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SIA and HMRC join forces to crack down on exploitation of security workers

Last week, from 10-12 July, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and HMRC carried out joint operations in London, Cardiff and Newcastle to identify illegal working practices and tax fraud in the private security industry. Teams attended 65 venues and spoke to over 100 security...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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BNP Paribas banks on Corps Security for integrated partnership

Corps Security has won a three-plus-two-year contract to provide security services for French international bank BNP Paribas in London. The integrated security partnership involves security guarding and event guarding services together with close protection services and systems...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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Axis Security’s Mercury Shopping Centre Team wins ‘Security Team of the Year’

Axis Security’s team of officers based at The Mercury Shopping Centre in Romford has been awarded ‘Security Team of the Year’ at The Sceptre Awards 2019. The Sceptre Awards promote excellence by recognising Best Practice and the best people operating within the Shopping Centre...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Convicted Portadown security company owner jailed for breaching probation

On Thursday 20 June, Steven Nixon (47) of Portadown – the owner of Eventsafe Security – was imprisoned for four months. Nixon ignored his 100 hours of community service order which was part of the sentence handed down to him at Antrim Crown Court on 12 December last...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
Back Row (Left to Right): Paul Barnard and David Ward (Ward Security), David Evans (Global Aware) and Adrian Moore (VSG Security). Front Row (Left to Right): Richard Woodford (Corporation of London) and City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson
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City Security Council formed to support City of London Police during emergenices

Premier security companies including Axis Security, CIS Security, ICTS, Securitas and VSG Security have formed the City Security Council (CSC) in order to better support the City of London Police in times of major crisis and emergency incidents. Over the last 12 months, key...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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SIA launches #SaferNightsOut campaign to address violence in night-time economy

Private security industry regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is running a national campaign in June and July that aims to make the night-time economy a safer place for both security personnel and people on nights out. The campaign, which kicked off on Monday 17 June,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates' Court
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Suspended Cardiff door supervisor pleads guilty to working while unlicensed

On Wednesday 12 June, Alan Blake (35) of Cardiff pleaded guilty at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court to working as a door supervisor despite having had his licence suspended following a conviction for criminal damage at Glamorgan Valley Magistrates’ Court on 19 April...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Cineworld Group plc awards UK security guarding contract to Lodge Security

Lodge Security has been awarded the security guarding contract for Cineworld Group plc and, as a result, will now provide security operatives for duties at cinemas and key leisure locations across the UK. Cineworld Group plc was founded in 1995 and is one of the leading cinema...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Repeat offender Luton security boss pleads guilty to working without SIA licence

On Tuesday 4 June in Luton, Robert Dass pleaded guilty to two counts of working as an unlicensed security director and security manager contrary to the Terms and Conditions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) brought the prosecution...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
Paisley Sheriff Court
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G.W.E Security Ltd pleads guilty to providing unlicensed security officer in Glasgow

On Friday 31 May, G.W.E Security Ltd pleaded guilty at Paisley Sheriff Court to supplying an unlicensed security officer for a construction site at Westmuir Street in Glasgow. The operations manager of G.W.E Security, David Scott, also pleaded guilty. The company was fined £1,350...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019