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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
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SIA launches consultation on skills specifications for licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a consultation which will help to determine the content of the next generation of licence-linked qualifications for the private security industry. The consultation will run for four weeks concluding on 26 October. It’s...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Amberstone acquires Cardinal Security to form specialist Amberstone Guarding division

Two of the biggest names in the security and loss prevention sectors are to come together as part of an ambitious alliance following the announcement that the business and assets of Cardinal Security Ltd have been acquired by Amberstone from administration. The result of this...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Eurostar extend security contracts with Mitie

Mitie’s security business has been awarded two contract extensions for travel clients Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Eurostar, which together are worth £12 million per annum. The contract with SPT has been extended for a further five years and the Eurostar...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
Marc Bannister: new role at Wilson James
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Marc Bannister to lead new Northern Region for Wilson James Security

Leading security solutions provider Wilson James has merged its Midlands, North and Scottish business regions into a single combined Northern Region and, following two successful years with Wilson James as a strategic solutions consultant, Marc Bannister will head the...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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Securitas Security Services (UK) moves to acquire Milton Keynes-based MK Group Security

Securitas Security Services UK Ltd (Securitas) has announced the acquisition of Milton Keynes Security Services Ltd and its associated companies, together trading as MK Group Security. Securitas has acquired the entire shareholdings in the MK Group Security companies, the...
Posted On 03 Sep 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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Axis Security wins significant guarding contract with University College London

Axis Security, one of the UK’s leading providers of security services, has won a significant contract to provide security guarding services for University College London’s (UCL) entire estate. Some 200 security officers will protect the university’s main campus in Bloomsbury, as...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018
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Security’s Role in Keeping High Street Shops Open for Business

Tough trading conditions in the High Street right now have been well documented but, with theft and violence also on the up, the time has surely come for a radical new approach towards security. With this firmly in mind, Daniel Hardy explains the rationale behind an exciting new...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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Showtime Security Guards Ltd director sentenced and owner given prison sentence for intimidating witnesses

On Friday 27 July at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis, were sentenced, having pleaded guilty back in June for supplying unlicensed security operatives in Shropshire. Ms Francis was sentenced to a 12-month conditional...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018