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Mitie flying high with £17 million FM contract extension for London Gatwick Airport

Mitie has expanded its relationship with London Gatwick Airport’s management team by winning a five-year extension to its contract worth £17 million, which includes a new agreement to maintain electrical services. The facilities management (FM) and professional services...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Securitas acquires New York-based aviation security company Global Elite Group

Securitas Transport Aviation Services USA has acquired Global Elite Group, a leading security services provider to the aviation industry in the US. The purchase price is approximately US$22 million contingent upon reaching certain targets. Global Elite Group is based in Garden...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Meet The Security Company: Wilson James

This is the fifteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions...
Posted On 31 Dec 2018
David Roney
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David Roney joins Operating Board of ASIS UK with focus on counter-terrorism and policing

ASIS UK has announced that David Roney is joining the organisation’s Operating Board as director responsible for counter-terrorism and policing. Roney is well known to the wider security community having retired from the police following a distinguished career, most...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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New drone laws issued by Department for Transport set to boost airport safety

New laws being introduced by the Department for Transport in tandem with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will restrict all drones from flying above 400 feet and within one kilometre of airport boundaries. Following a year-on-year increase in the reporting of drone incidents...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Explosive detection dogs introduced in British airports by Government to screen cargo

Dogs that are capable of detecting minute traces of explosives concealed in air freight are now being deployed in cargo sheds at British airports as the Government introduces its latest measure to reinforce the UK’s aviation security. Free-running explosive detection dogs...
Posted On 09 May 2018
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Securitas supports Emergency Services and military operations with additional patrols

Following the explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green London Underground Station on the morning of Friday 15 September, which resulted in 30 people being injured, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre increased the terrorism threat level posed in the UK from ‘Severe’...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017
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Wilson James turns to Nissan LEAF vehicles for leading airport security contract

Security, logistics and business services provider Wilson James has added seven all-electric Nissan LEAFs to its vehicle fleet for use as part of the company’s operation at one of the country’s leading airports. The mains-powered models, which have been supplied by...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Innovative technologies sought by Government for deployment in aviation security sector

A £2 million competition orchestrated to help unearth new ways of safeguarding air passengers has been announced by the Government’s Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) team. The joint Home Office and Department for Transport team has launched a competition through the...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
John Hayes MP
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‘What is Real is Reasonable’

There are those set on destroying our values, radicalising our young people and killing indiscriminately across the globe. Out of such adversity, though, comes an opportunity for the Government to provide real leadership, and absolutely grasp the fact that our certainty must...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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