Tag archive for: 'SIA'

“Phantom” security boss who failed to pay staff guilty of 22 counts of fraud
A security boss who ran seven companies under four different identities has been found guilty of defrauding security operatives who worked for him. John Gaines, 72, of Leamington Spa, was found guilty of 22 charges of fraud at Warwick Crown Court on Monday 30 September. Gaines employed Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed security guards at a number of locations, including construction sites belonging to Heathrow Airport and Tesco. In many cases he...
SIA teams carry out annual licence check blitz in Leicestershire

Last Wednesday (25 September) the Security Industry Authority (SIA) carried out licence inspections across key venues in Leicestershire. All of the licences inspected by the 16 teams from the SIA's Partnerships and Interventions unit were legitimate.

The SIA inspected 65 venues throughout Leicestershire, including the city of Leicester, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, Coalville and Ashby-de-la-...

Unlicensed brothers prosecuted for illegal security work in Keighley

Two brothers from West Yorkshire have been prosecuted for working in the security industry without the proper licences.

Shamir Razak, an unlicensed door supervisor, and Abdul Rehman, his brother and employer, both pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 23 September. The prosecution was brought by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Rehman was f...

SIA Appoints New Enforcement Director

The SIA today (30 September) announced the appointment of Michelle Russell as the SIA Director of Partnership and Interventions. Michelle will be joining the SIA from the Charity Commission where she is currently Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement.

Michelle leads on the commission’s corporate strategies on counter-terrorism, f...

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SIA to reduce fees for all individual licenses

September 11th 2019

On Tuesday 11th September 2019, the Security Industry Authority officially announced it's intention to lower the costs of all individual licenses. In a move which is unusual for a government regulator, the SIA has stated that from the 1st October 2019, licenses fees across all sectors will be reduced from £220 to £210.

This r...

Door Supervisor Convicted and Fined for working after license revoked.

6th September 2019

On September 02, Kevin Warburton, a Staffordshire door supervisor was convicted and fined for working at Moorville Hall Hotel after his license had been revoked.

Mr. Warburton, 50, of Stoke, pleaded guilty to working in a licensable security operative role whilst unlicensed. He was ordered to pay a £200 fine, £300 c...

The Infologue Security Podcast EP01 – SIA Chief Executive, Ian Todd

August 16th 2019

The Infologue Security Podcast is our newest segment where we talk to the movers and shakers in the UK security industry. Each episode will have a new guest and will use either an interview or discussion format. All of our guests are involved in the security industry whether it be business owners, regulators, suppliers or members of government, they all affect our ind...

ON THE GROUND: First Interview with new SIA Chief Executive

On June 26th, 2019, Infologue was invited by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to do a press briefing with the SIA’s new Chief Executive, Ian Todd. The entire brief lasted just over an hour with the first ten minutes being an introduction to Mr. Todd and his background with the remainder of the time being filled by a Q&A with Infologue and the other outlets that were i...

Portadown Security Business Owner jailed for Breach of Probation

Last Thursday (20th June) Steven Nixon (47) of Portadown and owner of Eventsafe Security was imprisoned for four months. This was due to Mr Nixon ignoring his 100-hours community service order, which was part of the sentence handed to him at Antrim Crown Court on 12 December 2018.

Last December following a p...

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SIA launches new nationwide campaign to alleviate the dangers of the night-time economy.

It is no secret that the evenings in Britain can get a little rowdy once the lights go out and the drinks go down with violence being common place in drinking hot-spots around the country. The night-time economy has long been accused of being unsafe and in order to combat this, the Security Industry has launched it’s national #SaferNightsOut campaign to help protect both security staff and members of the public.

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