Abbey Petkar
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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
Abbey Petkar
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Magenta Security Services urges support for Regulator’s ‘next generation’ licence qualifications

Magenta Security Services believes it’s vital that the industry engages with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to develop the ‘next generation’ of licence qualifications. This follows on from the launch of a month-long consultation process by the SIA which...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018
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Security Industry Authority launches consultation on Approved Contractor Scheme eligibility criteria requirements

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a consultation on the revised eligibility and ‘fit and proper’ criteria requirements for private security businesses seeking approval to the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). The criteria have been updated as part of the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
Peter Sherry
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New Skills for Security Training Centre brings apprenticeships to the North West

The private security sector’s skills body, Skills for Security, has opened a new Training Centre in Cheshire, bringing its security apprenticeships to the North West for the first time. The location provides training on Skills for Security’s apprenticeships, as well as bespoke...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
Louise McCree
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‘Mastery’, ‘Autonomy’ and ‘Purpose’: Motivation in the Private Security Industry

As Louise McCree correctly points out, security team members are responsible for continuing to keep the places we visit safe and secure. They’re required to remain vigilant and are accountable if a breach should occur. In addition, a number of security staff work long hours...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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273 UK security companies “in Danger” according to latest Plimsoll Market Analysis

The 1,450 largest companies in the security industry have been assessed, valued and rated by Plimsoll Publishing on their attractiveness for takeover. Based on this month’s data, the Plimsoll Publishing Market Analysis has rated no less than 273 companies as being ‘in...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

Security budgets are very often frozen at present. In parallel, vertical markets are now more competitive than ever. In a buyers’ market, and whether we like it or not, price can be the issue that ultimately decides which suppliers are chosen by buyers, but does it have to be...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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Workforce Management Software for Security Operatives: Selecting the Right Solution

Workforce management software comes in different forms, but all of them claim they will help your security services company run more effectively. Which solution are you going to believe in? Mark Folmer outlines seven key questions you should ask to find the right software for...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018
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Entries open and new categories added for 2019’s UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards

The entry process for the 2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) has opened, with the event organiser calling for nominations. The UK OSPAs are now in their third year and form part of a global awards scheme currently running in eight countries in order to...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
Louise McCree
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Recruitment Strategies in the Security Industry

Over the coming months and years, one of the more significant challenges security businesses will face is the ability to recruit trained, qualified and experienced candidates. That challenge will only heighten when Brexit realises a significant demographic shift in the...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018