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STM Group (UK) Ltd announce Victor Ubogu as a Brand Ambassador

November 9, 2021

STM Group (UK) Ltd is proud to announce the appointment of Victor Ubogu as a Brand Ambassador.  Vic is well known as a former Bath and England Rugby prop forward.  Vic is not only well known throughout the corporate hospitality and sports travel sector, but also provides bespoke event management solutions through his own successful […]

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Derbyshire company director fined for security licence infringement

October 26, 2021

On Monday 18 October, Mark Longden from the High Peaks area pleaded guilty to a criminal offence at Derby Magistrates’ Court for failing to provide information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) when requested. The court fined Longden £200. He must also pay £500 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.60. The SIA brought […]

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Updated Minimum ACS Score required to qualify for membership of The ACS Pacesetters

October 15, 2021

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has published the Scoring Chart for the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) accredited companies for the year ending 30 September 2021. These results have reduced the minimum criteria required to qualify for membership of The ACS Pacesetters from 108 to 101 (the previous score was based on statistics published up to […]

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First Response Group co-founders named Black British Businesspeople of the Year

October 13, 2021

The co-founders of one of the leading names in the UK’s security and facilities management sectors have been named Black British Businesspeople of the Year. Jamal Tahlil and Edgar Chibaka, who launched Yorkshire-based First Response Group in 2007, carried off the top prize at this year’s Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards). Now in its eighth […]

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Security Industry Authority – National Conference 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 Security Industry Authority (SIA) National Conference. This year’s conference, which is the first fully virtual flagship event, will take place on Wednesday 10 November.  The theme of the conference will be ‘Opportunities for improved public safety in a post-COVID-19 world’. The conference is open to all licensed security professionals and will […]

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Discounted e-Learning for Frontline Security Staff

September 21, 2021

The ACS Pacesetters has formed a partnership with IFPO (International Foundation for Protection Officers) and Nuology to offer discounted e-Learning for our members’ frontline staff. The new IFPO powered by Nuology e-Learning platform has been designed by UK security professionals to provide, engaging, interactive, CPD accredited education programs. Easy-to-access on tablet, laptop and pc, these […]

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Accrington man handed 12 months suspended jail sentence for fraud

September 17, 2021

An Accrington man with a history of violence has been sentenced for using his uncle’s identity to fraudulently gain a door supervisor qualification and a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. On Tuesday 14 September, Bernard Holmes of Blackburn was sentenced at Preston Crown Court to 12 months’ jail, suspended for two years. The court also […]

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Liverpool security business fined £50,000 for breaching the Private Security Industry Act

September 16, 2021

A security firm run by two brothers from Liverpool has been fined £50,000 for offences against the Private Security Industry Act 2001. James and Jason Battle, of Nationwide Management Services Ltd, also individually pleaded guilty to failing to provide information to Security Industry Authority (SIA) investigators. James Battle was sentenced at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates’ […]

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ACT Security e-learning is now available 

September 10, 2021

ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Security is now available. It’s free specialised training for front line security operatives. The custom-built training provides up-to-date counter-terrorism knowledge to help operatives prepare for and respond to terrorist incidents whilst on duty. To take the training:    Send an email to [email protected] with the subject “PIN request for ACT e-learning”. We […]

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Rhondda security company fined for false claim of approved contractor status

September 7, 2021

On Thursday 26 August, a Rhondda security company pleaded guilty at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court to illegally branding their business as an SIA approved contractor. Dragon Event Security Ltd and its two directors, Darrel Baldwin and Anthony Stone, were sentenced on the same day. Dragon Event Security Ltd was fined £390 and required to pay a […]

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