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Revised Approved Contractor Scoring with effect from 1 April 2019

April 12, 2019

With effect from 1 April 2019 to achieve SIA ACS (Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Status) accreditation companies must reach the required minimum achievement level for all indicators in the new SAW (Self-Assessment Workbook). The maximum score achievable is +145 points, a reduction of 30 points on the previous SAW. Based on the SIA ACS […]

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Scotland based AWA Group join The ACS Pacesetters

April 4, 2019

We are pleased to welcome the AWA Group as the latest organisation to join the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters.  The AWA Group incorporates Allander Security, Westguard Security and Atrium FM. This group is privately owned and operates throughout Scotland proving a wide range of security services including Security Guarding, Reception, Front of House […]

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Telford security industry training director jailed for eight months for falsifying industry qualifications

April 3, 2019

On Friday 29 March Mr Shamin Uddin former director of SAS Training Academy of Telford, Shropshire, was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court to eight months’ imprisonment for falsifying examination papers for individuals seeking to get a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. He is also required to pay £2,000 court costs payable within 12 months. The sentence […]

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Two Cheshire based unlicensed security operatives pleaded guilty at Crewe Magistrates’ Court

April 1, 2019

On Tuesday 26 March, Michael Flood of Pulford Road, Winsford, pleaded guilty at Crewe Magistrates’ Court to fraudulently amending his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Vance Garner of Stone Manor Lane, Hartford North, also pleaded guilty to supplying two unlicensed door supervisors (including Flood) to The Vaults pub in Middlewich, Cheshire. On 26 January 2018 […]

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Disqualified security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

March 15, 2019

On Monday 11 March, Michael Ryan pled guilty at Coventry Magistrates’ Court to working as an unlicensed security manager on three occasions between 21 April and 28 September 2018. Mr Ryan was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £4,264 costs as well as a victim surcharge of £170 within 14 days. On 20 April 2018 […]

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TC Facilities Management score a clean sweep in quality audits

Following a rigorous 2-day assessment, TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has successfully passed three external management systems audits including the new ISO 45001:2018 standard. This and the other new 2015 versions for ISO 9001 and the Environmental audit ISO 14001 were all passed without any non-conformities or observations, emphasising the commitment of TCFM’s senior management to […]

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White Star Security Services – The latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters

We are pleased to welcome White Star Security Services to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters. This privately owned company which has it’s headquarters in Yorkshire and offices across the North of England provides a comprehensive range of security services including: Key Holding, Alarm Response and Mobile Security Solutions Installation and Maintenance of CCTV, […]

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Essex security director ordered to pay out after supplying unlicensed security guards at West London school

March 13, 2019

Last Friday 8 March at Basildon Crown Court, John Raymond Daley, of Kilnwood Avenue Hockley in Essex, was ordered to pay a confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act of £25,000 and also prosecution costs of £11,000. The court order follows Daley’s conviction of six counts of providing unlicensed security guards to a school in […]

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Convicted Wiltshire security boss must pay £84,000 as proceeds of crime or face two years in jail

March 1, 2019

A Wiltshire security firm boss has had assets of over £80,000 confiscated after being convicted of providing unlicensed security guards to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, the former owner of Taghna Security Services, has 28 days to comply with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) confiscation order, which was […]

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Statistics published by the SIA show a decline in ACS scores

February 28, 2019

The SIA have recently published a summary of SIA ACS scores as at 30 December 2018.  This includes the scores for 591 (69%) of the current 858 companies who have achieved ACS status. These figures show a decrease in overall scores: Top 5% – score reduced by 9 points from 159 to 150 Top 10% […]

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