Manguard Plus Limited, Ireland’s largest Irish owned security company has become the first approved industry training center in Europe.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has announced the global launch of the Approved Training Center (ATC) scheme, with Manguard Plus becoming the first security company in Europe to achieve ATC status. This groundbreaking initiative underpins the IFPO’s mission of elevating the security sector through rigorous education and certification.
Manguard Plus, a leader in the Irish security, with offices across the island of Ireland, has not only achieved substantial success over the last two years in promoting the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) and Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) certifications in Ireland, but has also been recognised for its commitment to excellence. Together with IFPO, they were proud recipients of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPA) in 2022 and 2023 for the Certified Protection Officer program.
“The Approved Training Center scheme is a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to professionalise the security industry,” states Sandi Davies, IFPO Chief Executive Officer. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bestow the first European ATC status to Manguard Plus. Its commitment to sets a high bar for other ATCs to follow education and professionalism, as evidenced by its back-to-back OSPA wins, has been exemplary; it sets the bar for other Approved Training Centres to follow”
Manguard Plus CEO, Sean Hall says “We are immensely proud to be recognised as the first Approved Training Center in Europe. This accreditation, together with many more is testament to our dedication to excellence in security training. The Security Industry has undergone massive transformation and professional training is an absolute key cornerstone of this. We’re delighted to continue our partnership with IFPO, enhancing our ability to provide the highest standard of training to the next generation of security professionals.”