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Convicted Shropshire security boss must pay £3,608.21

October 8, 2019

The jailed former owner of a Shropshire-based security business, has been ordered to pay £3,608.21 as a result of proceeds of crime proceedings. Matthew Davies and Maria Francis, both of Bridgnorth, were the former owner and director respectively of Showtime Security Guards Ltd. They appeared last Friday (04 October) at Shrewsbury Crown Court where Matthew […]

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Unlicensed brothers prosecuted for illegal security work in Keighley

October 1, 2019

​Two brothers from West Yorkshire have been prosecuted for working in the security industry without the proper licences. Shamir Razak, an unlicensed door supervisor, and Abdul Rehman, his brother and employer, both pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 23 September.  The prosecution was brought by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Rehman was fined £290, […]

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SIA publish ‘Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Get Approved Clarifications’

September 20, 2019

This month the Security Industry Authority has published a document ‘Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Get Approved Clarifications’. The document provides clarification and information regarding the eligibility to join the ACS scheme and the fit and proper conditions required. In brief, companies must comply with the following: Have a minimum of 2 licensable operatives supplied under […]

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Westgrove Group announces engagement with retailTrust

September 17, 2019

ACS Pacesetters member the Westgrove Group has engaged with retailTRUST to support the welfare of the company’s colleagues. Through the partnership, Westgrove can now offer free and confidential support to all its 1,000 plus colleagues 24/7 through an on-line portal and helpline, My RTWellbeing. retailTRUST is a charity which supports the wellbeing of people employed […]

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ACS Pacesetters Awards Lunch features in latest edition of TPSO Magazine

September 16, 2019

The latest edition of The Professional Security Officer Magazine has been published today, 16 September, and includes a feature on The ACS Pacesetters Awards Lunch held earlier in the year. The magazine is highlighting CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and Career Development in this issue and includes some interesting articles by security professionals, so is well […]

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SIA Licence Fee reduced from 1 October 2019

September 11, 2019

The SIA are reducing their charges to individuals from next month as part of their commitment to drive down costs. From 1st October 2019 individual licences for all sectors will be reduced from £220 to £210. The reduction applies to both new applicants and those renewing existing licences. Licence holders applying for an additional licence […]

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Conviction and fine for Staffordshire Door Supervisor who continued to work after SIA licence was revoked

​A Staffordshire door supervisor was fined on 02 September at North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court after he was caught working at Moorville Hall Hotel, Werrington, despite his licence having been revoked by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) Kevin Warburton, 50, of Stoke, pleaded guilty to working in a licensable security operative role whilst unlicensed, and was […]

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Venture Security CSAS accredited – first for Wiltshire

September 9, 2019

Venture Security has become the first to be accredited by Wiltshire Police under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS). As elsewhere in England and Wales, this gives security officers low level police powers, typically to help tackle anti-social behaviour. Pictured left to right are front, PC Alan Cromwell, CCSO Mark East, and Acting Inspector John […]

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The latest member of The ACS Pacesetters – Atticus Risk Management Limited

September 3, 2019

Atticus Risk Management Limited is the latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters which promotes the companies in the top 15% of all SIA ACS accredited organisations. Privately owned Atticus Risk Management support a range of private, state and commercial clients across the UK to maintain a secure environment for commence, learning and recreation, protect […]

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Belfast man handed suspended sentence for identity theft and using a fake security licence

August 22, 2019

On the 20 August 2019 Lee Brown, 29, of Belfast pleaded guilty to five offences of fraud, forgery and counterfeiting licences belonging to other people at Laganside Magistrates’ Court, following a prosecution the SIA brought against him. He was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment (on each count), served concurrently suspended for 12 months. He was […]

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