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The Business Magazine July 2024
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Westminster Group wins contract for West African parliamentary building

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Managed services and technology-based security solutions provider Westminster Group has won a contract worth more than £300,000 to supply and install advanced screening solutions to a West African Parliament building.

The contract, won by the Banbury-based group's Technology Division, will detect and prevent detect any weapons, threats or contraband being carried into the building.

Commenting on the contract award, Westminster CEO, Peter Fowler, said: "In our recent Annual Report, I expressed optimism that, as the worst impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic recedes and business confidence begins to return we expected to see renewed growth in our products and solutions sales and recent contract awards have been encouraging.

"I am pleased therefore to see our Technology Division secure this latest new contract to protect a national parliament building.

"Westminster are a trusted provider of security solutions and services to governments around the world and this contract is one of number of national parliaments and seats of government we protect."


Peter Davison is deputy editor of The Business Magazine. He has spent his life in journalism – doing work experience in newsrooms in and around Bristol while still at school, and landing his first job on a local newspaper aged 19. By 28 he was the youngest newspaper editor in the country.

An early advocate of online news, he spent the first years of the 2000s telling his bosses that the internet posed both the biggest opportunity and greatest threat to the newspaper industry and the art of journalism. He was right on both counts.

Since 2006 he has enjoyed a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in rural Wiltshire with one wife, two children, and three cats.

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