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SIA launches new consultation exercise focused on licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has just launched a new consultation to help determine the content of the next generation of compulsory qualifications for licensed operatives in the private security industry. This new consultation will run for four weeks until Monday 11...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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Brexit: Why is it ‘All Quiet’ on the Private Security Industry Front?

Abbey Petkar finds it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit. Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in Theresa May’s exit strategy or feel that the Prime Minister is wasting valuable time, Brexit is undoubtedly the topic of...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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IOPC’s Ian Todd appointed as next chief executive at Security Industry Authority

Elizabeth France CBE, chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has announced the appointment of Ian Todd FRSA FCMI as the Regulator’s new chief executive. Todd succeeds Dave Humphries who has served as interim CEO since the departure of Alan Clamp at the end of...
Posted On 07 Jan 2019
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Security Industry Authority publishes results of Approved Contractor Scheme review

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the key changes from the latest review of its flagship Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses. The changes will take effect on 1 April 2019. The ACS was established in 2006 with a stated purpose ‘to...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018
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Skills and qualifications review for private security industry in progress at the Regulator

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has begun a wide-ranging review of the licence-linked qualifications, widening the scope of this work to consider not just the mandatory qualifications required by the Regulator, but also how to support the industry to address the skills and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
Abbey Petkar
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Small Business Network supports Security Industry Authority’s plans for the future

Following a recent Parliamentary review, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has recommended a systematic and transformational approach towards regulation going forward – a stance supported by the Small Business Network (SBN), the security industry body made up of leading...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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Showtime Security Guards Ltd director sentenced and owner given prison sentence for intimidating witnesses

On Friday 27 July at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis, were sentenced, having pleaded guilty back in June for supplying unlicensed security operatives in Shropshire. Ms Francis was sentenced to a 12-month conditional...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Security Industry Authority CEO Alan Clamp announces Autumn departure

Alan Clamp, CEO at the Security Industry Authority, is to step down from the organisation in the Autumn after more than three successful years at the helm. Clamp will then take on the role of CEO at the Professional Standards Authority from Thursday 1 November 2018. Commenting on...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
James Kelly: stepping down from the role of CEO at the BSIA
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BSIA aims for British Security Awards to be “the national event” honouring “the industry’s finest”

In welcoming members and their guests to the British Security Awards 2018 on Wednesday 11 July, the British Security Industry Association’s CEO James Kelly kick-started his Keynote Address by mentioning the re-branding of the event – running in its new guise for the...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018
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HMRC and Security Industry Authority join forces on MoU to clamp down on tax fraud

HMRC and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) have agreed on a new partnership specifically designed to tackle incidents of tax fraud in the private security industry. Both organisations have been working together to identify problems in the sector, including businesses abusing...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018