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Discounted e-Learning for Frontline Security Staff

September 21, 2021

The ACS Pacesetters has formed a partnership with IFPO (International Foundation for Protection Officers) and Nuology to offer discounted e-Learning for our members’ frontline staff. The new IFPO powered by Nuology e-Learning platform has been designed by UK security professionals to provide, engaging, interactive, CPD accredited education programs. Easy-to-access on tablet, laptop and pc, these […]

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Accrington man handed 12 months suspended jail sentence for fraud

September 17, 2021

An Accrington man with a history of violence has been sentenced for using his uncle’s identity to fraudulently gain a door supervisor qualification and a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. On Tuesday 14 September, Bernard Holmes of Blackburn was sentenced at Preston Crown Court to 12 months’ jail, suspended for two years. The court also […]

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Liverpool security business fined £50,000 for breaching the Private Security Industry Act

September 16, 2021

A security firm run by two brothers from Liverpool has been fined £50,000 for offences against the Private Security Industry Act 2001. James and Jason Battle, of Nationwide Management Services Ltd, also individually pleaded guilty to failing to provide information to Security Industry Authority (SIA) investigators. James Battle was sentenced at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates’ […]

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ACT Security e-learning is now available 

September 10, 2021

ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Security is now available. It’s free specialised training for front line security operatives. The custom-built training provides up-to-date counter-terrorism knowledge to help operatives prepare for and respond to terrorist incidents whilst on duty. To take the training:    Send an email to [email protected] with the subject “PIN request for ACT e-learning”. We […]

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Rhondda security company fined for false claim of approved contractor status

September 7, 2021

On Thursday 26 August, a Rhondda security company pleaded guilty at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court to illegally branding their business as an SIA approved contractor. Dragon Event Security Ltd and its two directors, Darrel Baldwin and Anthony Stone, were sentenced on the same day. Dragon Event Security Ltd was fined £390 and required to pay a […]

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ACS Pacesetters member STM Group Launches Powerful Bi-Weekly E-Newsletters

July 28, 2021

STM Group takes great pride in promoting a diverse business, representative of different cultures, religions, genders, and beliefs. In support of these standards, STM launched its Voice of Women (VOW) Group, an internal support system aimed at providing support, encouragement, and care for every female STM internal customer. VOW aims to provide a relevant voice […]

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Liberty Security Solutions fined for supplying illegal security

July 20, 2021

A security company and its manager pleaded guilty at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court to supplying unlicensed security to a Bradford nightclub. On Tuesday 6 July a Brigg-based security company and its manager pleaded guilty at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court to supplying unlicensed security to a Bradford nightclub. The court fined Liberty Security Solutions […]

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Fugitive guilty of working illegally in Cardiff homeless shelter

A security guard who worked illegally at a Cardiff shelter housing vulnerable women has been convicted after failing to attend court for a second time. On Friday 2 July, Dale Lusty was found guilty in his absence at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court of working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence at the Wallich Clifford Community […]

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Presentation to Security Officer of Distinction – Majid Khan The Westgrove Group

July 15, 2021

On Thursday, 15th July, Lynda Moore, Managing Partner of FM Contract Watch and founder of The ACS Pacesetters, was delighted to meet Majid Khan and his colleagues at Templars Square Shopping Centre.  Majid is employed by The Westgrove Group and was recently one of the winners of an ACS Pacesetter Security Officer of Distinction Award […]

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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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