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SIA and HMRC join forces to crack down on exploitation of workers in the security industry

July 18, 2019

Last week, from 10 to 12 July, The Security Industry Authority and HMRC carried out joint operations in London, Cardiff and Newcastle to identify illegal working practices and tax fraud in the private security industry. Teams attended 65 venues and spoke to over a hundred security operatives to check that they were legitimately employed, that […]

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ACS Audit 2019 Confirms Oakpark Security in top 5% of all ACS companies

The first week of July saw Oakpark Security undertake our annual external assessment as required by our membership of the Security Industry Authority’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). The ACS is a voluntary oversight program developed by the Security Industry Authority designed to establish baseline performance standards in the delivery of outsourced security services and to recognize areas of ‘best […]

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Convicted Portadown fraudster jailed for breaching his probation

June 26, 2019

Last Thursday (20 June) Steven Nixon (47) of Portadown and owner of Eventsafe Security was imprisoned for four months. Mr Nixon ignored his 100-hours community service order which was part of the sentence handed to him at Antrim Crown Court on 12 December 2018. Last December following our prosecution Nixon was sentenced to nine-month’s imprisonment for fraud, […]

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United Guarding Services joins the elite group of ACS Pacesetters

United Guarding Services Limited is the latest SIA ACS company, with a score in the top 15% of all accredited organisations, to join The ACS Pacesetters.  They are proud to be one of the first companies to be accredited with SIA ACS status when the scheme was introduced in 2006. This privately-owned company has been trading […]

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SIA launches #SaferNightsOut campaign to address violence in the night time economy

June 19, 2019

The SIA is running a national campaign in June and July that aims to make the night-time economy a safer place for both security staff and people on nights out. The campaign, which kicks off on Monday 17 June, will involve SIA investigators visiting pubs, bars, and clubs in towns and cities across the UK […]

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Repeat offender Luton security boss pleads guilty to working without a licence

June 10, 2019

On Tuesday 4 June in Luton, Robert Dass pleaded guilty to two counts under the Private Security Industry Act; of working as an unlicensed security director and a security manager. We brought the prosecution against Dass, who admitted being the director of Roberts Nationwide Support Services Ltd. His guilty plea came ahead of a trial […]

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Renfrew based G.W.E Security Ltd pleads guilty to providing unlicensed security guard in Glasgow

June 7, 2019

On Friday 31 May, G.W.E Security Ltd pleaded guilty at Paisley Sheriff Court to supplying unlicensed security guards to a construction site at Westmuir Street in Glasgow. The operations manager of G.W.E Security, David Scott also pleaded guilty. The company was fined £1350 for providing an unlicensed security guard and David Scott was fined £450 […]

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Manpower Direct (UK) Limited – the latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters

June 4, 2019

We would like to welcome Manpower Direct (UK) Limited to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters – the association for the leading security companies in the UK based on their SIA ACS accreditation score. This privately-owned company, founded in 2003, was ranked in the Sunday Times fastest growing companies during their early years of […]

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Dardan Security join The ACS Pacesetters – the leading security companies in the UK

May 29, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dardan Security is the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters, the leading SIA ACS accredited companies in the UK. Established in 1973, for over 45 years, Dardan Security has built a long-lasting relationship with their clients including some of the world’s most prestigious brands. The company head office […]

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Veritech Systems Limited join the The ACS Pacesetters

May 28, 2019

We are pleased to welcome Hampshire based Veritech Systems as the latest company to join to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters. The company provides a range of services including manned Security, CCTV and access control and operates throughout London, South East, South West, the Midlands and Wales. To find out more about Veritech […]

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