The company was founded by James Murray in 2010, after he spotted a gap in the market for lone worker protection services using pioneering technology. When Send For Help completed 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.
Trading under subsidiaries – Skyguard, Peoplesafe and Guardian24, the group offers an exclusive range of personal safety devices and apps which link to their own purpose-built, 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre. When an alarm is raised trained controllers 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), Controllers 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.
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 2018 for a third consecutive year.
2019 has seen continued success with Send For Help securing a position for a second consecutive year, 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.