David Freear: Chief Operations Officer at Pilgrims Group

Pilgrims Group ranked in Top 5% of UK security companies following SIA and ISO audits

Security specialist Pilgrims Group has officially been ranked in the Top 5% of all the UK’s 800 security companies having passed two quality audits with further improved scores and zero improvement needs. Pilgrims Group bettered its previous score for the Security Industry...
Posted On 22 May 2015

Unlicensed security director imprisoned and disqualified in wake of SIA investigations

On Wednesday 13 May at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court, a former security director was sentenced to a 16-week custodial sentence, ordered to pay £10,000 in costs and disqualified from being a company director for five years. Wayne Tunstall, 33, of Field Lan...
Posted On 18 May 2015
Andrew Nicholls and Dr Alison Wakefield are taking on new Board-level roles at The Security Institute

New Deputy Chairman and Vice-Chairman appointed by The Security Institute

The Security Institute’s new chairman Garry Evanson CSyP FSyI is to be supported in his efforts to progress the organisation’s development thanks to the appointment of a new deputy chairman and vice-chairman on the Board of Directors. These roles will be taken by,...
Posted On 12 May 2015
The BSIA has produced a Manifesto for the new UK Government prior to the 2015 General Election

BSIA introduces detailed Government Manifesto ahead of 2015 General Election

With the 2015 General Election taking place on Thursday 7 May, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched its Manifesto setting out the Association’s key ‘asks’ of the next Government and how the BSIA will build upon its existing influence to achieve these...
Posted On 05 May 2015

Controls on Security Training and Assessment: Why they must be strengthened

Following recent BBC Inside Out reports of alleged malpractice in security training centres understood to be working with a number of awarding organisations, Raymond Clarke stimulates discussion and thinking around improvements that can be made to training and assessment...
Posted On 10 Apr 2015
Bill Butler: CEO at the Security Industry Authority

BBC Inside Out on Training: Security Industry Authority issues formal response

Following the BBC’s Inside Out programme broadcast on Monday 23 March, the Security Industry Authority has now issued a formal statement in response to allegations of training fraud and malpractice in the security sector. The Regulator has this to say on the matter:...
Posted On 26 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’

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
Gary Powers (md at Regency Security Services) and Sean McCarthy, director of Securidoor UK)

Regency Security Services acquires Securidoor as part of ongoing UK expansion strategy

Regency Security Services (UK) has announced its acquisition of Securidoor UK, the Southampton-based private security company. The transaction means that Securidoor UK will now form part of The Regency Security Group. The acquisition is the result of negotiations initiated by...
Posted On 16 Mar 2015
David Horncastle: new appointee to the Board at the Security Industry Authority

David Horncastle appointed to the Board at the Security Industry Authority

Home Office minister Lord Bates has appointed David Horncastle to join the Security Industry Authority’s Board of Directors in a non-executive capacity. Indeed, this will be David Horncastle’s first non-executive appointment following a long and successful career at BT,...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015

Alan Clamp to succeed Bill Butler as CEO at the Security Industry Authority

Elizabeth France CBE, chairman of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has announced the appointment of Alan Clamp as the Regulator’s next chief executive. Clamp will take over the reins from current CEO Bill Butler (who announced his retirement from the SIA in September...
Posted On 20 Feb 2015