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Security Industry Authority publishes results of Approved Contractor Scheme review

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the key changes from the latest review of its flagship Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses. The changes will take effect on 1 April 2019. The ACS was established in 2006 with a stated purpose ‘to...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018
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Securitas celebrates outstanding performance of personnel at annual Community Awards

Securitas UK hosted its annual Community Awards on Thursday 13 September at Sopwell House in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Now in their ninth year, the Community Awards are specifically designed to recognise the outstanding efforts of Securitas teams and individuals over the past...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
Woolwich Crown Court
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Security officer who committed identity theft and fraud jailed for five months

On Thursday 6 September at Woolwich Crown Court, Kazeem Oladimeji of Bromley pleaded guilty to an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 of fraud by false representation while working in the security industry. Oladimeji was jailed for five months and fined £115 for gaining employment...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Eurostar extend security contracts with Mitie

Mitie’s security business has been awarded two contract extensions for travel clients Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Eurostar, which together are worth £12 million per annum. The contract with SPT has been extended for a further five years and the Eurostar...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
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G4S recognised by FTSE4Good SRI indicator for second year in succession

G4S has been independently assessed and included as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series for the second year running. This inclusion recognises G4S’ strong commitment to social responsibility and sustainable business practices across the group. The FTSE4Good Index Series...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
Marc Bannister: new role at Wilson James
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Marc Bannister to lead new Northern Region for Wilson James Security

Leading security solutions provider Wilson James has merged its Midlands, North and Scottish business regions into a single combined Northern Region and, following two successful years with Wilson James as a strategic solutions consultant, Marc Bannister will head the...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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Skills and qualifications review for private security industry in progress at the Regulator

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has begun a wide-ranging review of the licence-linked qualifications, widening the scope of this work to consider not just the mandatory qualifications required by the Regulator, but also how to support the industry to address the skills and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Door supervisor who stole identity to apply for SIA licence given suspended sentence for fraud

On Monday 3 September at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Moses Oshunkoya was sentenced for fraud, having pleaded guilty on 20 August after using a stolen identity to apply for a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Oshunkoya had used a stolen identity to apply for a door...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Securitas Security Services (UK) moves to acquire Milton Keynes-based MK Group Security

Securitas Security Services UK Ltd (Securitas) has announced the acquisition of Milton Keynes Security Services Ltd and its associated companies, together trading as MK Group Security. Securitas has acquired the entire shareholdings in the MK Group Security companies, the...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018
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Axis Security wins significant guarding contract with University College London

Axis Security, one of the UK’s leading providers of security services, has won a significant contract to provide security guarding services for University College London’s (UCL) entire estate. Some 200 security officers will protect the university’s main campus in Bloomsbury, as...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018