We cast our eye over the main stories impacting the security industry, including, Kanye West’s former bodyguard is calling the rapper a “bully” and is threatening to sue for damages after West accused him of breaking a confidentiality agreement.
There is an age-old adage, which states that in this world ‘you get what you pay for’ and nowhere is this truer than in the Protection Industry.
As someone who runs their own security company, I know this only too well. However, this lesson was firmly reinforced after I rashly agreed to take on a job that my gut had warned me to avoid.
We cast our eye over the main stories impacting the security industry. Here’s what’s appeared on the radar since the last issue.
It can be difficult to maintain medical training with the pressures of schedules, but whether it’s online or hands on, the importance of on-going medical training should not be forgotten or underestimated.
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has opened the booking for their annual Stakeholder Conference, which takes place at the Oval cricket ground on Tuesday 13th March 2018.
Yesterday the Security Industry Authority (SIA) published their findings from the extensive consultation that took place in phase one of the project to review the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS).
At Teesside Crown Court, on 30 June 2017, Security Director, Christopher Catchpole was sentenced to 32 months imprisonment following a guilty plea to offences of money laundering, supplying an unlicensed security operative and being the director of a security company without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence.
On 24 March, the Security Industry Authority will stop issuing paper-based licence applications and from 7th April, the SIA will no longer accept the outdated paper-based applications.* Charlotte Jennings, Deputy Director Operations, said: “At the SIA we are committed to providing an easier, cheaper and quicker licensing service to all our customers. […]
Security bosses jailed for immigration and security offences 18 March 2014 On Friday [14 March], a director and manager of a security company were given custodial sentences, at Woolwich Crown Court, for security and immigration offences. Anthony Okoh, 45, and Victor Chiazor, 50, ran the security company Blue Feather Guarding Ltd without the necessary Security […]
New Chair of SIA 17 January 2014 Today [15 January], Elizabeth France CBE began her new role as the Chair of the Security Industry Authority. Mrs France has extensive experience in the criminal justice sector and is the non-executive Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints. Following an open selection process, Bill Matthews has […]
SIA to host business licensing roadshow 11 September 2013 The Security Industry Authority will be hosting a series of short briefings throughout the UK in October and November for security business representatives. The briefings will be used to explain the Government’s intention to introduce regulation that will require businesses operating in the private security […]
SIA News 6 August 2013 The Security Industry Authority has signed a five year, £13 million contract with Tata Consultancy Services Limited. Following the completion of a tendering process, TCS were assessed to be the most competitive based on the pre-defined evaluation criteria. The contract is for new systems to support the delivery […]
New SIA licence application service with Post Office The Security Industry Authority is developing a new and easier way for individual applicants to apply for their SIA licence. An agreement has been signed with the Post Office to launch the new service. The service will be introduced this autumn and will make applying for […]
Home Office Seeks SIA Board Member The Home Office is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Board Member to the SIA’s Board with private security industry experience. The person will contribute to the overall strategic direction and corporate oversight of the organisation. Along with other Board members he or she will ensure that through appropriate […]
News From the SIA – 20 March 2013 A Northamptonshire security director has been order to pay £2,400 and sentenced to 250 community punishment order after pleading guilty of working illegally. Ian Matthew Taylor, 40, ran Shadow Protection Services Ltd, supplying door staff to venues in the Wellingborough area. In September 2010, the Security […]
SIA and Met Police in London-wide crackdown The Security Industry Authority supported law enforcement partners on Friday night [07 Dec] as part of a Metropolitan Police crackdown. Operation Condor is aimed at combating illegal activity in the night time economy across all London boroughs. This is the latest police operation targeting those who flout licensing […]