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West Yorkshire security boss and unlicensed door supervisor found guilty

The former director of a security firm has pleaded guilty to repeatedly deploying an unlicensed door supervisor to venues around Leeds. Haidar Mumtaz, formerly of 2 B Secure Ltd from Keighley in West Yorkshire, sent Steven Hare from Bradford to work on security duties at the...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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“Global business confidence in long-term resilience falls for first time” states BSI

BSI’s third Organisational Resilience Index finds business leaders struggling to adapt to new technology amid political and economic uncertainty. According to the third annual Organisational Resilience Index report, published by the BSI and which surveys 800 senior leaders across...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
Morgan Jay
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No Carrot for Non-Compliance – Only a Stick

Expectations of security are increasing in every region, making it vital that enterprises understand the risks posed to customer data and information in order to retain their trust. By managing new cyber security threats, asserts Morgan Jay, enterprises will be able to...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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“Lack of risk leadership leaving UK businesses exposed” asserts Gallagher research

Just one in every five UK companies employs a Chief Risk Officer. That’s according to research involving 250 UK business leaders conducted by Gallagher, the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm. According to the company, this is leaving UK...
Posted On 26 Nov 2019
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Security Industry Authority licence fraudster from West London remanded in custody

On Thursday 7 November, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one offence contrary to the Identity Documents Act at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Owolabi is now in custody pending his sentencing at Wood Green Crown Court on...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Magenta Security Services backs First Aid training for licensed security officers

Magenta Security Services is strongly supporting the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) decision to require licensed security officers to undertake First Aid training from 1 April 2020. The company’s support for the move is based on the firm belief that the new...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
Swindon Magistrates Court
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Guilty plea for unlicensed security boss who claimed business was “just a hobby”

A Swindon man who claimed that his security business was “just a hobby” has pleaded guilty to working without a licence. James Barnett, the director of Gold Shield Group Ltd and its three subsidiaries, made the admission at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 17 October....
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
Antrim Crown Court
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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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How To Turn Compliance into a Competitive Business Advantage

Talking about compliance and competitive advantage in the same sentence can sound like a bit of an oxymoron, writes Andrew White, but as today’s security and risk management professionals face an ever more complex regulatory landscape, not only meeting compliance...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019