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SIA Licence-Linked Qualifications

June 28, 2021

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has introduced changes to the qualifications required for the various SIA licences. For new applicants this was applied from April 2021 and from October 2021 for those applying to renew their licence.  We believe that this can only enhance the role of the front-line staff and hopefully improve the perception […]

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Family-run Portsmouth security company fined for supplying unlicensed security

Havant-based Standeasy Security Ltd was prosecuted at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court for deploying unlicensed security. On Tuesday 1 June, the company’s operations manager, Ashley O’Brien, appearing on behalf of her father’s business Standeasy Security Ltd pleaded guilty to employing two unlicensed people. The company was fined £220, required to pay court costs of £625 and a […]

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Outstanding work by 2021 ACS Pacesetters Security Officers of Distinction

June 16, 2021

The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards 2021 took place on-line on Wednesday, 16th June, and 12 front-line Security Officers received one of these prestigious awards.  All the individuals who were nominated, 89 in total, are to be congratulated on their exceptional work during a difficult year when their roles and responsibilities often changed […]

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STM Group Launches a Powerful New Wellbeing App for its Internal Customers

June 9, 2021

Named as ‘Manned Guarding Services Provider of the Year 2020’ and ‘Business of the Year 2020’, in addition to receiving numerous other awards and accolades, STM Group (UK) Ltd provides bespoke manpower service solutions, focused on the delivery of high-quality security, cleaning, and customer-focused, services. These services are underpinned, and supported, by leading edge technology. […]

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The SIA welcomes Heather Baily QPM as new Chair

June 7, 2021

Today, 7 June 2021, Heather Baily QPM, starts her new role at the Chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Appointed by the Home Office, her term as Chair will run for three years. As Chair of the Authority Heather Baily will contribute to the overall strategic direction and corporate oversight of the SIA, ensuring […]

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The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards 2021 – Link to on-line event

June 2, 2021

The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards 2021 will be taking place on-line in just 2 weeks’ time at 12.30 hrs on Wednesday, 16th June 2021. We are delighted to have Michelle Russell, acting CEO of the Security Industry Authority, as our guest speaker and Roy Cooper of Professional Security Magazine is kindly hosting […]

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