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Bidding to make a difference in Andover top

August 4, 2020

Venture Security has been awarded a contract by Andover Business Improvement District (BID) to help tackle antisocial behaviour in the town centre. Professional Security featured Venture’s similar work in nearby Salisbury, Winchester and Basingstoke in the January and February 2020 print editions; including, pictured, patrollers Mark East (with moustache) and Robin Arnott. From September, Venture’s SIA licensed Rangers […]

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Luton security boss convicted for second time for operating illegally

July 21, 2020

Repeat Offender, Robert Dass, a former Luton security boss has paid a significant confiscation order after being found guilty of operating illegally for the second time. On 15 July 2020 Robert Dass, was fined £1800 for two counts of contravention of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £7,029.50 […]

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SIA Licence Statistics – July 2020

July 20, 2020

The Security Industry Authority issued their updated statistics on 1st July 2020 providing a full breakdown of licences held and qualifications completed during the past year. Below is a breakdown of current licences held: Number of Active SIA Licences 420,316 Total Number of Licensed Individuals 362,300 Number of Front-Line Licences 412,701 Number of Non-Front-Line Licences […]

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STM Group (UK) Ltd named “Business of the Year” at the British Security Awards 2020

July 17, 2020

On Friday 3rd July, STM Group celebrated being named ‘Business of the Year 2020’ at the annual British Security Awards. STM Group is a leading national provider of manpower solutions, with a focus on security and cleaning. This is the third award in 2020 for STM, following a year of significant improvement and business change, […]

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Inspiration in HR Award

June 26, 2020

At time of unprecedented disruption, the Inspiration in HR Award seeks to recognise the work of Human Resources professionals. In its 14th year, the award is open to either individuals or organisations and runs with the support of IFSEC Global. Entries can be self-nominated; judges are looking for best practice in Human Resource Management where […]

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Unlicensed Cwmbran security boss must pay court order or go to jail

June 3, 2020

A former security boss has been ordered to pay more than five thousand pounds from the proceeds of his crimes, or face a prison sentence. Nicholas Seabrook, of Cwmbran, was handed a Proceeds of Crime 2002 (POCA) confiscation order of £5,560.59 at Cardiff Crown Court last Friday, 29 May 2020. Seabrook’s sentence follows his guilty plea last […]

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STM Group Launches a New Website

June 2, 2020

STM Group (UK) Ltd, an award-winning company, providing bespoke security, cleaning and customer service solutions is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website www.stmgroupltd.com The new site features a modern design, improved navigation and (very importantly)  a user-friendly browsing experience on all devices for each visitor. It contains integrated social media buttons […]

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New Appointment for STM Group (UK) Limited

June 1, 2020

STM Group (UK) Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Gibbs as its new Director of Cleaning and Corporate Services. Paul Jacomb, STM CEO says “We are delighted to welcome Chris to STM. He has an industry track record which is second to none, with a reputation for first class service delivery, increasing […]

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New SIA licence-linked qualifications postponed to April 2021

May 13, 2020

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has decided to postpone the introduction of new licence-linked qualifications until April 2021. The SIA has spoken to industry, awarding organisations, and training providers who have outlined the difficulties they face during the current pandemic. In view of these challenges the September 2020 launch date for the new qualifications is […]

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New minimum score announced to qualify for membership of The ACS Pacesetters

April 21, 2020

The Security Industry Authority has recently published a Summary of Approved Contractor Scheme scores for the period ending 31 March 2020. These scores are based on the new Self-Assessment Workbook (SAW) which was introduced from 1st April 2019 when the overall score that could be achieved was reduced to 145 from 175.  At that time […]

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