“UK security sector delivers double-digit export growth” reports Trade Association ADS Group

Security sector Trade Association ADS Group has published detailed annual data in its latest Outlook Report showing that export growth for the UK’s security industry is into double-digits, up by 18% on the previous year and generating somewhere in the region of £4 billion...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017

Finalists announced for 2017 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards

Professor Martin Gill CSyP, director of Perpetuity Research, has now unveiled the finalists for the inaugural UK edition of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), which are specifically designed to recognise and reward the achievements of both companies and...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Government approves Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for security and fire business sectors

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has approved the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire business sectors as well as the Emergency Systems world. The news comes at the same time the Government has announced radical changes to boost...
Posted On 24 Aug 2015
Bob Forsyth

Mitie Group plc widens managerial remit for TSM leader Bob Forsyth

Facilities management specialist Mitie Group plc has appointed Bob Forsyth (managing director of the company’s dedicated Total Security Management division) as the new managing director of its Environmental + cleaning business. Environmental + is one of the largest cleaning...
Posted On 14 Aug 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra

The EU Question

KPMG has conducted an extremely interesting economic assessment. Carried out on behalf of leading trade body ADS Group, the analysis – underpinned by in-depth interviews with industry leaders – aimed to decipher whether or not the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU)...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security

Traditional Security in a Modern World

As London played host to Operation Strong Tower – the major counter-terrorism exercise that was six months in the planning and involved 1,000 police officers across the city – and with the country still reeling in shock following tragic events overseas, it’s clear that no...
Posted On 09 Jul 2015
Raymond Clarke: CEO at Industry Qualifications

Industry Qualifications issues update on Ashley Commerce College and outlines BBC response

Following the broadcast of the BBC’s Inside Out programme back in March, during which an Industry Qualifications (IQ) Assessment Centre was exposed as operating in a fraudulent manner, IQ has been working to remove fraudulent certification, strengthen its own procedures in...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
Peter Webster

The Living Wage: Stepping in the Right Direction

Much attention is now being paid to the excellent Living Wage campaign orchestrated in the UK by the Living Wage Foundation. Why is it of such great importance for businesses and their employees operating in the private security sector? Peter Webster offers his considered...
Posted On 21 May 2015
Stuart Galloway

Best Practice in Security Training and Assessment: What should it look like?

In the April 2015 print edition of Risk UK, we carried an extremely interesting article by Industry Qualifications’ CEO Raymond Clarke designed to stimulate discussion and thinking around improvements that could be made to training and assessment practices for Security Industry...
Posted On 21 May 2015
Skills for Security's Workshop proved to be a huge success

Young students “inspired” by attendance at Skills for Security Careers Workshop

Earlier this month, a group of 16-18 year old female students attended a Security Workshop at Skills for Security’s Training Centre during which they were introduced to the security sector and career options that it has to offer. The Security Workshop in Birmingham proved to be a...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015