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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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Birmingham based GR8 Security join The ACS Pacesetters

February 20, 2020

We are delighted to announced that GR8 Security Ltd are the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters. The association for Security companies who have achieved an ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme) score in the top 15% of all accredited companies. The company was established in 2008 by Nick Southern, Managing Director, and provides a range […]

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The ACS Pacesetters announce Guest Speaker and Sponsors for 2020 Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch

February 19, 2020

The 2020 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch will take place on 3rd June at Royal Windsor Racecourse and we are delighted to announce that our Guest Speaker is Mr. Ian Todd FRSA, FCMI, Chief Executive, of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). These awards reward and celebrate front-line security staff who have carried […]

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Leicester security boss ordered to pay over £30K or face jail for working without a licence

February 18, 2020

Last Friday (14 February), Irfan Dogan (23) from Leicester was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court. He was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £1,000 for infringement of the Private Security Industry Act (2001) (PSIA). He was ordered to pay £30,000 on Friday 27 January under the Proceeds of Crime Act (2002) (POCA). […]

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