Andy Hollinson
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eResponse Group to host International Crowd Safety and Security Conference

eResponse Crowd Safety, part of the eResponse Group, is set to host the International Crowd Safety and Security Conference on 17 March. The free-to-attend all-day event at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham will see renowned experts discuss everything from...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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Deloitte Survey: “Vulnerability gap threatens companies’ preparedness for crisis management”

Less than half of today’s Board members state that their organisations have both the capabilities and processes in place to effectively handle a crisis. That’s according to the results of a survey by Deloitte, the business advisory firm. The study of 317 non-executive global...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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Motorola Solutions completes acquisition of Airwave in £700 million deal

Motorola Solutions has completed its acquisition of Airwave, the largest private operator of a public safety network in the world. “The acquisition of Airwave enables us to significantly grow our managed and support services business and reflects our commitment to the public...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
Terri Jones: director general at Skills for Security
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Skills for Security rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted team following 2016 inspection

The Ofsted Inspection Team visited Skills for Security between 26 and 29 January 2016, bestowing upon the organisation a rating of ‘Good’. Indeed, Skills only marginally missed out on an ‘Outstanding’ rating in all four categories encompassing leadership and...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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Standardised police training “will need to benefit the public” urges Police Federation

A standardised training framework for police officers is a good idea as long as there’s “a tangible benefit to the public” states the Police Federation of England and Wales. The College of Policing has announced the beginning of consultation around proposals to...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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CESG unveils inaugural batch of Certified Cyber Security Consultancy companies

CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ, is pleased to announce the first group of companies to be certified under its new Certified Cyber Security Consultancy scheme. This is an approach designed to provide Government and industry alike with expert advice to meet their...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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Sweett Group plc sentenced and ordered to pay £2.25 million after Bribery Act conviction

Construction and professional services company Sweett Group plc has been sentenced and ordered to pay £2.25 million as a result of a conviction arising from a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into its activities in the United Arab Emirates. The company pleaded guilty in...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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Europol launches European Migrant Smuggling Centre in bid to combat organised human trafficking

Europol has launched the new European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC). The goal of the Centre is to proactively support officials from EU Member States in dismantling criminal networks involved in organised migrant smuggling. The Centre will focus on geographical criminal...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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Victim Support marks European Day for Victims of Crime with full backing for 2016 event

On Monday 22 February, Victim Support is celebrating the European Day for Victims of Crime in order to raise awareness of victims’ rights across Europe. Last year, the independent charity for victims of crime offered support to 1.2 million people affected by criminality in...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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Red Rose Select Services Ltd directors and security officers plead guilty following SIA investigation

On Thursday 4 February at Accrington Magistrates Court, Robert and Katherine Taylor (directors) and Paul Dickinson of Red Rose Select Services Ltd in Accrington were sentenced for deploying unlicensed security officers. Anjam Javed and Philip Sultana also pleaded guilty to...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016