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Repeat offence by Louth security boss results in confiscation of £30,000 as proceeds of crime

December 2, 2021

Grimsby Crown Court has ordered a Lincolnshire security boss to pay more than £30,000 as the proceeds of crime after he was convicted for a second time of offences against the Private Security Industry Act (PSIA). Louth company director Trevor Frater originally pleaded guilty to supplying unlicensed security staff, while being unlicensed himself, at Grimsby […]

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120-hours community service for convicted Manchester fraudster

On Monday 22 November 2021, Christopher Ogochukwu Ejime of Manchester pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court to two counts of fraud. The court handed Ejime two concurrent 12-month Community Orders of 60 hours unpaid work and a requirement to pay a victim surcharge of £85. Ejime had pleaded not guilty to the charges at an […]

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ACS Pacesetters Member Classic Services Group’s commitment to Mental Health Awareness Training

December 1, 2021

The IFPO UK & Ireland Being Human, mental health awareness programme, was developed in conjunction with multi award-winning Learning and Development provider, Ethos Farm.  It is part of a suite of online programs that IFPO UK & I offer.  IFPO and Ethos Farm are finalists in the UK OSPAs for the Being Human program.  The […]

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Latest audit result places Oakpark Security Systems Limited in top 3% of all ACS companies

November 24, 2021

Oakpark Security is delighted to announce the result of its 2021 Approved Contractor status, placing it in the top 3% of security contractors in the UK. Implemented by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) in consultation with representatives from across the Security industry, the main objective of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) is to raise performance […]

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ACS Pacesetters Member Venture Security Management celebrates 15 year anniversary

November 17, 2021

Andover Security Specialist, Venture Security, is celebrating 15 years protecting homes and businesses, as it continues to expands its reach across Hampshire and Central Southern England. The company was founded in 2006 by Paul Howe and his wife Sara. Born and bred in Andover, Paul, a former event security manager, saw an opportunity to “do things better”. […]

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North London man with a history of violence handed suspended jail sentence for fraud

November 12, 2021

Last Friday (05 November), Khaled Hamed of Northwest London was handed a six- month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for committing fraud. The Security Industry Authority (SIA), regulator of the private security industry, brought the prosecution. Hamed originally pleaded guilty to committing three counts of fraud at Westminster Magistrates’ Court […]

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STM Group (UK) Ltd announce Victor Ubogu as a Brand Ambassador

November 9, 2021

STM Group (UK) Ltd is proud to announce the appointment of Victor Ubogu as a Brand Ambassador.  Vic is well known as a former Bath and England Rugby prop forward.  Vic is not only well known throughout the corporate hospitality and sports travel sector, but also provides bespoke event management solutions through his own successful […]

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Derbyshire company director fined for security licence infringement

October 26, 2021

On Monday 18 October, Mark Longden from the High Peaks area pleaded guilty to a criminal offence at Derby Magistrates’ Court for failing to provide information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) when requested. The court fined Longden £200. He must also pay £500 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.60. The SIA brought […]

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Updated Minimum ACS Score required to qualify for membership of The ACS Pacesetters

October 15, 2021

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has published the Scoring Chart for the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) accredited companies for the year ending 30 September 2021. These results have reduced the minimum criteria required to qualify for membership of The ACS Pacesetters from 108 to 101 (the previous score was based on statistics published up to […]

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First Response Group co-founders named Black British Businesspeople of the Year

October 13, 2021

The co-founders of one of the leading names in the UK’s security and facilities management sectors have been named Black British Businesspeople of the Year. Jamal Tahlil and Edgar Chibaka, who launched Yorkshire-based First Response Group in 2007, carried off the top prize at this year’s Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards). Now in its eighth […]

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