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Security Industry Authority issues tender for new supplier of online licensing system

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has issued a tender for a new service provider to take over the support of STeP, the private security industry Regulator’s online licensing system. The tender was issued on 14 June in accordance with Government procurement rules, as the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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BSIA welcomes Home Office’s publication of Security Industry Authority Triennial Review

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the publication of the Security Industry Authority Triennial Review 2016-2017 report issued by the Home Office. Conducted on behalf of the Home Secretary Sajid Javid by Tony Regan, a senior official in the Crime,...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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37th International East-West Security Conference examines global trends and threats

Attending the 37th Edition of the International East-West Security Conference were delegates representing private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation and the Ukraine. Organised by Capricorn Conferences and Exhibitions, the event ran on 4 and 5 June at the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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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
Peter Webster
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All Things Being Equal

Amid the wider requirement for gender diversity in the workplace, the number of females resident within the security industry remains disconcertingly low. Peter Webster examines why there’s such a gender imbalance and outlines what can be done to make security a more attractive...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
Jane arrell: the new chairman of IPSA
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“Dynamic changes” announced by International Professional Security Association

Jane Farrell, head of security at Sodexo for the UK and Ireland, was unanimously elected chairman of the International Professional Security Association (IPSA), the longest-established security Trade Association in the UK’s security business sector, at the recent meeting of...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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Selection of experienced industry experts elected to take on section chair roles at BSIA

At the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 12 July, 24 industry experts were elected to represent the Trade Association’s various sections of membership. Each of the Association’s sections of membership – which cover all...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
James Kelly: CEO at the BSIA
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“Clarification on regulatory regime for private security industry essential” urges BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is calling for urgent clarification on the future of the regulatory regime for the private security industry. This follows on from the news that a security firm is being investigated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017
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Violence Reduction Workshops focused on night-time economy to be run by SIA

The Security Industry Authority is running a series of events across the UK designed to promote violence reduction measures within the night-time economy. The first of these events is scheduled for Tuesday 25 April in Ipswich. In essence, the private security industry’s...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017
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Speakers from industry, NHS, police and academia unveiled for SIA’s 2017 Stakeholder Conference

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced four of the key speakers who’ll be making presentations at the Regulator’s Annual Stakeholder Conference, which this year takes place on Tuesday 14 March at London’s Hallam Conference Centre. A direct...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017