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Security Officer of Distinction Awards 2019

February 6, 2019

The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch will be held on 22nd May 2019 at Royal Windsor Racecourse. All member companies will be receiving full details of the event together with details of how to nominate their Security Officers for this prestigious award within the next few days. We have also appointed our […]

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Unlicensed security boss given prison sentence for “blatant” and “premeditated” fraud

December 14, 2018

On 12 December, at Antrim Crown Court, Steven Ian Nixon (47) of Portadown and owner of Eventsafe Security, was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for fraud, and 3 months for supplying unlicensed security operatives. Both jail sentences were suspended for 3 years. Nixon was also given 100 hours community service. In January 2017, we received […]

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East London security bosses sentenced for supplying unlicensed guards to Upton Park development

November 29, 2018

On Thursday 22 November, Martin Makesa (49) of Bettons Park in east London, the sole director of London Guard Security Limited, and Emily Kamau (35) from Stratford and a former company director, were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court. They were found guilty of providing unlicensed security guards; an offence under the Private Security Industry Act […]

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Donations are in the bag for British Heart Foundation

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) have created a national charity partnership to help the British Heart Foundation achieve its aim of beating heartbreak forever. The partnership commenced 6 weeks ago and has set its sights on raising £5K of funds for the charity that conducts ground-breaking research in to heart and circulatory diseases and their causes. […]

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Unlicensed security director from Caernarfon ordered to pay over £18,000 from proceeds of crime

November 14, 2018

​Last Friday 9 November, at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove (52) of Llanberis Road, Caernarfon was ordered to pay over £18,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act, for his previous convictions including working without an SIA licence. Pursglove’s previous convictions were for providing unlicensed security operatives, giving the SIA false information and working as an […]

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Wiltshire security boss who deceived school for 12 years by supplying unlicensed guards pleads guilty

November 13, 2018

Steven Renouf, who is the owner of Taghna Security Services, had supplied up to 40 unlicensed staff to the school over the course of a contract dating from 2006. In addition to deceiving his client, Renouf had dishonestly convinced his own employees that they didn’t require a licence. Renouf appeared at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on […]

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Unlicensed manager prosecuted for providing false information

November 5, 2018

​On 31 October, at Leicester Magistrates’ Court, Irfan Dogan (22) was found guilty of working without an SIA licence, providing false information and then failing to provide the relevant information. In October 2017, we began an investigation into Irfan Dogan, owner and manager of Cobra Security Services based in Leicester. As the investigation progressed Dogan’s […]

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ACS Pacesetters Member ExcluSec recognised in annual UK Heart Safe Awards 2018

October 30, 2018

The ExcluSec Group are proud to announce receipt of the Professional Services Award 2018 in the 7th annual UK Heart Safe Awards from the Hand on Heart charity. The charity works tirelessly to help prevent deaths of young children suffering cardiac arrest and their annual awards event was held on 26 October at the Hilton […]

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Wirral brothers prosecuted for working while their licences were suspended

October 22, 2018

On Thursday 18 October 2018, Wirral brothers’ Kyle James Owen (27) and Ryan Arthur Owen (24) were sentenced at Wirral Magistrates’ Court for committing offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (PSIA). Ryan Owen had been the Director of Owens Security Solutions Ltd. When his licence was suspended in June 2017 by us, he […]

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SIA guidance for disabled people working in the Security Industry

October 15, 2018

The SIA have issued their first guidance document for disabled people which explores the barriers to entry into the industry and provides clarification on these issues. Currently, disabled people are under-represented in this industry, however, there are different roles and types of jobs available that a disabled person may find will suit them. Disabled people […]

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