Jason Sprenger: CEO at HABC
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New suite of SIA-linked security qualifications devised for Scotland

A new suite of security qualifications specific to Scotland has been launched by the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) for those learners hoping to become licensed security operatives operating in the private sector. The introduction of the new qualifications comes in...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015
Definitive Event Policing works alongside police officers to secure events
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Definitive Event Policing launches to help festival organisers “cut costs, deter crime and keep public safe”

Definitive Event Policing – a high level specialist policing service specifically designed for end users across the events industry – has now officially launched with a mission to help show organisers cut their policing costs, keep members of the public safe and...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015
The SIA Licence Cards will be updated to include new and enhanced security features
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Security Industry Authority “modernising and improving” licensing services for individuals and businesses

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has stated that it’s “continually improving” the services it delivers to the private security industry. As part of these improvements, the SIA is “modernising” its licensing systems and “developing new...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015
Barry Dawson: business director at VSG
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VSG attains prestigious certification from The Top Employers Institute

Vision Security Group (VSG) – Compass Group UK and Ireland’s specialist security business – has achieved certification as a ‘Top Employer in the UK: 2015’. This is the fourth year running that VSG has been recognised by The Top Employers Institute for affording its...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015
Showsec is enhancing its festival security operations thanks to the CREST initiative
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Showsec works on development of Crime Reduction Enhanced Search Team with Cheshire Police

Event security and safety specialist Showsec is currently working on a new initiative with Cheshire Police designed to enhance crime reduction operations at festivals throughout 2015. In essence, the Leicester-based company is looking to create a 24-strong Crime Reduction...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015
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Former security director sentenced to five years in jail for immigration and security offences

On Friday 30 January, Sandra Okah (now Daudirgaite) of Chapel Drive, Dartford in Kent was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court to five years’ imprisonment for immigration and security offences. In the summer of 2012, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) received...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
The Working as a Security Officer course book
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Highfield.co.uk unveils learning resources range for updated security qualifications

A new suite of learning resources has been launched by Highfield.co.uk to help educators and learners with recently updated security qualifications. The new qualifications were launched after a review into learning in the sector in 2014 by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)...
Posted On 02 Feb 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
Bill Butler CSyP: CEO at the Security Industry Authority
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Chartered Security Professional status bestowed upon SIA chief executive Bill Butler

The Security Institute has announced that Bill Butler – CEO of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the Regulator for the private security business sector – is admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals as of Tuesday 9 December following his interview with...
Posted On 22 Dec 2014
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Time to reinvent security

Following the economic downturn there has been a paradigm shift in the security sector. It’s no longer enough to provide ‘security’ amounting to little more than a licensed officer managing an access control point. Lewis Roberts explains why adding value must be the name of the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2014