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Security in a pandemic, have you got it covered?

Few planned for a pandemic, but its impact on the world has been extreme. Darren Hyde, MD, VIP Security, offers his advice to Security Managers to keep all assets safe through a lockdown.  At the beginning of the year life was pretty straightforward with business running as...
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On-the-run East London ID fraudster sought by police to start jail sentence

A fugitive of justice from East London who has repeatedly failed to appear in court on charges of using fake identity documents is being sought by the police in order to start a nine-month jail sentence. On Wednesday 26 February at Wood Green Crown Court, Emmanuel Forson was...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Broadstone and TrackTik address staffing needs of private security industry

Technology start-up Broadstone and cloud-based security workforce management solution provider TrackTik have announced a partnership integration deal which will see the latter integrate with Broadstone’s ‘Labour-as-a-Service’ technology. Canada-based TrackTik helps organisations...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Mitie’s security division agrees terms on new guarding contract with Home Office

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office, with the company’s duties commencing on Wednesday 1 April. Both security guarding and mobile patrol services will be carried out by Mitie at 27 sites across the UK ranging from Dover to...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Daiwa reappoints Axis Group businesses to safeguard European head office

Axis Security has been re-appointed by Daiwa Capital Markets Europe to provide security guarding and reception services at the investment bank’s head office in central London. Daiwa will be working with Axis Security and Acuity, the Axis Group’s dedicated Front of House...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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Security and fire systems specialist Trigion strengthens sales team

Security and fire systems and security guarding specialist Trigion Security Services welcomes a new business development manager to the team as the business continues to strengthen its presence within the UK market. Raj Ghuman brings over 11 years of industry experience to the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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Leicester security boss ordered to pay £30,000-plus or face time behind bars

On Friday 14 February, Irfan Dogan (23) from Leicester was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court. Dogan was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £1,000 for infringement of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. He was ordered to pay £30,000 on Friday 27 January under the...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Organic sales growth of 4% posted by Securitas in Full-Year financials for 2019

Securitas has issued its Full-Year financial results for 2019. Total sales are MSEK 110 899 (101 467), with an organic sales growth of 4% (6). Operating income before amortisation stands at MSEK 5 738 (5 304). Operating margin is reported at 5.2% (5.2). Earnings per share are EK...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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Get Licensed calls on private security industry to increase door staff pay rates

Security operative licensing expert Get Licensed is calling on private security companies to raise the minimum hourly rate for door supervisors. This follows an announcement by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) that it’s expanding the training package required as part...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Bidvest Noonan acquires security-only contracts held by Incentive Lynx Security

Bidvest Noonan has acquired the security-only contracts held by Incentive Lynx Security from the Incentive FM Group Ltd for an undisclosed fee. The move follows on from a strategic decision by the Incentive FM Group Ltd to sell-off its security guarding business and focus on its...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020