Reliance Security Group News

Police plan to enlist small businesses in war on terror

The police intend to expand a groundbreaking scheme that will see small and medium-sized businesses gather local intelligence on suspicious persons and activities for the benefit of all.The move was disclosed by Detective Constable Ian Mansfield, Counter Terrorism Security Adviser to the City of London police, at a Reliance Security Services conference in London on November 14th. The police are hoping to build on the success of Project Griffin, an innovative scheme that has involved private secu...

Safety at work issues debated at South West conference

How safe are your workers?  How safe are you at work?  Is your business prepared for a disruptive emergency?These important questions and others were addressed at a Reliance Security Services conference in Exeter on November 7th examining safety in the workplace and business continuity. Philip Lowe, a former Royal Marine and now an international security consultant, told delegates that there were 418,000-recorded threats of violence in the workplace, with 431,000 reports of actual phys...

Business must help with security reforms, urges industry chief

Retailers and other business sectors must co-operate more closely with security firms in order for the regulation of the industry to be a success, David Dickinson, chief executive of the British Security Industry Association, told a Reliance Security Services seminar in Birmingham.Mr Dickinson was commenting on the reforms introduced earlier this year, which outlawed unlicensed private security personnel and made their employment by businesses illegal.  However, some businesses were continu...

New Board appointments at Reliance Security Services

Operations Director, Southern RegionIan Foster has been appointed Operations Director - Southern Region.  Prior to joining Reliance in July 1996 he spent 22 years in the cable and pipe industry working in both sales and general management positions with HE Sampson, BICC, and latterly with Brown and Tawse as general manager of their Southern Region.  Since joining Reliance, Ian has held various general management positions within the business.Operations Director, Northern RegionChris Bu...

Private security industry ready for wider role, says SIA chief

Britain’s police forces have been urged to embrace the private security industry in the fight against crime as the industry undergoes the biggest change in its history. Andy Drane, Deputy Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the government body tasked with regulating the private security industry, told a Reliance Security Services conference in Manchester yesterday that the changes promised a new future for law enforcement. “The police now have no philosophical...