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Former Telford security training director jailed for falsifying industry qualifications

On Friday 29 March, Shamin Uddin – former director of the SAS Training Academy Ltd in Telford, Shropshire – was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court to eight months’ imprisonment for falsifying examination papers for individuals seeking to gain a Security...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Post-review changes to Approved Contractor Scheme enforced by Security Industry Authority

Changes have now come into effect following the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) comprehensive review of its Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses. This is the culmination of what’s described as a “root and branch” review of...
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
Crewe Magistrates' Court
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Duo of unlicensed security operatives plead guilty at Crewe Magistrates’ Court

An unlicensed door supervisor and the boss who deployed him with a fraudulent licence have been convicted of offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and the Fraud Act 2006. On Tuesday 26 March, Michael Flood of Pulford Road in Winsford pleaded guilty at Crewe...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
Coventry Magistrates Court
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Disqualified West Midlands security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

A disqualified West Midlands security boss who had his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence revoked last year has been prosecuted once again after re-starting his operation the very next day despite the revocation being in place. On Monday 11 March at Coventry...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
Chester Magistrates Court
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Chester-based security company boss fined for employing unlicensed door supervisor

A Chester security boss has been fined over £2,000 for employing an unlicensed door supervisor. Stephen Young, the director of Loc 19 Chester, was sentenced at Chester Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 March after pleading guilty to supplying Philip Evans to work on the door of a...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
Basildon Crown Court
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Essex security director ordered to pay out after supplying unlicensed security officers at West London school

On Friday 8 March at Basildon Crown Court, John Raymond Daley of Kilnwood Avenue Hockley in Essex was ordered to pay a confiscation of £25,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act and also prosecution costs of £11,000. The court order follows on from Daley’s conviction of six...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Security Industry Authority partners with Police Scotland to tackle hate crime against security staff

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is partnering with Police Scotland in support of the latter’s new Hate Crime campaign, which is focusing on workers in Scotland’s night-time economy in an effort to encourage more victims of hate crime to come forward. Police Scotland...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Convicted Wiltshire security boss must pay £84,000 as proceeds of crime or face two-year jail term

A Wiltshire security firm boss has had assets of over £80,000 confiscated after being convicted of providing unlicensed security officers to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, the former owner of Taghna Security Services, has 28 days to comply with the Proceeds of...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Security Industry Authority awards major digital services contract to Version 1

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has awarded a major digital services contract to Version 1. The IT service provider will now take over support for STeP, the SIA’s online licensing system, in May of this year. Version 1, which was established over 20 years ago, specialises...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
Dave Humphries
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Independent survey finds high level of customer satisfaction with SIA’s online licensing system

An independent survey commissioned by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has found that more than three quarters of customers are satisfied with the Regulator’s licence application process. The same Customer Satisfaction Survey found that almost 90% of individual licence...
Posted On 05 Feb 2019