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SIA launches consultation on code of conduct for private security operatives

January 9, 2020

The SIA are launching a six-week consultation on a draft code of conduct for SIA licence holders and applicants for SIA licences. We are inviting the industry, licence holders, and anyone with an interest in private security, to have a say on the draft code of conduct by taking part in a survey, which is […]

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Ward Security continues growth plans with Exec Appointment

January 8, 2020

Ward Security has appointed Paul Harvey to its Executive Board in the role of Chief Commercial Officer reflecting the company’s plans to maintain and continue its trend of upward growth.  The national security company was named as one of the fastest growing businesses in Kent in the 2019 MegaGrowth 50 list and as a business […]

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Unlicensed Cwmbran security boss pleads guilty

December 16, 2019

Nicholas Seabrook of Cwmbran pleaded guilty to being an unlicensed security director and failing to provide information to the SIA on Monday 02 December at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court. He was bailed pending a financial investigation. Seabrook broke the law as he was an unlicensed director of NPS Security Ltd between 06 August 2018 (when he […]

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STM Group (UK) Ltd – the latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters

We are pleased to announced that STM Group (UK) Limited is the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters – the organisation for security companies in the top 15% of all SIA ACS accredited companies. STM Group is an award-winning, UK based, security company and an experienced supplier of manned security solutions and customer service […]

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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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