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Retail Crime Surges by 50% to 16.7m Incidents Last Year
Violence and abuse against shop workers rose to 1,300 incidents a day last year, according to a leading trade body. According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), incidents targeting staff escalated by 50% in the period leading up to September 2023, marking a stark increase from the previous year's count of 870 incidents daily. Criticism was directed at the government by the BRC for what it deemed as "woefully inadequate" measures to address the burgeoning "crisis". The Home Office has been approached for comment on this concerning trend. The toll exacted by shoplifting...
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OSPAs Security Thought Leadership Summit Programme Released
The sixth Security Thought Leadership Summit organised by the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) in association with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is returning to the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday 22nd February 2024. The event is firmly established in the security calendar as one that provides a platform to debate, confront and challenge the many issues that face the sector. This year’s programme is once again packed with hot topics covering a wide range of subjects relevant to the whole industry; all security leaders are encouraged to attend and contribute...
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The OSPAS 2024 Finalists Have Been Announced
The OSPAs are designed to recognise excellence and innovation in the security sector. The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner hosted by award winning comedian and actress Zoe Lyons to be held on 22 February 2024 at the Royal Lancaster London. Finalists for 2024   Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director - sponsored by Bidvest Noonan Paul Bean - Royal Mail Nigel Brown - BBC Jennifer Ciolfi - Snap Group Tom Colman - Tesco Karol Doherty - We Are Waterloo Fiona Gaskell - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London & Tokyo Dale Murphy - University of Hertfordshire...
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2024 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit speakers announced.
The sixth OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), takes place on Thursday, 22nd February 2024 at the Royal Lancaster London and the event organisers have today unveiled prominent influencers who will be part of the distinguished line-up of speakers. Jenni Jetzer, Group People Director - Lodge Service will address Mental health and well-being at work: how is security responding to the challenges?  1 in 4 people experience a mental health condition each year and for those working within the security industry the threats to well...
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NSI Approved Companies Win Big at Security & Fire Excellence Awards
On Monday, the prestigious Security & Fire Excellence Awards held at the iconic JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, drew an audience of over 1000 representatives from the UK private security sector. Now in its 24th year, these esteemed Awards honor outstanding individuals, projects, and practices within the security and fire industries. Numerous NSI approved companies from across the UK stood out as both winners and finalists, receiving well-deserved acclaim for their exceptional achievements. Last year marked the inaugural inclusion of new categories like Security or Fire E...
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Illegal Security Provider Prosecuted for the 3rd Time
In a session held at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court, two individuals faced prosecution on Monday, November 6, 2023, for their involvement in illegal security operations. Trevor Frater, initially pleading not guilty on September 25, 2023, altered his plea to guilty during the trial, admitting to supplying unlicensed security and managing without the required license. This marks the third instance of legal action against Lincoln-based Trevor Frater by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for engaging in unauthorized security supply and work. Consequently, Frater has been referred to the senten...
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Illegal Door Supervisor Convicted in Birmingham
On June 30, 2023, a West Bromwich man was convicted at Birmingham and Solihull Magistrates’ Court for working illegally as a door supervisor. Seydina Samb pleaded guilty and received a 12-month Community Rehabilitation Order involving 80 hours of unpaid work and a 10-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement with the Probation Service. Additionally, he was ordered to pay £500 in prosecution costs and a Victim Surcharge of £95. On October 21, 2021, regional investigators from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and officers from West Midlands Police conducted a routine inspection of c...
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Illegal DS Fined Thousands of Pounds in SIA Prosecution in London
On Tuesday, October 17th, Victor Obi pleaded guilty to three offenses under the Fraud Act 2006 at Bexley Magistrates' Court. The court directed Mr. Obi to pay fines amounting to £1538, contribute £1300 towards prosecution costs, and provide £3000 in compensation, totaling £5838. Mr. Obi's guilty pleas were in connection with his use of two fraudulent Security Industry Authority (SIA) licenses while working as a door supervisor at various venues in the greater London area between June 2021 and October 2021. The case was brought forth by the SIA as part of their ongoing investigations i...
Participate in the Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls Survey
How safe do women feel in our City of London?  This is a question we need your help in answering. Thousands of women visit the City of London every day. However, evidence suggests there are some areas and times of the day when women feel vulnerable in our City. In order for everyone can feel safe, the City of London Crime Prevention Association working in partnership with multiple other agencies in the City of London, want to change that. We need to hear from you to help us make those changes. The Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls (P-VAWG) Survey is an opportunity for women who...
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Carlisle Celebrates 23 years Providing Services to Tottenham Hotspur
In celebration of 23 years of continuous service, Carlisle Support Services is acknowledged for its longstanding collaboration with Tottenham Hotspur. The stadium, recently honored with the World Football Summit’s Best Venue Award, stands as the acclaimed home to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, NFL events, and various global concerts and leisure activities. Having supplied staffing and stewarding solutions to White Hart Lane for 18 years, Carlisle Support Services assumed complete security oversight across the entire Tottenham Hotspur Stadium campus during its construction. Functioning a...
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