Security hiring boom ‘driven by Martyn’s Law’

The security guarding sector has seen a boom in recruitment in the past six months driven mainly by legislation, women and young people, new studies suggest. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), which represents the UK’s private security firms, claims businesses have hired an estimated 65,000 new specialists. A survey of BSIA members suggests security […]

INFLUENCERS 2023: Mike Reddington, BSIA

Mike Reddington, Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association writes The looming recession we face will be a major concern for many companies and, having spoken to BSIA members recently, it is something the industry needs to be prepared to navigate its way through. The recruitment and retention of staff is a major issue across many […]

BSIA’s new venue for security awards 2023

The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) flagship event, the British Security Awards, is to move to a new venue and date for 2023. The awards, now in its 26th year, will take place on Wednesday 21 June, a week earlier than previous years, at the iconic Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden London. After last year’s […]

SJUK Exclusive: A long way since fixing tellies

British Security Industry Association Chief Executive Mike Reddington’s long career journey from apprentice TV repairman to influential industry leader has been an eventful one. Mike Reddington took over the reins of the British Security Industry Association in 2019 just before the country entered the choppy waters of the COVID-19 pandemic. With many security personnel in […]

British Security Industry Association expands Euralarm membership

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has expanded its membership of Euralarm into its Services Section. This section provides a direct link to all services associated with installation, maintenance, and monitoring of security and fire systems across Europe and internationally. The BSIA was already an active member of the Euralarm Security Section, representing the interests […]

BSIA launch security equipment manufacturer’s cybersecurity registration scheme

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched a security equipment manufacturer’s cybersecurity registration scheme through its special interest group, the Cybersecurity Product Assurance Group (CySPAG). The new self-declaration registration scheme is based on the requirements of BSIA Form 343 Manufacturers of safety and security systems cybersecurity code of practice. Its aim is to provide […]

BSIA to launch research report on UK video surveillance market at IFSEC International

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) will launch a major research report into the video surveillance market in the United Kingdom at IFSEC International at London’s ExCeL Centre on 18 May. The report, titled ‘The Bigger Picture’ is an extensive update to the BSIA’s research report of 2013, ‘The Picture is Not Clear’, which has […]

The UK to be a key focus at Intersec as it delivers never-before-seen show in 2022

From 16-18 January, the global security community will gather in Dubai for the 23rd edition of Intersec. The largest, most comprehensive event in Intersec’s 23-year history will be taking place in just a few weeks in Dubai. The world-leading emergency services, security and safety event will mark its return in January 2022 with a ground-breaking, […]

Intersec Dubai 2022 to see UK trade presence in BSIA Pavilion

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Export Council and the Fire & Industry Association (FIA) are looking forward to a successful exhibition for UK exporters, as Intersec, the world’s premium trade platform for security & safety returns after a one-year absence in January. The BSIA stand and lounge is in Hall S3-B41 (Saeed […]

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