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Phillip Wood MBE
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Living in ‘The Ideal World’

Imagine an ideal and risk-free world in which everyone would be charitable and mutually supportive. Everyone would be compassionate and friendly towards each other and malice would be rare (if it existed at all). It would be a world without envy or competition for status and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2016

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Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week focuses on partnership working to counter threats

The threat to the UK from international terrorism is currently set at ‘Severe’, which means that an attack is highly likely. Safeguarding the UK from the threats from terrorism and extremism are overarching aims for the counter- terrorism policing network. That being...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
Jeff Gravenhorst: Group CEO at ISS
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ISS Group issues Interim Report noting “steady performance” for January-September

Security solutions and general FM specialist ISS Group has published its Interim Report for the first nine months of 2016, noting a “steady performance” and “extraordinary dividend” (at DKK 4.00 per share). Organic revenue growth stands at 3.6% from...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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ASIS China 2016 Conference addresses evolving risk landscape for security professionals

The ASIS China 2016 Conference took place successfully in Shanghai on 14 and 15 November. Over 150 attendees registered, with many leading global and regional organisations represented. In addition to China, participants came from across the Asia Pacific region including...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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BSIA member companies triumph at 2016 Security and Fire Excellence Awards

No less than 20 British Security Industry Association (BSIA) member companies were recognised for their commitment to providing top class security products and services at this year’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards, held at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on Wednesday 23...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Metropolitan Police Service to begin testing proposed restructure of local policing

From January 2017, the Metropolitan Police Service will begin testing a proposed restructure of local policing. This will entail moving from a Borough-based policing model to Basic Command Units (BCU). The new approach will be tested in two areas, duly bringing together the...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Digital forensics expert calls upon industry support for National College of Cyber Security

Acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading innovators of digital forensic technologies, Andrew Sheldon has issued a call for industry professionals to support the proposed plan from the Qufaro Group for a National College of Cyber Security. The National College is to be based at the...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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BRC Global Standards accelerates transition towards brand protection leader status following sale to LGC Group

BRC Global Standards – the world’s largest provider of safety and quality standards programmes for food and non-food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution – has announced a transfer of ownership which marks the next stage in its strategic transition from being a...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Mitie begins five-year partnership with Scottish Police Authority and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Facilities management company Mitie has been awarded a new five-year contract with the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to provide hard FM services for their buildings across Scotland and the Islands. Formally established on 1 April...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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FIRESA Council and Chief Fire Officers Association organise Joint Seminar for March 2017

The third joint FIRESA Council and Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) event will take place on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh. The event involves an essential one-day seminar and product showcase for UK fire-fighting suppliers,...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Security Industry Authority warns of fake security companies asking for advanced fees

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is warning that there has been a recent increase in adverts for fictitious security companies who advertise security jobs, and then ask for training or licensing fees to be paid in advance. The fraudsters ask for payment to an anonymous money...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016