Tag archive for: 'British Security Industry Association'

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Businesses work with the BSIA & SyCom to promote security officers as critical workers
Over the last two decades, the role of security officers has shifted. Where once it was simply a case of guarding a door or location, years of upskilling and diversification have transformed the role to be something more. Security Officers are now required to possess higher levels of training and assume more responsibility than they did in the past. The advent of the Coronavirus Pandemic made this fact even more self-evident. While the public ...
The British Security Awards 2020 winners have been announced
The British Security Awards 2020 was live-streamed for the first time ever on July 1st.  While usually a black-tie event held in London, this year's event was made public given the restrictions currently in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. The awards celebrated the best of the security industry's achievement over the last 12 months with winners coming from a range of companies and walks of life. They were presented by prominent figures in the security industry including SIA Chief Executive, Ian Todd, Security Institute Chief Executive, R...
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BSIA & security industry aims to redefine the public’s perception of security officers.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, security officers have been performing critical roles in hospitals, food distribution warehouses, and supermarkets around the country without the wide-recognition afforded those they have been working shoulder to shoulder with. They have also been protecting the closed stores, empty office buildings and factories against would-be looters ensuring that we have something to reopen when t...

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The BSIA’s British Security Awards 2020 goes digital
On May 19th 2020, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) announced that this year’s British Security Awards will be held as an online broadcast. This decision was taken due to the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Originally due to be held on July 1st in London, the BSIA’s flagship event will now be broadcast live to 12,000 participants from around the UK for the first, and perhaps only, time. The event will feature the announce...
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Skills for Security calls for training provider funding during crisis

On Thursday the 26th of March, the British Security Industry Association’s Skills for Security called on the government to guarantee funding for independent training providers to help them mitigate damage caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

This action is in response to the Department of Education’s guidance released on Monday which stipulates that their policy ...

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BSIA calls on government to clarify status of security personnel during crisis

On March 19th 2020, the British Security Industry Authority called on the government to clarify the status of security officers with the chance of a lockdown and school closures looming.

As a members organisation, the BSIA seeks to clarify whether the scope of their member’s business will be covered by the critical worker classification. This includes manned guardin...

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BSIA Chairman’s statement – David Snook

It is with great sadness that we report the death of David Snook.

David lost his battle with cancer aged 69 last Sunday. He was a big BSIA supporter and was awarded a lifetime achievement (Chairman’s Award) at the Association’s British Security Awards in July of this year.

David left the RAF and started his career at Scantronic, inve...

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The British Security Industry Association will launch new website today at noon

At noon on the 31st of January, the latest version of bsia.co.uk will be going live. The new platform will be a modernised upgrade that the BSIA has stated reflects their position as the voice of the professional security industry.

The site will feature an improved UI (User Interface) that will be easier to navigate as well as a simplified menu function. It will also ...

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BSIA appoints Tom Ford as new Membership Development Manager

The British Security Industry Association has appointed Tom Ford as their new Membership Development Manager, effective immediately.

While new to the security industry, Tom has over eight years of experience managing accounts and building relationships for a number of trade associations and non-profits. Tom has worked in a variety of sectors including education, marke...

John MacAskill appointed new Director of Manpower & Export at BSIA

12th September 2019

John, who has been with the BSIA since 2016, will be overseeing the Manpower sections in his new role. Additionally, he will be working closely with the Export Council to promote British security abroad. His goal will be to raise the profile of both of these sectors while developing opportunities for respective members.