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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Tom Ford speaks to Risk Xtra about what he has observed when stepping into the security industry and airs his views on the key role Trade Associations have to play when it comes to driving the industry forward. Two weeks before starting at the...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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“IT industry must balance innovation with risk to succeed in 2020” states CompTIA

The global information technology (IT) industry heads into 2020 balancing its drive to produce new products and services with the need to address issues that are often by-products of innovation. That’s according to the ‘IT Industry Outlook 2020’ report produced...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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Tom Ford appointed membership development manager at BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed Tom Ford as the Trade Association’s new membership development manager. Ford’s background is within managing client accounts and developing client relationships for a variety of Trade Associations and...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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“Risk of major fire tragedy remains” claims ECA in wake of ‘Raising The Bar’ consultation

The risk of further fire tragedies following the fatal Grenfell Tower blaze has been raised by leading engineering services Trade Association the ECA in its response to the ‘Raising The Bar’ consultation. In the aftermath of the tragic blaze at the Grenfell Tower high-rise block...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
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David Snook: An Obituary

It is with great sadness that the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) reports the death of David Snook, who lost his battle with cancer on Sunday 13 October at the age of 69. Snook was a huge supporter of the Trade Association and, indeed, was awarded the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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BSIA appoints John MacAskill as new director of manpower and export

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed John MacAskill as the Trade Association’s new director of manpower and export. MacAskill has been promoted from his previous role at the BSIA and will now oversee the manpower sections of the Association, as...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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IPSA set to mark 60th Anniversary with celebration event at Botanical Gardens

The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) is to mark its 60th Anniversary by celebrating with its members. The Trade Association representing both companies and individuals operating across the security business sector will hold a celebration luncheon at the...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019
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2019 British Security Awards winners unveiled by British Security Industry Association

The national winners of the British Security Awards 2019 have been announced. Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and held at the London Grosvenor Marriott Hotel, the awards showcased the national finals of the Security Personnel of the Year categories,...
Posted On 15 Jul 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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BSIA Briefing

Recently, a story appeared in the national media about how a robbery was thwarted due to the in situ security measures which scared the criminals away. Situations like this make us reflect on the fundamental roots of security and the reasons why it exists in the first place. With...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019