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SIA and HMRC join forces to crack down on exploitation of security workers

Last week, from 10-12 July, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and HMRC carried out joint operations in London, Cardiff and Newcastle to identify illegal working practices and tax fraud in the private security industry. Teams attended 65 venues and spoke to over 100 security...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
Brian Riis Nielsen (left) and Shaun Kennedy
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Shaun Kennedy takes reins as Country President and managing director for Securitas UK

Shaun Kennedy has taken over as Country President and managing director of Securitas UK. Previous Country President Brian Riis Nielsen officially handed over the reins to Kennedy at Securitas UK’s annual Leadership Conference which was held on Thursday 23 May, and now moves on to...
Posted On 28 May 2019
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Disqualified West Midlands security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

A disqualified West Midlands security boss who had his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence revoked last year has been prosecuted once again after re-starting his operation the very next day despite the revocation being in place. On Monday 11 March at Coventry...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
Amanda McCloskey
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The Rules of Staff Engagement

Carefully thought through engagement has always been necessary for the effective management of remote officers in the private security industry. Nowadays, though, with some office-based employees opting to work from home, there’s also an increasing number of remote support staff...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Securitas celebrates role of females in security on International Women’s Day

Securitas marked International Women’s Day 2019 on Friday 8 March by hosting one of the tables at a prestigious City of London breakfast event. Ten women from across the business attended the gathering to celebrate the contribution and achievements of women in Securitas and,...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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ASIS International issues new guidelines for selection and training of security officers

ASIS International has published the ASIS Private Security Officer (PSO) Selection and Training Guidelines (ASIS PSO-2019) which provides recommendations for establishing and managing a programme for the selection and training of private security officers. The document is deemed...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Security Industry Authority partners with Police Scotland to tackle hate crime against security staff

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is partnering with Police Scotland in support of the latter’s new Hate Crime campaign, which is focusing on workers in Scotland’s night-time economy in an effort to encourage more victims of hate crime to come forward. Police Scotland...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards winners announced in London

The third UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Ceremony took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London on Thursday 28 February. Over 450 security professionals gathered to celebrate the very best from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Security Industry Authority awards major digital services contract to Version 1

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has awarded a major digital services contract to Version 1. The IT service provider will now take over support for STeP, the SIA’s online licensing system, in May of this year. Version 1, which was established over 20 years ago, specialises...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
Mike Reddington
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Q&A with Mike Reddington: CEO at the British Security Industry Association

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has issued the results of a Q&A with Mike Reddington to mark his first month as CEO of the Trade Association. The Q&A focuses on the value that membership of the BSIA offers, the current and changing state of the...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019