Matthew Neville

Doncaster security specialist aims to double workforce following “record growth”

A Doncaster business security specialist is planning for significant future growth after securing support from the South Yorkshire Business Productivity Programme.

OLS Limited is hoping to double its workforce from 15 members of staff to 30 within the next three years after the match-funded grant programme helped it to “revolutionise” its sales processes.

Headquartered at Avro Park, OLS Limited provides a range of access control, CCTV systems and bespoke security integrations, helping its customers to embrace cloud-based technology to keep their physical sites secure.

The company currently supports a variety of businesses ranging from food manufacturers and logistics operators to gym chains, serviced offices and even schools amongst its growing client base, which spans the UK and Europe.

When Covid-19 forced many businesses to encourage members of staff to work from home, company founder Ollie Law saw demand for the company’s services “boom” as businesses sought to keep their unoccupied premises secure.

However, this did not necessarily translate into new business leads, and thus Ollie sought support from Business Doncaster.

Working with key account manager Sharon Finch, the company decided to implement a number of new measures to improve its sales processes. Ollie identified that the company’s website required significant investment, and through discussions with Sharon, his business decided to apply for a Business Productivity Grant.

Since successfully completing the work, OLS has seen orders “boom”. It has achieved record growth in the UK, as well as expanding its client base in Germany, Belgium, Spain and the Republic of Ireland.

Ollie Law, managing director, OLS Limited said: “Having the right security systems in place is vital for almost every business.

“In recent years, we’ve helped a wide range of businesses to protect themselves by developing security solutions that meet their needs, but I also felt that we were missing out on chances to grow and develop the business further because our sales processes were not fit for purpose.”

Sharon Finch, key account manager, Business Doncaster said: “OLS has come a long way over the past decade, and despite enjoying year-on-year growth since the company was founded, Oliver knew that for the business to continue growing, it was vital to spend time looking at the barriers to growth.”

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