Manguard Plus, the largest privately owned Irish security firm in the country, plans to create 300 new jobs with the development of its new specialised front of house division.

The Naas based firm which currently employs some 1,200 people from its headquarters in Newhall, as well as its offices in Waterford ,Cork, Belfast, London and Chester,  is in an expansionary phase and will shortly launch its ‘Concierge Plus’ service, a complete front of house section aimed at corporate clients.

The firm will supply highly trained specialised staff to corporates to fulfil full front of house services.

The personnel will be engaged in ‘meet and greet’ duties and customer service with the additional advantage of intensive security training.

The new staff will be trained in skills ranging from counter terrorism to conflict resolution to health and safety.

Managing Director of the firm, Sean Hall, says “We are rolling out this new service in response to clients requests and needs. We have a lot of blue chip corporate clients and they have been asking us to provide this bespoke service.  This model is already well established in the UK and in America but we will be the only security firm in Ireland to provide this particular function in this country. It is a massive growth area for us. The people we will be hiring to fill these new roles will receive very intensive and specialised training. We have our own in house staff who specialise in counter terrorism, intelligence and customer service training”.

“We particularly welcome applications from people currently engaged in the hospitality industry”.

The company plans to advertise these new positions and officially launch Concierge Plus inside the next month.