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Showtime Security Guards Ltd director sentenced and owner given prison sentence for intimidating witnesses

On Friday 27 July at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis, were sentenced, having pleaded guilty back in June for supplying unlicensed security operatives in Shropshire. Ms Francis was sentenced to a 12-month conditional...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
Paul Grist

Facilicom UK’s Trigion Security division appoints Paul Grist in role of security director

Trigion Security, the specialist security solutions division of Facilicom UK, has announced the appointment of Paul Grist as its new security director. Grist started in this role on Monday 16 July and succeeds Neil Ricketts. Grist brings many years’ experience and knowledge to...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018
Alan Clamp

Security Industry Authority CEO Alan Clamp announces Autumn departure

Alan Clamp, CEO at the Security Industry Authority, is to step down from the organisation in the Autumn after more than three successful years at the helm. Clamp will then take on the role of CEO at the Professional Standards Authority from Thursday 1 November 2018. Commenting on...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
James Kelly: CEO of the BSIA

BSIA aims for British Security Awards to be “the national event” honouring “the industry’s finest”

In welcoming members and their guests to the British Security Awards 2018 on Wednesday 11 July, the British Security Industry Association’s CEO James Kelly kick-started his Keynote Address by mentioning the re-branding of the event – running in its new guise for the...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018

HMRC and Security Industry Authority join forces on MoU to clamp down on tax fraud

HMRC and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) have agreed on a new partnership specifically designed to tackle incidents of tax fraud in the private security industry. Both organisations have been working together to identify problems in the sector, including businesses abusing...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
Liverpool Crown Court

Door supervisor faces two years behind bars following SIA prosecution for fraud

On Thursday 5 July at Liverpool Crown Court, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) successfully prosecuted Jack Clegg Walsh for working without an SIA licence. Walsh was jailed for two years for providing fraudulent documents to obtain employment in the security industry, thus...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018

Police Scotland and SIA bring private security staff together to act against terrorism

On Thursday 28 June in Glasgow, Police Scotland and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) launched a new series of events intended to enlist front line private security operatives in the fight against terrorism. The pilot event took place at the Scottish Event Campus. These...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
Ben Draper

Ben Draper appointed to new position of Chief Operating Officer at Ward Security

Security guarding solutions specialist Ward Security has announced that executive finance director Ben Draper has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position created within the business. In his new role, Draper will be an integral part of the Ward Security Executive...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018

Security Industry Authority issues tender for new supplier of online licensing system

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has issued a tender for a new service provider to take over the support of STeP, the private security industry Regulator’s online licensing system. The tender was issued on 14 June in accordance with Government procurement rules, as the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018

BSIA welcomes Home Office’s publication of Security Industry Authority Triennial Review

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the publication of the Security Industry Authority Triennial Review 2016-2017 report issued by the Home Office. Conducted on behalf of the Home Secretary Sajid Javid by Tony Regan, a senior official in the Crime,...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018