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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

People Fun

Two Kingdom staff ( Rob Barton – left & Delroy McGee) recently achieved a CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership Level 5

It was a year long (emotional) course through Liverpool Hope University (funded by Kingdom) where we are told blood, sweat and tears were required to achieve such an accomplishment.

Details on the Chartered Management Institute are available at the below website link

It is our duty to provide the tools individuals need to evolve and adapt. We are committed to the training and development of all staff, as an essential part of valuing staff, improving the service to customers and developing a successful business.

Rob and Del (2)

Kingdom Security recently supported our customer Richard Toner and the team at Elddis Transport with their recent challenge to raise cash for Willow Burn Hospice by completing the Cumbrian Commotion, Adventure Challenge Series.

The 24/3 challenge took place at Grizedale Forest and involved:

* 10km+ of Off-Road, Multi-Terrain Adventure Running

* Up to 25km Of Multi Terrain Mountain Biking

* 1km Of Canoeing On Lake Conniston

Although the hot weather proved a bit of a hindrance they managed to complete the event in a respectable 3 hours 50 mins

Anyone wishing to support can donate at

The Finish Line!!

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Mr Toner of Elddis Transport challenges the bike to a mud fight!


Kingdom Retail Officer Mohammed Hamid (shown 3rd right) receiving an award from Peter Jones, Ikea Business Navigator and Store Manager Juvencio Maeztu for some great work done.


On the 30 October 2011,Terry Barton, Managing Director of Kingdom Security Limited and Agnes Barton, Finance Director, successfully completed a charity rally organised by Karma Enduro.

25 vehicles took part in this major annual fundraising event, travelling 2000km across Southern India.

The 2000km rally (in the famous ambassador taxi – see pic) included a huge array of different terrains. From busy towns and cities, to arid desert plains, dense seldom used forest trails and on to mountain passes, it promises to be a real test of endurance.

Thank you to everyone who made a donation and raising funds for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Adventure Ashram.

Rainbow Trust supports families in England who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Adventure Ashram was set up to help the poorest people on the route that Karma Enduro takes through India, to achieve a higher standard of living through better health and education.

Every penny you donated (see above web link) went go directly to the charities, making a massive difference to children in England and India.

Many, many thanks

Terry and Agnes


Want to know who is who in Kingdom and put a face to the name – just click:


Dealing With Diet Boredom

You start a new diet. You see some fantastic results pretty quickly. The struggle, of course, is then maintaining this weight loss. Changing eating patterns for a short period is different than sustaining them. This is the area people seem to have the most problems with. Once frustration and boredom sets in, once dieters have reached that plateau, it becomes so easy to just give up in disappointment.

Dig Down Deep
When you are in a rut, don’t give up! That’s the worst thing you can do. Boredom might be leading you back towards your old habits, but fight back! What’s vital to overcoming this sense of apathy is to set goals. Not just in the beginning of your diet, but throughout it. Goals should be specific, yet flexible. They should allow for some minor setbacks, and yet encourage you to keep moving forward.
As an example, say your goal is to lose 50 pounds. Great! But how are you going to get there? Is it by eating a specific amount of calories? Perhaps by eating enough servings of fruits and vegetables? Are you going to try to work out a few times a week? Be accommodating to yourself. Realise that you are not perfect and you might splurge on something tasty every now and again. Don’t view this as diet failure!!

Keep it Fresh
One of the biggest things that can be seen as contributing to diet boredom is a regimen that is so specific; it eliminates certain things from your diet, such as a low carbohydrate diet. These diets are not inherently bad, but it limits the variety of food options. So do your best to keep it fresh.
When struggles of tediousness come, counterattack! Change the types of food you eat. Don’t have the same dinners every week. Try new things out. It might take a little extra effort in the kitchen, but creativity in the kitchen can be fun. One way to do this is to splurge on a new healthy cookbook. Try out a new recipe once a week. Also, get your family involved in healthy cooking. Perhaps each family member can have a night of the week, not only to help cook, but to help pick out a recipe. You can also do a healthy recipe exchange with friends.
Above all else, a diet is nothing without combining other aspects of healthy living. Drink plenty of water, as always. This will keep you from munching throughout the day. Also, eat around 5-6 times a day, but in smaller portions. Finally, concentrate on fitness aspects as well. You won’t lose weight effectively if you do nothing to train your body. So, with your diet, you’ll be able to build some great healthy habits, but this can lead to plateaus. Add some spice to your diet and you’ll continue seeing success.

Shane Noden BSc (Hons), CPT

Billy May Retires After 17 Years

Officer Billy May retired from Kingdom Security after 17 years loyal service (see image – Billy receiving his retirement and handshake from Kingdom Senior Manager Mike Barton).

Billy was seen by all at Kingdom as “Mr. Dependable” & one of life’s good guys.



Winner Colin Wooton congratulated by Wincanton H&S Manager Mark Boath

Winner Colin Wooton congratulated by Wincanton AGM Tim Harmer

Winner Colin Wooton congratulated by Kingdom Senior Manager (Ops) Geoff Marrison

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Winner Mohammed Gulaid congratulated by Kingdom Manger (Ops) Sam Appleyard

Winner Mohammed Gulaid

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Ken Piesse (Team Leader) receiving the award on behalf of his team and congratulated by

Kingdom Manager (Ops) Dennis Horwood




Annual award winner Naveed Naeem with his award




Annual award winner Luis Da Silva with his award


Kingdom help sponsor our customer Building Adhesives Team 3 peak walk on behalf of the Donna Louise Trust



Our Senior Operating Executive (Mark Wallace) auditions for Hollywood - click link below


Kingdom National Support Centre show Tiger Woods how its done!

Charlie Willis (Recruitment Team)

receiving  an award from MD Terry Barton

just because we had a spare trophy!




The winning team

(by so much it hurt)






Controller (Steve Jackson)

receiving a trophy from MD Terry Barton

by default!



Drink plenty of water

We all know that water is good for us, but many of us are not sure why, so here are some reasons to encourage you:

Weight loss
Water is one of the best tools for weight loss, first of all because it often replaces high-calorie drinks like soft drinks, juice and alcohol, but it's also a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we're hungry, we're actually just thirsty.

Heart health
Drinking a good amount of water could lower your risks of a heart attack. A six-year study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.

Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired -- even mild dehydration of as little as 1 or 2 percent of your body weight. If you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated -- and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.

Headache cure
In fact, often when we have headaches it's simply a matter of not drinking enough water. There are lots of other causes of headaches of course, but dehydration is a common one.

Healthy skin
Drinking water can clear up your skin and people often report a healthy glow after drinking water regularly.

Digestive problems
Our digestive systems need a good amount of water to digest food properly. Often water can help cure stomach acid problems, and water along with fiber can cure constipation (often a result of dehydration).

Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body.

Cancer risk
Drinking a healthy amount of water has also been found to reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45% and can also reduce the risk of bladder cancer by 50%

Now….do you need any more reasons to visit that water cooler?

Written by Shane Noden BSC (Hons), Kingdom Personal Trainer at The Personal Training People


…..Eat More Often, Lose More Weight

When you eat regularly throughout the day, your body knows that more food is on the way, and it's more likely to burn the calories you consume than store them as fat, and eating at regular intervals may help stabilise blood sugar and energy levels…..stopping you reaching for the office biscuit tin!!

This is what a sample day of mini meals might look like, based on a 2000 calorie diet.

  • 7:30 am - 1 slice wholemeal toast with 1 hardboiled egg and a glass of fresh orange juice
  • 10 am - 1 piece of fresh fruit
  • 12:30 pm – Small chicken breast with a cup full of whole wheat pasta, and mixed salad
  • 3 pm – Small pot of natural yoghurt and 1 piece of fruit
  • 6 pm – Tuna wholemeal pitta bread with avocado and salad
  • 8 pm – Small handful of mixed nuts

Written by Shane Noden BSC (Hons), Kingdom Personal Trainer at The Personal Training People

Next time you need something, think about using the Kingdom web site Staff Zone Welfare Form (found in the document download & welfare section).

Your request IMMEDIATELY goes direct to the RIGHT department for action - no phone call - no automated telephone system - no speaking to the wrong person - no having to ring back - just action!

Use for: -

- Grievances or complaints

- Holiday requests

- New log book

- Uniform

- Pay issue

- Sales lead

- Shift issue

- Training need

- Warning boards

- An article for the Messenger (staff mag)

Give it a go!


Apprenticeships. Good for Business?

Managing Director Terry Barton (pictured right) Explains: “As a local company and a big provider of employment in the area, we’ve found that using the Chamber’s Apprenticeship programmes to fill some of our office-based jobs has been ideal. When we recruited Chloe (pictured left) the Chamber shortlisted a number of candidates for us who we interviewed and Chloe came out on top. “We’ve been engaged in the Apprenticeship programme now on several occasions and every time it’s been a great success. Most of the people we’ve taken on have been in essential administration roles which have supported the smooth running of the company.

Chloe came to work at Kingdom Security soon after leaving school through an Apprenticeship programme targeted especially at school leavers. “I felt like I’d had enough of full time education as there was nothing it could offer me in terms of practical skills,” says Chloe. “Working at Kingdom has given me a lot of practical experience that I would never have learnt from reading books; for me working alongside other staff doing a similar role has been much more valuable. “The role I do here is primarily administration based, providing support to the Team Leaders and Department Managers, especially for the HR department. I have learnt a lot about databases which is a skill
required by all the departments here and should also help me in the

Terry Barton added: “Chloe is exposed to quite a lot of different types of work here and often has to act on her own initiative. She is bright and intelligent and quite capable of doing everything we give her and as a result has taken on whole areas of responsibility. “Chloe has proved to be a real shining light for the company."



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