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Popular Thought Leadership Summit returns to UK OSPAs line-up in February 2019

On Thursday 28 February, attending professionals from the UK’s security business sector will once again be given the opportunity to listen to the views aired by a line-up of first class speakers and contribute to matters affecting the industry at the Thought Leadership...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Security Industry Authority promotes safer security at Brighton’s student haunts

On Friday 30 November, members of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) South East Partnerships and Interventions team and Sussex Police officers visited Brighton’s top student pubs and clubs to share Best Practice guidance on safer physical intervention for door...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Meet The Security Company: Verifile

This is the fourteenth 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 30 Nov 2018
Kevin Thomas (of the Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service) being presented with the 2018 Gordon McLanaghan Award by Cleo Lake, the Lord Mayor of Bristol (Photo: Jon Craig)
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Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service wins 2018 Global MSC Security Gordon McLanaghan Award

The Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has won the 2018 Gordon McLanaghan Award bestowed by Global MSC Security. This prestigious accolade is presented annually in memory of the late Gordon McLanaghan, former Bristol City Council CCTV and Emergency Control Room manager, and...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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Axis Security wins Security Guarding Company of the Year at 2018 IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards

Axis Security has been named Security Guarding Company of the Year at this year’s IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards: the fourth time the business has achieved this industry accolade at the UBM-organised ceremony. The company continues to experience great success with its...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
Angus Darroch-Warren CSyP FSyI
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Demonstrating the Value of Today’s Security Professionals

As a security consultant, Angus Darroch-Warren is often asked to support procurement teams with their selection of service providers, whether they be fencing contractors, integrators, CCTV installers, security guarding companies or other specialists in areas such as Hostile...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

“Failing to plan is planning to fail…” That’s a famous quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin, of course, who was known as the ‘father of time management’. It sums up the way in which Rick Mounfield believes the security professionals of today...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £18,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 9 November at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove (52) of Llanberis Road in Caernarfon was ordered to pay over £18,000 for his previous convictions including working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Pursglove’s previous convictions were for...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Wiltshire security boss who deceived school by supplying unlicensed security officers pleads guilty

A Wiltshire security company boss has pleaded guilty to providing unlicensed security officers to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, who’s the owner of Taghna Security Services, had supplied up to 40 unlicensed staff to the school over the course of a...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Unlicensed manager prosecuted for providing false information as part of SIA investigation

In October last year, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) began an investigation into Irfan Dogan, owner and manager of Cobra Security Services based in Leicester. As the investigation progressed, Dogan’s licence expired on 8 January 2018, but he continued to operate as the...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018