David Freear: Chief Operations Officer at Pilgrims Group

Pilgrims Group ranked in Top 5% of UK security companies following SIA and ISO audits

Security specialist Pilgrims Group has officially been ranked in the Top 5% of all the UK’s 800 security companies having passed two quality audits with further improved scores and zero improvement needs. Pilgrims Group bettered its previous score for the Security Industry...
Posted On 22 May 2015
Cyber security insurance is becoming a major issue for the corporates

KPMG Survey: “Senior security professionals ‘don’t trust’ cyber insurance products”

New insurance products launched to protect businesses from suffering the losses caused by cyber attacks have apparently been met with great scepticism. A KPMG survey of senior information security professionals, whose organisations are members of KPMG’s International Information...
Posted On 05 May 2015
Raymond Clarke: CEO at Industry Qualifications

IQ investigation sees 250-plus certificates for security qualifications revoked at Ashley Commerce College

Following a detailed four-week investigation process conducted in the wake of the BBC’s Inside Out programme broadcast on 23 March, Industry Qualifications has now submitted a final report on alleged fraudulent claims for certification by Ashley Commerce College. The...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015
Michael Chandler of Vanquish

Vanquish md Michael Chandler wins Outstanding Entrepreneur accolade at 2015 Best Business Awards

Michael Chandler – the managing director of Vanquish, which owns a security and investigation services company along with an executive travel business – has won the Outstanding Entrepreneur category at the 2015 Best Business Awards. Chandler was recognised for strong...
Posted On 31 Mar 2015
BBC London’s Inside Out programme relates to an undercover investigation conducted by the BBC which reveals that individuals were allegedly obtaining Security Industry Authority licence cards on a fraudulent basis by apparently cheating on examinations and paying ‘cash for qualifications’

BSIA Training Providers Section defends industry suppliers in wake of BBC’s Inside Out programme

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s Training Providers Section have spoken out in response to a BBC undercover investigation which revealed incidents of alleged malpractice at security training centres. Broadcast on Monday 23 March, BBC London’s Inside Out...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015
Carolyn Williams: technical director at the IRM

“Cost-cutting and complacency hindering Civil Service’s ability to address future risks” states IRM

Cost-cutting and complacency are impacting the ability of the Civil Service to address future risks facing the UK. That’s the considered response given by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) to a Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) inquiry addressing the future...
Posted On 17 Mar 2015
Michelle Sparsis: joining the team at Showsec

Michelle Sparsis and Roy Wise take on new support services roles at event security specialist Showsec

Showsec has taken significant steps towards the completion of a restructure of its crucial support services by announcing two key appointments. The crowd management and event security specialist has confirmed that Roy Wise will take up the new position of head of product...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015
Tavcom Training has formed a new Resettlement Division for Armed Forces leavers transitioning to roles in the private security sector

Specialist Resettlement Division for ex-Armed Forces personnel introduced by Tavcom Training

Tavcom Training, the popular supplier of detailed security systems training, has formed a new division which will focus specifically on facilitating the transition of ex-Armed Forces personnel into the security sector.  Many of those leaving the Armed Forces, of course, have the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015

Education for The Digital Age

eGuarding – a new programme of training for security officers – has been developed by security and risk management specialist Pilgrims Group to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the sector today. As David Freear outlines, this bespoke educational package is already...
Posted On 10 Jan 2015

Corporate calling

Working in a uniformed environment is very different from operating in the commercial world where every penny of the investment made in security and resilience has to be justified and is often hard won against competing commercial priorities. Jeff Little examines a new training...
Posted On 10 Dec 2014