Chester Magistrates Court
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Chester-based security company boss fined for employing unlicensed door supervisor

A Chester security boss has been fined over £2,000 for employing an unlicensed door supervisor. Stephen Young, the director of Loc 19 Chester, was sentenced at Chester Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 March after pleading guilty to supplying Philip Evans to work on the door of a...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Convicted NHS fraudster ordered to hand over all assets in wake of investigation

Convicted NHS dialysis manager Alan Hodge has been told he must pay the NHS £30,720 following his role in a large fraud against Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust or face an extra nine months in jail. Hodge (55) of Aultone Way, Sutton in Surrey was sentenced to...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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G4S reports on Full Year financial results for 12 months to 31 December 2018

G4S has announced its Full Year financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2018. New contract wins total £1.4 billion (annual contract value), with Secure Solutions revenues growing by 3.1%. Cash Solutions revenues excluding rose by 0.5%. Operating cash flow...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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GCs and Boards believe companies are “unprepared” for “significantly more complex” risk landscape

The risk landscape has become significantly more complex over the last three years and General Counsels (GCs) as well as Board members don’t believe their organisations are sufficiently prepared to deal with the new threats. That’s according to the Looking Glass...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Mother of Manchester terror attack victim calls for protective security improvements at 2019 Step Change Summit

Figen Murray – the mother of Manchester Arena terror attack victim Martyn Hett –  opened the third annual Step Change Summit at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre by stating: “As the mother of a victim of terror, I don’t have the power to prevent other parents or...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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How To Prevent Fire Extinguisher and Exit Door Misuse

Are your business premises suffering from fire extinguisher and exit door misuse? It’s not unheard of to see fire extinguishers being used as temporary doorstops, especially in conjunction with exit door misuse – but they’re also prone to theft and, when discharged...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
Amanda McCloskey
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The Rules of Staff Engagement

Carefully thought through engagement has always been necessary for the effective management of remote officers in the private security industry. Nowadays, though, with some office-based employees opting to work from home, there’s also an increasing number of remote support staff...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Understandably, there’s presently much talk within the mainstream media concerning Brexit, writes Mike Reddington. With less than a month to go now until the politicians’ decision in terms of which road to travel is made, there’s still a good deal of speculation...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019