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SIA Licence holders increase by 12.5% in the past two and a half years

November 19, 2019

As of 1st November 2019, there were 357,031 individuals holding one or more current SIA licence, of these 8,046 were non-front-line licences. By far, the most popular SIA licence to be held is that of a Door Supervisor, which also allows the individual to carry out front-line Security Guarding activities.  These licences account for over […]

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“Threatening” security boss jailed for four years for systematic exploitation of vulnerable workers

November 18, 2019

A security boss who operated under four different identities has been jailed for more than four years for defrauding vulnerable security operatives who worked for him. John Gaines, 72, of Leamington Spa, was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on 14 November. He had been found guilty of 22 counts of fraud at Warwick on 30 […]

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Discounted Rate for members of ACS Pacesetters at Behavioural Analysis Conference

November 14, 2019

Green Light is delighted to announce the 3rd edition of the Behavioural Analysis conference, which will take place in London on 10-11 June 2020 at the Royal Air Force Museum. Behavioural Analysis 2020 will deliver practical insights into the behavioural analysis techniques used to identify individuals with negative intent. The conference will allow delegates to […]

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SIA licence fraudster from West London remanded in custody

Last Thursday, 7 November, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one offence contrary to the Identity Documents Act at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Owolabi is now in custody pending his sentencing at Wood Green Crown Court on 5 December. He applied for conditional bail at Thursday’s hearing, which […]

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Security company fined again for supplying unlicensed staff

November 5, 2019

​A Bolton-based security company has been fined at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court for supplying a door supervisor to a pub without checking first that he was properly licensed. Elite Security (NW) Ltd, and its area manager, Rhydian Davies, pleaded guilty on 05 November to supplying an unlicensed door supervisor to the Iron Dragon pub in […]

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Jailed Portadown fraudster must pay £70,000 from the proceeds of crime

October 22, 2019

A former security boss has been ordered to pay £70,800 as the proceeds of crime at Antrim Crown Court on Friday 18 October. Steven Nixon, of Portadown, recently served a four-month prison service for ignoring a community service order following a conviction for fraud. This new order, given under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002, […]

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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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