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Small Business Network applauds Security Industry Authority’s progress on ACS reforms

Many of the changes proposed at the Strategy and Standards Group review meeting of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) have been welcomed by the Small Business Network. The meeting, which took place on Tuesday 24 April, was attended by Small Business Network representatives and...
Posted On 02 May 2018
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Ward Security retains place among guarding elite in wake of latest SIA audit process

National security company Ward Security remains among the Top 1-2% of approved security providers in the UK after achieving a score of 170 out of 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the organisation responsible for...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018
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SIA publishes detailed findings from Phase One of Approved Contractor Scheme review

Private security industry Regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and its delivery partner Pye Tait Consulting have now published the findings realised from the extensive consultation that took place during Phase One of the project designed to review the Approved...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018
Abbey Petkar
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Small Business Network celebrates 10th Anniversary with campaign to enhance standards in security sector

The Small Business Network (SBN) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the launch of a campaign designed to stamp out poor business practice and enhance professionalism across the security business sector. The organisation, which exists to lobby its own members as well as...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018
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
Abbey Petkar
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“Rogue traders continuing to blight guarding sector” warns Magenta Security’s leader

Magenta Security’s managing director Abbey Petkar has called for more progress to be made on business licensing for security companies in the wake of news that a security firm has been under investigation for allegedly supplying cloned Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017
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SIA calls for end user responses to “fundamental” Approved Contractor Scheme Review

As reported in Risk UK’s July edition and on the journal’s website, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is currently in the process of undertaking a ‘fundamental’ review of its Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) to ensure the ACS remains relevant and reflects both new...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
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Crown Court upholds SIA’s decision to refuse ACS status for Extreme Security Solutions Limited

On Friday 9 June 2017 at Chester Crown Court, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) successfully defended an appeal by Extreme Security Solutions Limited against a decision to refuse the company’s application for Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status. The company appealed...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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Security Industry Authority re-opens ACS Review in wake of pre-General Election purdah period

Following on from the pre-General Election purdah period, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has re-opened the industry survey element underpinning its fundamental review of the flagship Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). The results of the ACS review will help to identify ways...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017
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Full review of Security Industry Authority’s ACS to be undertaken by Pye Tait Consulting

North Yorkshire-based Pye Tait Consulting is working in partnership with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the Regulator for the private security industry – to undertake a full and thorough review of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), which measures private...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017