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Meet The Security Company: Octaga Security Services

This is the thirteenth 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...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
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Alex Hiles promoted to corporate services director’s role at Anchor Group Services

National outsourced services provider Anchor Group Services has announced the promotion of Alex Hiles to the newly-created role of corporate services director in a bid to further strengthen the organisation’s senior leadership team. Hiles has worked within the Group –...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018
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Mitie announces £14 million deal to acquire Vision Security Group from Compass

Mitie Group plc has agreed to acquire Vision Security Group Limited (VSG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Compass Group plc. VSG is a leading security services provider offering integrated security systems, security guarding and key holding services. The business operates with a...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018
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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