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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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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 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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Big names added to the speakers list for the OSPAs Though Leadership summit.
On Wednesday 26th February 2020, the Third Annual OSPAs Thought Leadership will be held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London in conjunction with the NSI. Today, the event organisers have announced the addition of some of the key speakers who will present on the day. Representing the UK Living Wage Advisory Council will be the organizations’ Chair, Stuart Wright. Mr. Wright will aim to address the question, “Why pay a Real Living Wa...
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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:

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  • Season’s greetin...
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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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Security industry Authority launches campaign to reduce workplace violence

On November 25th 2019, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) announced a new campaign to address violence against security staff and to promote safe working environments for licensed individuals.

Call #SaferWorkplaces, the campaign aims to encourage security staff to report acts of violence against them while also pushing employers to take a more active role in maintaining a safe...

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