Royal Appointment for Metro Security after scooping Queen's Award
Metro Security attended the ultimate Royal Appointment this month after scooping the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2019 for the development of M.A.R.S (Metro Analytic Retail Solution), an integration software that brings retailers’ risk data into one location, at the click of a mouse.
Managing director Trevor Wallace who attended a reception at Buckingham Palace on June 11, said: “The award is a real honour for Metro Security. We are a company that has been able to build a strong reputation off the back of British-designed software and hardware development.”
The ground-breaking British designed solution, which integrates retailers' existing technology - including electronic point of sale (EPOS) and CCTV data – to deliver transparency of information to detect theft and fraud, came to the attention of the Palace after a number of high street and petrol forecourt retailers reported transformative loss reduction results after deploying M.A.R.S.
The technology allows businesses to remotely access and deep dive into data with the support of CCTV evidence to build criminal cases for police to prosecute, which also reduces police investigation time.
On receipt of the Queen’s Award, Trevor, who established the Romford-based business in 1978, said: “Our technology is a collaborative effort with our customers - they tell us what management information they want and how they want it packaged. We then work with them, and their other partners, to deliver it. We see ourselves as a kind of Q character from the James Bond franchise – we quietly work in the background to enable technologies to work together to catch the bad guys.
“We are not quite on Her Majesty’s Secret Service, but this Royal recognition is a major boon for the business and an acknowledgment of the hard work and long hours put in by the team – this Award is a true recognition of their enterprise.”
The Deputy Lord Lieutenant will be presenting visiting the business in Ashton Road, Romford, to award the Enterprise certificate and crystal award.