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ACS Pacesetters Member Venture shortlisted for top industry award

December 12, 2019

A Hampshire security company is celebrating after being named a finalist for a top industry award. Venture Security, based in Andover, has been shortlisted in the category of Outstanding Contract Security Company – Guarding, as part of the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). The OSPAs recognise exceptional performance and best practice in security. Now […]

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West Yorkshire Security Company fined £10,000

December 6, 2019

Last Thursday (28 November) a West Yorkshire security firm – 2 B Secure Ltd – was fined £10,000 at Leeds Magistrates’ Court and required to pay costs of £778.40 as well as a victim surcharge of £181.2 B Secure will have to pay the full amount within 28 days. 2 B Secure Ltd supplied an […]

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Leeds security boss and unlicensed doorman found guilty

The director of a security firm has pleaded guilty to repeatedly deploying an unlicensed doorman to venues around Leeds. Haidar Mumtaz, a former director of 2 B Secure from Keighley, sent Steven Hare from Bradford to work as security at the Baracoa, the Rosse, and the Bierkeller in Leeds on no fewer than 24 occasions […]

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ACS Pacesetters Member – Westgrove Group nominated for diversity awareness award

November 21, 2019

The Westgrove Group, one of the UK’s leading independent facilities management companies, has been nominated for a prestigious diversity awareness award. The Warrington based company is a finalist in the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2020. Held biennially, the awards were created 30 years ago to reward the excellence of facilities management and cleaning teams […]

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Suffolk boss pays penalty for deploying unlicensed guards at the port of Felixstowe

November 20, 2019

​The director of a Suffolk company has been convicted at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court of supplying unlicensed security guards to haulage companies operating at the port of Felixstowe. Anthony Blackman, the director of Port Side Solutions Ltd of Ipswich, pleaded guilty to providing two unlicensed operatives on 12 separate occasions. He was sentenced on 11 November […]

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SIA Licence holders increase by 12.5% in the past two and a half years

November 19, 2019

As of 1st November 2019, there were 357,031 individuals holding one or more current SIA licence, of these 8,046 were non-front-line licences. By far, the most popular SIA licence to be held is that of a Door Supervisor, which also allows the individual to carry out front-line Security Guarding activities.  These licences account for over […]

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“Threatening” security boss jailed for four years for systematic exploitation of vulnerable workers

November 18, 2019

A security boss who operated under four different identities has been jailed for more than four years for defrauding vulnerable security operatives who worked for him. John Gaines, 72, of Leamington Spa, was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on 14 November. He had been found guilty of 22 counts of fraud at Warwick on 30 […]

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Discounted Rate for members of ACS Pacesetters at Behavioural Analysis Conference

November 14, 2019

Green Light is delighted to announce the 3rd edition of the Behavioural Analysis conference, which will take place in London on 10-11 June 2020 at the Royal Air Force Museum. Behavioural Analysis 2020 will deliver practical insights into the behavioural analysis techniques used to identify individuals with negative intent. The conference will allow delegates to […]

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SIA licence fraudster from West London remanded in custody

Last Thursday, 7 November, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one offence contrary to the Identity Documents Act at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Owolabi is now in custody pending his sentencing at Wood Green Crown Court on 5 December. He applied for conditional bail at Thursday’s hearing, which […]

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Security company fined again for supplying unlicensed staff

November 5, 2019

​A Bolton-based security company has been fined at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court for supplying a door supervisor to a pub without checking first that he was properly licensed. Elite Security (NW) Ltd, and its area manager, Rhydian Davies, pleaded guilty on 05 November to supplying an unlicensed door supervisor to the Iron Dragon pub in […]

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