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Kingdom achieve maximum score in major audit

Kingdom has recently taken part in the annual audit for the SIA (Security Industry Authority) ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme) assessment, for the twelfth year in a row. We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved a maximum score possible to Kingdom Services of +168!

This outstanding result places us in the top 1% of security companies audited, meaning we are officially one of the very best security companies in the entire UK.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. It is an independent body that reports to the Home Office and covers the whole of the United Kingdom. The SIA has two main duties. The first is the compulsory licensing of individuals that undertake specific activities within the private security industry. This includes manned guarding (including security guarding, door supervision, close protection, cash and valuables in transit, and public space surveillance using CCTV) and key holding. Being licensed by the SIA means that private security operatives are ‘fit and proper’ persons who are properly trained and qualified to do their job.

The other key role of the SIA is to manage the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). This is a voluntary scheme and was established by the SIA to form a set of operational and performance standards for private security companies, measuring them against independently assessed criteria. The objective of the Approved Contractor Scheme, according to their website, is to “raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities.” It gives organisations the opportunity to distinguish themselves as being among the best providers of private security services in the UK, and thus gives their clients confidence and trust in them. We are more than happy each year to take advantage of this opportunity to demonstrate that we are one of the very best security companies in the whole country.

To be accredited under the scheme, security companies must voluntarily submit themselves for annual inspection by one of UKAS inspection bodies appointed by the SIA to carry out the task. They are then assessed and given a score. They must achieve a score of at least zero (which is a minimum score) to receive ACS accreditation.

Commenting on this outstanding result for Kingdom, CEO and founder Terry Barton BA (Hons) said: “A fantastic result achieved again and for the 12th year running. All at Kingdom should be very proud. This is the result of the continued extremely hard work and effort of every colleague who works for Kingdom. To achieve a maximum score is an incredible achievement and demonstrates the continued growth and success of our company...

...This result demonstrates not only the professional services Kingdom offer, but most importantly the colleagues within it, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in Kingdom who has contributed towards this outstanding result.”

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