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Rewarding outstanding individuals with The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Award 2019

May 24, 2019

The ACS Pacesetters Achievement Awards Lunch, run by FM Contract Watch, took place on Wednesday, 22nd May, at Royal Windsor Racecourse with 200+ members, their staff, clients and guests in attendance. Once again, the sun was shining as members gathered for pre-lunch drinks at the Riverbank Pavilion. This is the sixth year the lunch has […]

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No-show Birmingham door supervisor fined £600 and charged court costs of £7,815 in his absence

May 8, 2019

On Monday 29 April, Birmingham resident John Mendy was found guilty in his absence at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. He was fined £600 and required to pay costs of £7,815. John Mendy incurred this significant fine and court costs for ignoring formal requests three times from the Security Industry Authority (SIA). He also failed to attend […]

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Door supervisor sent to jail after being caught with photocopied licence

May 2, 2019

A Bedfordshire door supervisor has been sent to prison after being found working with a forged SIA (Security Industry Authority) licence. Norris Dennis, 60, was sentenced at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 24 April to 20 weeks immediate imprisonment.  He had pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one of working without a valid […]

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Commercial property agency reflects on successful mobilisation after award to TC Security Services

Since early January 2019, TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), have been providing guarding and mobile patrol services to Avison Young (formerly GVA). The portfolio, covers multiple and diverse locations across London and the South East. TC Security Services welcomed 20 new colleagues to the business from a number of incumbent suppliers. […]

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Revised Approved Contractor Scoring with effect from 1 April 2019

April 12, 2019

With effect from 1 April 2019 to achieve SIA ACS (Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Status) accreditation companies must reach the required minimum achievement level for all indicators in the new SAW (Self-Assessment Workbook). The maximum score achievable is +145 points, a reduction of 30 points on the previous SAW. Based on the SIA ACS […]

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Scotland based AWA Group join The ACS Pacesetters

April 4, 2019

We are pleased to welcome the AWA Group as the latest organisation to join the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters.  The AWA Group incorporates Allander Security, Westguard Security and Atrium FM. This group is privately owned and operates throughout Scotland proving a wide range of security services including Security Guarding, Reception, Front of House […]

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Telford security industry training director jailed for eight months for falsifying industry qualifications

April 3, 2019

On Friday 29 March Mr Shamin Uddin former director of SAS Training Academy of Telford, Shropshire, was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court to eight months’ imprisonment for falsifying examination papers for individuals seeking to get a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. He is also required to pay £2,000 court costs payable within 12 months. The sentence […]

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Two Cheshire based unlicensed security operatives pleaded guilty at Crewe Magistrates’ Court

April 1, 2019

On Tuesday 26 March, Michael Flood of Pulford Road, Winsford, pleaded guilty at Crewe Magistrates’ Court to fraudulently amending his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Vance Garner of Stone Manor Lane, Hartford North, also pleaded guilty to supplying two unlicensed door supervisors (including Flood) to The Vaults pub in Middlewich, Cheshire. On 26 January 2018 […]

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Disqualified security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

March 15, 2019

On Monday 11 March, Michael Ryan pled guilty at Coventry Magistrates’ Court to working as an unlicensed security manager on three occasions between 21 April and 28 September 2018. Mr Ryan was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £4,264 costs as well as a victim surcharge of £170 within 14 days. On 20 April 2018 […]

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TC Facilities Management score a clean sweep in quality audits

Following a rigorous 2-day assessment, TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has successfully passed three external management systems audits including the new ISO 45001:2018 standard. This and the other new 2015 versions for ISO 9001 and the Environmental audit ISO 14001 were all passed without any non-conformities or observations, emphasising the commitment of TCFM’s senior management to […]

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