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Our latest newsletter dedicated to The ACS Pacesetters Awards Lunch

June 8, 2017

This newsletter is dedicated to The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards lunch, which took place on 24 May, 2017 at Royal Windsor Racecourse. This is now a recognised event in the security guarding calendar and rewards outstanding Security Officers who have excelled in their duties and, at times, risked their own lives to save others. […]

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Stone Management Group join the Pacesetters

May 26, 2017

Privately owned, Liverpool based, Stone Management Group Limited are the latest company to join the prestigious group of companies who make up the ACS Pacesetters. The company has grown from humble beginnings in the 1990s, when it mainly guarded local construction sites, to a major player in the North West of England and beyond, with […]

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The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards 2017

May 25, 2017

The fourth ACS Pacesetters Achievements Awards Lunch took place on 24th May at Royal Windsor Racecourse with almost 200 members, their staff and guests in attendance. Due to the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing just 2 days before, some of the members were unfortunately unable to attend to collect their awards and a one […]

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TC Facilities Management (TCFM) contract at Eden Walk, Kingston.

May 3, 2017

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is now delivering Cleaning and Security Services at Eden Walk in Kingston, part of the Regional multi-let retail portfolio managed by Broadgate Estates and owned by British Land and USS. This new contract commenced on April 1stand will help enable the 10 million visitors that go to Eden Walk each year to have […]

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Welcome to our Latest Member – The Protector Group

April 21, 2017

We are pleased to welcome The Protector Group to the growing membership of the ACS Pacesetters. This privately-owned company was established in 1994 in Gateshead and began by supplying security to clients across the North East and has grown organically over the years to become one of the UK’s leading security organisations. The company’s services […]

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Ward Security achieves highest ever score in security audit

April 13, 2017

Ward Security has achieved its highest ever score of 171 out of 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK as part of its Approved Contractor Score (ACS) scheme.   Ward Security has also successfully completed […]

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Breakdown of SIA Licences issued by Sector and Gender

April 12, 2017

We have collated the following statistics with regard to the numbers of individuals who hold current Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licences as of March 2017. According to the SIA website there were 317,416 licensed individuals, however, some held more than one current licence resulting in a total of 362,176 licences being held at that time.  […]

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A message to the Security Industry from the Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Polic

March 27, 2017

The UK threat level has been severe for some time and this level will not change. The level of threat is complex and ranges from lone actors intent on carrying out crude attacks to sophisticated networks pursuing ambitious and coordinated plots; As always, we advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious […]

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New Approved Contractor Assessing Bodies

March 22, 2017

Following a re-tender process, with effect from the 1st April 2017 and subject to contracts being signed, the SIA external assessment bodies are due to change. The following assessing bodies have been awarded contracts to deliver Standard route assessment services on behalf of the SIA: CCAS, NSI, ISOQAR and SSAIB.  The Passport route assessment on […]

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Door Supervisor found guilty working with a fake SIA licence

March 13, 2017

On Tuesday 7 March, Christopher David Price was found guilty of working without a licence at Cardiff and Vale Magistrates Court. He also plead to being in possession of a false document (purported to be an SIA Licence). In June 2016, a Security Industry Authority (SIA) investigations officer, accompanied by the Police, checked venues including […]

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