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
Basildon Crown Court
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Essex security director ordered to pay out after supplying unlicensed security officers at West London school

On Friday 8 March at Basildon Crown Court, John Raymond Daley of Kilnwood Avenue Hockley in Essex was ordered to pay a confiscation of £25,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act and also prosecution costs of £11,000. The court order follows on from Daley’s conviction of six...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Axis Group delivers ‘first-of-its-kind’ lone worker protection at Old Spitalfields Market

Axis Group has introduced ‘next generation’ lone worker protection technology at the iconic Old Spitalfields Market to support its client in delivering the highest levels of Duty of Care for the site’s occupiers and their staff. Axis Cleaning and Support...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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Convicted Wiltshire security boss must pay £84,000 as proceeds of crime or face two-year jail term

A Wiltshire security firm boss has had assets of over £80,000 confiscated after being convicted of providing unlicensed security officers to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, the former owner of Taghna Security Services, has 28 days to comply with the Proceeds of...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019