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The next Small Business Network meeting will be held on Thursday 11 July 2013, in London. Its theme will be 'Securing the Future' and it will focus on private security and the police family.

This is the eleventh meeting, and it is being organised and facilitated by representatives from the Small Business Network, with the support of the Security Industry Authority.

The event is open to delegates directing, managing or operating in small businesses with up to 250 employees.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear the latest developments affecting the industry and to share their opinions.

Places are limited and there will be a small cost to cover catering. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register your interest by Friday 28 June 2013.

Details of how to register are available here.

Registering your interest to attend does not guarantee a place at the meeting.


Notes to Editors:

  • By registering your interest to attend, you agree to the SIA passing on your contact details to the meeting organisers
  • The Small Business Network was created in 2008 as part of our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for representatives from small businesses in the sectors we license to meet and discuss industry issues and SIA activities.
  • For further information about the Small Business Network or to sign up for copies of the free bi-monthly newsletter, contact one of the Joint Chairs:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA's main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk. The SIA is also on Facebook- this link opens in a new window (Security Industry Authority) and Twitter- this link opens in a new window (SIAuk).

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