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Door Supervisor prosecuted for attempted fraud, by falsely claiming compensation from the SIA

August 21, 2017

On 11 August 2017, at Bristol Magistrates Court, we prosecuted Zakir Mohammed Zillul for attempting to claim £1673 in compensation for alleged lost travel documents. In August 2016, Zillul submitted an application to the SIA for a Door Supervision Licence. In support of this application, and to verify his identity, he sent his passport to […]

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Oakpark Security acquired by FM Company – Vertas Group Limited

August 16, 2017

With effect from 3 August, Oakpark Security Systems Limited joined the Vertas Group Limited. Vertas is a fast-growing facilities management company, operating in the East of England, providing a range of services including security, cleaning, ground design and maintenance, catering, energy management and passenger transport.

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Latest breakdown of SIA ACS scores

August 14, 2017

During the Approved Contractor Scheme forum which took place earlier this month, the new SIA ACS scoring chart was issued which was effective from 31 March 2017. The Approved Contractor Scheme requires continual improvement to maintain the current score each year and the overall contractor scores can be viewed at  https://www.acspacesetters.co.uk/security-industry-authority-approved-contractor-scheme/ The previous published contractor […]

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Disqualified director of security firm sentenced to 18 months

August 7, 2017

On 27 July at Kingston Crown Court, Michael Quinton pleaded guilty to acting as a director of Limited Risk Ltd contrary to the Company Director Disqualification Act. We began investigating Quinton and Limited Risk Ltd*, an existing Portsmouth-based security company to which he was linked, in May 2014. Quinton, who appeared to be acting as […]

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The latest Newsletter from FM Contract Watch

August 3, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of the FM Contract Watch Newsletter which includes: Will there be sufficient trained and licensed Security Staff to meet the future demand? News Board The ACS Pacesetters – Accredited Members Portrait of a Pacesetter – SmartSec Solutions Portrait of a Pacesetter – The Protector Grou Click here to read the […]

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Unlicensed door supervisor fined for using a forged SIA licence

July 21, 2017

On 20 June 2017, at Chester Magistrates’ Court, Stacey Sam Harrison, who worked using a forged licence for over five years, was successfully prosecuted. In August 2016 our investigator inspected security staff at a taxi company in Chester. This individual was operating as a taxi marshal, working to make sure that the taxi queue did […]

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City of London Sheriffs’ Award Nominations required by 1 August 2017

July 4, 2017

The traditional Spring launch event was hosted by The Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Ian Mayes QC, Alderman and Sheriff William Russell and Alderman and Sheriff Peter Estlin. Other distinguished attendees included the Chief of the Royal Air Force Police and the Chair of the London Ambulance Service. The event also saw Charles Henty, Under-Sheriff […]

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Crown Court upholds SIA decision to refuse ACS status to Extreme Security Solutions Ltd

June 30, 2017

On Friday 9 June 2017 at Chester Crown Court, the SIA successfully defended an appeal by Extreme Security Solutions Limited against a decision to refuse the company’s application for Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status. The company appealed to the Crown Court after their initial appeal was dismissed by South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on 21 February […]

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Our latest newsletter dedicated to The ACS Pacesetters Awards Lunch

June 8, 2017

This newsletter is dedicated to The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards lunch, which took place on 24 May, 2017 at Royal Windsor Racecourse. This is now a recognised event in the security guarding calendar and rewards outstanding Security Officers who have excelled in their duties and, at times, risked their own lives to save others. […]

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Stone Management Group join the Pacesetters

May 26, 2017

Privately owned, Liverpool based, Stone Management Group Limited are the latest company to join the prestigious group of companies who make up the ACS Pacesetters. The company has grown from humble beginnings in the 1990s, when it mainly guarded local construction sites, to a major player in the North West of England and beyond, with […]

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