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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Tom Ford speaks to Risk Xtra about what he has observed when stepping into the security industry and airs his views on the key role Trade Associations have to play when it comes to driving the industry forward. Two weeks before starting at the...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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Skills for Security hosts inaugural security systems competition at WorldSkillsUK

The first-ever Electronic Security Systems Competition has taken place at WorldSkillsUK in Birmingham. Hosted by Skills for Security, six of the best apprentices from across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland competed over a two-day competition with the eventual winner being...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Mitie selected to provide technology-led nationwide security services for HMRC

Mitie has been chosen to provide technology-led security services to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Covering a five-year period, the contract marks the first time that HMRC has combined all of its security services under one national provider. The move to a single...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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Skills for Security set to partner with EFT Group for training of apprentices

The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) training arm Skills for Security is to partner with EFT Group in the training of the latter’s apprentices. From September, 22 apprentices will begin a bespoke apprenticeship programme covering fire alarms, CCTV,...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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BSIA launches rebranded national annual awards scheme as British Security Awards

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has renamed its annual Security Personnel Awards. From this year, the scheme will now be known as the British Security Awards. Taking place on Wednesday 11 July at the Marriot Hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square, the British...
Posted On 21 May 2018
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Industry professionals urged to complete fire and security sector skills survey

Professionals across the entire fire, emergency and security sector are being urged to complete a new skills survey produced by the Fire & Security Association (FSA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), which aims to...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017
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CSL’s tenth annual Insurers’ Forum at UBM plays host to record attendance figures

The tenth edition of CSL’s annual Insurers’ Forum, organised and run in association with Vodafone, witnessed a record attendance of over 60 senior insurers and fire and security sector consultants from leading companies at UBM EMEA’s headquarters in London’s Blackfriars. Expert...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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The Trailblazers

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just approved the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire business sectors as well as the Emergency Systems world. This major development arises alongside the Government’s own announcements regarding...
Posted On 22 Sep 2015