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IPSA member company STM Security Group (UK) achieves prestigious NSI Guarding Gold approval

STM Security Group (UK) Ltd has received confirmation that the business has achieved National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Guarding Gold approval following its recent audit. This recognises compliance with both BS 7499 for security guarding and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems....
Posted On 23 Mar 2016
Melker Schörling
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Marie Ehrling takes on chairmanship of Securitas in wake of Melker Schörling stepping down

Melker Schörling joined Securitas’ Board of Directors when he was appointed as the company’s new CEO back in 1987. At the time, the business operated exclusively in Sweden and had some 5,000 employees. Today, the Securitas Group is active in 53 countries and boasts upward...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016
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Securitas encourages diversity with celebration to mark International Women’s Day 2016

As part of the organisation’s key focus on creating a greater and more diverse workforce, Securitas has held its first ‘Women in Security’ celebrations at its new Operations Centre in Milton Keynes. The event, which was held on Tuesday 8 March to mark International Women’s...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Aminex Security Services Limited prosecuted for providing unlicensed officer

On Tuesday 23 February, Kingsley Okeiyi – the director of Aminex Security Services Limited – was found guilty at Westminster Magistrates Court for providing an unlicensed security officer. The court heard that, at the beginning of September 2014 when Security Industry...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016
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Red Rose Select Services Ltd directors and security officers plead guilty following SIA investigation

On Thursday 4 February at Accrington Magistrates Court, Robert and Katherine Taylor (directors) and Paul Dickinson of Red Rose Select Services Ltd in Accrington were sentenced for deploying unlicensed security officers. Anjam Javed and Philip Sultana also pleaded guilty to...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
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Bloomberg’s 2016 survey places Securitas in Top 400 list of UK’s best employers

Security solutions specialist Securitas has been ranked among the UK’s Top 400 employers following an independent survey carried out on behalf of Bloomberg, the global business and financial information news leader. The detailed survey was conducted last October by Statista for...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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KSS Keyholding Ltd fined for supplying unlicensed security officers in wake of SIA investigation

On Thursday 28 January 2016, Kevin Jones and Karl Francis of KSS Keyholding Ltd pleaded guilty to providing unlicensed security officers at a school in Shrewsbury and were duly sentenced at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) and West Mercia Police...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
Neil Barham: Operations Director at Trigion Security Services
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Securing a Living Wage in Security Guarding

It’s probably true to suggest that money cannot buy you happiness, but earning a fair wage in return for your day’s work can significantly improve the quality of your life and, indeed, your business output, writes Neil Barham. That’s exactly why, as a business, Trigion...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016
Andrew Hallam: Managing Director of Unipart Security Solutions
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Solving The Productivity Puzzle

The latest official figures suggest that, last year, the productivity gap between Britain and the rest of the G7 nations is now at its greatest since comparable records began back in 1991. In fact, every G7 member – except for Japan – is presently ahead of us...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016
James Kelly: CEO of the BSIA
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BSIA to serve as member of Challenge Group tasked with reviewing the Security Industry Authority

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has accepted an invitation from the Home Office to become a member of the Challenge Group that will help in steering the direction of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) review process which began on Monday 11 January 2016. The...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016