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2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards winners announced in London

The third UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Ceremony took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London on Thursday 28 February. Over 450 security professionals gathered to celebrate the very best from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Door supervisor prosecuted for ignoring requests for information from the SIA

On Tuesday 1 May at Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) prosecuted Tallen Smith, a door supervisor from Nuneaton. Smith was found guilty of failing to provide information to the SIA, which is a Section 19 offence under the Private Security Industry...
Posted On 10 May 2018
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“Police forces save £273 million on equipment costs in three years” reports Home Office

The Home Office has now published the third ‘basket of goods’ data set allowing the public to compare what each police force spends on common items to ensure best value for money. With Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) spending almost a quarter of their overall budgets on...
Posted On 09 May 2018
Jason Towse: leader of Mitie's security management business
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Mitie secures security contract with Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

Mitie has been awarded the security contract at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust following a competitive tender process. The two-year contract – with an option to extend for a further two years – is worth £400,000 per annum. Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority mourns death of CEO Paul Broadbent

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has announced the sudden death of its CEO Paul Broadbent. 54-year-old Broadbent – who had devoted more than 30 years of his life to public service in a career that began as a young police officer on the beat in Cumbria and...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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Door supervisor handed suspended prison sentence for working without SIA licence

On Thursday 26 October at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court, Karl Alexander Morrison (now known as Karl O’Brien) was found guilty of working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Morrison was found working without an SIA licence at an illegal traveller’s encampment...
Posted On 31 Oct 2017
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Home Secretary grants further funding to support “transformational” policing projects

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has now awarded more than £26 million in funding over the next three years to support 28 policing projects specifically designed to help transform the police service for the future. Fiscal backing through the Police Transformation Fund is granted by way...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016
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The Security Institute prepares for Annual Conference entitled ‘The State of Security 2016’

Now in its ninth year, The Security Institute’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is the premier educational event for the organisation. With the aid of an array of high profile speakers, this year’s gathering – for which Risk UK is the Official Media Partner – is designed to...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016
Almost 800 foreign crime suspects were arrested in Great Britain between 22 and 26 June as part of a national crackdown on overseas criminals
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Close on 800 crime suspects arrested by police thanks to instigation of Operation Trivium IV

From 22-26 June, almost 800 foreign crime suspects were arrested in Great Britain as part of a national crackdown on overseas criminals. The ‘fourth edition’ of Operation Trivium witnessed police officers from Romania and Lithuania – as well as Dutch police...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015