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Amulet named Security Guarding Company of the Year at IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards

Amulet, the specialist security solutions provider that’s part of the wider Churchill Group, has won the Security Guarding Company of the Year Award (for those businesses over the £25 million turnover mark) at the 2019 IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards. The ceremony...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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Mitie takes off with two-year security contract extension at London City Airport

Facilities management and professional services company Mitie has been awarded a two-year contract extension at London City Airport. The business has provided bespoke security solutions at the airport since 2016. Mitie will continue to provide behind the scenes security services...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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Security Industry Authority licence fraudster from West London remanded in custody

On Thursday 7 November, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one offence contrary to the Identity Documents Act at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Owolabi is now in custody pending his sentencing at Wood Green Crown Court on...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Magenta Security Services backs First Aid training for licensed security officers

Magenta Security Services is strongly supporting the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) decision to require licensed security officers to undertake First Aid training from 1 April 2020. The company’s support for the move is based on the firm belief that the new...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Securitas publishes Interim Report covering period from January-September 2019

Global security solutions giant Securitas has just issued its interim financial report covering the period from January through until September this year. The document highlights a 5% organic sales growth during that time on total sales of MSEK 82 642, with the company’s...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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NSI invites comment on draft Code of Practice for provision of labour in security and events sector

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is inviting comment on its new draft Code of Practice, NCP 119, for the provision of labour in the security and events sector. The draft Code has been developed in response to recent feedback and evidence of poor practices potentially...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
Swindon Magistrates Court
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Guilty plea for unlicensed security boss who claimed business was “just a hobby”

A Swindon man who claimed that his security business was “just a hobby” has pleaded guilty to working without a licence. James Barnett, the director of Gold Shield Group Ltd and its three subsidiaries, made the admission at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 17 October....
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
Antrim Crown Court
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Former security company boss ordered to pay £70,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 18 October, a former security company boss was ordered to pay £70,800 from the proceeds of crime by the presiding Judge at Antrim Crown Court. Steven Nixon of Portadown recently served a four-month prison service for ignoring a community service order following a...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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Corps Security celebrates Security Officer Appreciation Week with ‘Thank Your Security Officer Day’

As part of Security Officer Appreciation Week, Corps Security hosted an inaugural ‘Thank Your Security Officer Day’ on Thursday 19 September to thank its dedicated band of officers. Working in partnership with a range of clients, the management team at Corps Security thanked...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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Convicted Shropshire security boss ordered to pay £3,608.21 from proceeds of crime

The jailed former owner of a Shropshire-based security business has been ordered to pay £3,608.21 as a result of proceeds of crime proceedings. Matthew Davies and Maria Francis, both of Bridgnorth, were the former owner and director respectively of Showtime Security Guards Ltd....
Posted On 08 Oct 2019