Detailed UK Home Office review of Security Industry Authority’s “form and function” begins

All non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) such as the Security Industry Authority (SIA) are subject to periodic substantive reviews (known until recently as Triennial Reviews). The review of the SIA begins on 11 January and is being undertaken as part of the Government’s...
Posted On 11 Jan 2016

Security Industry Authority afforded new powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act

The Conservative Government has amended the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, changing those powers available to regulatory bodies including the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the Regulator for the private security industry. Effective from the end of November 2015, the SIA now has...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015

Industry Forum takes centre stage at SIA’s Stakeholder Conference 2015

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting its annual Stakeholder Conference on Wednesday 18 November at the Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews in central London. Bookings for the event close on Thursday 13 November. The scheduled agenda will include presentations...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
Ward Security’s Nikhil Kamboj (compliance director) and Liana Dodd (HR director) proudly display the company’s latest Investors in People certification

Ward Security retains Gold status in wake of triennial Investors in People assessment

Ward Security has successfully retained its Gold status following a triennial Investors in People (IiP) assessment. This significant achievement places the Kent-based security solutions provider within an exclusive group of a very small number of security companies to achieve the...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015
The Old Bailey in central London

Company directors ordered to pay six-figure confiscation sum under Proceeds of Crime Act

On Tuesday 1 September, two security company directors appeared before the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey in London. John Anah and Tony O’Gonna, co-directors of ANCO UK Ltd, AA Guarding Ltd and Metro Guards UK Ltd were ordered to pay a confiscation totalling £666,697...
Posted On 08 Sep 2015

20th Anniversary of V Festival safeguarded in Staffordshire by Showsec’s event management skills

Crowd management and event security specialist Showsec has been commended for the company’s part in making last weekend’s V Festival 20th Anniversary celebrations in Staffordshire a memorable, safe and secure occasion. The Leicester-based Security Industry Authority...
Posted On 25 Aug 2015

Security company, director and two officers sentenced in wake of SIA investigation

On Monday 3 August 2015 at Walsall Magistrates’ Court, a security company – Louis Alexander Ltd, based at the Trent Business Centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire – the company director and two security officers deployed by the company were sentenced for various offences...
Posted On 11 Aug 2015
Elizabeth France: chairman of the Security Industry Authority

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
Corps Security is celebrating another highly successful financial year

Corps Security increases customer contract base by 25% in last financial year

Corps Security is celebrating another highly successful financial year which has seen the company increase its customer contract base by 25%. As well as achieving a number of prestigious new account wins, the dedicated provider of specialist security services also maintained its...
Posted On 12 Jun 2015

Security Officers of Distinction honoured at 2015 ACS Pacesetters Achievement Awards

FM Contract Watch introduced the Security Officer of Distinction Awards at last year’s ACS Pacesetters Achievement Awards Ceremony. Due to the large number of excellent nominations received in 2015, the cohort of individual awards was duly increased to 14. The trophies were...
Posted On 22 May 2015