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The Real Living Wage and the Private Security Industry

Did you know that the private security industry suffers from some of the lowest pay rates in the UK? On top of that, are you aware that there are now over five million people living with the reality of in-work poverty? Bearing those two factors in mind, ‘a fair day’s pay for a...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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SIA welcomes Alec Wood and Kate Bright as non-executive directors

A businesswoman with a background in close protection and a former senior police officer have become the two latest appointees by Home Office ministers to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Alec Wood and Kate Bright began their three-year term as members of the Authority on...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
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Security Industry Authority to host Skills Summit for private security industry 

On Thursday 12 March, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting a Skills Summit covering how the future skills needs of the industry can be met. This one-day event is targeted at security professionals, learning and development specialists and experts in education and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020
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Wilson James wins Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award

Wilson James, the provider of security, logistics and aviation services, won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year Award at the 2019 IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards. The win recognised a pioneering partnership between the business, The Shaw...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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BSIA launches British Security Awards 2020 by announcing regional rounds

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is launching its 2020 celebration of the industry’s finest, namely the British Security Awards, by kick-starting the regional rounds of the security personnel categories. Taking place on Wednesday 1 July at the Marriott Hotel on...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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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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‘Shaping The Future Together’ serves as theme for SIA National Conference 2019

The Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) National Conference for 2019 takes place in South London at the Kia Oval cricket ground on Tuesday 12 November. This year’s theme is about shaping the future together and growing a sustainable private security industry that’s fit for the...
Posted On 17 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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Highfield Qualifications approved for assessment of new security apprenticeship

Highfield Qualifications has been approved to deliver end-point assessment (EPA) for the Security First Line Manager apprenticeship standard. This news brings the total number of standards for which the organisation is approved to deliver EPA to 34 with three standards in the...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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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