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New SIA Chairman vows “audacious” use of powers

September 10, 2014

SIA Chairman, Elizabeth France

The new Chairman of the Security Industry Authority, Elizabeth France, has pledged that the SIA will be “audacious” in the use of its powers to implement further security industry regulation across the UK.

Co-operative Group in talks to sell security arm in shake up

July 31, 2014

The Co-operative Group sells Sunwin Services Group

It has been reported that the Co-operative Group is in talks to sell Sunwin Services Group, provider of security, and other functions to its retail arm.

Channel 5 proves value of CCTV with Caught on Camera series

July 23, 2014

Channel 5, caught on camera, cctv

Introduced by journalist, Nick Wallis, Channel 5 series two of Criminals Caught on Camera offers insight into those who monitor the UK’s streets.

Awards and keynotes dished up at the BSIA annual lunch

July 17, 2014

BSIA Annual Lunch - security awards

Awards for the bravest and best in the fields of manned guarding, security installation and cash-in-transit were dished up at the BSIA Annual Luncheon in London.

Security exports up 18% according to UKTI DSO statistics

July 15, 2014


Last week UKTI DSO published the official export statistics for 2013. SecurityNewsDesk spoke exclusively to UKTI DSO to find out more.

Securing Asia and Africa 2014 is almost here

June 27, 2014

securing asia feature

Security Asia and Africa is gearing up for the 2014 event. Set to take place from 14 – 15 July at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, in London.

Brian Sims to leave UBM, join Pro-Activ publications as editor of Risk UK

June 10, 2014


Brian Sims, former editor of Security Management Today and currently Media Solutions Manager at UBM Live, will be leaving UBM to join Pro-Activ publications as editor of Risk UK.

Norbain Awarded for Impressive UK Growth by Arecont Vision

May 24, 2014


Norbain has won the ‘Biggest Growth UK’ award from Arecont Vision, recognising the growth of Arecont products through Norbain in the UK.

Industry veteran Mark Pritchard moves from Norbain to Pelco by Schneider Electric

May 16, 2014


Mark Pritchard, who recently joined Pelco by Schneider Electric as Director of Marketing for EMEA from Norbain, says it’s good to be back in manufacturing.

SSAIB chief executive Geoff Tate to step down after 15 years

May 16, 2014

GeoffTate, chief executive, SSAIB feature

Geoff Tate, Chief Executive of SSAIB, the UK’s leading fire and security certification body for organisations, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2014.