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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, ‘
OCS holds Annual Security Summit & Technology Showcase at Birmingham NEC
The annual OCS Security Summit 2022 was held at the NEC, Birmingham on Thursday 5th May 2022. Aimed at OCS staff & guests, the programme included an array of leading speakers from across the security industry. These included Mike Reddington - CEO of the British Security Industry Association, Ruth McNee - Head of Business Development at Crimestoppers, Nick Aldworth from Protect Duty, Martin Gill - Director of Perpetuity Research and Nazakat Ali from CTSA. Guest also included OCS' Neil Weller, Chief Information Security Officer and Yvonne Tay...
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BSIA launch regional security personnel rounds of British Security Awards
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) launches its 2022 celebration of the industry’s finest, the British Security Awards today, starting with the regional rounds of the security personnel categories. Scheduled to take place on Wednesday 29 June at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, the British Security Awards will celebrate the achievements made by security officers and teams across the UK’s private security industry, as well as acknowledging innovations in technology and business and the career contributions made by long-...
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Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL elected as chair of RISC
Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL has been elected to serve as Chair of the UK’s Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC). Julie, a former Chair of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) between 2010-12 and the Security Equipment Manufacturers section twice between 1998 and 2004, started her career in litigation before turning to manufacturing, founding BSIA members Pyronix Limited in 1986, which is now a multi-million pound global organisat...
Corps Security rejoins the British Security Industry Association
Corps Security has rejoined the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK as a principal member. Last week, BSIA CEO Mike Reddington presented Corps CEO Mike Bullock with a membership certificate at Corps’ London head office. Mike Reddington, Chief Executive, BSIA, said: “The BSIA is delighted to welcome Corps Security back into membership and to be given the opportunity ...
BSIA announces British Security Awards Finalists
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the full list of national finalists for its British Security Awards 2021, which will again take place as an online showcase event. The event will be held on the original scheduled date of Wednesday 30 June and will now be held digitally due to the ongoing uncertainty and restrictions surrounding large scale events. This year the awards scheme received a record number of entries, fr...
Frontline security officers recognised across the UK for contribution during COVID-19
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has recognised the work of its members’ frontline security officers across the United Kingdom during COVID-19 by announcing its regional security personnel winners for 2021.   The BSIA’s regional security personnel awards are part of the Association’s national British Security Awards, which will be taking place on 30 June. All regional winners will now go forward as national finali...
Public rank security officers just ahead of Traffic Wardens
*Press Release* The current public perception of security officers seen as playing an ‘essential role’ in the United Kingdom, both prior and during the COVID-19 pandemic, is ranked only ‘slightly ahead of traffic wardens’, according to a recent survey. Perceptions of the security officer, carried out by YouGov on behalf of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Security Institute (SyI) and th...
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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