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Leicester security boss ordered to pay £30,000-plus or face time behind bars

On Friday 14 February, Irfan Dogan (23) from Leicester was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court. Dogan was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £1,000 for infringement of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. He was ordered to pay £30,000 on Friday 27 January under the...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Get Licensed calls on private security industry to increase door staff pay rates

Security operative licensing expert Get Licensed is calling on private security companies to raise the minimum hourly rate for door supervisors. This follows an announcement by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) that it’s expanding the training package required as part...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Security boss and unlicensed officer prosecuted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court

On Friday 24 January, Dudley security boss Tammy Sharman and security officer Gregory Clarke were fined at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court for offences against the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Sharman and Clarke pleaded guilty to the offences following an investigation...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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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