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Advance expands London portfolio
Security guarding, mobile and technologies service provider Advance Security UK Limited today announced two prestigious contract wins which further expand the company’s impressive central London portfolio. A leading City located global banking organisation has signed a three year contract with Advance for the provision of a multi-skilled security team incorporating concierge, reception and control room duties. This win adds to a significant list of banking and financial services providers who rely on Advance’s expertise in this field. ‘The Knightsbridge’, one of London’s most exclusi...
Mitie launches hunt for graduate leaders of the future
MITIE, the strategic outsourcing company, today announces its first graduate leadership programme designed to identify the future leaders of the business and fast-track them into management across the company. “A career with MITIE will give the most talented graduates the opportunity to experience every aspect of our business first hand and to lead sizeable teams early on in their careers,” said Ruby McGregor-Smith, Chief Executive of MITIE.  “Our 56,000 employees are our greatest asset and deserve the very best leadership.  We are seeking graduates with the passion, personality, ambit...
Reliance wins ROSPA award for commercial and business services
For the fourth year running, Reliance Security Services has been announced Winner of the Gold RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Commercial and Business Services Sector Occupational Health & Safety Award. The RoSPA Awards are an annual event recognising the most outstanding performances in Health and Safety by companies or organisations.  Entrants must be able to demonstrate a robust and high quality safety management system together with a minimum of four years' consistently excellent or continuously improving health and safety performance. The award was presented by ...
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TATE officer wins BSIA award for “Best Newcomer”
A TATE Britain security officer has won a Best Newcomer award in the London round of the British Security Industry Association's Annual Security Officer Awards 2010, presented by James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, at a ceremony in London on May 21st. Emma Bodenham, 22, works for Wilson James Ltd and is based at the TATE Britain Gallery. She was nominated for the award following her quick transition from the hospitality industry to the security industry where her hard work and dedication has already earned her the position of a trusted member on the security team. Graham Dunkley, Secur...
G4S publishes 2009 CSR report
G4S UK & Ireland has published its Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 2009. This report outlines the steps G4S took last year to continue its journey of embedding its commitment to CSR into every facet of the business throughout the UK and Ireland. David Taylor-Smith and Ian Nisbet, CEOs of G4S’s Secure Solutions and Cash Solutions businesses in the UK and Ireland commented: “We are delighted to produce our second CSR report for G4S in the UK and Ireland. As you will see from this review of our performance in 2009, although we are still in the early stages of our CSR journey, w...
Security conference of the year (SCY’10)
Insafe International Ltd held its fourth Security Conference of the Year (SCY’10) on 22nd April at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz World conference centre within the legendary Brooklands banked circuit, the birthplace of British Motor Racing. Opening the event, SCY co-founder and conference facilitator Alan Townsend, welcomed over eighty delegates from numerous industry sectors including representatives from financial institutions, retail, cash in transit, insurance and travel industries. Alan outlined the arrangements for the day and explained that SCY was intended to bring delegates a new a...
Advance achieves accreditation hat trick
Advance Security’s commitment to industry certification has been further cemented by being the first security company to receive the BS 25999 British Standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM). Having already achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety accreditation, Advance is currently the only professional security organisation to have secured all three standards. The manned guarding, key holding and technologies service provider was independently recommended by the NSI to receive BS 25999 following a rigorous, two-part auditing proces...
IPSA to provide quality assurance for NTIPDU courses
The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) and the National Training Inspectorate for Professional Dog Users (NTIPDU) have formed an alliance to provide Quality Assurance and certification for selected specialist courses designed by the NTIPDU. The National Training Inspectorate for Professional Dog Users has been supporting the security dog industry since 2002, has discovered a reluctance from existing awarding bodies to accredit and certify courses which involve assessing the security dog with its handler. Many roles involving the use of a trained security dog are substantia...
KCS group forms new strategic alliance
A new strategic alliance has been created bringing together three international risk management and business development consultancies, with extended network of services. KCS Group Europe Limited (based in the UK), Tesco Consulting (based in Hungary) and Austrian-based, Karner Management Consulting will be joining forces under the KCS Group banner to offer their combined services to international groups in need of business development support, introductions, strategic intelligence and risk management services, both in new and existing markets around the world. The principals are Stuart Poole-...
Former Wimbledon head of security to speak at IFSEC 2010
G4S Secure Solutions (UK), part of the international security solutions provider G4S plc, will be a key speaker at IFSEC 2010, the world’s leading annual security event, in Birmingham 10 - 13 May. The event, to be held at Birmingham’s NEC, is aimed at uniting over 25,000 security professionals with more than 600 of the world’s leading companies.  This event will be “the meeting place” for those looking to source security solutions and those looking to network with peers. Richard Oxborrow, G4S’s Security Solutions Architect, will be speaking at the event. The former Wimbledon Cham...
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