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Deloitte European CFO Survey: “Pessimism rises as risk appetite tumbles further”

Over a third (36%) of Europe’s CFOs feel more pessimistic about their companies’ financial prospects than they did three months ago, according to the tenth edition of the Deloitte European CFO Survey. This percentage has doubled since the first survey in spring 2015, when the...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Hidden Dangers in the Security Contract Tendering Process

Since 2010, local authorities have had their budgets cut by an average of 26%. In the same period, Government spending on the police service has gone down by 30% in real terms, resulting in 20,000 fewer police officers on our streets. These police cuts have made local authorities...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The security industry has come a long way from its historical roots and is now focusing heavily on new technology, updated skills, vetting and standards as well as changing perceptions of what the sector actually entails. Mike Reddington discusses the work of the British Security...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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G4S reports on Full Year financial results for 12 months to 31 December 2018

G4S has announced its Full Year financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2018. New contract wins total £1.4 billion (annual contract value), with Secure Solutions revenues growing by 3.1%. Cash Solutions revenues excluding Retail Cash Solutions rose by 0.5%....
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
Darren Read
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The Race to the Bottom in Security Services: A Loser’s Game

Security can often feel like a sector that’s in the doldrums, much of which is down to the constant flurry of negative outsourcing stories unveiled within the national press. Sometimes, outsourcing’s condemnation is justified, writes Darren Read. Carillion’s collapse, for...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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National Security Inspectorate set to begin ‘Meet The Security Company’ series in Risk UK

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is set to begin a new series of regular articles for the readers of Risk UK in which we shine the spotlight on NSI-registered businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding solutions. In recent...
Posted On 05 Jun 2017
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ASIS China 2016 Conference addresses evolving risk landscape for security professionals

The ASIS China 2016 Conference took place successfully in Shanghai on 14 and 15 November. Over 150 attendees registered, with many leading global and regional organisations represented. In addition to China, participants came from across the Asia Pacific region including...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Retail sector organisations gear up for increase in shoplifting episodes over festive period

Research sponsored by Checkpoint Systems – the provider of merchandise availability solutions to the global retail sector – reveals that retailers will see shoplifting erode their profits over the coming months as they begin to gear up for a bumper Christmas period. Designer...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
Stuart Lodge
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The Living Wage: Finding a New Payment Structure for the Security Industry

The law of unintended consequences inevitably comes into play when new Government legislation impacts on market mechanisms. This is certainly the case with the introduction of the Living Wage on 1 April 2016 for the security industry. As Stuart Lodge observes, there have been...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
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Axis Security launches e-Connect platform to enhance service delivery and employee support

Axis Security has launched Axis e-Connect, a bespoke online platform designed to help the company’s clients “significantly enhance” the levels of control, management and understanding of services being delivered, at the same time providing a portal for...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015
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