GTS Solutions CIC (“GTS”) was founded in 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland, by social enterprise and public safety specialist, Chris Thewlis.
Initially offering physical security and training services, GTS is the only social enterprise operating in the UK private security and cyber security industry and has grown to service over 20 customers annually, reinvesting 65% of profits back into its social aims and objective of public safety. We operate UK-wide and have contracts with 11 UK local authority areas. The demand for our services has seen us expand quickly in to other specialist divisions which collectively help achieve a holistic solution which in turn enables the reinvestment into our social aims and objectives creating the more than profit virtuous circle.
Only social enterprise to operate in the UK private security industry.
First Social enterprise to be accredited in combination ISO9001 and SIA ACS standards for quality management system.
Becomes accredited training centre for HABC and SQA 2012
Launches securing futures / get into security which will become Scotlands most successful employability programme.
Becomes first Living wage employer in the UK’s Private security industry.
First Social enterprise to gain combined accreditation for ISO9001 and SIA ACS.
First Social enterprise to be awarded a place on the 08-14 excel framework for the delivery of security services to the public sector bodies of Scotland.
First social enterprise to become a member of the Scottish business pledge.
Gained CHAS accreditation
Becomes first adopter of the living hours campaign in the UK’s private security industry.
With our suite of specialist services, we have the toolkit to deliver peace in real-time.