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Security boss and unlicensed officer prosecuted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court

On Friday 24 January, Dudley security boss Tammy Sharman and security officer Gregory Clarke were fined at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court for offences against the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Sharman and Clarke pleaded guilty to the offences following an investigation...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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High-profile speakers added to 2020 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit Programme

The third Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), takes place on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London. The event organisers have now...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Security officer sentenced for working at school with forged SIA licence

On Friday 17 January, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court for two counts of fraud and one count of possessing documents with an improper purpose contrary to the Identity Documents Act 2010. Owolabi must now undertake an 18-month...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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Security Industry Authority to host Skills Summit for private security industry 

On Thursday 12 March, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting a Skills Summit covering how the future skills needs of the industry can be met. This one-day event is targeted at security professionals, learning and development specialists and experts in education and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020
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SIA launches consultation on Code of Conduct for private security operatives

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a six-week consultation on a draft Code of Conduct for SIA licence holders and applicants for SIA licences. The SIA is inviting the industry, licence holders and anyone with an interest in private security to have a say on the...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020
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Raising Standards: Maintaining Supply Chain Integrity in Guarding Services

The procurement of additional labour to support service delivery in the security guarding and event management sectors is common practice and gives companies the flexibility to scale operations effectively. When professionally managed, this extension of the labour force ensures...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Meet The Security Company: Bidvest Noonan

This is the 24th 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 key questions...
Posted On 20 Dec 2019
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Unlicensed Cwmbran security boss pleads guilty in Magistrates’ Court

On Monday 2 December at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court, Nicholas Seabrook of Cwmbran pleaded guilty to being an unlicensed security director and failing to provide information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Seabrook was bailed pending a financial investigation. Seabrook...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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West Yorkshire security boss and unlicensed door supervisor found guilty

The former director of a security firm has pleaded guilty to repeatedly deploying an unlicensed door supervisor to venues around Leeds. Haidar Mumtaz, formerly of 2 B Secure Ltd from Keighley in West Yorkshire, sent Steven Hare from Bradford to work on security duties at the...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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Latest SIA campaign aims to address acts of violence against security staff

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has launched a campaign to promote safer workplaces for security staff. The #SaferWorkplaces campaign will encourage security operatives to report acts of violence against them. It’s also aimed at employers and venue managers to remind them...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019