Premium Listed Companies - News - Smyths Contract Is a Successful Toy Story For Mercury

Smyths Contract Is a Successful Toy Story For Mercury

January 20, 2016

Security company awarded all-Ireland contract for major toy retailer

CHRISTMAS may be well and truly over but toys are still at the top of the list for Ireland’s biggest independent security company Mercury Security Management, after being awarded the all-Ireland security contract for Smyths Toys.

Founded in County Mayo in 1986, Smyths is the biggest toy retailer in Ireland and now operates no fewer than 80 stores throughout Ireland and the UK.

Mercury, which has offices in Dublin, Limerick, Northern Ireland and London, has established a strong reputation as a leading security provider in the retail market with an impressive portfolio of clients that also includes HMV, Sports Direct, Lidl and a host of shopping centres.

The Smyths security contract will see Mercury provide a team of well-equipped manned guards, with fast access to additional support and resources if required, to all 27 Smyths stores across the island of Ireland, including six in Northern Ireland. 

Whilst Smyths Toys provides endless hours of fun for children the length and breadth of Ireland, providing security for such a huge and respected retail giant is far from child’s play,” said Liam Cullen, Mercury’s Regional Director UK and Ireland.

We are delighted to work with Smyths Toys and the implementation of our manned guards into each store will provide vital protection and offer peace of mind for staff and customers alike,” he added.

Smyths Toys’ Senior Operations Manager Adam Smith said:  “At Smyths we take the safety of our staff, customers and products very seriously.  We were very impressed by Mercury’s innovative and forward-thinking approach to security and with their extensive experience and expertise in the retail industry, we are confident that our stores will be safe and secure.”

Founded in 2001, Mercury Security Management Limited is Ireland’s largest independent Security Management Company, headquartered in Lisburn, County Antrim with offices in Dublin, Limerick and London.  The company provides bespoke stand alone and integrated security solutions to clients across a number of sectors including retail, finance, government, residential, transport, public sector, hotels & Leisure, construction etc. 

Accredited services provided by Mercury include; Manned Static and Retail Guarding, Concierge Services, Event Security  Planning and Management, Systems Maintenance, Burglar Alarm & Fire Monitoring, Keyholding and Alarm Response, Satellite Tracked Mobile Patrols, Staff and Vehicle Escort Services, Lone Worker Protection and Monitoring, Vehicle and Asset Tracking and Approved and Accredited Training courses. 

For further information on Mercury Security Management and its services, click on


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.