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Event and festival organisers asked to be vigilant regarding cloned SIA licenses

The following information is sent to event and festival organisers, event security providers and related associations to mitigate the risk caused by unlicensed staff.

The SIA is investigating event security provider LS Armour Security Ltd of Barry, South Wales following allegations that the company supplied unlicensed operatives using fraudulent (cloned) SIA badges at festivals in the United Kingdom. The badges displayed a genuine name and licence number but a photograph of the unlicensed bearer.

Alan Surtees

When Alan told me he was moving Bridgnorth Festival to the site in Shrewsbury, it was his enthusiasm for a new venture that made me and many others think “this is bound for glory and success”.

Always a great supporter of AFO and kind enough to say AFO helped him get on with the challenges of an event on the move and growing, it is with great sadness that this day is marked with his passing.

National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) advice for events

After the terrible events at Manchester Arena some weeks ago and the recent attack on London Bridge, we have received a number of pieces of advice from a variety of organisations.  The most comprehensive of which has now arrived from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).  Where clearly a great deal of the content of this document is way beyond the measures needed at most of our member festivals, I really do strongly recommend that festival organisers and site managers read the whole document and pick out the bits that they think will be relevant to them in vie

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