Abbey Petkar: managing director of Magenta Security
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First Aid and fire safety training for Magenta Security staff “saving lives and businesses”

Magenta Security’s decision to give all front line staff First Aid and fire safety training is already paying dividends for organisations and individuals across the country. An observant security officer at one client site recently noticed a fire in an industrial incinerator....
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Routine Security Industry Authority checks uncover director with revoked licence at Elvis Festival

A South Wales man has been sentenced for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. On Wednesday 13 December at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court, Billy Jones (director of BJ Securities Ltd) was sentenced to 12...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Pilgrims Group wins new security services contract with BBC Studioworks Ltd

BBC Studioworks Ltd, the commercial arm of the BBC which runs the broadcaster’s former White City studio complex in London’s Shepherd’s Bush, has awarded Pilgrims Group the contract to provide a full range of security services at the site. Under the Terms and Conditions of...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Project Griffin counter-terrorism training for security officers runs in central Glasgow

On Tuesday 28 November, security operatives from in and around Glasgow attended Project Griffin counter-terrorism training at The Cathouse, a music venue on Union Street in the centre of the city. This was the first in a series of Project Griffin training sessions specifically...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017
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Axis Security moves to strengthen security contract relationship with Broadgate Estates

Axis Security has just won a further contract with Broadgate Estates to provide security services for a ‘trophy building’ – namely Ropemaker Place – that’s resident within the latter’s portfolio in the City of London. The security solutions...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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Unlicensed security director handed suspended prison sentence as court considers confiscation of assets

On Monday 6 November at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove was sentenced for working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence following earlier hearings in September and October this year. At this latest hearing, Pursglove was handed a four-month prison sentence...
Posted On 13 Nov 2017
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Securitas UK becomes 100th Recognised Service Provider to work with Living Wage Foundation

Securitas UK is now accredited as the 100th Recognised Service Provider working closely with the Living Wage Foundation. The only global security company currently accredited as a Recognised Service Provider, Securitas UK has made a commitment to offer a real Living Wage option...
Posted On 09 Nov 2017
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Door supervisor who refused to wear Government licence receives criminal conviction

Door supervisor Warren Steele has had his licence revoked by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) following a conviction for failing to display his licence while on duty. Steele was sentenced on 15 September at Chester Magistrates Court. A head door supervisor, Steele was caught...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
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80 ‘high class’ acquisition targets named in latest Plimsoll Publishing Report on guarding sector

Traditionally, a typical acquisition strategy revolves around acquirers looking for a cut-price deal by preying on struggling and vulnerable businesses. The UK’s security guarding sector is no different. However, new research into the financial health of the sector...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
Alan Clamp: CEO at the SIA
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Security Industry Authority CEO Alan Clamp targets buyers of cut-price security services

Alan Clamp, CEO of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has launched a new initiative designed to promote both the responsible buying of security and the SIA’s own Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). Clamp and the SIA want to persuade purchasers to buy security on quality, not...
Posted On 06 Nov 2017