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Meet The Security Company: Amberstone Security Limited

This is the 25th instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions on...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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Mitie’s security division agrees terms on new guarding contract with Home Office

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office, with the company’s duties commencing on Wednesday 1 April. Both security guarding and mobile patrol services will be carried out by Mitie at 27 sites across the UK ranging from Dover to...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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The Real Living Wage and the Private Security Industry

Did you know that the private security industry suffers from some of the lowest pay rates in the UK? On top of that, are you aware that there are now over five million people living with the reality of in-work poverty? Bearing those two factors in mind, ‘a fair day’s pay for a...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Daiwa reappoints Axis Group businesses to safeguard European head office

Axis Security has been re-appointed by Daiwa Capital Markets Europe to provide security guarding and reception services at the investment bank’s head office in central London. Daiwa will be working with Axis Security and Acuity, the Axis Group’s dedicated Front of House...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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Security and fire systems specialist Trigion strengthens sales team

Security and fire systems and security guarding specialist Trigion Security Services welcomes a new business development manager to the team as the business continues to strengthen its presence within the UK market. Raj Ghuman brings over 11 years of industry experience to the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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Full programme unveiled for 2020 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit

The third Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate, takes place on Wednesday 26 February at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London. Details of the full programme have now been...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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Organic sales growth of 4% posted by Securitas in Full-Year financials for 2019

Securitas has issued its Full-Year financial results for 2019. Total sales are MSEK 110 899 (101 467), with an organic sales growth of 4% (6). Operating income before amortisation stands at MSEK 5 738 (5 304). Operating margin is reported at 5.2% (5.2). Earnings per share are EK...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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Bidvest Noonan acquires security-only contracts held by Incentive Lynx Security

Bidvest Noonan has acquired the security-only contracts held by Incentive Lynx Security from the Incentive FM Group Ltd for an undisclosed fee. The move follows on from a strategic decision by the Incentive FM Group Ltd to sell-off its security guarding business and focus on its...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Changing Perceptions Through Workforce Diversity

The benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce in the security guarding sector are becoming increasingly apparent. Here, Gemma Quirke explains how the business strategy devised by solutions provider Wilson James is creating positive change through nurturing skills and talent...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Securitas moves to acquire leading electronic security company Techco Security

Securitas has reinforced its position within the electronic security market in Spain through the acquisition of Techco Security, a leading electronic security company. The purchase price is estimated to be 22 million Euros (MSEK 230).  Techco Security offers a comprehensive range...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020