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Two Lincolnshire men prosecuted for supplying illegal security

November 20, 2023

Two men were prosecuted at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court for supplying illegal security on Monday 6 November 2023. Trevor Frater, who on 25 September 2023 had pleaded not guilty, changed his plea to guilty on the day of the trial for supplying unlicensed security and acting as a manager while being unlicensed himself. This is the […]

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Security operative prosecuted for working with cloned SIA licences

November 2, 2023

On Tuesday 17 October, Victor Obi pleaded guilty at Bexley Magistrates’ Court for three offences contrary to the Fraud Act 2006. The court ordered Mr Victor Obi to pay £1,538 in fines, £1,300 contribution towards prosecution costs and £3,000 in compensation making it a total of £5,838. Mr Obi’s sentence followed his guilty pleas to […]

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Our latest member – Enigma CCTV Limited

October 30, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Enigma CCTV Limited has joined the ACS Pacesetters having achieved an SIA ACS score in the top 15% of accredited companies. This privately owned company is based in Romford in Essex alongside Enigma Security Solutions Limited (a group company) who have been a member of The ACS Pacesetters since […]

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Cwmbran man using multiple aliases prosecuted for fraud

October 25, 2023

Ashley Marcel Zennadi pleaded guilty to fraud offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court. A Cwmbran man was prosecuted for fraud for failing to disclose information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Ashley Marcel Zennadi, used multiple aliases to disguise prior criminal convictions. He pleaded guilty to fraud offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 28 September […]

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Ballymena man prosecuted for supplying unlicensed security

October 19, 2023

On Tuesday 26 September 2023, Stephen Simmonds from Ballymena was prosecuted at Laganside Magistrates’ Court. He pleaded guilty to supplying illegal security to Belfast venues as well as failing to inform the Security Industry Authority (SIA) of his change of address. The court fined Simmonds £700 and ordered him to pay £100 court costs and […]

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ACS Pacesetters announce partnership with TEAM Software

October 13, 2023

We are pleased to announce that the ACS Pacesetters are partnering with TEAM Software, the global Workforce Management Technology for Security and FM Providers, to offer their latest software products to our members. Paul Hughes, Head of New Business for EMEA had this to say about the partnership “TEAM by WorkWave is delighted to announce […]

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Developing Private Security Capability – An opportunity for industry collaboration

October 9, 2023

Below is an open letter to those employed in the security industry from Jason Towse – Security Skills Board Chair.  As the leading companies in the security industry, we hope that members of The ACS Pacesetters will support this campaign. Dear Colleagues, The Security Skills Board are currently leading an important project which will define […]

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Bolton man prosecuted for posing as a licensed security operative

October 5, 2023

On 11 September 2023, a man who had never held a genuine SIA licence was sentenced for offences relating to fraud by false representation. Adewale Balogun was using a false instrument and possessing a false identity document when attempting to work as a licensed operative last summer at two separate events. Balogun was sentenced at […]

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First Response Group makes strategic acquisition of London-based Integrated Security Consultants Ltd (ISC) to accelerate growth.

Fast expanding First Response Group (FRG), the nationwide security, risk and property protection business, has strengthened its foothold in the events and stadia security management sector with the acquisition of Wembley-based ISC. The acquisition, which was completed this week, is part of the group’s strategy of diversification, whilst underpinning its strategic expansion into stadia, arena […]

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SIA response to BBC File on 4 investigation into security training

October 4, 2023

The SIA responds to the issues raised by BBC File on 4 on training malpractice in the delivery of SIA licence-linked qualifications. The behaviours captured in this documentary are both shocking and disappointing – it throws shade on parts of a training industry that is relied on to play its part in public safety. We […]

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