(plural noun) Food-service providers are so widespread that half of all adults have worked in food service in one way or another at some point in their lives. The food service industry encompasses any establishment that serves food to people outside their home. e.g. Carveries, Bistros, Pubs, Restaurants, Fast-Food, Takeaway, Buffet, Teppanyaki

APG & Restaurant 

At APG, we recognize the juggernaut of the food and drink industry as we have seen big growth from our customers, whom now have franchises up and down the country.

Additionally, we recognize that restaurant business is made up by repeat business and this can only be achieved when the restaurant is being able to build a safe and inviting atmosphere, where patrons and staff feel comfortable and safe.

Any restaurant owner/manager will know there are various dangers and challenges when it comes to operating and running this type of business.  A restaurant can run it other problems such as Injuries and Liabilities, maintain a good reputation, food safety, cleanliness, Fire safety, Food storage & a multitude of other problems.

We believe in making restaurant owners working lives significantly easier & safely. As a group we have developed an advanced understanding of the problems associated with restaurant ownership and management, this knowledge has been acquired over the running of all of our divisions.

Group Services

  • Weekly Bell Testing (ARK)
  • Open and Lock (ARK)
  • Alarm Response & Key Holding (ARK)
  • Roller shutters (BGB)
  • Sprinklers (CFS)
  • Fire Suppression (Cannon)
  • Water mist systems (Cannon)
  • Ansul R-102  (Cannon)
  • Ansul Piranha (Cannon)
  • Extinguishers (Cannon)
  • CCTV Monitoring (VRC)
  • Visual Verification (VRC)
  • Fire and Intruder Monitoring (VRC)
  • Remote Access Control (VRC)

ARK & Restaurant 

ARK has a variety of services that would be helpful to a restaurant of any size.

Of the most requested service is the weekly bell testing, if you were to use this service you would have the strongest assurance that your alarm systems are fully operational. The benefit of this is that you will no longer have to train staff, you and your staff can stay focused on your business and your customers. 

Another service that is often used is Open and Lock where we send mobile patrol officers to attend at agreed times to unlock or lockup your premises and therefore remove the risk to a member of your staff doing these duties alone.

Also offered by ARK is the Alarm Response & Key Holding service which in the event of an alarm, ARK will send one of our officers who will go to your premise determine the cause of the alarm and issue any appropriate actions i.e. filling a report with the police. They will also provide a report of the alarm and actions for you to review.

ARK Alarm Response & Keyholding

Alarm Response & Keyholding specialise in providing professional keyholding and alarm response services across the UK to secure your home or business and ensure the safety of your family and staff.

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BGB & Restaurant 

BGB Boundary Gate and Barrier physically secure your property and assets.

Using a secure barrier & perimeter system to secure both property boundaries (fences) as well as securing the buildings by providing solutions which physically go on to the building.

For example, they can both supply and fit roller shutter doors which will dramatically improve security whilst reducing the possibility of an after-hour-break-in.

BGB can also supply rising barrier to help secure a car park for customers whilst at your establishment.

BGB Boundary Gate and Barrier

Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts are experts in all forms of Perimeter Security. With national installation and service capabilities, Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts provides our customers with a one-stop gate and barrier solution.

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Cannon & Restaurant 

One of the main things that can supply to restaurants is the Ansul R-102 systems. Of which Cannon is one of the exclusive authorized dealers. Ansul R-102 Restaurant Fire Suppression System is an automatic, pre-engineered, fire suppression system designed to protect areas associated with ventilating equipment including hoods, ducts, plenums, and filters.

Cannon can supply sprinkler systems to help stop fires before they start, water-mists systems can also be integrated into a more discreet style providing the same results.

The system also protects auxiliary grease extraction equipment and cooking equipment such as fryers; griddles and range tops; natural charcoal, or chain-type broilers; electric, lava rock, mesquite, or gas radiant char-broilers and woks.

Cannon can also provide & install the Ansul Pirhana which is similar to the R-102 system but smaller and more modular supporting overlapping devices.

In 2019 Cannon added a range of Fire Extinguishers to their product line up.

Cannon Fire Protection

With over 30 years experience, Cannon Fire Protection has developed an excellent reputation within the fire protection industry throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. 

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VRC & Restaurant 

VRC’s monitoring centre can help you keep a trusted eye in the building at all time with Visual Verification, Fire & Intruder Monitoring, VRC is able to visually verify your intruder & fire alarms saving you money on call outs for false alarms and ensuring that alarms are.

Additionally, CCTV Monitoring is another great VRC service that will help secure and monitor your business after hours, the benefit is that any images received are secured by us and are not subject to having access to being stored physically in the location where it is most at risk (on the premise during a break-in).

VRC Video Receiving Centre

For over 10 years we have been offering bespoke monitoring solutions to protect people, property and peace of mind across the UK and Ireland. From our state of the art, Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC) in Yate, our highly experienced team work night and day to ensure your people and property are protected.

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Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the new BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) scheme certificate for kitchen fire suppression systems.

The new scheme (SP206) was originally set up in 2018 by BAFE as a means of verifying the competency of companies who install and maintain commercial kitchen fire suppression systems.

The scheme took almost two years to develop with the support of insurers, equipment manufacturers and trade associations from the fire and catering industries.

Fire industry/insurance data reveals food and drink related fires are statistically the third most likely cause of large fires, also accounting for nearly 10% of all large loss fires. Fires involving restaurants and cafes represent some 42% of all fires within the food and drink sector put together.

BAFE’s new scheme has been developed to provide end users of kitchen equipment with the confidence and peace of mind that their kitchen fire suppression systems have been installed and/or maintained by a provider who has been independently assessed for their competency. The certification scheme covers the design, installation, commissioning, recharge and maintenance of kitchen fire suppression or protection systems.

The BAFE Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme (SP206) observes best practice including LPS 1223 (fixed fire extinguishing systems for catering equipment) and the UL 300 (Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Commercial Cooking Equipment) Approval Standards.

BSI, who carried out the surveillance audit on behalf of BAFE, went through all our processes for installation and maintenance from quotation to final commissioning and all stages in between. They also did a full audit of our quality management system.

Nicola Roberts, Operations Director commented:

“Achieving this accreditation continues to demonstrate that as a business we are committed to third party accredited schemes providing a focus on delivering the best possible service to our customers through quality products and procedures.”

We are now one of seven companies in the UK who have been awarded this certification.

Find out more about Cannon Fire’s certified kitchen fire suppression systems here or call us on 01623 860685.

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