The Garforth Villa Blue team is a tight-knit group of boys who have come a long way since their previously challenging football season. Many of the boys have been part of the club since their Mini Villa days, forging strong bonds that extend beyond the football field. Not only teammates, these boys are also schoolmates and friends outside the pitch. The previous season had been a rollercoaster, marked by ups and downs that tested their resilience. However, this season has unfolded differently, with the team displaying newfound consistency and resilience. Competitive games have become the norm, each match bringing forth a showcase of their skills and a chance to learn and grow.

EDSB Compliance Solutions has proudly sponsored the Garforth Villa Blue team for the season by providing each player with brand new kits. The Club Manager, Mark Clapham, expresses how important EDSB’s support is to the team and what the sponsorship goes towards.

Mark goes on to explain the team's expectations for the future, which is to continue playing fun and competitive games, whether they win or lose. Games serve as extensions to training, providing opportunities for the boys to learn and master essential skills as the team's journey progresses.

The boys have performed exceptionally well in their divisional league, making it likely that they will move into the next league. This transition will bring new challenges, but we are confident that the team possesses the necessary skills, confidence and experience to succeed.

The Garforth Villa Blue under-9 boys approach each game with enthusiasm, always ready to learn and showcase their evolving skills on the pitch. EDSB is delighted to support this team and wishes them all the best for the future!

We are thrilled to announce the success of our grand opening event, held on Friday, May 17th, at our new office. The event featured a dozen exhibitor stands where clients had the opportunity to engage with our suppliers and explore various business opportunities. The highlight of the day was the ceremonial ribbon-cutting, led by Mr. Simon Banks, Chairman of BSIA and NSI Director. It was a fantastic day of networking, innovation, and celebration for everyone involved.

Thank you to everybody who attended the EDSB Opening and Innovation Day at Compliance House. We would like to give a special mention to Axis Communications, CSL Group, CONXTD, eleXion , Hikvision, Honeywell, Siemens Infrastructure, Skills for Security and Sustainable Business Services.

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Are you interested in joining the Great Leeds Walk?

EDSB is delighted to take part in the Great Leeds Walk to support Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm. We will be trekking the 5km as a #OneTeam.

The Great Leeds Walk is a brand new challenge event which is exclusive to Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm. Offering three routes, it promises to be a fresh adventure, great for getting teams together, and a unique perspective on the stunning scenery Leeds has to offer. From countryside to urban landscapes, this walk showcases and celebrates the best of our city all whilst making a meaningful difference to young lives in our community.

Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm is dedicated to brightening children’s lives by providing unforgettable breaks and valuable learning experiences. They work with the most disadvantaged children in the city, offering them respite from difficult, and sometimes abusive, home lives.

The full 26-mile route is circular, starting and finishing at Lineham Farm. The 10-mile walk starts at the farm and there will be a shuttle bus back to the farm at two times, or walkers can make their own way back. The 5k walk is a circular route around the grounds of the Lineham Farm. Unfortunately, due to Health & Safety, dogs will not be allowed join this event. If you or your family members have any allergies, it is recommended not to participate.

If you would like to show your support through donating, please CLICK HERE. All funds go directly to the Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm.

EDSB Compliance Solutions is excited to reveal the standout moments from our latest Business Conference! Held in our brand-new office, Compliance House, it was four days packed with reflection, future planning and celebrating outstanding achievements. We are proud to be a #OneTeam!

Video production by David Hackney - The Digital Cortex

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EDSB Compliance Solutions celebrated a monumental day at the NEC Birmingham on the 30th of April with two unprecedented achievements. It was the first day of the annual Security Event which is a leading industry show attended by thousands of Fire & Security professionals, therefore the EDSB OneTeam attended in their numbers as we not only had our Group MD nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year but EDSB also had one of our apprentice engineers participating on site in the National Apprenticeship Finals.

This in itself is a defining moment for our great business as confirmation of EDSB’s position in the industry. However, it gets better as in true EDSB style we smashed it out the park and our MD, Jonathan Parker was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year.

Group Managing Director, Jonathan Parker Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year

This is the first time EDSB or its people have been nominated for an award and we are extremely honoured to be considered as a winner alongside so many other worthy nominees. The SSEA Entrepreneur of the Year Mr Jonathan Parker said:

“I am incredibly proud to have been voted the winner of the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Security & Safety Entrepreneur Awards.

We have been building EDSB’s offering for a number of years now and this award is not about me, but about the whole team at EDSB. As a business we always go one step further to deliver to our clients, whilst internally fostering a culture of growth and opportunity.

We will continue to build on this during 2024, and I look forward to the next exciting chapter in EDSB’s future.”

Asim Hussain Representing EDSB at the WorldSkills UK Fire Alarm Competition

We were immensely proud to witness Asim in action at the Security Event, having made it through to the National Qualifier Semi Finals in the WorldSkills UK Fire Alarm Competition. He installed a brand new and unreleased Honeywell Morley Max panel, additional devices and Dualcom and his work proved to be neat and compliant.

Asim Hussain had this to say: “I'm absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to represent EDSB in the Security Event and being part of the Apprenticeship competition was really enjoyable. Our MD has generously offered to match the prize, which serves as a massive incentive for me to give it my all and bring honour to EDSB from my performance.”

We are excited to find out the result of the Semi Finals in July and should Asim get through, the WorldSkills National Final will be held in November. However, EDSB OneTeam think you are a winner already!

Read more about it below. If you would like to show your support, CLICK HERE to visit our JustGiving page


EDSB Compliance Solutions is excited to celebrate the grand opening of our new head office on Friday the 17th of May. We would like to welcome our clients and prospects to join us as we have many market leaders within Fire & Security presenting on the day as well as some demonstrations/CPD's which should make for an informative and innovative day!


Over many years, EDSB Compliance Solutions has supported Grassroots Football and Rugby clubs. However, when we were approached by our Small Works Estimator, Jade Bunyan, to sponsor a young majorette, we could not pass up the opportunity. Jade’s niece, Hollie Dixon started majorettes in September 2020 and quickly fell in love with the sport. She completed her first competition in 2021 and from there she went from strength to strength. She achieved 4 national titles in duo, baton, strut and group 3 mascot at the BMSA national championships and came out with 2 overall championships for the whole 2023 season. This season Hollie has joined a new troupe, Yorkshire Supremes, in hopes of furthering her progress in future seasons.

EDSB’s sponsorship helped provide Hollie with a new kit, showcasing our logo on her competition t-shirt. Hollie’s mum, Laura explains why our sponsorship was so important:

EDSB sponsoring Hollie this year is so important as majorettes is a very expensive sport, so with their help Hollie will be able to undertake more private lessons to help her progress, it will also help with new equipment she needs and also costumes for the 2024 season. Hollies expectations for the upcoming season are to hopefully complete her exams at grade 1 and 2 so she can qualify to be a part of the England squad for the world championships 2025. Hollies dream is to support her country and wear the England kit, so this year her main focus is working hard to achieve those goals and with EDSB’s sponsorship, it means she can hopefully go on and achieve this.

EDSB could not be more proud of Hollie’s achievements and wish her all the best in the future. We look forward to seeing you reach every goal you have set for 2025!

EDSB Compliance Solutions are delighted to once again support Lowdham Colts FC in Nottingham for another season. Having been committed sponsors since 2018, we have really seen the team develop their skills and thrive on the football field as they proudly wear the EDSB logo on their kits. Most of the team have played together since they were 5 years old. New members have joined as the numbers per side have increased. The squad is made up of players from Lowdham and at least 4 other surrounding villages.

Last month Lowdham Colts U12’s said goodbye to Aiden Slinger, a player that has been a huge part of the team since joining in 2018. He was also the winner of the EDSB sponsors player of the season for 2022/23 season. Aiden and his family are moving to make a new life in Australia. It has been great to see Aiden and the team progress throughout the time EDSB have supported them, moving into its 7th year. The boys are really going to miss Aiden, he is a valuable member of the team, he will always be welcome back if ever they come to visit, once a Colt always a Colt! We would just like to wish the Slinger family all the very best for the future.

EDSB’s Client Relationship Director, Craig Crunkhorn, whose son Jacob is in the football team, commented on the importance of this sponsorship and exactly what the funds were going towards:
“It is vital to get support at Grassroots level sport to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to play without the concerns around the expenses for parents. At Lowdham Colts, we ensure all players are provided with a home and away kit as a minimum. This ensures all players feel part of the team.”

The team’s coach, Jason Simpkins expressed his expectations for the season:
“We are keen to continue building on our team in readiness for 11 aside football next season. We aim to finish as high up the league as we can and if possible, improve on being runners up in the cup! But most of all, we want the team to continue and for the players to enjoy football.”

EDSB are proud to support this team and wishes them all the best for the future!

Neil Anstee has actively committed to running the Ripon Stinger, a 50-mile Ultra Marathon on Saturday 15th June to raise money for his children's football team, Garforth Villa Under 12 Whites, as they plan to go on tour in 2025.

The event starts and finishes in Studley Roger close to the historic city of Ripon, with its great cathedral. This race mainly follows the Ripon Rowel route visiting wooded valleys and historic sites such as the spectacular world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Water gardens.

In preparation for the run, Neil has run the Welcome Way Trail Race & Ultra Marathon, a 34-mile marathon which took place on the 9th March. This event was a circular trail through moorland landscapes, alongside rivers, canals and reservoirs, across farmland and through woodland.

Neil has set up a GoFundMe page after completing the Welcome Way Trail Race, so show your support and click on the link below to begin donating.

EDSB is proud to stand behind Neil and support his dedication to his football team. He has shown that being a great coach extends beyond the field. Thank you, Neil, and best wishes for the run in June!

EDSB’s Business Support Team Manager, Nicola Bartram, has taken on the challenge of walking the Macmillan Mighty Hike around Ullswater for a close friend who has been 5 years clear of bowel cancer. Along with a group of friends, they will be taking on the 26-mile marathon in the stunning Lake District on the 15th of June 2024.

Nicola has pledged to raise £500 for those living with cancer and would appreciate any support in reaching this amount. By fundraising her pledge, she would be able to pay for a Macmillan Support Worker for two days, who could provide emotional, practical, and financial advice to someone affected by cancer.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast, and totally secure. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs. 

EDSB is proud to stand behind Nicola and support her efforts and commitment to helping those in need. She has proven that going the extra mile (literally) can make the world’s difference to others. Thank you, Nicola, and good luck on the charity walk in June!

EDSB Compliance Solutions are proud to announce that Jonathan Parker, our Group Managing Director, has been nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year at the SSEAs (Security & Safety Entrepreneur Awards) to be held at the Security Event on the 30th of April at the NEC, Birmingham.

It is a huge honour to be recognised for this category and on behalf of EDSB, we all wish Jonathan the very best. He certainly deserves recognition for his success at EDSB over the past 10 years, with his innovative style and irrefutable ambition.

EDSB Compliance Solutions was honoured to take part in one of our client's Easter Campaigns last week.

Bam Construction Ltd was looking for suppliers to take part and collect as many Easter Eggs as possible for Sheffield Children's Hospital, to which we truly obliged.

In total, over 700 eggs were collected and sent to the hospital alongside a further 200 which made their way to Bluebell Wood Children Hospice, both amazing causes.

A big thank you to BAM for allowing EDSB to join in this fantastic campaign and well done to Nathan Best and the EDSB Design team for doing their bit.

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EDSB Compliance Solutions are celebrating our Apprenticeship Scheme, alongside our training provider, Skills for Security, with whom we have been working for the last 5 years.

Check out the video to learn more about the Scheme and what our Apprentices have been up to.

Video production by David Hackney - The Digital Cortex

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Dear All,

EDSB Compliance Solutions are thrilled to announce that whenever we replace our clients’ existing Fire & Security systems, we are now able to remove their site waste and dispose of it ethically, where possible. Examples of this could include their previous Fire, Intruder or CCTV System, cabling and rubble. It could be their previous Fire Doors and other Passive Fire waste.     

As we continue with our Carbon Reduction journey and having identified the need to remove general skip collections and replace with more sustainable methods, we find ourselves now in a position to implement this project.  It has taken over 12 months to identify and select suitable collectors and trusted partners, as well as building our own internal structure to add another benefit of partnering with EDSB.

We expect our clients to be delighted with this development as we have listened to the feedback as well as noticed the increase in Carbon and Waste related questions in their own pre-qualifying questionnaires.

All necessary information is provided in every EDSB quotation allowing our clients to choose the method they prefer, however we feel this flexibility will benefit clients’ sites where they would prefer EDSB to handle their old legacy equipment and manage the waste transfer on their behalf.

Kind Regards

EDSB Leadership Team


Garforth Villa U12’s Whites

EDSB Compliance Solutions is proud to support another grassroots football team, Garforth Villa U12’s FC. The club started off as an under 8’s boys and girls team training as Mini-Villa, and now, 5 seasons later, they are stronger than ever. When EDSB’s very own SHEQ Manager, Neil Anstee, enthusiastically approached us with a sponsorship request, we could not show our support quickly enough. We were thrilled to sponsor the team with new kits for the next two years.

Neil volunteered as a coach to help set up a more structured team and has been managing that side ever since. Last season, they started in a higher league and often struggled for results, but he believed the team really held their own against some good footballing sides before dropping down a league. They had some disappointing losses, but at the same time, they had some amazing hard-fought wins, culminating in winning their very first Cup Competition on the last day of the season.

We asked Neil, “Why was EDSB’s sponsorship so important?”, and this is what he had to say:

Neil continues by mentioning his expectations for the upcoming season. Until recently, all the games have been non-publicised with no league tables. However, this season is proving to be more competitive, but with all the hard work done over the last few seasons, it has stood them in good stead. A real positive has been a change in the support the players have been giving each other, on and off the pitch, and it would be great to see this continue as the players start to settle into set roles and positions.

As a coach, Neil wants to provide fun sessions for the kids to learn from and transfer these skills into a matchday situation. The club has its own philosophy which influences how they train and play, while the FA's structured learning programmes allow for a fun but organised learning environment. His expectations for the future are to see visible improvements in all players, but ultimately, it is about them enjoying themselves and making memories.

EDSB wishes Neil and the team every success for the future!

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