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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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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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