The Security Industry Authority (SIA) recently announced it will be accepting applications for business licensing from April 2014. In order to help organisations gain a greater understanding of the SIA’s requirements and the impact business licensing will have on the services organisations currently provide, NSI will be holding two complimentary half-day seminars at its headquarters in Maidenhead on 26 February 2014.
The NSI seminars will be of interest to those organisations working in the relevant licensable sectors* and will include presentations from industry experts. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions related to their organisations’ circumstances. The following content will be included within the seminar:
- The fundamental requirements of business licensing
- How to demonstrate competence in order to gain a business licence
- The penalties for operating without a business licence
- Timeframes and why it is important to act quickly
Kay Aitkin, NSI Services Delivery Director comments “It is vital for organisations providing licensable activities to be prepared for business licensing. NSI understands the impact this will have and through our seminar we aim to educate and prepare organisations for this fundamental change”.
Individuals wishing to attend should book on line at www.nsi.org.uk/our-services/our-schemes/new-business-licensing/
*The licensable sectors that will be impacted by mandatory business licensing are Security Guarding, Cash and Valuables in Transit, Close Protection, Door Supervision, Public Space Surveillance, Key Holding, Immobilisation of vehicles (in Northern Ireland only).