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Cristal and Argent Join Forces

Check Safety First Ltd, through its operating brand Cristal International Standards, delivers security, hygiene & safety risk management systems to hotels worldwide.

Argent Health and Safety Ltd, provides Tour Operators and Bed Banks with a full due diligence health & safety auditing service for thousands of hotels annually.

The global safety & security of travellers and holiday makers is an ever increasingly important part of the travel market. Cristal and Argent currently, and independently, provide a strong offering across the whole spectrum of the global travel sector. Now, by working together, they will be able to offer an unrivalled full service portfolio to the whole travel industry. As part of the Check Safety First group Argent will now have access to over 110 qualified and employed auditors globally.

Argent will continue to operate as a separate limited company within the Check Safety First group under the stewardship of Claire McKinney, Managing Director

Stephen Tate, Chairman of CSF comments "Argent Health & Safety has long been the brand leader for health & safety auditing services to the UK travel trades. Argent Health & Safety compliments Cristal International Standards and increases our overall group presence in the global travel market. Argent will also now benefit from Check Safety First group resources, enabling further growth and strengthening of the Argent business model, not only in the UK but in other key EU travel markets. We are delighted to welcome the Argent team to the Check Safety First group."

Tim Oliver, Chairman of Argent, added. "We believe that it has never been more important than now to reassure the travelling public that they can expect good standards and a safe environment whenever they travel around the world. Working closely with Check Safety First we now have an increased capability and a huge depth of resource which will enable us to deliver our audit programme alongside an enhanced hygiene service, which is something our clients have been looking for.

Both Argent and Check Safety First have a proud history of responding to client needs and this is another step on that journey."


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