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FirstPort ordered to pay £460,000 by Guildford Crown Court over fire safety failures at Gibson Court

Following the judgement in Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday 11 April relating to fire safety failures at Gibson Court retirement home that resulted in the death of an elderly woman, it’s plain that enforcement agencies will no longer tolerate companies operating inadequate fire...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
Anfield: the home of Liverpool FC
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Incentive FM Consultancy moves into extra time with Liverpool Football Club

Incentive FM Consultancy – part of the Incentive FM Group – has started the next phase of its work with Liverpool Football Club. This involves a full review of the existing facilities model and the re-procurement of the contracts for security, M&E work and...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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The Security Institute celebrates with new Chartered Security Professionals at The Inner Temple

The 2017 edition of the annual black tie dinner* for Chartered Security Professionals and their guests was held at the iconic Inner Temple in London on Thursday 16 March. Lord Alex Carlile QC CBE, chairman of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals’ Registration...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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“Young cyber criminals motivated by peer respect and accomplishment” reports NCA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published the results of research into how and why some young people become involved in cyber crime. The report, which is based on debriefs with offenders and those on the fringes of criminality, explores why young people assessed as being...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
Sir Thomas Winsor: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary
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Police service “cannot continue to fill the gaps left by other agencies” warns HMIC

Police forces are having to pick up the slack as cuts in other public services increase pressure on them. In his annual ‘State of Policing’ report, Sir Thomas Winsor (Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary) draws attention to “material pressures” on...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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British Standards Institution delivers record revenue and profit for year ending 31 December 2016

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced its results for the year ending 31 December 2016. Record global revenue of £401.8 million (representing a rise of 21%) was achieved despite increasing levels of economic, political and social...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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“Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population” announces MoJ

Dangerous extremists will be separated from the mainstream prison population and placed into specialist centres under new rules published by Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah at the Ministry of Justice. Three separation centres are being created to form part of the wider Government...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
Jonathan Levine: CEO at the Axis Group
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Security and Front of House specialist Axis Group joins Institute of Customer Service

The Axis Group – one of the UK’s fastest-growing security, Front of House and support services organisations – has become a member of the Institute of Customer Service. The move is part of a Group-wide commitment to delivering ‘Best in Class’ customer...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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TDSi supports education at IFSEC 2017 with Tavcom Training Theatre sponsorship

Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi will be sponsoring the Tavcom Training Theatre at IFSEC International 2017, as well as presenting each day at the event, which runs from Tuesday 20-Thursday 22 June at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in the heart of London’s...
Posted On 24 Apr 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