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Security Industry Authority awards major digital services contract to Version 1

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has awarded a major digital services contract to Version 1. The IT service provider will now take over support for STeP, the SIA’s online licensing system, in May of this year. Version 1, which was established over 20 years ago, specialises...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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“Unparalleled” conference programme announced for NSI’s 2019 Summit

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has unveiled an “unparalleled” conference programme for the organisation’s forthcoming NSI Summit supported by IFSEC International and which takes place on Thursday 21 March at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham....
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
James Chittil (left) and Will Adams
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String of new contract wins delivers perfect 10th Anniversary for Integrity Security Group

One of the West Midlands’ fastest-growing independent security businesses is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in style by securing a clutch of new contracts. The Integrity Security Group, which was formed by local entrepreneur and managing director Will Adams, has seen its...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Independent survey finds high level of customer satisfaction with SIA’s online licensing system

An independent survey commissioned by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has found that more than three quarters of customers are satisfied with the Regulator’s licence application process. The same Customer Satisfaction Survey found that almost 90% of individual licence...
Posted On 05 Feb 2019
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Magenta Security’s leader highlights need for industry to support public services

A combination of uncertainty over Brexit negotiations and recent cutbacks in other areas of police funding has highlighted an opportunity for the private security industry to support public services. That’s the firm belief of Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Jailed company director stole identities to supply “fake” security personnel at festivals

Lee Szuchnik, the director of a South Wales company that supplied events with bogus security staff using false identities, has been jailed for two years and three months at Cardiff Crown Court. His fellow director at LS Armour, namely Erica Lloyd, was handed a suspended sentence....
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
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Dardan Security appoints former British Army commander Andrew Buxton as head of client services

Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Dardan Security has appointed former British Army commander of intelligence and surveillance, Major Andrew Buxton, as the company’s new head of client services. With over 30 years’ operational experience within the British...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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SIA launches new consultation exercise focused on licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has just launched a new consultation to help determine the content of the next generation of compulsory qualifications for licensed operatives in the private security industry. This new consultation will run for four weeks until Monday 11...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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Unlicensed security boss given prison sentence for “blatant” and “premeditated” fraud

On 12 December 2018 at Antrim Crown Court, Steven Ian Nixon (47) of Portadown – the owner of Eventsafe Security – was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment for fraud and three months for supplying unlicensed security operatives. Both jail sentences were...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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IOPC’s Ian Todd appointed as next chief executive at Security Industry Authority

Elizabeth France CBE, chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has announced the appointment of Ian Todd FRSA FCMI as the Regulator’s new chief executive. Todd succeeds Dave Humphries who has served as interim CEO since the departure of Alan Clamp at the end of...
Posted On 07 Jan 2019