Sec Tech UK is delighted to have been invited to join the SIA’s ACS Strategy and Standards group to represent the interests of the close protection sector generally. Andy Redhead who founded Sec Tech UK in 2006 was quoted as saying,

“We are delighted to have been invited to join the Strategy and Standards Group to advise on close protection matters,” said Mr Redhead.

“Close protection isn’t as routine or as predictable as other licensable activities and brings with it its own set of challenges. Standards have risen dramatically since the inception of the SIA, however there is still room for improvement and we are delighted to be able to share our expertise in support of the SIA and the security industry.”

The Group was set up in 2008 as an industry-wide forum to discuss how and when ACS standards should be raised with the aim of ensuring that it was active within the industry.

SIA Quality Assurance Manager Jody Parker said,

“We are delighted to welcome Sec Tech UK onto the ACS Strategy and Standards group. We recognised that the close protection sector was somewhat underrepresented and approached Sec Tech following the excellent response to a series of presentations they made at a recent round of ACS forums, which convinced us they could be a constructive and credible voice for their sector. We look forward to welcoming Sec Tech at our next meeting in September.”

Sec Tech UK was recently assessed for its close protection accreditation for the fourth year and has once again increased its score.

“We feel ACS accreditation is important to reassure a client that they are dealing with a professional company which conducts itself properly,” said Sec Tech UK’s Commercial Director, Bob Morrison.
“We see it as a great complement to have been invited by the SIA to join the ACS Strategy and Standards group because it gives further recognition that the service we offer is of the highest standard.”