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Another inspired appointment by the SIA?

Another inspired appointment by 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....

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G4S steps up fight against hostile takeover by Canadian rival

G4S steps up fight against hostile takeover by Canadian rival

Security company G4S stepped up its fight against a £3bn hostile takeover from smaller rival GardaWorld on Monday as it highlighted the resilience of its earnings despite the coronavirus pandemic. In an attempt to persuade investors that a 190p-a-share offer from the...

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SIA announce new licence-linked qualifications

SIA announce new licence-linked qualifications

On the 18th September the Security Industry Authority announced the results of their review of qualifications needed for the private security industry. The briefing covers the topics included in the licence-linked qualifications:  The Common UnitDoor...

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Hostile takeover bid for G4S

Hostile takeover bid for G4S

Integrated security solutions provider G4S announced on Monday that it has rejected a bid by Canada-based GardaWorld to buy the company for nearly £3 billion ($3.8 billion). This is the third time that the company has turned down acquisition offers from GardaWorld...

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Welcome…Judy Atkinson

Welcome…Judy Atkinson

ARK would like announce that Judy Atkinson has joined the team. Judy joins Alarm Response and Keyholding Ltd with a wealth of experience gained at some of the leading companies within our sector. As Commercial Director, Judy will play a key part in the day to day...

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Security Events

Security Events

Yesterday the news broke that the Fire & Security Event (NEC) has been postponed until April 2021, following the decision from IFSEC which has now also been moved to May 2021. Obviously, Coronavirus is the reason and safety must come first but it has made us...

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SIA ACS Assessment

SIA ACS Assessment

On Friday 12th June ARK had our annual SIA ACS assessment. Now in our 9th year we have come accustomed to a two day assessment within our office, where an auditor from our chosen assessing body (NSI) visits our office to run through all required elements and reviews...

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Coronavirus Statement

Coronavirus Statement

Coronavirus Statement from ARK The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented effects on communities and families in the UK, and around the world. During this difficult time, ARK is continuing to do everything in our power to protect our team, our customers and maintain...

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International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

Women Earn Around 23% Less Than Men Globally, Gender Equality is Long Overdue International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global event that’s been taking place for over a century, celebrating women around the world for their social, economic, cultural and political...

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The Role of Keyholders in Security

The Role of Keyholders in Security

Of All Out of Hours Alarm Calls, 5% Are Genuine Break-Ins. What Can Keyholders Do? Incidents of traditional business crime total 3.8 billion and cost around £12.9 billion every year. Consequently, 71% of smaller businesses have implemented physical security, better...

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SIA Licensing and Criminality in the Events Sector

SIA Licensing and Criminality in the Events Sector

The Impact of Unlicensed Security and How to Prevent It The UK events sector is a £42 billion industry, preyed on by fraudsters in the private security industry who are not Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed leading to improperly trained individuals cover all...

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SIA Licensing: What You Need to Know

SIA Licensing: What You Need to Know

Our Guide to Getting an SIA Licence and Responsibilities of Licence Holders. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is responsible for regulating the UK’s private security industry, reporting to the Home Secretary under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Their...

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A Guide to Securing Vacant Properties

A Guide to Securing Vacant Properties

The Number of Empty Properties has Doubled in the Last 12 Months. Vacant properties have a serious impact on communities, Action on Empty Homes' annual report showed a 5.3% rise in long-term empty houses in the last 12 months, double the increase from 2016 to 2017....

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After Gas Safety Week: How much do you know?

After Gas Safety Week: How much do you know?

What should you be doing about gas safety at home and work? Gas Safety Week saw UK organisations raising awareness of dangers of poorly maintained appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Every year there are around...

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