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Lancashire Security Company Director Found Guilty
*Press Release* A Lancashire company director who provided unlicensed security staff to a school has had his case referred to a higher court for sentencing. Martin Coe, the former director of Evolution Security Services NW, was found guilty following a two-day trial at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on 05 and 06 October.  The prosecution was brought by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). SIA investigators disc...
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Michelle Russell appointed Acting Chief Executive of the SIA
*Press Release from the SIA* The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has appointed Michelle Russell as Acting Chief Executive. Michelle will take up the role on October 19 following Ian Todd's departure from the SIA. Michelle is currently the SIA's Director of Inspections and Enforcement. Immediately prior to joining the SIA Michelle was a Director at the charity regulator, the Charity Commission.  Elizabeth Franc...
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Consultation on Top-Up training for license holders launched by SIA
As has been announced previously, requirements for applying for an SIA license will be changing effective April 2021. In order to ensure that new applicants and existing license holders will have comparable knowledge and expertise, the SIA has been reviewing how best to bring current holder up to speed. As part of this process, they announced on Wednesday ...
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Unlicensed security director ordered pay confiscation order
On May 29th 2020, Nicholas Seabrook, former director of NPS Security Ltd in Cwmbran, was served a confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act of £5,560.59. This order was handed down at Cardiff Crown Court in relation to his acting as an unlicensed director of a security company. If he does not pay, he will face a prison sentence. Seabrook started NPS Security Ltd in 06 August 2018 and ran it until July in the following year. During thi...
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SIA Chief Exec issues statement on Critical Worker designation for security officers

The Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority has released a statement with regards to Security Officers and whether they are considered to be Critical Workers during the Covid-19 Crisis. Please find the full un-edited statement below:

"On Monday, 23 March the Prime Minister announced further instructions to the British public to combat the spread of Coronaviru...

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SIA announces reduction in license fees from April 1st 2020
On Tuesday 10th March 2020, the Security Industry Authority announced that from the 1st of April 2020, individual licenses for all sectors will be reduced from £210 to £190. This will apply to applications for both new licenses and renewals. Applications by existing license holders for additional licenses will pay 50% of the new fee. The SIA License fee was set at £220 in January 2012 and remained the same for seven years until Oc...
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West Midlands security company head and unlicensed officer prosecuted.
Last Friday, January 24th 2020, Black Country Security Services boss, Tammy Sharman and security officer, Gregory Clarke plead guilty on charges arising from a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Investigation. Ms. Sharman, who was charged with providing the services of an unlicensed security officer to a Solihull hotel, was fined £300, ordered to pay court costs of £500 and a victim surcharge of £30. Mr. Clarke, who was charged with providing security s...
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SIA releases proposed mandatory Code of Conduct draft and launches consultation
On Thursday, January 9th, the Security Industry Authority launched a consultation into the draft code of conduct that they are preparing which will affect all license holders and applicants moving forward. In order to ensure that they are able to build an encompassing code that has wide support in the industry, the SIA is inviting license holders and security industry stakeholders to voice their opinions by taking part in a consultation survey. You ca...
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The Security Industry Authority December 2019 Update is out.

The Security Industry Authority has released it's 2019 December Update. The file below is a quick and easy to read PDF which includes links to various media that are attached to the update. The file is 100% safe and quick to download.

The December update covers:

SIA news

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Unlicensed security director pleads guilty to charges

On Monday 2nd of December at Cwmbran Magistrates Court, Nicholas Seabrook plead guilty to operating as an unlicensed security director and failing to provide information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Between the 6th of August 2018 and the 13th of July 2019 ran NPS Security in Wales without obtaining the necessary license. Mr. Seabrook made bail while awaiting a full investigation in...

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