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HMRC and SIA join forces to clamp down on tax fraud

July 17, 2018

​We have sealed a new partnership with HMRC to tackle incidents of tax fraud in the private security industry. Both the SIA and HMRC have been working together to identify problems in the sector, including businesses abusing employment rules, running up high debts and taking part in Payroll Company Fraud. It is estimated that this […]

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Door Supervisor prosecuted for fraud and working without a licence – jailed for two years

July 10, 2018

Last Thursday (5 July) at Liverpool Crown Court we successfully prosecuted Jack Clegg Walsh for working without an SIA licence. He was jailed for two years for providing fraudulent documents to obtain employment in the security industry, thus putting the public at risk. Clegg Walsh pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one of […]

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Ward Security Announces New Chief Operating Officer

June 29, 2018

Ward Security has announced that Executive Finance Director, Ben Draper has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position created within Ward Security.    In his new role, Ben will be an integral part of the Ward Security Executive Leadership Team alongside the founders of the business Kevin Ward, Managing Director and David Ward the CEO. […]

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Spinning Gate Shopping Centre Announce New Security Provider – ExcluSec Group Ltd

June 27, 2018

The Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh have announced the appointment of new Security provider: ExcluSec Security, part of The ExcluSec Group based in Trafford Park, Manchester. Exclusec Security were awarded the security provision at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre following a comprehensive and competitive tender process. Spinning Gate Shopping Centre hosts 40 retail units within […]

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Showtime Security Limited director guilty of supplying unlicensed security

June 12, 2018

On 6 June, at Shrewsbury Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis, pled guilty to supplying unlicensed security guards. In addition, the sole shareholder of Showtime Security Guards Ltd, Matthew Davies was found not guilty of the same offence. He was however, found guilty of intimidation, by attempting to persuade a […]

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Paul Barnard joins The Security Institute Board

June 8, 2018

The Security Institute is pleased to announce the co-option of Paul Barnard MSt MSyI to the Security Institute Board of Directors. Paul has filled the one remaining place on the board following this year’s elections at the Institute Annual General Meeting on 17th April. Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Chairman of the Security Institute, said that she […]

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Outstanding Individuals receive 2018 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards

May 25, 2018

The fifth ACS Pacesetters Achievements Awards Lunch took place on Wednesday, 23rd May, at Royal Windsor Racecourse with almost 200 members, their staff and guests in attendance. This annual lunch, run by FM Contract Watch, is a recognised event in the security guarding calendar.  Each member company attending was presented with a 2018 ACS Pacesetters […]

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The ExcluSec Group Limited – new branding

May 10, 2018

The ExcluSec Group Limited (formerly ExcluSec Security Solutions Limited) has a new brand with 3 trading styles: ExcluSec Training ExcluSec Facilities ExcluSec Training For further information on the company and the services offered please go to https://www.acspacesetters.co.uk/members/the-exclusec-group-limited/

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Door Supervisor prosecuted for ignoring requests for information from the SIA

​On 1 May, at Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court, we prosecuted Tallen Smith, a door supervisor from Nuneaton. He was found guilty of failing to provide us with information, a section 19 offence under the Private Security Industry Act (PSIA) 2001. Smith was fined £500, ordered to pay a £50 victim surcharge and £1,749.70 in costs. During the […]

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TC Security Services awarded 100% Achilles Audit

May 9, 2018

Following a rigorous 2-day assessment, TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has successfully completed their “Achilles” annual audit for the third consecutive year.  The audit saw a score of 100% being awarded in all four key areas that the audit measures: Corporate Social Responsibility, health and safety, environment, and quality. This 100% achievement validates TCFM’s operational capability, […]

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