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Jailed unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £63,000 from proceeds of crime

January 16, 2018

​On 9 December 2017 at Teesside Crown Court, jailed security director Christopher Catchpole, was ordered to pay back proceeds of crime amounting to £63,628. Catchpole, formerly of Pro-Lock Security Limited based in Durham, had previously been sentenced to 32 months in prison at Teesside Crown Court in June 2017. He was convicted of money laundering, […]

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Wanted: Security Guarding Company with up to £5m annual turnover

January 10, 2018

Our client is a national Security Guarding Company which also provides some associated Facilities Management Services.   They have ACS accreditation and are in the top 15% of all approved companies. They are currently looking to purchase a company with up to £5m annual turnover and are seeking organisations which provide security guarding/mobile patrols/keyholding, but will […]

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SIA routine checks uncover director with revoked licence at Elvis festival

December 19, 2017

A South Wales man has been sentenced for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his SIA licence. Billy Jones, director of BJ Securities Ltd, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, and  200 hours unpaid work at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on 13 December.  Jones had previously had his […]

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Unlicensed security director given suspended prison sentence as court considers confiscation of his assets

November 10, 2017

On 6 November, at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove was sentenced for working without a licence following several hearings in October 2017 and September 2017. At this latest hearing, Pursglove was given a 4-month prison sentence suspended for 2 years. He was also sentenced to a community order of 150 hours unpaid work. As part […]

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Door supervisor who refused to wear his SIA licence receives a criminal conviction and loses his licence

November 7, 2017

Door supervisor, Warren Steele, has had his licence revoked following a conviction, for failing to display his licence whist on duty. Steele was sentenced on 15 September 2017, at Chester Magistrates Court. Steele, a head door supervisor, was caught on two occasions failing to display his licence when he was working at a bar near […]

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Unlicensed door supervisor given suspended prison sentence for working without a licence

October 31, 2017

On 26 October, at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court, Karl Alexander Morrison, now known as Karl O’Brien, was found guilty of working without an SIA licence. Morrison was found working without an SIA licence at an illegal traveller’s encampment in Coventry, by SIA investigators, following intelligence received from Warwickshire Police in April 2017. From a subsequent […]

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Choosing your Security Contractor responsibly

October 23, 2017

There are currently in excess of 800 Security Companies who are accredited by the Security Industry Authority as an Approved Contractor and, there are believed to be, approximately 2,200 companies who are operating outside of the scheme. The members of the ACS Pacesetters have all achieved a score of +136 (recently increased from +128) and […]

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The October Newsletter from FM Contract Watch

October 18, 2017

The latest Newsletter from FM Contract Watch has just been published and includes: Security Awareness in the Workplace – The Silver Fox Audit News Board – The latest industry news Accredited Members – The ACS Pacesetters SIA Approved Contractor Scoring Insurance Broker to the Security Industry – Sutton Specialist Risks Click here to read the […]

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ACS Pacesetters fundraising mentioned in TVAA Newsletter

October 17, 2017

We were pleased to be included in the recent Thames Valley Air Ambulance Newsletter following our fundraising at The ACS Pacesetters Awards Lunch in May. Click here to read the newsletter and  find out more about Thames Valley Air Ambulance TVAA Newsletter Autumn17

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Security Guards wages – statistics from the BBC News website

October 16, 2017

The following statistics have been published on the BBC news website regarding wages for Security Guards and related occupations. The average annual wage for a Security Guard in 2016 was £22,303 compared to the average UK salary for all jobs which was £28,213. Between 2011 and 2016 a Security Guards wage increased by 5%, however; […]

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