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First Ever G4S Cash Strike as 1200 Staff Walk Out
Major national retailers and banks are facing cash shortages on Monday the 4th of December as members of the GMB union at G4S begin a strike action. Retailers that are expected to be affected include Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Wetherspoons as well as some banks including Barclays, HSBC and Santander. G4S Cash who employ the striking members is a leader in its field within the UK. It is part of the G4S group who are currently the second largest private security company in the UK next to Mitie. This strike action comes as a blow to G4S who made headlines earlier this year with its acquisition o...
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Skills for Security appoints New Non-Executive Director
Skills for Security, the UK's largest fire and security apprenticeship provider, today announces the appointment of Arevika Stepanian to the Board as a Director of Corporate Relations (Non-Executive), with immediate effect. In her role as a Director of Corporate Relations at Skills for Security, Arevika will be working with channel partners and media affiliates to increase the support of, and sponsorship for, a robust skills pipeline for the UK electrotechnical sector, with a focus on fire and security. It’s vital that all companies are encouraged to support the goal of Skills for Securi...
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UK needs 62,000 new security officers to ensure public safety in 2023
The UK’s private security industry must recruit, train and license more than 62,000 new security officers over the next 12 months to keep up with the growing demand for their services and keep the public safe, according to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the trade body for the professional security industry in the UK. To meet demand the BSIA has today launched a major national initiative, ‘People, Property, Places: Professionally Protected’, to increase awareness of the crucial work that security officers carry out 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also highlight...
EVENT: Men’s Mental Health Awareness Event – 14th November @ The British Library
As part of Self Care Week and to celebrate International Men’s Mental Health Day, ASIS UK – ED&I Group are hosting an event at The British Library on 14th November from 1530 – 1730. It is time we start supporting men’s mental health more and focusing on the very real problems men face such as isolation and high rates of male suicide. The event will also discuss the key issues affecting men within all levels of organisations right now. Mental health issues can affect any of us regardless of age, sex or lifestyle and none of us are immune to the risk of developing a mental health...
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Finalists of 2022 Cyber Outstanding Security Performance Awards announced
The international judging panel has reviewed the many Cyber OSPA nominations received from around the world and the list of finalists has been announced. The Cyber OSPAs were launched in 2021 to recognise and reward companies, teams, individuals, products and initiatives across the cyber security sector globally. The Cyber OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognised and their success to be celebrated. Commenting on the list of finalists, founder of the awards Professor Martin G...
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Capricorn Security Acquires Delta Elite Keyholding
Capricorn Security announced last week that it had successfully completed the acquisition of long running keyholding and alarm response business, Delta Elite Keyholding. Originally founded in February 1981, Delta Elite Key Holding has served the Greater Manchester and Northwest region for over 40 years. Capricorn Security, who also serve the same region, have seen their portfolio of clients expand as well as their fleet of vehicles following this acquisition. Of this acquisition, Billy Robinson, Managing Director of Capricorn Security has said, “I am delighted to have got this deal don...
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Wilson James deployed for the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth ll
On 19th September 2022, Wilson James, played an integral role at the state funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth ll. Watched by millions of people all over the world and with thousands of people from across the country lining the streets of London to pay their final respects, the event was a fitting farewell to the longest reigning British monarch, who died at the age of 96. Behind all the pomp and ceremony was a carefully orchestrated and executed security operation that had been planned and refined over many years. One of the largest ventures of its kind ever in London, over 12,000 private securi...
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NSI Appointed TAPA EMEA Independent Audit Body
The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s premier independent specialist third party certification body which approves over 2000 UK providers of security and fire safety services, has announced today it has been appointed as a Regional Independent Audit Body of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA EMEA). With immediate effect, NSI will be offering certification for TAPA EMEA’s three primary Standards – Facility Security, Trucking Security and Parking Security. TAPA, a global not-for-profit industry Association, founded in 1997, helps manufacturers/shippers, logi...
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BSIA’s British Security Awards 2022 – And the winners are…
The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA’s) flagship event, the British Security Awards, returned to the live stage for the first time since July 2019 to recognise security officers and businesses working to keep people, property and places professionally protected during the last 18 months. In an emotional return to the live arena in its 25th year, the British Security Awards, held at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square in front of a sold out audience, celebrated security excellence with 16 awards presented to security officers and businesses in front of clients and leading i...
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2022 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Winners Announced
The 2022 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards were held on Wednesday the 24th May at the Royal Ascot Race Course. The event was hosted by Professional Security Magazine, Managing Director, Roy Cooper. This event is held annually to celebrate and reward the outstanding work of the frontline Security Officers who won an award this year.  the outstanding work of the frontline Security Officers who won an award this year. With our members, their staff, and guests in attendance it was a great opportunity to celebrate and reward the outstanding work of the frontline Securit...
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