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SIA CEO responds to Magenta Security leader’s observations on ACS proposals

On 22 July, Abbey Petkar (managing director of Magenta Security) expressed “deep concerns and disappointment” in relation to recent decisions taken by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) on the Regulator’s Approved Contractor Scheme. Now, SIA CEO Ian Todd has chosen Risk Xtra...
Posted On 06 Aug 2019
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Security Industry Authority on hunt for additional duo of non-executive directors

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the Regulator for the private security industry which provides a critical public service by helping to reduce criminality while raising standards and recognising quality service delivered across the sector – is now seeking to...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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Magenta Security expresses “disappointment” in recent SIA decisions over ACS

Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security, has expressed “deep concerns and disappointment” in relation to recent decisions taken by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) on the Regulator’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). Petkar told Risk Xtra: “As...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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SIA and HMRC join forces to crack down on exploitation of security workers

Last week, from 10-12 July, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and HMRC carried out joint operations in London, Cardiff and Newcastle to identify illegal working practices and tax fraud in the private security industry. Teams attended 65 venues and spoke to over 100 security...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Axis Security’s Mercury Shopping Centre Team wins ‘Security Team of the Year’

Axis Security’s team of officers based at The Mercury Shopping Centre in Romford has been awarded ‘Security Team of the Year’ at The Sceptre Awards 2019. The Sceptre Awards promote excellence by recognising Best Practice and the best people operating within the Shopping Centre...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Entries open for Fifth Annual Gordon McLanaghan Award for Security Innovation

Global MSC Security has announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Gordon McLanaghan Award, which recognises an individual, project team or organisation that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to achieve a technical security solution. The fifth annual...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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IFSEC and FIREX International hailed “a great success” for National Security Inspectorate

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) shared in the success of this year’s IFSEC and FIREX International exhibitions at London’s ExCeL as the integrated events proved important forums for approved companies and applicants, as well as key industry stakeholders, to engage...
Posted On 30 Jun 2019
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Convicted Portadown security company owner jailed for breaching probation

On Thursday 20 June, Steven Nixon (47) of Portadown – the owner of Eventsafe Security – was imprisoned for four months. Nixon ignored his 100 hours of community service order which was part of the sentence handed down to him at Antrim Crown Court on 12 December last...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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SIA launches #SaferNightsOut campaign to address violence in night-time economy

Private security industry regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is running a national campaign in June and July that aims to make the night-time economy a safer place for both security personnel and people on nights out. The campaign, which kicked off on Monday 17 June,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Suspended Cardiff door supervisor pleads guilty to working while unlicensed

On Wednesday 12 June, Alan Blake (35) of Cardiff pleaded guilty at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court to working as a door supervisor despite having had his licence suspended following a conviction for criminal damage at Glamorgan Valley Magistrates’ Court on 19 April...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019