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
Baroness Ruth Henig CBE
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Baroness Ruth Henig appointed chair of Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority

After an eight-year term as chairman of the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority (CSPRA), Lord Alex Carlile CBE QC has stepped down from the role and passed the baton to The Security Institute’s President Baroness Ruth Henig CBE. The CSPRA is the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
Coventry Magistrates Court
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Disqualified West Midlands security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

A disqualified West Midlands security boss who had his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence revoked last year has been prosecuted once again after re-starting his operation the very next day despite the revocation being in place. On Monday 11 March at Coventry...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
Chester Magistrates Court
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Chester-based security company boss fined for employing unlicensed door supervisor

A Chester security boss has been fined over £2,000 for employing an unlicensed door supervisor. Stephen Young, the director of Loc 19 Chester, was sentenced at Chester Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 March after pleading guilty to supplying Philip Evans to work on the door of a...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019