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How do you Control the ‘Friendly Threat’: The Role of Security Firms in Managing Activist Protests in An Era of Societal Polarisation – Simon Alderson CEO First Response Group

December 18, 2023

In an era marked by escalating activism due to societal polarisation, special events attract individuals eager to leverage a prominent platform for their causes. Media reports frequently highlight protests taking centre stage at corporate, academic, sports, and cultural events. Protests can come in all shapes and sizes and at any public event. In recent times, […]

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Felix Fund – The Bomb Disposal Charity

December 15, 2023

We are pleased to support Felix Fund – the bomb disposal charity again this year. This small charity aims to assist with the well-being of individuals within the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search Community across all British military. The charity helps any military or SO15 (Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Unit) personnel who have conducted […]

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Unlicensed security operative prosecuted for working illegally

December 14, 2023

On 14 November 2023, a Flintshire man was convicted at Mold Magistrates’ Court for working illegally at a holiday park in North Wales. Joel Williamson pleaded guilty at the first hearing and was sentenced to a total fine of £212, including £100 contribution towards prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £32. The fine itself […]

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Allander Security rejoin The ACS Pacesetters

December 7, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Allander Security Limited has rejoined The ACS Pacesetters. The company has been established since 1986 and is one of the leading suppliers of security solutions to the private and public sector in Scotland offering: Security Officers, Keyholding and Alarm Response, Door Supervisors, Retail and Leisure Security Services. With the […]

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STM Group (UK) Ltd appoints Nigel Holness as (Non-Executive) Director Rail

December 4, 2023

STM Group (UK) Limited are delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel Holness as their new Director Rail. Nigel, who was previously Managing Director of MTR Elizabeth Line, brings with him a wealth of experience within the public transport sector, both in the UK and overseas. Nigel joins STM in this part time, non-executive role, […]

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Two Lincolnshire men prosecuted for supplying illegal security

November 20, 2023

Two men were prosecuted at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court for supplying illegal security on Monday 6 November 2023. Trevor Frater, who on 25 September 2023 had pleaded not guilty, changed his plea to guilty on the day of the trial for supplying unlicensed security and acting as a manager while being unlicensed himself. This is the […]

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Security operative prosecuted for working with cloned SIA licences

November 2, 2023

On Tuesday 17 October, Victor Obi pleaded guilty at Bexley Magistrates’ Court for three offences contrary to the Fraud Act 2006. The court ordered Mr Victor Obi to pay £1,538 in fines, £1,300 contribution towards prosecution costs and £3,000 in compensation making it a total of £5,838. Mr Obi’s sentence followed his guilty pleas to […]

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Our latest member – Enigma CCTV Limited

October 30, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Enigma CCTV Limited has joined the ACS Pacesetters having achieved an SIA ACS score in the top 15% of accredited companies. This privately owned company is based in Romford in Essex alongside Enigma Security Solutions Limited (a group company) who have been a member of The ACS Pacesetters since […]

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Cwmbran man using multiple aliases prosecuted for fraud

October 25, 2023

Ashley Marcel Zennadi pleaded guilty to fraud offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court. A Cwmbran man was prosecuted for fraud for failing to disclose information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Ashley Marcel Zennadi, used multiple aliases to disguise prior criminal convictions. He pleaded guilty to fraud offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 28 September […]

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Ballymena man prosecuted for supplying unlicensed security

October 19, 2023

On Tuesday 26 September 2023, Stephen Simmonds from Ballymena was prosecuted at Laganside Magistrates’ Court. He pleaded guilty to supplying illegal security to Belfast venues as well as failing to inform the Security Industry Authority (SIA) of his change of address. The court fined Simmonds £700 and ordered him to pay £100 court costs and […]

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