Showtime Security Guards Ltd director guilty of supplying unlicensed security officers

On Wednesday 6 June at Shrewsbury Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis, pleaded guilty to supplying unlicensed security officers. The sole shareholder of Showtime Security Guards Ltd, namely Matthew Davies, was found not guilty of the same...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018

Triennial Review 2016-2017 report on Security Industry Authority issued by Home Office

The Home Office has issued a detailed 76-page report setting out the findings of the Government’s Triennial Review of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the Regulator for the private security industry whose primary purposes are to assist in reducing criminality in the...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018

Owner of Elite Door Staff fined after unlicensed employee “assaulted customer”

On Monday 12 March, Trevor Frater (trading as Elite Door Staff) was found guilty of supplying an unlicensed door supervisor on six occasions in Alford and Louth in Lincolnshire. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) began investigating Frater in May last year when Lincolnshire...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018

£10,000 confiscated from Sightguard Security Ltd director under Proceeds of Crime Act

On Monday 19 February at Portsmouth Crown Court, Victor Lewis (director of Sightguard Security Ltd) was ordered to pay over £10,000 following an order under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The order is the result of the first independent confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime...
Posted On 22 Feb 2018
Coventry Magistrates Court

Coventry security director found guilty of providing unlicensed security operative

On Wednesday 14 February at Coventry Magistrates’ Court, Michael Ryan (director of Coventry-based IG Security Services Ltd) was found guilty of providing an unlicensed security operative, which is an offence under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Ryan was fined £850 and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Doncaster Magistrates Court

Diamond Security found guilty of supplying 17-year-old door supervisor for work in Doncaster

On Monday 15 January at Doncaster Magistrates Court, Leslie Fitzakerley of the dissolved company Diamond Security was found guilty of supplying unlicensed door supervisors. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) began investigating the case in April last year when the Regulator...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018

SIA publishes detailed findings from Phase One of Approved Contractor Scheme review

Private security industry Regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and its delivery partner Pye Tait Consulting have now published the findings realised from the extensive consultation that took place during Phase One of the project designed to review the Approved...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018

Jailed unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £63,000 from proceeds of crime

Last December at Teesside Crown Court, jailed security director Christopher Catchpole was ordered to pay back proceeds of crime amounting to £63,628. Catchpole, formerly of Pro-Lock Security Limited based in Durham, had previously been sentenced to 32 months in prison at Teesside...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018

Routine Security Industry Authority checks uncover director with revoked licence at Elvis Festival

A South Wales man has been sentenced for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. On Wednesday 13 December at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court, Billy Jones (director of BJ Securities Ltd) was sentenced to 12...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017

Door supervisor who refused to wear Government licence receives criminal conviction

Door supervisor Warren Steele has had his licence revoked by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) following a conviction for failing to display his licence while on duty. Steele was sentenced on 15 September at Chester Magistrates Court. A head door supervisor, Steele was caught...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017