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
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Private security industry joins ‘App Economy’ as demand for UK security roles set to reach record high

Demand for security jobs in the UK has increased rapidly in the past two years in light of heightened security measures being taken as a result of terror attack threats. Consequently, the UK’s private security sector – which is currently worth £5 billion per annum and £265...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
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Project Griffin counter-terrorism training for security officers runs in central Glasgow

On Tuesday 28 November, security operatives from in and around Glasgow attended Project Griffin counter-terrorism training at The Cathouse, a music venue on Union Street in the centre of the city. This was the first in a series of Project Griffin training sessions specifically...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017
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Outstanding Security Performance Awards return to UK for March 2018 presentations

Following the huge success of the inaugural UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) earlier this year, the awards scheme will be returning in 2018. The UK OSPAs are part of a global awards scheme currently running in eight countries and designed to recognise and reward...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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