Mercury rises above rivals to land CastleCourt security contract
A Northern Ireland firm has been reappointed to provide security at Belfast's CastleCourt Shopping Centre.
Mercury Security Management won the contract again after what it said was a "rigorous tender process".
With an annual footfall of 14 million customers, CastleCourt is one of the biggest security contracts in retail.
Mercury, which is based in Belfast but has offices in Dublin, Limerick and London, provides security at the Kennedy Centre in Belfast and shopping destinations the Abbey Centre, Park Centre and Connswater, as well as Banbridge's Bridgewater Retail Park, Monaghan Shopping Centre and the Diamond Centre in Coleraine.
The CastleCourt contract was first awarded to Mercury in 2012 - but under a new arrangement, it will also man the centre's customer service desk.
CastleCourt centre director Paul McMahon said: "We are delighted to reappoint Mercury Security Management to look after our considerable security requirements. After a rigorous and thorough tendering process, the solution that Mercury offered was by far the most comprehensive and we are very reassured that our assets and our business remains in safe hands."
Mercury director Liam Cullen said: "This is a very prestigious contract and everyone at Mercury Security Management is delighted to be renewing our successful partnership with the team at CastleCourt Shopping Centre."