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Choosing your Security Contractor responsibly

October 23, 2017

There are currently in excess of 800 Security Companies who are accredited by the Security Industry Authority as an Approved Contractor and, there are believed to be, approximately 2,200 companies who are operating outside of the scheme. The members of the ACS Pacesetters have all achieved a score of +136 (recently increased from +128) and […]

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The October Newsletter from FM Contract Watch

October 18, 2017

The latest Newsletter from FM Contract Watch has just been published and includes: Security Awareness in the Workplace – The Silver Fox Audit News Board – The latest industry news Accredited Members – The ACS Pacesetters SIA Approved Contractor Scoring Insurance Broker to the Security Industry – Sutton Specialist Risks Click here to read the […]

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ACS Pacesetters fundraising mentioned in TVAA Newsletter

October 17, 2017

We were pleased to be included in the recent Thames Valley Air Ambulance Newsletter following our fundraising at The ACS Pacesetters Awards Lunch in May. Click here to read the newsletter and  find out more about Thames Valley Air Ambulance TVAA Newsletter Autumn17

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Security Guards wages – statistics from the BBC News website

October 16, 2017

The following statistics have been published on the BBC news website regarding wages for Security Guards and related occupations. The average annual wage for a Security Guard in 2016 was £22,303 compared to the average UK salary for all jobs which was £28,213. Between 2011 and 2016 a Security Guards wage increased by 5%, however; […]

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Barred security director to be sentenced at crown court and accomplice sentenced for working without a licence

On 12 October 2017, at Caernarfon Magistrates Court, Mark Pursglove was referred to the crown court to be sentenced for working without an SIA licence. Rachel Williams was sentenced for aiding and abetting offences. This sentencing follows the prosecution of Mark Pursglove and Rachel Williams on 14 September 2017. Mark Pursglove was prosecuted in 2016 […]

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TC Facilities Management (TCFM) secure multi-service contract close to Milton Keynes

October 13, 2017

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is delighted to announce the award of a multi-service contract at a Fulfilment Centre close to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire.  This site is at the heart of making sure that customers of this national retailer get what they need, when they need it. The contract will see over 70 staff from […]

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Barred security director is found guilty of working without a licence and convicted again

September 20, 2017

On 14 September 2017, at Llandudno Magistrates Court, Mark Pursglove and was found guilty of working without a licence, Rachel Williams for aiding and abetting Mr Pursglove, and Alan Williams was found guilty for providing false information. This is not the first time the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has prosecuted Mark Pursglove. In February 2016, […]

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Door Supervisor prosecuted for attempted fraud, by falsely claiming compensation from the SIA

August 21, 2017

On 11 August 2017, at Bristol Magistrates Court, we prosecuted Zakir Mohammed Zillul for attempting to claim £1673 in compensation for alleged lost travel documents. In August 2016, Zillul submitted an application to the SIA for a Door Supervision Licence. In support of this application, and to verify his identity, he sent his passport to […]

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Oakpark Security acquired by FM Company – Vertas Group Limited

August 16, 2017

With effect from 3 August, Oakpark Security Systems Limited joined the Vertas Group Limited. Vertas is a fast-growing facilities management company, operating in the East of England, providing a range of services including security, cleaning, ground design and maintenance, catering, energy management and passenger transport.

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Latest breakdown of SIA ACS scores

August 14, 2017

During the Approved Contractor Scheme forum which took place earlier this month, the new SIA ACS scoring chart was issued which was effective from 31 March 2017. The Approved Contractor Scheme requires continual improvement to maintain the current score each year and the overall contractor scores can be viewed at  https://www.acspacesetters.co.uk/security-industry-authority-approved-contractor-scheme/ The previous published contractor […]

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