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Crackdown on unlicensed security at Accrington club

September 28, 2020

​A man has been sentenced at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court after he admitted working illegally as security at the Berkley Club in Accrington. Lloyd Irwin, a former director of Hunter Irwin Security Specialists Ltd, appeared before the court via video link on 02 September. He had worked as a door supervisor for the company at The […]

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Updated SIA Licencing Statistics

September 24, 2020

The Security Industry Authority has published their latest statistics, for the annual period to the end of August 2020, covering qualifications and licencing. During the past year a total of 61,137 individuals have taken the relevant courses to enable them to apply for an SIA licence, however, just under 64% have actually gone on to […]

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Denton door supervisor from ACS Pacesetters member ABM UK saves friend’s brother in car park stabbing

September 23, 2020

Door supervisor Connor McMillan saved the life of a man who was stabbed near Crown Point Shopping Car Park in Denton, Greater Manchester. Connor, 23, from Denton, works for ABM Group Ltd and is also a CCTV specialist. When he was on duty on Tuesday 7 July, he received a radio call from security control […]

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The SIA announces new licence-linked qualifications

September 18, 2020

The SIA have announced the results of their review of qualifications needed for the private security industry. Please read the briefing here for the full details of the new licence-linked qualifications that will come into effect from 01 April 2021. The briefing covers the topics included in the licence-linked qualifications: The Common Unit Door Supervision […]

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Recognition for Paul Jacomb – CEO of STM Group

September 15, 2020

Congratulations to Paul Jacomb, CEO of ACS Pacesetters member STM Group, who has been recognised as one of The IFSEC Global Influencers in the Security and Fire 2020 list. Paul has an unrivalled track record of success within the security services industry. Passionate about continuous service improvement, Paul’s career in the security industry commenced in […]

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Galaxon Services Limited – the latest company to join the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters

September 11, 2020

We are pleased to welcome Galaxon Services Limited as the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters, the association promoting security companies in the top 15% of all ACS accredited companies. This privately owned company is based in Essex and has been trading since 2003.  The company offers a range of security and associated facilities […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day – STM Heroes Stories

September 10, 2020

September 10th marks World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) 2020, aimed at providing worldwide commitment and action on suicide prevention. This awareness day is organised by The International Association for Suicide Prevention. ACS Pacesetters member, STM Group, has been involved in over 100 suicide interventions. To raise the awareness of this day, the company have put […]

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SIA launches consultation on top-up training for door supervisors and security guards

September 2, 2020

The SIA is changing the qualifications needed for an SIA licence. This follows a review of the licence-linked qualifications. Today (Wednesday, 02 September 2020) the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a public consultation on top-up training for SIA-licensed door supervisors and security guards. The top-up training for door supervisors and security guards will include […]

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