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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
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Repeat offender Luton security boss pleads guilty to working without SIA licence

On Tuesday 4 June in Luton, Robert Dass pleaded guilty to two counts of working as an unlicensed security director and security manager contrary to the Terms and Conditions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) brought the prosecution...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
Paisley Sheriff Court
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G.W.E Security Ltd pleads guilty to providing unlicensed security officer in Glasgow

On Friday 31 May, G.W.E Security Ltd pleaded guilty at Paisley Sheriff Court to supplying an unlicensed security officer for a construction site at Westmuir Street in Glasgow. The operations manager of G.W.E Security, David Scott, also pleaded guilty. The company was fined £1,350...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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No-show Birmingham door supervisor fined £600 and charged court costs of £7,815.56

On Monday 29 April, Birmingham resident John Mendy was found guilty (in his absence) at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. Mendy was fined £600 and required to pay court costs of £7,815. He incurred this significant fine and court costs for ignoring three formal requests from...
Posted On 07 May 2019
Chester Magistrates Court
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Chester door supervisor convicted for working with forged SIA licence

Philip Evans has been convicted of working as a door supervisor with a forged Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Evans was sentenced at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 4 April, having pleaded guilty to the offence at a previous hearing on 12 March.  The Judge...
Posted On 08 Apr 2019
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Former Telford security training director jailed for falsifying industry qualifications

On Friday 29 March, Shamin Uddin – former director of the SAS Training Academy Ltd in Telford, Shropshire – was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court to eight months’ imprisonment for falsifying examination papers for individuals seeking to gain a Security...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019