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Security Industry Authority to reduce cost of individual licence fee from October

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is reducing its charges to individuals from next month as part of its commitment to drive down costs. From 1 October 2019, individual licences for all sectors will be reduced from £220 to £210. The reduction applies to both new applicants and...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
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Staffordshire door supervisor convicted for working after SIA licence revoked

A Staffordshire door supervisor was fined at North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court on 2 September after he was caught working at Moorville Hall Hotel in Werrington despite his licence having been revoked by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Kevin Warburton, 50, of Stoke,...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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Magenta Security and SIA leaders meet to discuss future of security industry

Magenta Security’s managing director Abbey Petkar has met with the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) CEO Ian Todd and Tony Holyland (head of quality and standards for the SIA) at the security company’s headquarters to discuss concerns about the lack of...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
Laganside Magistrates Court
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Belfast man handed suspended sentence for ID theft and use of fake security licence

Lee Brown, 29, of Belfast has pleaded guilty at Laganside Magistrates Court to five offences of fraud, forgery and counterfeiting licences belonging to other people following a prosecution brought by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Brown was sentenced to four months’...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Corps Security wins five-year Tata Steel contract valued at £3.6 million per annum

Corps Security has won a five-year, £3.6 million annual contract to provide bespoke security services for Tata Steel Europe right across the UK. Tata Steel is Europe’s second-largest steel producer with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in upwards of 50...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Impressive 4.7% revenue increase posted by G4S in 2019 Half-Year financials

Global security company G4S has announced its financial results for the six-month period that ended on 30 June 2019. Secure Solutions revenues are up by 4.9% and those for Cash Solutions by 3.9%. The PBITA margin sits at 6.2% (2018: 6.4%). The positive impact of growth has been...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019
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O2 Arena owner AEG awards five-year protective services contract to Securitas UK

Securitas UK has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver protective security services for The O2 Arena. Home to world-class entertainment, the 20,000-capacity venue hosted over nine million visitors, 168 event days and 194 performances in 2018 alone. Owned by AEG, The O2...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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Jaime de Gouveia takes on business development manager’s role at Incentive Lynx

Incentive Lynx, the specialist security arm of Incentive FM Group, has appointed Jaime de Gouveia to the position of business development manager as the company embarks on the next stage of its growth. Within his new role, de Gouveia will be tasked with working alongside new and...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
Ian Todd
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SIA CEO responds to Magenta Security leader’s observations on ACS proposals

On 22 July, Abbey Petkar (managing director of Magenta Security) expressed “deep concerns and disappointment” in relation to recent decisions taken by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) on the Regulator’s Approved Contractor Scheme. Now, SIA CEO Ian Todd has chosen Risk Xtra...
Posted On 06 Aug 2019
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Mitie Security acquires security tech specialist Global Aware International Group

Mitie Security has acquired the Global Aware International Group (GAIG), the provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions, for an undisclosed sum. This move further accelerates the growth of Mitie’s premium technology-enabled and intelligence-led security...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019