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Security Industry Authority promotes safer security at Brighton’s student haunts

On Friday 30 November, members of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) South East Partnerships and Interventions team and Sussex Police officers visited Brighton’s top student pubs and clubs to share Best Practice guidance on safer physical intervention for door...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £18,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 9 November at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove (52) of Llanberis Road in Caernarfon was ordered to pay over £18,000 for his previous convictions including working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Pursglove’s previous convictions were for...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Wiltshire security boss who deceived school by supplying unlicensed security officers pleads guilty

A Wiltshire security company boss has pleaded guilty to providing unlicensed security officers to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, who’s the owner of Taghna Security Services, had supplied up to 40 unlicensed staff to the school over the course of a...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Unlicensed manager prosecuted for providing false information as part of SIA investigation

In October last year, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) began an investigation into Irfan Dogan, owner and manager of Cobra Security Services based in Leicester. As the investigation progressed, Dogan’s licence expired on 8 January 2018, but he continued to operate as the...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
James Kelly: stepping down from the role of CEO at the BSIA
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James Kelly to step down from CEO’s role at the British Security Industry Association

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced that James Kelly is stepping down from his role as CEO. In the interim, David Wilkinson – director of technical services at the Trade Association – will oversee the responsibilities underpinning this key...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
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The Value of Certification in the Security and Fire Safety Supply Chain

Security and fire safety are very much at the forefront of the public consciousness in 2018. Questions are now being asked more frequently than ever before as to how people, properties and assets can be best protected. All purchasers, from domestic to commercial and community...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Duo sentenced at Wirral Magistrates’ Court for committing offences under Private Security Industry Act 2001

On Thursday 18 October 2018, Wirral brothers Kyle James Owen (27) and Ryan Arthur Owen (24) were sentenced at Wirral Magistrates’ Court for committing offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Ryan Owen had been the director of Owens Security Solutions Ltd....
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
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Meet The Security Company: Octaga Security Services

This is the thirteenth 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...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
Abbey Petkar
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Magenta Security Services urges support for Regulator’s ‘next generation’ licence qualifications

Magenta Security Services believes it’s vital that the industry engages with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to develop the ‘next generation’ of licence qualifications. This follows on from the launch of a month-long consultation process by the SIA which...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018
Alan Clamp
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SIA serves reminder to private security industry over responsibilities under Equality Act 2010

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has issued a timely reminder to the private security industry about the need for treating everyone with dignity and respect as set out in the Equality Act 2010. This advice follows on from reports in the mainstream media of people being...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018