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Call for Nominations issued by FSA for prestigious Peter Greenwood and Ian Marsh Awards

Practising professionals operating within the security and fire safety business sectors are being urged by the Fire and Security Association (FSA) to nominate individuals for this year’s FSA Awards. To be presented for the first time at the 2016 IFSEC Security and Fire...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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All-new training course in Fire Safety Signs and Notices developed by the FIA

Are you a security or risk manager tasked with looking after fire safety issues on behalf of your employer? If so, do you know what Fire Safety Signs and Notices you need to display on company premises and where to locate them? If not, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has just...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016
John Davies
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State of the Security Nation

Early January is always an opportune point for reflection. It’s a time for assessing the recent and current state of the security business sector both here in the UK and for key territories overseas before enacting plans designed to deal with predicted scenarios. It’s fair to say...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016
Industry Qualifications has launched IQ India
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Industry Qualifications and Essence X Consultancy Services launch IQ India

In collaboration with Essence X Consultancy Services, its business partner organisation in India, the IQ Group used the recent Smart, Secure and Sustainable Cities India: Technology and Investment Summit – convened in Windsor on Monday 13 July – as the platform for...
Posted On 12 Aug 2015
The British Security Industry Association has published its Annual Review for 2014-2015
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BSIA Annual Review highlights growing influence of Trade Association in standards development

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published its Annual Review for 2014-2015, a document revealing that the Trade Association continues to expand its influence when it comes to the development of both British and European Standards. In the past 12 months alone,...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
NSI CEO Richard Jenkins (left) and Sodexo's Simon Pears
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Sodexo gains NSI Guarding Gold approval for Control Room services

Sodexo – the world’s largest services company with over 420,000 employees – has gained further recognition of its commitment to employee safety and security by seeking independent certification of its Control Room services from the National Security Inspectorate...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
Left to Right: NSI CEO Richard Jenkins, FSA chairman Pat Allen and ECA Group CEO Steve Bratt at IFSEC International 2015
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FSA, ECA and NSI sign strategic Memorandum of Understanding at IFSEC International

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the Fire and Security Association (FSA) and specialist security and fire sector certification body the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). As a result of the new...
Posted On 17 Jun 2015
The Access and Asset Protection Section and the Vacant Property Protection Section have been created by the BSIA
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Two new Sections of membership launched by British Security Industry Association

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the creation of two new membership Sections which aim to better align BSIA activity with recent developments across the wider security marketplace. Resulting from the merger of the Access Control and Property and...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015
Richard Jenkins: CEO at the National Security Inspectorate
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‘Cash for Qualifications’: a drop in the ocean or the tip of an iceberg?

Richard Jenkins responds to the BBC Inside Out programme focusing on alleged malpractice in the security sector in which Keith Vaz (chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee) suggests that the Home Office needs to act “urgently” on the matter. If they watched the...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015
BBC London’s Inside Out programme relates to an undercover investigation conducted by the BBC which reveals that individuals were allegedly obtaining Security Industry Authority licence cards on a fraudulent basis by apparently cheating on examinations and paying ‘cash for qualifications’
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BSIA Training Providers Section defends industry suppliers in wake of BBC’s Inside Out programme

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s Training Providers Section have spoken out in response to a BBC undercover investigation which revealed incidents of alleged malpractice at security training centres. Broadcast on Monday 23 March, BBC London’s Inside Out...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015