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Inspiration in HR Award

At time of unprecedented disruption, the Inspiration in HR Award seeks to recognise the work of Human Resources professionals. In its 14th year, the award is open to either individuals or organisations and runs with the support of IFSEC Global. Entries can be self-nominated; judges are looking for best practice in Human Resource Management where […]

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Client looking to purchase Security Guarding Company

Our client, an established Security Company with ACS accreditation, is looking to expand their business by the purchase of a security guarding company which suits the following criteria: Annual Turnover up to £1.5m Services – Security Guarding, Mobile Patrols and Key Holding Response ACS accreditation Established client base Preferred area – North West of England […]

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Unlicensed Cwmbran security boss must pay court order or go to jail

A former security boss has been ordered to pay more than five thousand pounds from the proceeds of his crimes, or face a prison sentence. Nicholas Seabrook, of Cwmbran, was handed a Proceeds of Crime 2002 (POCA) confiscation order of £5,560.59 at Cardiff Crown Court last Friday, 29 May 2020. Seabrook’s sentence follows his guilty plea last […]

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NVC Security – the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters

We are delighted to announce that NVC Security Limited is the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters – the organisation promoting security companies in the top 15% of all SIA ACS accredited companies. NVC Security, is a privately owned company, providing security services and security guards for individuals and businesses from their head office […]

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Help Medical Detection Dogs to become part of the fight against the COVID-19 virus

Over the past week there has been media coverage regarding the potential of Medical Detection Dogs to detect COVID-19.  We supported this charity by raising funds to help their research programme during the ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Awards Lunch in 2016 and continue to do so. It is now believed that the dogs could […]

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ISA Support Services Limited – The latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters

We are pleased to announce that ISA Support Services Limited is the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters. Birmingham based, ISA Support Services is a family run business, led by Managing Director, Sunny Araf.   The company is a leading provider of integrated security solutions including manned guarding, mobile patrols, key holding and alarm response. […]

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Birmingham based GR8 Security join the Pacesetters

We are delighted to announced that GR8 Security Ltd are the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters. The association for Security companies who have achieved an ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme) score in the top 15% of all accredited companies. The company was established in 2008 by Nick Southern, Managing Director, and provides a range […]

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The ACS Pacesetters announce Guest Speaker and Sponsors for 2020 Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch

The 2020 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch will take place on 3rd June at Royal Windsor Racecourse and we are delighted to announce that our Guest Speaker is Mr. Ian Todd FRSA, FCMI, Chief Executive, of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). These awards reward and celebrate front-line security staff who have carried […]

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Excellent Security Standards recognised with Silver Fox Award 2019

Graff Diamonds, an international, prestigious jewellers have engaged FM Contract Watch to carry out security training exercises, penetration and customer service audits to test their in-house security guarding teams at their premises in London and Paris.  The audits and training exercises highlight any areas where improvements may be required, but we also focus on good […]

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The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that the ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch will take place in the Riverbank Pavilion at The Royal Windsor Racecourse on Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, commencing with pre-lunch drinks at mid-day. This annual event, is open to all ACS Pacesetter companies who are members as at 1st May 2020.  Each […]

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STM Group (UK) Ltd – the latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters

We are pleased to announced that STM Group (UK) Limited is the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters – the organisation for security companies in the top 15% of all SIA ACS accredited companies. STM Group is an award-winning, UK based, security company and an experienced supplier of manned security solutions and customer service […]

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Discounted Rate for clients of FM Contract Watch at Behavioural Analysis Conference

Green Light is delighted to announce the 3rd edition of the Behavioural Analysis conference, which will take place in London on 10-11 June 2020 at the Royal Air Force Museum. Behavioural Analysis 2020 will deliver practical insights into the behavioural analysis techniques used to identify individuals with negative intent. The conference will allow delegates to […]

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Excellent Security Standards rewarded with Silver Fox Award 2019

L – R Grzegorz Miskiewicz (Security Supervisor), Anthony Insula, Madeleine Pugh. The Silver Fox Auditors from FM Contract Watch have carried out a regular series of audits to test the security team at Moor House for several years. On the 9th October, we were delighted to present the 2019 Silver Fox Award to Anthony Insula […]

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SIA publish ‘Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Get Approved Clarifications

This month the Security Industry Authority has published a document ‘Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Get Approved Clarifications’. The document provides clarification and information regarding the eligibility to join the ACS scheme and the fit and proper conditions required. In brief, companies must comply with the following: Have a minimum of 2 licensable operatives supplied under […]

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The latest member of The ACS Pacesetters – Atticus Risk Management Ltd

Atticus Risk Management Limited is the latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters which promotes the companies in the top 15% of all SIA ACS accredited organisations. Privately owned Atticus Risk Management support a range of private, state and commercial clients across the UK to maintain a secure environment for commence, learning and recreation, protect […]

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A successful introduction by our Mergers & Acquisitions Division

FM Contract Watch were engaged by the owner of a privately-owned security guarding company, based in Scotland, to find a suitable purchaser for their business.  The first enquiry was received mid-February this year. Within a week of being appointed, we had introduced the owner to two potential purchasers and arranged for NDA’s to be signed […]

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United Guarding Services Ltd join the elite group of The ACS Pacesetters

United Guarding Services Limited is the latest SIA ACS company, with a score in the top 15% of all accredited organisations, to join The ACS Pacesetters.  They are proud to be one of the first companies to be accredited with SIA ACS status when the scheme was introduced in 2006. This privately-owned company has been trading […]

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Manpower Direct (UK) Limited – the latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters

We would like to welcome Manpower Direct (UK) Limited to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters – the association for the leading security companies in the UK based on their SIA ACS accreditation score. This privately-owned company, founded in 2003, was ranked in the Sunday Times fastest growing companies during their early years of […]

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Dardan Security join The ACS Pacesetters – the leading security companies in the UK

We are pleased to announce that Dardan Security is the latest company to join the ACS Pacesetters, the leading SIA ACS accredited companies in the UK. Established in 1973, for over 45 years, Dardan Security has built a long-lasting relationship with their clients including some of the world’s most prestigious brands. The company head office […]

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Veritech Systems Limited join The ACS Pacesetters

We are pleased to welcome Hampshire based Veritech Systems as the latest company to join to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters. The company provides a range of services including manned Security, CCTV and access control and operates throughout London, South East, South West, the Midlands and Wales. To find out more about Veritech […]

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Rewarding outstanding individuals with The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Award 2019

The ACS Pacesetters Achievement Awards Lunch, run by FM Contract Watch, took place on Wednesday, 22nd May, at Royal Windsor Racecourse with 200+ members, their staff, clients and guests in attendance. Once again, the sun was shining as members gathered for pre-lunch drinks at the Riverbank Pavilion. This is the sixth year the lunch has taken […]

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Disqualified security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

On Monday 11 March, Michael Ryan pled guilty at Coventry Magistrates’ Court to working as an unlicensed security manager on three occasions between 21 April and 28 September 2018. Mr Ryan was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £4,264 costs as well as a victim surcharge of £170 within 14 days. On 20 April 2018 […]

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White Star Security Services – The latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters

We are pleased to welcome White Star Security Services to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters. This privately owned company which has it’s headquarters in Yorkshire and offices across the North of England provides a comprehensive range of security services including: Key Holding, Alarm Response and Mobile Security Solutions Installation and Maintenance of CCTV, […]

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Essex security director ordered to pay out after supplying unlicensed security guards at West London school

Last Friday 8 March at Basildon Crown Court, John Raymond Daley, of Kilnwood Avenue Hockley in Essex, was ordered to pay a confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act of £25,000 and also prosecution costs of £11,000. The court order follows Daley’s conviction of six counts of providing unlicensed security guards to a school in […]

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Convicted Wiltshire security boss must pay £84,000 as proceeds of crime or face two years in jail

A Wiltshire security firm boss has had assets of over £80,000 confiscated after being convicted of providing unlicensed security guards to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, the former owner of Taghna Security Services, has 28 days to comply with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) confiscation order, which was […]

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IPSL Security Teams receive 2018 Silver Fox Certificate and individual Awards

The Silver Fox Audit team completed a series of regular audits throughout 2018 to IPSL premises in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bradford and Camberley. These unannounced audits have been carried out at various times, during the day and night, to test the security teams and IPSL’s own staff. On 8th February Lynda Moore, Managing Partner of […]

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