Platform 4 Group (P4G Security) Acquisition of Protective Services – Owned by Dion Neill (2001 – 2021).

May 21, 2023
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Platform 4 Group (P4G Security) expands to Wellington with acquisition of Dion Neill’s security company, Protective Services Limited.


P4G acquires Protective Services

Platform 4 Group (P4G) has acquired Dion Neill’s Wellington-based security company Protective Services. According to a media release, the acquisition of Protective Services will strengthen P4G’s presence across New Zealand and provide a foundation for continued growth.

Dion Neill, who established Protective Services, said he was pleased to discover a like-minded security services leader in Aaron Colthurst, owner of P4G.

“I was looking for a buyout from a company that shared Protective Services’ values, integrity and genuine commitment to providing the highest level of professionalism and service to clients. P4G was the obvious choice,” he said. “Aaron shares my ambition to raise the benchmark for security services in New Zealand.”

According to Aaron Colthurst, Managing Director of P4G, the acquisition is a natural step forward for his security services company to support existing services in Wellington.

“P4G’s continued growth is enabling us to provide a full solution-based service to New Zealand customers. When Dion indicated he was looking for a buyer, it didn’t take long to recognise that Protective Services and Dion had a lot to offer us.”

While the Protective Services brand will be phased out under P4G, all employees will be retained and Dion Neill’s leadership experience leveraged.

“Dion has been appointed as our business manager responsible for all aspects of the business in Wellington and the lower North Island,” said Colthurst.

Dion Neill’s other business interests – Medic 1 and The Neill Group – are untouched by the acquisition. They continue as stand-alone businesses owned and operated by Neill and his family.