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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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SIA launches new consultation exercise focused on licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has just launched a new consultation to help determine the content of the next generation of compulsory qualifications for licensed operatives in the private security industry. This new consultation will run for four weeks until Monday 11...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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SIA launches consultation on skills specifications for licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a consultation which will help to determine the content of the next generation of licence-linked qualifications for the private security industry. The consultation will run for four weeks concluding on 26 October. It’s...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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BSIA extends nominations deadline for 2018’s prestigious Security Personnel Awards

The closing date for nominations for 2018’s Security Personnel Awards has been extended by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) to midnight on Friday 16 February such that the widest number of companies, members and staff can be included. With applications re-opened,...
Posted On 12 Feb 2018
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SIA publishes guidance for security businesses on steps to take in event of acid attack

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has published advice notes for private security operatives and security businesses on the steps to take in the event of an acid attack. The guidance is issued in the wake of a rise in acid-related attacks across the UK*. In a statement on its...
Posted On 04 Feb 2018
Kirkham House: the Worcestershire headquarters of the BSIA
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2015-2016 Section Chairmen appointed by the British Security Industry Association

Following the Trade Association’s Annual General Meeting which took place on Wednesday 15 July, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has elected chairmen and vice-chairmen to serve its various Sections of Membership. “The BSIA is very proud of its membership...
Posted On 23 Jul 2015
Elizabeth France: chairman of the Security Industry Authority
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Regulator publishes findings of Equality and Diversity Survey for the private security sector

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) recently commissioned independent research to help underpin and inform a better understanding of employment profiles, patterns and barriers for women, ethnic minorities and any other individuals that share protected characteristics in the...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
Infologue.com has examined the turnovers of the UK's Top 30 regulated security companies in the private sector
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Infologue.com unveils 2014 Top 30 ‘league table’ of UK security companies

Due to the increasing popularity of the Infologue.com annual listing, the decision was taken to increase the ‘league table’ and feature 30 companies operating in a market where, in 2014, the regulated security sector has remained static in terms of turnover at £3.2...
Posted On 29 Dec 2014