Paul Britton, The Galleries – Security Manager of the Yer Regional Winner

St Johns Shopping Centre – Best Team Regional Winner

Cornbow Shopping Centre – Service to the Customer Regional Winner

Ben Jaggers, Telford Centre – Outstanding Act Regional Winner

Birchwood Park Go Green!

Our security team at Birchwood Park have ditched their cars for bikes in an effort to become more sustainable.    

Birchwood Park hosts around 6,000 people in over 160 businesses on a 134-acre site in the heart of Cheshire.  The Security team will cover around 45,000 miles per year on their bikes – not only is it better for the environment but the team will work smarter – they will patrol more effectively by getting to places quicker than on foot and to places a car can’t get and there are the positive mental health benefits too.  

Stuart, Security Manager at Birchwood Park said “it creates a practical means of patrolling the business park that won’t impact the environment plus it helps with our mental health, we can talk to our colleagues whilst cycling around and it’s a great way to get fit!”

At Westgrove we recognise that we have a responsibility to help protect the environment and reduce our carbon foot print and we’re proud of the team at Birchwood Park for implementing this initiative.

Westgrove Support Men’s Health Week

This week, through our partnership with the Retail Trust, we’re supporting Men’s Health Week.  

This year, the aim is to get more men talking. About their health. Their feelings. Their worries.  Men’s Health Week takes place annually during the week ending on Father’s Day and recognises the importance of the health and wellbeing of boys and men. Father’s Day was chosen as the anchor to make use of the extra attention paid to male family members near that holiday.  Men’s Health Week provides an opportunity to educate about what can be done to improve the state of men’s health.  

The Retail Trust have talked to some of the top experts in male mental health and pulled together their best advice, tips and guidance which we are providing to all our colleagues.  

These resources can be found HERE.

Our colleagues have access to free and confidential advice and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through our partnership with the Retail Trust.  

Westgrove Celebrates the Queens Platinum Jubilee

Our Westgrove colleagues and sites have been busy over the weekend celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee. We’ve had everything from street parties, colouring competitions, parades and more!

Copyright Mike Sewell 2022 31st May 2022 Queen’s Jubilee celebration event at the Haymarket Shopping Centre.
Runcorn Shopping City, Meet the Queen!
Touchwood Shopping Centre
Market Place Shopping Centre, Royal Parade
Queens Square Shopping Centre, Security Team
Quedam Shopping Centre, Corgi Photo Opportunity!

#NationalVolunteerWeek2022 – The Big Dig

We are proud to be celebrating #nationalvolunteerweek2022. Volunteer Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve the volunteers’ mental and physical wellbeing too.

At The Westgrove Group, we see the importance of giving back and we are pleased to be able to offer our colleagues the opportunity to volunteer for a cause close to their hearts through our ‘Volunteer Days’ scheme.

Lucy from our Marketing Team recently used one of our Volunteer Days to support a local primary school to help them to dig a pond! 

The school wanted to develop an unused area of their outdoor space to create a pond to attract local wildlife to the area. Ponds are a wildlife magnet, providing homes, breeding grounds, bathing spots, food and a watering hole for all manner of creatures including birds, frogs, toads, newts and insects and it will create an ideal live science lesson for the children as well as an array of opportunities to help maintain the pond and learn more about it.

Lucy said: “Spending a day digging a pond with a fantastic bunch of people was a great experience. It was hard graft but I had so much fun and found it very rewarding knowing that my contribution would create so many experiences for all the children to enjoy”.

Colleagues can find out more about Westgrove Volunteer Days by emailing

Lucy helping with the Big Dig
The Pond Dig
Attracting wildlife