As a family business, Send For Help represents the third generation of Murray entrepreneurs making waves in the technology market. The company was founded by James and Will Murray in 2010, after they spotted a gap in the market for lone worker protection services using pioneering technology. Their father Jan is company President and provided initial investment for the business. Jan started off working for his father’s technology business, before making a name for himself by launching the PC World superstore chain, followed by Internet Technology Group plc.
Trading under our subsidiaries – Skyguard, Peoplesafe and Guardian24, we offer an exclusive range of personal safety devices and apps which link to our own purpose-built, 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre. When an alarm is raised our trained controllers can identify the user and pin point their precise location, communicate with them via two way audio, and escalate to the emergency services if appropriate. By utilising Police Unique Reference Numbers (URNs), we are able to bypass the 999 system and contact the local constabulary directly, saving vital minutes in an emergency.
Clients range from midwives working for the NHS to Police forces helping to protect domestic abuse victims, plus hundreds of household names in the commercial sector, ranging from Pets at Home, Talk Talk, Dairy Crest to Weetabix.
When Send For Help filed its 2016 accounts, it showed that turnover had almost doubled year-on-year to £6.1m. In just six years, the business has become the largest lone worker protection provider in the world.
In December 2016, Send For Help was announced as one of Britain’s fastest growing companies. The Fast Track 100 list, which is published annually in The Sunday Times, ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years. Send For Help made the list once again in 2017 for a second consecutive year.
2018 has seen continued success with Send For Help securing a position in the prestigious Financial Times “FT1000” list of Europe’s fastest growing businesses and named by the London Stock Exchange Group in their “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” report, which recognises the country’s most dynamic and inspirational SMEs.
To round off an incredible year, in December 2018, the company once again secured its listing in the Fast Track 100 (ranking at number 68), becoming one of only a handful of businesses to make the list for a third successive year.