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White Star Security Services – The latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters

March 15, 2019

We are pleased to welcome White Star Security Services to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters. This privately owned company which has it’s headquarters in Yorkshire and offices across the North of England provides a comprehensive range of security services including: Key Holding, Alarm Response and Mobile Security Solutions Installation and Maintenance of CCTV, […]

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Essex security director ordered to pay out after supplying unlicensed security guards at West London school

March 13, 2019

Last Friday 8 March at Basildon Crown Court, John Raymond Daley, of Kilnwood Avenue Hockley in Essex, was ordered to pay a confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act of £25,000 and also prosecution costs of £11,000. The court order follows Daley’s conviction of six counts of providing unlicensed security guards to a school in […]

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Convicted Wiltshire security boss must pay £84,000 as proceeds of crime or face two years in jail

March 1, 2019

A Wiltshire security firm boss has had assets of over £80,000 confiscated after being convicted of providing unlicensed security guards to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, the former owner of Taghna Security Services, has 28 days to comply with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) confiscation order, which was […]

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Statistics published by the SIA show a decline in ACS scores

February 28, 2019

The SIA have recently published a summary of SIA ACS scores as at 30 December 2018.  This includes the scores for 591 (69%) of the current 858 companies who have achieved ACS status. These figures show a decrease in overall scores: Top 5% – score reduced by 9 points from 159 to 150 Top 10% […]

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Sponsors – Security Officer of Distinction Awards 2019

February 25, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the following companies have kindly agreed to sponsor The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch this year. Centralus PLC – www.centralus.co.uk Core Security Systems Limited – www.coresecurity-systems.co.uk Sutton Specialist Risks – www.ssr.co.uk Broadstone – Engage – https://broadstoneapp.com/ TrackTik – www.tracktik.com First Response Group Limited – www.firstresponsegroup.com We […]

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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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