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Bringing together an expert team

At Securitatem Consultancy, we understand the importance in selecting expert staff to meet the expectations and requirements of our clients.  

We only select elite staff at the pinnacle of their careers who are experienced in a host of disciplines. Within our team, we are proud to hold memberships with the Institute of Leadership & Management, Worshipful Company of Security Professional, Chartered Management Institute, Security Institute, and Institute of Strategic Risk Management. 

Our staff also have notable academic achievements including a Master’s of Science in Business Management and a Bachelors of Science in Marketing & Accounting. 

With 300 years of collective experience within the policing and security industry, our staff have extensive knowledge and specialist skills to create the safe and secure environment you desire.  

To find out more, visit our team page.  

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Bring about changes in MP security

The security for members of parliament has hit the headlines in the recent months, following the devastating and horrific attack on Sir David Amass during a constituency surgery. Since the attack on the 15th October 2021, changes have been brought in to review security protocols for MPs.  

Speaking on the 20th October, The Home Secretary, The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, addressed parliament:  

I asked each police force to review the security arrangements for all Members with immediate effect.’ She continued by saying ‘I must update the House that the threat level facing members of this House is now deemed to be substantial.’  

Lastly stating ‘I can assure the House that our world-class security and intelligence agencies and counter-terror police will now ensure this change is properly reflected in their operational posture. 

Since this statement, MPs have been offered trained security protection when meeting constituents.  

In a joint letter to MPs,Home Secretary Priti Patel and Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle 

said reviews were being conducted into “appropriate policing support“. 

To ensure constituents can continue to seek advice and support from their members of parliament in public building, such as churches and libraries, MPs are urged to take up the offer of protection from “security operatives”. 

At Securitatem Consultancy, we understand first-hand the critical role protection plays for those within the public eye. Our close protection staff, all former military or police, work with the upmost discretion, professionalism and are currently working alongside  some Members of Parliament. 

Visit our protection page to find out more about our service.  

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Ten security considerations for your next event

Get valuable insights into planning your next event with our top 10 security considerations for events below:

1. Planning is key

Planning is crucial to operating a safe and secure environment for all attendees and stakeholders. Consider the inclusion of threat and risk assessments to plan for adequate responses to all identified concerns.

2. Know your attendees

Whether you require names, contact details or simply a total number of attendees, prepare accordingly and creating a safe environment with adequate capacity and infrastructure for all attendees and suppliers.

3. Get key services involved

Make enquiries in advantage to all required services, be it police, ambulance, or the fire service. Create clear and concise contingencies in conjunction with each service and all together to construct a coordinated incident response force. Your event security team should adopt the 5 JESIP principles, Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme, which outlines the correct joint agency response process.

4. Secure your entrance and exits

The entrance and exit points to your event will be key to maintaining security, allowing your team to operate a safe venue at all times. This area may require additional support including bag checks, staff to manage traffic flow or even turnstiles to automate entry.

5. Visible security is vital

To deter criminal activities, deploy security staff throughout the venue to visually enforce an authoritative presence. This also reassures attendees that their safety is a priority if an incident was to arise.

6. Keep track of digital threats

With so much information and communications done online now, it is worth considering a cyber assessment for any potential threats. Having the digital insights into your events threat level, allows vital preparations to be implemented to reflect any identified risks.

7. Get knowledge and expertise

If security is not your background, get experts who are in the know and have the experience to implement a coordinated security response. Professionals with years of experience in the security industry can pass on valuable knowledge to benefit you and your event.

8. Understand Lawful processes

You will need to consider any relevant legislation and regulations that may support a security presence at your event. The technical guidelines around public safety can be complex, so consider consulting your security supplier on what permits, licenses or insurance you may require. Ensure all security operatives for your event hold a current SIA license, as required by law.

9. Prepare for any scenario

From running scenarios ahead of time to on the day briefings, providing a security provision that is prepared and ready for all eventualities, brings assurance in not only the prevention of threats but the infrastructure to handle threats that may arise.

10. Choose the right supplier

If your event requires professional security, get a supplier who operates at the highest level. There are no short cuts in providing a safe environment and ensuring your provider operates with integrity and forthrightness is key. Choose a supplier with the correct training, accreditations, and insurance to supply appropriate event security. If you want to know how we create a secure event for our clients, visit our event security page or contact us directly.

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Travel in safety

When you travel with us, be reassured that every measure has been taken to ensure a safe and secure environment for you. Our vehicle and drivers are all required to following strict COVID safety procedures.

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Women in Security Awards 2021

It was a pleasure to be in attendance at the 2021 Women in Security Awards hosted by Professional Security Magazine. The event took place on the 9th September at Shakespeare’s Underglobe Theatre in London.

The awards are the security profession’s dedicated award for recognising and honouring the accomplishments and impact of women within the wider security sector. All nominees were submitted from within the industry and judging considered the contribution made to the broader world of security, the profession, and the overall industry over and above their job role.

The black-tie event started with a drink reception, followed by a decadent four course dining experience and lead into a night of entertainment, including the awards ceremony. The whole night was graciously supported by the Security Industry Authority.

It was a spectacular evening filled with well-deserved accolades; the awards and the worthy winners can be found below:

  • Security manager – Pauline Dinis
  • Frontline – Denise Phillips
  • Business manager – Maria Liddiard
  • Technical – Olivia Crouch
  • Contribution to Industry – Jayne King

Special recognition was given to Una Riley who received the lifetime achievement award at the ceremony. Una is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) and has had a prestigious career in the security industry spanning 35 years. Our CEO Joe McGee had the pleasure of escorting Una and her party to the event last night.

If you want more details from the night – visit the Professional Security Magazine Online.

Events trailer receives a makeover

Securitatem Consultancy’s new events trailer received a transformation this week. The stunning design was commissioned by our marketing department and carried out by the skilled team at JRT Signs Ltd. Integrating the brands core principals, including the companies iconic crest, typeface, and colour palette, creating the dramatic impact Securitatem Consultancy was seeking. The collaborative project was brought together with assistance from the operations team who spearhead our event management service. Designed to stand out as a central point of reference at client’s events and shows, the unique design captures the eye of all who observe it. The imposing trailer is set to be out on the road this summer at some of the UKs biggest and best events.

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New Asset Arrival

With the reintroduction of live events and shows on the horizon, Securitatem Consultancy has increased its capabilities with the arrival of a new events trailer.

Months of preparation and planning have come together for this latest arrival. As the world stood still last year, at Securitatem Consultancy we utilised our resources to prepare for reinstating events whilst considering assets we could introduce to provide an enhanced service to our clients.

The events trailer will perform the role of command centre for all upcoming contracted events, will be self-reliant with its own integrated power source, have the capacity to act as a hub for team briefings, public entry or even a first aid response point and will be fitted with the latest safety and security equipment which can also be used as a Covid safe cleaning station.

As demand for our event services grow exponentially, we continue to be committed to maintaining the highest standards throughout our entire fleet. The trailer joins Securitatem Consultancy’s growing list of event assets including gazebos, personal radios, defibrillator, flood lights and much more.

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Outstanding Security Provider Awards 2021 Event Security Finalist

Our operation has gained a nationally recognised nomination and subsequent selection as a finalist within the Event Security category in the Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2021. 

Securitatem Consultancy who specialise in close protection, event security management and the safety of high-value clients, assured the security of the 15th Biennial General Conference in central London for the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), involving 500 global Nuclear Operators.

Following nine months of meticulous planning in partnership with the client and the Metropolitan Police, Securitatem Consultancy ensured the security of the guests at their accommodation, during travel, the conference and at all scheduled events. This included award ceremonies, gala dinners and visits to external venues over the three and a half days, requiring over 100 Close Protection deployments.

Through leadership, professionalism and expertise, Securitatem Consultancy seamlessly managed this high profile, complex large-scale event that was being broadcast on the national media stage, while faced with significant threat and risk during a period of demonstrations that resulted in over 300 arrests.

The nature of the protester’s known disruptive methods and the numbers of guests involved required carefully thought-out tactical options to keep them safe in case of any given incident.

The majority of the security operators had medical emergency trauma qualifications, supported by the availability of trauma packs. Securitatem Consultancy personal protective equipment for each operator included communications and acid trauma kits to manage acid attacks, glue de-bonder and a bespoke event command vehicle, in case of site evacuation.

All this was necessary to reassure guests and staff and consequently there was not a single reported incident within their area of responsibility, guaranteeing the event was an absolute success, on time and maintained the reputation of both WANO and EDF.

The winners are to be revealed during a virtual award show on 25 February 2021.The criteria for the award is based on extensive research that contributes to and  characterises superior performance.

We would like to wish all finalists the very best of luck.

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“I’ve been overwhelmed by how much positive feedback I’ve already heard from so many delegates about the event security”.  

Peter Prozesky, CEO – WANO  

“Awesome team, fantastic teamwork, great feedback and a little humour along the way”.  

D Shuffleton, Strategy & Integration Director – WANO  

“Congratulation’s, nothing but praise from those who attended the event in regard to the event security from start to finish no matter the hour of the day”.  

Simone Rossi, CEO – EDF   

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Stay Cyber-Safe This Christmas

Cyber related threats increase during the Christmas period, they are the most significant risks to online consumers.

We are entering the busiest period in online shopping over the Christmas period. At Securitatem Consultancy, our services are personalised to keep you safe.

Cyber security measures should form part of a multi-layered approach, that includes physical and personal security.

At Securitatem Consultancy, we have highly skilled consultants who have excellent insights in cybercrime. We are positioned to provide advice on how to protect networks, systems, information assets, data, and how to operate safely and securely online.

Safety through security.

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Threat and risk assessments : our top 3 approaches

Threat and risk assessments guarantee appropriate security measures are in place to reduce the risk of harm to people, assets and data.

At Securitatem Consultancy, we have thorough knowledge and proactively manage risk. Including, personal, organisational and informational.

We take several approaches to ensure maximum safety measures.

Our top 3 threat and risk assessments measures:

Security threat and risk assessment

The threat assessment is the fundamental step in a risk analysis. The assessment debriefs entail assessing various threats and security risks associated with a particular location. It covers an extensive range of threats: ranging from natural, criminal and terrorists.

Active threat assessment

Active threat assessments are used to describe a process through which your operative personnel observe and identify immediate threats; including active criminals.

The violence threat risk assessment

Violence threat risk assessments estimate the probability of potential violent behaviour by an individual; including interference strategies. This assessment focuses on assessing an individual’s prediction for violence in general, not related to a specific attack against a target.

Safety through security.

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