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Hinkley Point C: Delay Highlights Utilities Sector Security Fears

The latest delay in the Government’s decision to back Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation at Hinkley Point C highlights fears over the security of the country’s utilities, writes Chris Plimley. It’s widely thought that fear about allowing China such close...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016
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Security companies fined over death of security officer in wake of HSE investigation

Two security companies have been fined after a security officer died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Javaid Iqbal, a 29 year-old father of three, was employed by London-based KK Security Services Ltd as a security officer on a construction site in Leigh, Wigan. KK Security...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016
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Axis Group wins contract to provide security and reception services at Pinners Hall

BNP Paribas Real Estate, a specialist division of the financial services group BNP Paribas, has chosen two Axis Group companies to provide security guarding and Front of House services for the prestigious offices at 105 Old Broad Street in central London. Based in the very heart...
Posted On 12 Aug 2016
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G4S Group wins new contracts worth £1.4 billion in first half of 2016

In the first half of the year, the G4S Group won new contracts worth a total value of £1.4 billion, while revenue from its continuing businesses increased by 5.1%. When combined with the “positive effect” of the company’s productivity programmes, this produced a...
Posted On 11 Aug 2016
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Organic sales growth “exceptionally strong” for Securitas in January-June Interim Report

Organic sales growth was “exceptionally strong” for Securitas in Q2 2016, driven by “good portfolio development” and extra sales continuing at “record high levels”. Alf Göransson, the company’s president and CEO, commented: “The...
Posted On 11 Aug 2016
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Sodexo announces support for Stoddart Review of FM and workplace productivity

The Stoddart Review was launched at the BIFM’s annual ThinkFM conference back in May and is an initiative with a single goal – to make the UK’s C-Suite appreciate the role of facilities management and real estate in ongoing workplace productivity. The Stoddart Review has...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Ultimate Security wins prestigious Broadgate Estates guarding contract valued at £20 million

Broadgate Estates has appointed Ultimate Security Services as its new partner for security guarding services at two of the property specialist’s key developments, namely More London and London Bridge City. The three-year deal is worth £4 million per annum. The contract,...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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ARCINOVA appoints pharma security expert Pilgrims Group to safeguard R&D facility

ARCINOVA, a leading global provider of R&D services to the pharmaceutical industry, has announced the appointment of Pilgrims Group as its chosen supplier of security guarding and general security services for its newly-acquired site in Alnwick, Northumberland. ARCINOVA is a...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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The Living Wage: Finding a New Payment Structure for the Security Industry

The law of unintended consequences inevitably comes into play when new Government legislation impacts on market mechanisms. This is certainly the case with the introduction of the Living Wage on 1 April 2016 for the security industry. As Stuart Lodge observes, there have been...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
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Axis Group invests in new Health and Safety reporting technology developed by Santia Consulting

The Axis Group – one of the UK’s fastest-growing security, Front of House and support services organisations – is further enhancing its Health and Safety compliance as a result of using Reportline, a new incident reporting service developed by Cardiff-based Santia...
Posted On 06 Jun 2016