Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates' Court
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Suspended Cardiff door supervisor pleads guilty to working while unlicensed

On Wednesday 12 June, Alan Blake (35) of Cardiff pleaded guilty at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court to working as a door supervisor despite having had his licence suspended following a conviction for criminal damage at Glamorgan Valley Magistrates’ Court on 19 April...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Repeat offender Luton security boss pleads guilty to working without SIA licence

On Tuesday 4 June in Luton, Robert Dass pleaded guilty to two counts of working as an unlicensed security director and security manager contrary to the Terms and Conditions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) brought the prosecution...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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National Security Inspectorate outlines extensive plans for IFSEC and FIREX 2019

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), a partner of IFSEC International, has devised an action-packed agenda for the UK’s largest security event which is taking place at ExCeL in London from 18-20 June. Based at Stand IF2940, the NSI’s team will be involved in a wide...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The security industry has come a long way from its historical roots and is now focusing heavily on new technology, updated skills, vetting and standards as well as changing perceptions of what the sector actually entails. Mike Reddington discusses the work of the British Security...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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The Security Institute’s View

Back in 2011, The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals used its Royal Charter and the collective knowledge of The Security Institute to create a comparative standard for security. Eight years on, the post-nominals CSyP are now accepted as The Gold Standard for strategic...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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Cordant Security enhances ACS audit score from 142 to 161 following latest inspection

Cordant Security has successfully increased its Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) score from 142 to 161 in the wake of the company’s most recent audit. In years gone by, Cordant Security regularly scored in the 140s, which is a significant...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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No-show Birmingham door supervisor fined £600 and charged court costs of £7,815.56

On Monday 29 April, Birmingham resident John Mendy was found guilty (in his absence) at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. Mendy was fined £600 and required to pay court costs of £7,815. He incurred this significant fine and court costs for ignoring three formal requests from...
Posted On 07 May 2019
Luton Magistrates' Court
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Door supervisor sent to prison in wake of being caught with photocopied licence 

A Bedfordshire door supervisor has been sent to prison after being found working with a forged Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Norris Dennis, 60, was sentenced at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 24 April to 20 weeks’ immediate imprisonment. He had...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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