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Wilson James acquires The Security Group

Wilson James has announced the acquisition of The Security Group (TSG) as part of a long-term strategy to provide clients with holistic solutions to their security and guarding needs. The acquisition will allow Wilson James to meet the increasing demand from customers for...
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Venture Security locks in contract with Simplyhealth

Healthcare plan provider Simplyhealth has awarded a contract for the protection of its four office buildings in Andover and Winchester, to Venture Security. The contract is for the management of all day-to-day physical security for the insurer and will initially run for three...
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New COO appointed at Wilson James

Wilson James has announced the appointment of Gemma Quirke as its chief operating officer (COO). Previously the company’s managing director for security and aviation, in this newly created position Gemma is responsible for overseeing the company’s growth strategy, implementing...
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Kings now on G-Cloud Framework

Kings Secure Technologies has announced that it has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud Framework. G-Cloud 12 is part of the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace where public-sector organisations can access suppliers and procure products and services without the need for a lengthy...
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SmartWater Group launches Intelligence Portal

The SmartWater Group has launched its Intelligence Portal in Shropshire to help track Organised Criminal Gangs (OCGs) as they move across the UK, stealing valuable assets from infrastructure and construction sites. Costing over £2m, the Centre for Infrastructure and Asset...
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Gate Safe celebrates ten years of campaigning

Charity Gate Safe commemorates its 10th anniversary this year as survey results show that business appears to be booming, (73% of respondents reported an increase in the automated gate aspect of their business) which means that there is an ever increasing requirement to ensure...
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Ian Todd announces departure from the SIA

As a result of significant changes in personal circumstances, SIA Chief Executive Ian Todd has announced his decision to leave the role on 16 October 2020. Speaking about his departure Ian said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to lead the SIA over the past 18 months...
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FIA sells its awarding body to BAFE

The FIA has announced that BAFE will be acquiring the operation of the FIA AO (Awarding Organisation). BAFE will be establishing FireQual as an OFQUAL-approved Awarding Body to run the existing Fire Detection and Alarm qualification examinations and to develop new qualifications...
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ASG partners with Kings Secure Technologies

A joint venture partnership between Aston Services Group (ASG) and Kings Secure Technologies has been announced. The ASG FM Services Security range of products and services will now include integrated security solutions including CCTV, access control, key holding, alarm response...
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Report calls for retailers to adopt analytics

A new report authored by Emeritus Professor Adrian Beck of the University of Leicester is calling for retailers to leverage video analytics more strategically, to control costs, improve operations and increase profitability. Commissioned by the ECR Retail Loss Group and supported...