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The latest Key Holding news, and latest information about the Security Industry:

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Living Wage Week

Living Wage Week

We signed up to the Living Wage foundation as we believe that its important to pay the right money to attract the right people to our business to help to drive up the standards in the security industry. If you're not already a member, why not take a look at it...

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SIA Enforcement News

SIA Enforcement News

The SIA have been successful with a number of prosecutions;Door supervisor with illegal home-made ‘licence’ sentenced to curfewRonald Gleave, 36, of Cheyney Walk, Crewe, was sentenced at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on 22 September. He had pleaded guilty at an...

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SIA Virtual Learning

SIA Virtual Learning

The SIA's virtual learning pilot has been a success and they are confident that the virtual delivery of qualifications is robust and doesn’t compromise the integrity of licence-linked qualifications. The awarding organisations: Laser, Highfield, NOCN, Pearson, BIIAB...

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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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