Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Profile Building

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – the not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – is now embarking on the next stage of its development after securing significant...
Posted On 24 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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Security and fire industries take up challenge of new Electronic Call Handling Operation project

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Fire & Security Association (FSA) are set to play a key role in the development of an all-new Electronic Call Handling Operation (ECHO) project. The dedicated ECHO project aims to...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017
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“Modern policing requires digital skills embedded across all ranks” asserts NPCC

As crime changes, police forces must respond. Technological developments in recent decades – most notably the growth of the Internet – have digitised traditional forms of crime, providing new opportunities for fraudsters and drug dealers. Technology also creates a new front line...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017
Jeff Gravenhorst
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Continued growth and stable margin in H1 2017 reported by ISS Group in new financials

ISS, one of the leading global providers of facility services, has just announced its interim financial report for the first six months of 2017. The company reports organic revenue growth of 1.8% in H1 and 1.0% in Q2 (Q1 2017: 2.6%). Total revenue increased by 2% in H1 and Q2 (Q1...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017
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Chief Fire Officers Association responds to Home Office publication of fire equipment costs

As part of the Government’s stated transparency agenda, the Home Office has published data showing exactly how much the 45 Fire and Rescue Authorities in England pay for common items of uniform and equipment, including workwear, vehicles, firefighters’ personal protective...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017