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Ward Security appoints Paul Barnard as director of security, risk and mitigation

Ward Security has appointed Paul Barnard in the role of security, risk and mitigation director for the business. In this newly-created role, Barnard will be actively involved in security risk assessment and management as well as the design of effective client contingency...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017
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Churchill Services Group moves to acquire AOS Security Ltd and establish stronger profile

Churchill Services Group has announced the acquisition of AOS Security Ltd in a bold bid to further enhance service capability and continue the strategy of establishing a stronger profile for the business within the UK’s security industry. In the wake of this deal,...
Posted On 16 Oct 2017
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Barred security director to be sentenced at Crown Court and accomplice sentenced for working without a licence

On Thursday 12 October at Caernarfon Magistrates Court, Mark Pursglove was referred to the Crown Court to be sentenced for working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Rachel Williams was sentenced for aiding and abetting offences. This sentencing follows the...
Posted On 16 Oct 2017
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“Regulation of security dog industry now long overdue” urges Ward Security’s CEO

Regulation of the security dog industry is long overdue and an issue that demands to be addressed. That’s the view of David Ward, CEO of national security company Ward Security. “While BS 8517-1:2016 Security Dogs – Part 1: Code of Practice for the Use of General Security...
Posted On 25 Sep 2017
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Securitas supports Emergency Services and military operations with additional patrols

Following the explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green London Underground Station on the morning of Friday 15 September, which resulted in 30 people being injured, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre increased the terrorism threat level posed in the UK from ‘Severe’...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017
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Barred security director found guilty of working without a licence in wake of SIA investigation

On 14 September at Llandudno Magistrates Court, security company director Mark Pursglove was found guilty of working without a licence. Rachel Williams was found to have aided and abetted Pursglove, while Alan Williams was found guilty of providing false information. This...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Court fines unlicensed Leeds security director and Twenty Four 7 Security & CCTV Ltd

On 18 August at Leeds Magistrates Court, Aaron Mohammed was fined for working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. His company, Twenty Four 7 Security & CCTV Ltd, was also prosecuted for supplying unlicensed security officers. Aaron Mohammed pleaded guilty to...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017
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Axis Security wins new three-year security services contract with MJ Mapp at Stockley Park

Axis Security, one of the UK’s fastest-growing security guarding businesses, has been awarded a further three-year contract term by commercial property and asset management concern MJ Mapp at Stockley Park, the 155-acre commercial park that was transformed in the mid-1980s and is...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017
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Ashridge Group wins new security guarding contract with APAM UK for Leeds and London sites

Ashridge Group has been successful in winning a three-year security guarding contract at multiple sites across the UK, reinforcing the group’s continued national growth. Working with long-term strategic partner First Choice Facilities, Ashridge Group has taken on new facilities...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017
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SIA responds to media coverage on Benchmarking Security and Stewarding Resourcing report

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has responded to media coverage of the report issued following a survey commissioned by the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) and the Football Safety Officers Association which sought the views of industry professionals* in...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017