Shaun Kennedy
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Shaun Kennedy appointed new Country President and managing director for Securitas UK

Shaun Kennedy has been appointed as the new Country President and managing director of Securitas UK. Kennedy will assume responsibility for these new roles early in 2019. He takes over from current Country President Brian Riis Nielsen who, having successfully led the...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018
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Mitie’s security business seals double contract win with IKEA and Springfields

Mitie’s security business has been awarded two contract wins with IKEA and Springfields, which together are worth £5 million per annum. The new contract with IKEA has been awarded for three years, while Springfields has extended its existing contract for a further three years. At...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018
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Securitas UK introduces higher Minimum Wage of £8.03 for security officers

Working in partnership with the GMB Trade Union, Securitas UK has introduced a Minimum Wage of £8.03 for security officers. This rate of pay is 20 pence higher than the National Minimum Wage (which currently stands at £7.83). The new rate of remuneration came into effect on 1...
Posted On 31 May 2018
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Living Wage Foundation accredits Darwin Clayton (UK) as Living Wage employer

The Living Wage Foundation has announced that Darwin Clayton (UK) Ltd has received accreditation as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the company – which is one of the longest-established insurance brokers in the UK and a...
Posted On 29 Jan 2018
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Securitas UK becomes 100th Recognised Service Provider to work with Living Wage Foundation

Securitas UK is now accredited as the 100th Recognised Service Provider working closely with the Living Wage Foundation. The only global security company currently accredited as a Recognised Service Provider, Securitas UK has made a commitment to offer a real Living Wage option...
Posted On 09 Nov 2017
Peter Webster
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SIA Regulation: A Meeting of Minds

As the key driver behind regulation in the private security sector, and with its new licensing system now up-and-running, the Security Industry Authority is presently under the spotlight like never before. Peter Webster recently met with Alan Clamp, the SIA’s CEO, to discuss in...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
Steve Hall: CEO at Ultimate Security Services
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Ultimate Security Services becomes Recognised Service Provider working alongside Living Wage Foundation

Ultimate Security Services has just become a Recognised Service Provider working alongside the Living Wage Foundation. The company will offer a Living Wage option for each request for tender. In essence, this means that the company will pay its contracted staff a wage that meets...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Axis Group companies recognised by Living Wage Foundation as ‘fair’ employers

The Living Wage Foundation has formally accredited two Axis Group companies, recognising their support for the Living Wage and the furtherance of Best Practice in the security business sector. Axis Security, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of security services, is now a...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
Neil Barham: Operations Director at Trigion Security Services
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Securing a Living Wage in Security Guarding

It’s probably true to suggest that money cannot buy you happiness, but earning a fair wage in return for your day’s work can significantly improve the quality of your life and, indeed, your business output, writes Neil Barham. That’s exactly why, as a business, Trigion...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016
PwC suggests that businesses should start planning now around how they will implement the National Living Wage even if they will not be immediately impacted in 2016
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“Businesses must take proactive stance on National Living Wage” comments PwC survey

A new survey of 135 businesses with an average of 11,000 employees reveals that they each expect to pay an extra £1.6 million on average in wages across 2016, and up to £11 million more by 2020 due to the introduction of the National Living Wage. Retailers expect the biggest wage...
Posted On 18 Oct 2015
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