Chester Magistrates Court
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Chester door supervisor convicted for working with forged SIA licence

Philip Evans has been convicted of working as a door supervisor with a forged Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Evans was sentenced at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 4 April, having pleaded guilty to the offence at a previous hearing on 12 March.  The Judge...
Posted On 08 Apr 2019
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Former Telford security training director jailed for falsifying industry qualifications

On Friday 29 March, Shamin Uddin – former director of the SAS Training Academy Ltd in Telford, Shropshire – was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court to eight months’ imprisonment for falsifying examination papers for individuals seeking to gain a Security...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Post-review changes to Approved Contractor Scheme enforced by Security Industry Authority

Changes have now come into effect following the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) comprehensive review of its Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses. This is the culmination of what’s described as a “root and branch” review of...
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
Eric Stuart QPM
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Eric Stuart elected as next chair for United Kingdom Crowd Management Association

The United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) has announced its newly-elected chair to replace Showsec’s managing director Mark Harding, who’s standing down from the pro bono position after ten years in office. Eric Stuart QPM, director of Gentian Events, is...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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£300,000 confiscated from South Wales security director in wake of SIA investigation

A South Wales man has been ordered to pay £300,000 at Cardiff Crown Court for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Billy Jones of Pontypridd was director of BJ Securities Ltd and proven to be operating his...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
Crewe Magistrates' Court
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Duo of unlicensed security operatives plead guilty at Crewe Magistrates’ Court

An unlicensed door supervisor and the boss who deployed him with a fraudulent licence have been convicted of offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and the Fraud Act 2006. On Tuesday 26 March, Michael Flood of Pulford Road in Winsford pleaded guilty at Crewe...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Meet The Security Company: Esoteric Ltd

This is the seventeenth 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 29 Mar 2019
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Buyers and suppliers converge at Forum Events’ Total Security Summit 2019

It’s predicted that the global physical security market will grow in value from $84.1 billion last year to $119.4 billion by 2023. According to analysis from ResearchandMarkets, that’s equivalent to a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.3%. What’s more, the electronic access...
Posted On 28 Mar 2019
Malcolm Cheshire
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Knife Crime: A Medical Emergency Perspective

The psychosocial causes of knife crime remain a matter of ongoing debate, with no clear prospect of an early resolution. However, the consequences arising from stabbings, which are often fatal due to severe blood loss (ie haemorrhaging), are very much a matter of immediate...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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NSI further strengthens industry partnerships at 2019 Summit in Birmingham

The 2019 edition of the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) annual Summit gathered over 250 approved company representatives and key industry stakeholders on 21 March at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. Supported by IFSEC International and attended by senior...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019