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
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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
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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Project Griffin counter-terrorism training organised by NaCTSO available for security personnel

The opportunity has arisen for security operatives to take part in counter-terrorism training as part of Project Griffin. The training is organised by the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). In addition, participants will be asked to help evaluate the...
Posted On 18 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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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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National Security Inspectorate set to begin ‘Meet The Security Company’ series in Risk UK

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is set to begin a new series of regular articles for the readers of Risk UK in which we shine the spotlight on NSI-registered businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding solutions. In recent...
Posted On 05 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
Peter Webster
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SIA Regulation, Business Licensing and the ACS: A Personal Perspective

Tuesday 14 March witnessed the 2017 edition of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) annual Stakeholder Conference, which ran at the Hallam Conference Centre in central London. A reflection of the partnership working theme for the day, the confirmed speakers emanated from...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017
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Manchester Metropolitan University outsourced security contract awarded to Oltec FM

Facilities management specialist Oltec FM has been awarded the contract to provide all outsourced security and security guarding support to the in-house security team at Manchester Metropolitan University. The new contract expands Oltec’s current role at the university,...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017