A little of our history as a business...

December 1st 1993 - Building Detection Services (BDS) was launched
November 1999 - Our first target of £1m turnover was reached and BDS became BDS Ltd
The early 2,000s saw BDS become a systems integrator with Honeywell, supplying and supporting their three main brands, Gent, Notifier & Morley, a relationship we are proud to continue to this day
2002 saw major contracts such as the NIA Birmingham won and we opened up our Northern Office
October 2005 saw a £1.8M Fire Alarm upgrade to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a major win for us
Kings Place was a significant project in 2007 with a New Fire Alarm and Security package worth £800K installed, along with a 200K Graphics Upgrade to The Palace of Westminister
2010 saw the continuation of our long term relationship with Ford where BDS secured the Fire Alarm upgrade at Daventry worth in excess of £500K
1st July 2010 - BDS merges with and becomes part of the ID Group and the Fire Division grows to become an £8m business
August 2nd 2013 - The ID Group with all its service divisions went into receivership, citing problems with the HVAC and Integrated Security arms of the business...
5th of August 2013 - The decision to resurrect BDS now standing for Bespoke Detection Services is made and the business was incorporated immediately. This is the Company you will deal with today...
2013 was a year of re-construction and regaining all of the all important accreditations such as BAFE, NSI Fire Gold, FIA, UKAS, Constructionline, and many more...
During 2013 we also needed to re-kindle and re-establish existing and old relationships, stepping in to help where we were needed and strengthening the bonds of our family business
Our ongoing commitment to our customers saw some big wins for us in 2014 with major updates to the Ford plants in Dunton and Southampton, plus the maintenance contract and ongoing expansion to the Kings College Hospital Morley Network...
2015 has seen our elevation to Gold Partner Status, NHS IHEEM accreditation, our commitment to the Government sponsored 'Trailblazer Apprenticeship' scheme...
2015 has also seen our new division 'Home Security' starting, a perfect fit for our Integrated Security division
In 2016 BDS we took the next step with Home Security offering Smart Home Solutions Teaming up with LOXONE, and so the story continues...

We are very proud of our achievements at BDS and since our inception in December 1993 (then as Building Detection Services) to now as Bespoke Detection Services, much water has flowed under the bridge and our history is very important to us. The slideshow above details some of the more significant dates in our history, we hope in a graphic and interesting way

Our company owes a lot of its success and where we are today to our Managing Director Kevin Blyde - click here to read about his charming and fascinating journey with BDS

Do you have questions or perhaps need some more information? Please don't hesitate to call us on 020 8773 3377 or email us here, no question or enquiry is too large or too small...

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