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Bolton man sentenced for hospital security fraud

March 1, 2022

A Bolton man who used his father’s licence to work as a hospital security guard was exposed when a reference from a friend revealed his dishonesty. Mohammed Bashir was found guilty of fraud at Bolton Magistrates’ Court on 22 February 2022 following his misuse of a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. The court handed Bashir […]

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ACS Pacesetters announce sponsors for 2022 Security Officer of Distinction Awards

February 28, 2022

The 2022 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards will take place at the Riverside Pavilion, Royal Windsor Racecourse, on 25th May and we are delighted to announce our sponsors. These awards reward and celebrate front-line security staff who have carried out exceptional actions whilst on duty.  This it is a great opportunity for members […]

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Man fined for trying to use someone else’s SIA licence

February 19, 2022

On Friday 11 February, Mohammed Abdurahman of Queensway pleaded guilty to fraud at Wrexham Magistrates’ Court. The prosecution was brought by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and he was fined £320, ordered to pay £1200 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge. Between 30 November and 15 December 2020, Mohammed Abdurahman presented himself to Chester […]

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Ward Security secures contract at Reading International Business Park

February 15, 2022

Ward is delighted to announce that it has secured a contract to provide security services at Reading International Business Park. The contract will see Ward providing customer experience officers to the site 24/7, 365 days a year. Ward will be working in partnership with Savills to ensure the best customer service is delivered alongside providing […]

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Unlocking the Potential Conference – Hosted by STM Group

February 10, 2022

STM Group, in collaboration with British Security Industry Association (BSIA), will be hosting an exclusive Conference and Networking Event on 24th February, at the stunning Informa Building, Atrium in Blackfriars, London from 1530 – 1800. What is going to be an evening filled with innovation, inspiration and motivation, with guest speakers including- but not limited […]

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Victims of crooked security boss win pay-out from ill-gotten gains

January 25, 2022

A jailed security boss has been ordered to pay tens of thousands of pounds in compensation to the vulnerable security operatives that he threatened and defrauded. John Gaines, 72, of Leamington Spa, who swindled his workers while operating under four assumed identities, was ordered at Warwick Crown Court on 20 January to pay £91,934.21 under […]

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The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards – 2022

January 18, 2022

We are delighted to announce that The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch will take place in the Riverbank Pavilion at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Wednesday, 25th May 2022, commencing with pre-lunch drinks at mid-day. It is open to all ACS Pacesetter members and each company which attends the function can be presented […]

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120-hours community service for convicted Manchester fraudster

January 5, 2022

On Monday 22 November 2021, Christopher Ogochukwu Ejime of Manchester pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court to two counts of fraud. The court handed Ejime two concurrent 12-month Community Orders of 60 hours unpaid work and a requirement to pay a victim surcharge of £85. Ejime had pleaded not guilty to the charges at an […]

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Next Level Security Services – the first new member of The ACS Pacesetters in 2022

January 4, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Next Level Security Services Limited (NLSS) is the first new member of The ACS Pacesetters in 2022. This privately owned company was founded in 2015 by Derek Laird following his successful career in the military.  From the head office in Stockton on Tees, and regional offices in Leeds and […]

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Birmingham company director prosecuted for security licence infringement

December 8, 2021

Muhammad Usman Sardar pleaded guilty to repeatedly failing to respond to Security Industry Authority (SIA) requests for information about his business dealings. Sardar, director of Protect Security Solutions Ltd, was ordered to pay court costs of £500. The court also fined him £84 and required him to pay a victim surcharge of £34. SIA investigators […]

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