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New SIA licence-linked qualifications postponed to April 2021

May 13, 2020

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has decided to postpone the introduction of new licence-linked qualifications until April 2021. The SIA has spoken to industry, awarding organisations, and training providers who have outlined the difficulties they face during the current pandemic. In view of these challenges the September 2020 launch date for the new qualifications is […]

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New minimum score announced to qualify for membership of The ACS Pacesetters

April 21, 2020

The Security Industry Authority has recently published a Summary of Approved Contractor Scheme scores for the period ending 31 March 2020. These scores are based on the new Self-Assessment Workbook (SAW) which was introduced from 1st April 2019 when the overall score that could be achieved was reduced to 145 from 175.  At that time […]

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NVC Security – the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters

April 14, 2020

We are delighted to announce that NVC Security Limited is the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters – the organisation promoting security companies in the top 15% of all SIA ACS accredited companies. NVC Security, is a privately owned company, providing security services and security guards for individuals and businesses from their head office […]

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STM – An Award Winning Organisation (Pacesetting in the Transport Sector)

April 8, 2020

STM Group (UK) Limited provides manpower service solutions, focused on security and cleaning. With offices in London and Manchester, it has national coverage. Established in 2005, the organisation has developed through controlled organic growth, combined with a selective acquisition strategy. The Company operates in several sectors, but predominantly within the transport sector. In 2019, STM […]

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Help Medical Detection Dogs to become part of the fight against the COVID-19 virus

April 6, 2020

Over the past week there has been media coverage regarding the potential of Medical Detection Dogs to detect COVID-19.  We supported this charity by raising funds to help their research programme during the ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Awards Lunch in 2016 and continue to do so. It is now believed that the dogs could […]

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ISA Support Services Limited join The ACS Pacesetters membership

March 27, 2020

We are pleased to announce that ISA Support Services Limited is the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters. Birmingham based, ISA Support Services is a family run business, led by Managing Director, Sunny Araf.   The company is a leading provider of integrated security solutions including manned guarding, mobile patrols, key holding and alarm response. […]

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Whiston security director pleads guilty to supplying unlicensed security after trying to avoid court

March 19, 2020

Last Monday (09 March), Paul Bettaney, an unlicensed director of the now dissolved security company Bett 5 Ltd, pleaded guilty at North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court for supplying an unlicensed door supervisor to a hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) began investigating Bettaney in March 2019 following reports that a door supervisor employed by Bett […]

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ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch postponed

March 12, 2020

It is with regret that we announce the postponement of The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch which was due to take place on 3rd June 2020. We have been closely following the UK Government advice on COVID – 19 and the potential impact that it could have as the virus spreads. Based […]

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Further reduction to the SIA licence fee

March 11, 2020

​To ensure that the SIA does not hold unnecessary reserves, it will be making a further reduction to the fee it charges for individual licence applications. From 1 April 2020 individual licences for all sectors will be reduced from £210 to £190. The reduction applies to both new applicants and those renewing existing licences. Licence […]

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Lancashire man sentenced for working as illegal security operative 93 times

March 5, 2020

A Lancashire man has been prosecuted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for working as an unlicensed security operative on 93 separate occasions. Neil Reddington, of Fleetwood, was sentenced at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on 28 February 2020 to 15 weeks’ imprisonment for each of two offences against the Private Security Industry Act, to run concurrently. […]

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