Metro Security has been formally presented with its 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, which it won earlier this year for the Metro Analytic Retail System (M.A.R.S).

In a ceremony involving many members of the company’s Romford HQ staff, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Havering, Colonel Markham Bryant, attended in his role on behalf of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa.

Colonel Bryant, who presented Metro’s MD, Trevor Wallace, with an engraved crystal bowl and official Queen’s Award scroll, addressed those attending the event by congratulating the company on its success, one year on from the celebrations surrounding its 40th trading anniversary in 2018.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious annual awards for UK businesses, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK.

Metro Security has demonstrated its outstanding success in the field of innovation through the in-house development of M.A.R.S, a software analytics-based system that combines significant loss prevention capabilities along with a range of complementary retail management, operational, marketing and staff training tools.

Deputy Lieutenant Colonel Bryant, who completed 25 years service with the Metropolitan Police (including 20 years as a Detective), served for 37 years with the Army Cadet Force, undertaking various roles including Colonel Cadets at HQ London District and as a Trustee of the Army Cadet Force Association. He is currently the Rifles Colonel RFCA GL NE.

“This has been a day to remember for Metro Security,” comments Trevor Wallace. “As I said earlier in the year, our Queen’s Award for the innovative M.A.R.S system is a tremendous boost for Metro Security’s loyal staff, many of whom are long-serving members of our team, who’ve worked tirelessly to bring its wide ranging benefits to market and thereby help our growing customer base in the retail sector. Without their commitment we would not be able to achieve significant goals and recognition like this.”