GMS Group, Thomas Dudley and Zaun team up to donate visors for Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group  


Black Country (Midlands) based businesses, GMS Security Services Ltd, Thomas Dudley and Zaun Ltd, have teamed up to manufacture, donate and deliver 3,000 face guards to Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, following a shortage of personal protective equipment. The visors were delivered to Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre on Monday 20th April and from there they will be distributed to the NHS, local doctors and nurses as well as care homes.

Engineering and cast-iron foundry, Thomas Dudley made the 3,000 face guards donated by GMS Security Services and Zaun following calls for more PPE from health care professionals on the frontline. The Dudley based firm aims to make a further 20,000 visors a week using their cutting-edge machinery in an effort to keep up with demand.

Neil Male, CEO of GMS Group said, “I was a member of the Vistage UK peer-to-peer Leadership Development Group for over five years and built some incredible friendships with many of the members, including Martin Dudley, CEO and Chairman of Thomas Dudley.  I saw what Martin had donated last week and I reached out to Vistage group members to get involved in this week’s initiative, with Alistair Henman, Director at Zaun Ltd partnering us straight away.”

“I am not surprised to see such swift and innovative action by the Thomas Dudley team. Their state-of-the-art plastic moulding and foundry divisions are renowned for continuous improvement and being able to get ahead of the game. Their speed of response has enabled all three of our organisations to work together and answer the calls for help from those on the frontline battling the coronavirus pandemic.”

Many of GMS group’s teams are continuing to work to maintain high levels of security to industries who are supporting the critical national infrastructure, and most of their own staff are classed as key workers. After focusing on and ensuring the safety of their teams, the Midlands based security company felt the time was right to turn its attention to supporting others.

GMS Security Services, part of the GMS Group, have been leading the security market in innovation, service and delivery since 1997.  GMS Security Services’ customers include: Jaguar Land Rover, CEMEX UK, AF Blakemore & Son, Grant Thornton, Avison Young, PWC to name but a few.

The pictures below show the visors being delivered.