Peter Webster

CSAS: A Power for Good?

First established by the Police Reform Act back in 2002, Community Safety Accreditation Schemes (CSAS) are realising a significant impact on the private security sector. Peter Webster outlines exactly how and why more security companies are being afforded enhanced powers in their...
Posted On 22 Sep 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security

Gender Imbalance and The Security Business Sector

What more can and, indeed, must be done to encourage greater numbers of females to take up careers within the UK’s security business sector? David Ward offers some considered opinions on the matter. The issue of skills and staff shortages is one which affects the security...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
The Old Bailey in central London

Company directors ordered to pay six-figure confiscation sum under Proceeds of Crime Act

On Tuesday 1 September, two security company directors appeared before the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey in London. John Anah and Tony O’Gonna, co-directors of ANCO UK Ltd, AA Guarding Ltd and Metro Guards UK Ltd were ordered to pay a confiscation totalling £666,697...
Posted On 08 Sep 2015
Securitas' new state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre in Milton Keynes

Securitas completes state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre in Buckinghamshire

Building work is now finalised on a state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre (SOC) for Securitas in Milton Keynes which will play host to the company’s Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) – built to conform with BS EN 50518 standards – as well as its all-new and...
Posted On 03 Sep 2015

20th Anniversary of V Festival safeguarded in Staffordshire by Showsec’s event management skills

Crowd management and event security specialist Showsec has been commended for the company’s part in making last weekend’s V Festival 20th Anniversary celebrations in Staffordshire a memorable, safe and secure occasion. The Leicester-based Security Industry Authority...
Posted On 25 Aug 2015
TC Security Services has just scored 163 in its latest SIA ACS audit

SIA audit confirms TC Security Services’ place in Top 2% of ACS-listed companies

TC Security Services, part of TC Facilities Management, has just registered an Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) audit score of 163. The business has retained its position in the Top 2% of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) listed companies within the ACS while also...
Posted On 24 Aug 2015
Peter Webster

A Measure of Accountability

If any business sector wants to be taken seriously and not become commoditised, there’s a requirement to provide its customer base with a set of benchmarks by which ongoing effectiveness can be measured. Peter Webster outlines why the lack of independently collated, audited and...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015

Security company, director and two officers sentenced in wake of SIA investigation

On Monday 3 August 2015 at Walsall Magistrates’ Court, a security company – Louis Alexander Ltd, based at the Trent Business Centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire – the company director and two security officers deployed by the company were sentenced for various offences...
Posted On 11 Aug 2015
Chris Wisely: Managing Director at Axis Security

Developing the Security Profession

Rather than be considered some kind of regulatory or contractual burden, Chris Wisely explains exactly why security training ought to be viewed for what it is – a widespread benefit to any organisation that, if conducted in a detailed and appropriate fashion, far outweighs the...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015
Elizabeth France: chairman of the Security Industry Authority

Regulator publishes findings of Equality and Diversity Survey for the private security sector

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) recently commissioned independent research to help underpin and inform a better understanding of employment profiles, patterns and barriers for women, ethnic minorities and any other individuals that share protected characteristics in the...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015