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Door supervisor prosecuted for ignoring requests for information from the SIA

On Tuesday 1 May at Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) prosecuted Tallen Smith, a door supervisor from Nuneaton. Smith was found guilty of failing to provide information to the SIA, which is a Section 19 offence under the Private Security Industry...
Posted On 10 May 2018
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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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Two-thirds of companies “lack adequate visibility over sub-contractors” to meet GDPR requirements

According to a new survey from Deloitte, 57% of global organisations feel they don’t have appropriate visibility of sub-contractors engaged by their third parties (referred to as fourth/fifth parties). A further 21% are unsure of oversight practices, and fewer still (just...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018
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Ward Security strengthens client-facing team with appointment of Julian Roche

Ward Security has appointed Julian Roche to the role of director in a move designed to reflect the company’s ambitious plans to become the security supplier of choice in London as well as its overriding commitment to strengthen the business’ client-facing team as it...
Posted On 16 Apr 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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BIFM’s Business Confidence Monitor highlights “challenges and optimism” across FM sector

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has launched its UK FM Business Confidence Monitor 2018. Produced in partnership with Barclays and i-FM, the Business Confidence Monitor offers a unique insight into buoyancy across the FM industry and evaluations of current...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Owner of Elite Door Staff fined after unlicensed employee “assaulted customer”

On Monday 12 March, Trevor Frater (trading as Elite Door Staff) was found guilty of supplying an unlicensed door supervisor on six occasions in Alford and Louth in Lincolnshire. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) began investigating Frater in May last year when Lincolnshire...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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KPMG unveils Discovery and Maturity Assessment Model for EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

KPMG has unveiled a solutions offer developed in tandem with Microsoft to help companies prepare for and meet the requirements of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the landmark data privacy law – in force as of 25 May 2018 –...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
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Coventry security director found guilty of providing unlicensed security operative

On Wednesday 14 February at Coventry Magistrates’ Court, Michael Ryan (director of Coventry-based IG Security Services Ltd) was found guilty of providing an unlicensed security operative, which is an offence under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Ryan was fined £850 and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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Security industry opinion-formers set to join forces for SIA Stakeholder Conference

One of the security industry’s most influential discussion and debating forums is taking place in London next month. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has now opened the booking process for its annual Stakeholder Conference, which takes place at the Oval cricket ground on...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018