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West Yorkshire security boss and unlicensed door supervisor found guilty

The former director of a security firm has pleaded guilty to repeatedly deploying an unlicensed door supervisor to venues around Leeds. Haidar Mumtaz, formerly of 2 B Secure Ltd from Keighley in West Yorkshire, sent Steven Hare from Bradford to work on security duties at the...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
Swindon Magistrates Court
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Guilty plea for unlicensed security boss who claimed business was “just a hobby”

A Swindon man who claimed that his security business was “just a hobby” has pleaded guilty to working without a licence. James Barnett, the director of Gold Shield Group Ltd and its three subsidiaries, made the admission at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 17 October....
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
Antrim Crown Court
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Former security company boss ordered to pay £70,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 18 October, a former security company boss was ordered to pay £70,800 from the proceeds of crime by the presiding Judge at Antrim Crown Court. Steven Nixon of Portadown recently served a four-month prison service for ignoring a community service order following a...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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SIA investigation teams carry out annual licence check ‘blitz’ in Leicestershire

On Wednesday 25 September, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) carried out licence inspections across key venues in Leicestershire. All of the licences inspected by the 16 teams from the SIA’s Partnerships and Interventions Unit were legitimate. The SIA inspected 65...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Unlicensed brothers prosecuted for illegal security work in West Yorkshire

Two brothers from West Yorkshire have been prosecuted for working in the security industry without the proper licences. Shamir Razak, an unlicensed door supervisor, and Abdul Rehman, his brother and employer, both pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 23 September. The...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Security Industry Authority to reduce cost of individual licence fee from October

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is reducing its charges to individuals from next month as part of its commitment to drive down costs. From 1 October 2019, individual licences for all sectors will be reduced from £220 to £210. The reduction applies to both new applicants and...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Magenta Security and SIA leaders meet to discuss future of security industry

Magenta Security’s managing director Abbey Petkar has met with the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) CEO Ian Todd and Tony Holyland (head of quality and standards for the SIA) at the security company’s headquarters to discuss concerns about the lack of...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
Laganside Magistrates Court
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Belfast man handed suspended sentence for ID theft and use of fake security licence

Lee Brown, 29, of Belfast has pleaded guilty at Laganside Magistrates Court to five offences of fraud, forgery and counterfeiting licences belonging to other people following a prosecution brought by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Brown was sentenced to four months’...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
Ian Todd
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SIA CEO responds to Magenta Security leader’s observations on ACS proposals

On 22 July, Abbey Petkar (managing director of Magenta Security) expressed “deep concerns and disappointment” in relation to recent decisions taken by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) on the Regulator’s Approved Contractor Scheme. Now, SIA CEO Ian Todd has chosen Risk Xtra...
Posted On 06 Aug 2019
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Security Industry Authority on hunt for additional duo of non-executive directors

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the Regulator for the private security industry which provides a critical public service by helping to reduce criminality while raising standards and recognising quality service delivered across the sector – is now seeking to...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019