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Security Boss Sentenced

At Luton Crown Court on 5 July, a Bedfordshire security director was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Thomas John Rice, 42, of Bedford Road, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, ran Paragon Security Services Ltd, a vehicle clamping and removal business based in Bedfordshire. Rice did not hold an SIA licence, and his company employed staff without frontline vehicle immobiliser licences, or whose licences had expired.

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Small Business Network

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.

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Security Industry Authority Updates

Security Industry Authority - SIA Update

SIA Update, the Security Industry Authority's newsletter for people with an interest in the private security industry
  • In our April newsletter we promote the Police Scotland ACT counter-terrorism events. We also feature the case of a security director ordered to pay £300,000 from the proceeds of crime, and explain why you shouldn't wear your licence back-to-front.

  • In our March newsletter we remind you of the changes we are making to our Approved Contractor Scheme. We also feature an update on the Home Office review of the SIA and explain why we can suspend your licence.

  • In February's newsletter we share the results of our recent qualifications consultation. We also remind you of the standards of behaviour expected of security operatives and explain why you should follow the instructions in your 'Next Steps' message.

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