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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...
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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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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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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...

BSIA appoints new Managing Director for Skills for Security.

August 27th 2019

Skills for Security, an offshoot of the BSIA, aims to improve the standards of the security workforce by working with employers to offer apprenticeship security training courses and various levels of qualifications for those engaged in the security industry.

David Scott was announc...

ON THE GROUND: British Security Awards 2019, our impressions.

On July 10th Infologue attended the BSIA's Security Industry Awards 2019 at the JW Marriot Grosvenor Square Hotel. Historically, Infologue has been very active in working with the BSIA but during the previous administration this declined somewhat. The arrival of new Chairman, Simon Banks,  in July 2018 followed by an influx of new blood in their marketing department and finally the appointment Mike Reddi...