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Approved Contractor Scheme consultation on eligibility criteria requirements launched

October 8, 2018

The Security Industry Authority has issued a draft document for consultation on the criteria to enable companies to join the Approved Contractor Scheme. Businesses must reach the following to enable them to seek approval: Be a business that supplies at least 2 licensable operatives under a contract for security industry services; Supply licensable individuals under […]

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First Response Group announce acquisition of Aberdeen based Apardion Ltd

September 24, 2018

Leading UK Security, Risk Management and FM Providers First Response Group (‘FRG’) has acquired Aberdeen based Apardion Ltd to expand its national capabilities in the corporate security sector. Founded in 2007, FRG provides Integrated Security, Labour Supply and Total FM solutions to private and public-sector clients nationwide. The acquisition of Apardion forms part of a […]

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Changes to the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme effective from 1st April 2019

September 20, 2018

The SIA (Security Industry Authority) has announced changes to the Approved Contractor Scheme which will take effect from 1st April 2019 following extensive consultation and reviews with approved contractor companies and the wider private security industry. The main changes include: More emphasis on service delivery and less on processes The Self-Assessment Workbook has been streamlined […]

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Security Guard who committed identity theft and fraud jailed for five months

September 14, 2018

On Thursday 6 September, at Woolwich Crown Court, Kazeem Oladimeji of Bromley pleaded guilty to an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 of fraud by false representation while working in the security industry. Oladimeji was jailed for five months and fined £115 for gaining employment using fraudulent documentation. He has been in custody since 15 […]

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The Professional Security Officer Magazine

September 11, 2018

This new publication the TPSO is specifically for Security Officers and Professional Front Line Security Operatives.  It is produced by dedicated and experienced Security Officers – Rollo Davies and Michael O’Sullivan. The aim of the magazine is: Keeping you up to date with news, views and security issues Helping with CPD, training and career development Networking and building contacts The […]

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Door supervisor who stole identity given suspended sentence for fraud

September 5, 2018

On 3 September 2018, at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Moses Oshunkoya was sentenced for fraud, having pleaded guilty on 20 August, after using a stolen identity to apply for an SIA licence. Oshunkoya had used a stolen identity to apply for a door supervision licence three times since 2007. He used the details of an acquaintance, […]

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Lynda Moore speaks to TrackTik on how the Security Industry has evolved

August 23, 2018

Lynda Moore, Managing Partner, of FM Contract Watch was recently interviewed by TrackTik to discuss her views on the Security Guarding Industry having spent almost 40 years in this sector. The interview covered how the industry has evolved in terms of diversity, how the SIA and regulations have impacted procurement and professionalism as well as […]

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Security at Events guidance booklet

August 3, 2018

The  Security Industry Authority have published a new ‘Security at Events’ guidance booklet for event organisers. Click here to read ‘Security at Events’ – June 2018 sia_security_at_events

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Showtime Security Guards Limited Director given prison sentence

July 31, 2018

On  Friday 27 July, at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis were sentenced, having pleaded guilty in June 2018 for supplying unlicensed security operatives in Shropshire. Ms Francis was sentenced to a 12 month conditional discharge and the company was fined £2,700 and ordered to pay £500 in costs. […]

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Ward Security secures Paternoster Square contract

July 23, 2018

Ward Security has been appointed by the Paternoster Square management team to manage the security of Paternoster Square which is located adjacent to the world famous St Paul’s Cathedral. The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process and will see Ward Security’s London operations team manage the security provision for the 70,000 sq m […]

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