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Heather Baily appointed new Chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA)
Today, 07 June 2021, Heather Baily QPM, starts her new role as the Chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Appointed by the Home Office, her term as Chair will run for three years. As Chair of the Authority Heather Baily will contribute to the overall strategic direction and corporate oversight of the SIA, ensuring with other Authority Members, that the SIA’s Executive Team is held to account for discharging its duties effectively and to the hig...
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 Lancashire security boss ordered to pay £6,500 for supplying unlicensed security or go to jail
A Preston man has been ordered to pay a four-figure sum for providing unlicensed security to a school. Last Tuesday (20 April 2021) Martin Coe of Blackpool was handed a £6,548 Confiscation Order at Preston Crown Court, payable within three months. If he fails to pay he will face a 60-day jail sentence. He was also ordered to pay court costs of £5,000 to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) within 12 months. Tuesday's decision follows the SIA's prose...
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Statement from Michelle Russell, Acting Chief Executive of the SIA, on the new licence-linked qualifications
On the day before they come into force, Michelle Russell, Chief Executive of the SIA (Security Industry Authority), marks the introduction of the changes to training for SIA licence applicants and licence holders. The statement confirms the changes, the context behind their introduction and their importance in public protection.   “Tomorrow marks the introduction of the updates to the existing qualifications needed to apply for an SIA licence for the first time.   I want to take this opportunity to confirm the changes, w...
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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...
SIA Chief Executive, Ian Todd, to step down from his position
Ian Todd, the Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority announced today, Thursday the 3rd of September 2020, that he would be stepping down from his position. A release sent out by the SIA stated that this decision was taken due to a change in personal circumstances and that Ian would be leaving the role on the 16th of October 2020. “It has been an honour and a privilege to lead the SIA over the past 18 months and I...
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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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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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