April Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our April Employee of the Month, Mr Farshad Rahimifard" src="blob:https://securityscotland.com/826e49fd-9b1d-430d-bbb5-a33de1a26328" alt="🥳" class="Apple-web-attachment Singleton" style="width: 0.1666in; height: 0.1666in; opacity: 1;">. Farshad joined Security Scotland Ltd in July 2023 as a Safety Steward, and through his commitment and willingness to learn, quickly became another valued member of our SIA Security Officers. Farshad is a key member of the team at our Safedem demolition site, in Glasgow, testament to his positive approach to work, punctuality, his work ethic, and both his personal and professional standards being impeccable. He is well respected by all staff and clients wherever he is deployed. He consistently follows all policies and procedures, conducts reports and makes him self available for any additional requests. Mark Thorburn, Director Commented: “Farshad has become a great member of the team at Safedem, always in full uniform, courteous and helpful with all the staff at the sites, and is always keen to pick

RIP Eddie Tobin

“All at Security Scotland are deeply saddened by the recent death of our Group Chairman Eddie Tobin💔. Eddie was a well-known face within the Scottish entertainment & late-night industry. In his early entertainment days, Eddie - who signed Billy Connolly, managed The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and a host of Celtic and Rangers players. He set Midge Ure on the road to stardom and wrote a book about the golden era of Scotland's dance hall circuit titled “Are Ye Dancin”. Eddie then became a massive part of the late-night economy in Scotland, a true pioneer of the industry working with premier entertainment operators, Stakis, Scottish & Newcastle and Carnegies Leisure. Eddie stayed within the night-economy moving to the security sector as Managing Director of UpFront Security, and assisted driving forward change in the security industry in Scotland. In 2006 he branched out and started his own facilities company called Group Scotland which was split into

Summer 2024

“Come and join our Award-Winning Events Team and work at some of Scotland’s most exciting events this Summer! • Are you looking for a Summer job where you will work at world class events, incredible outdoor shows, and work alongside a dynamic management & supervision team? • Are you looking to supplement your income and meet great new colleagues? • Are you free on specific event or competition days where you will experience exciting and interesting places of work? Security Scotland are recruiting across Scotland for SIA Licensed Security and Event Safety Stewards as we prepare for one of our busiest summers yet, with more exciting events and shows still to be added. Ideal candidates must be over 18 with a friendly and outgoing approach, be presentable and have excellent communication skills, which should include written English. The shifts will be to your preference of either days, nights, or weekends although a degree of

Team Breakfast

“As a thank you from the company’s Directors, all Head Office staff were treated to a lovely breakfast this morning at Coia's Cafe. Mark Thorburn noted that following another successful set of recent audits, and our inclusion to the top 5% of all SIA-ACS approved companies in the UK, we wanted to thank all the head office teams for their continuous hard work throughout the year, we have a fantastic, close team here and we appreciate all that they do, every single day. Thanks on behalf of all the Directors. Mark”

SIA ACS Audit

This week saw Security Scotland audited by the SSAIB, our UKAS accredited awarding body for various leading industry accreditations that we are annually audited on. Schemes that include the SIA ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme) which we have been involved in for the last 15 years, ISO 9001 and the 119 Codes of Practice in Security. We are proud to announce that we continued to increase our year on year score from our 2023 audit, placing us securely within the Top 5 % of all ACS accredited suppliers in the UK for the first time. We are delighted with the outcome of the audit, and to be in the company of only 33 other companies out of just under 800 ACS companies registered throughout the UK, to achieve such a prestigious score. The SIA - Approved Contractor Scheme provides a recognised hallmark of quality within the private security industry. It assesses approved contractors against 78 different

World Down Syndrome Day

Happy World Down Syndrome Day Today is a global awareness day dedicated to breaking down stereotypes, celebrating individuality and advocating for a more inclusive society for all people with Down’s syndrome. As crowed management professionals, our role is pivotal in creating a safe and inclusive space for all. #worldDownSyndromeDay #EmpowerInclusion

UKCMA

 This week some of our Senior Team attended the The United Kingdom Crowd Management Association AGM followed by the association’s inaugural 2-day “Safer Crowd, Safer Venues” conference in Middlesbrough.  We are also delighted to announce during the AGM, Chris Callaghan our Operations Director, was appointed as Vice Chair on to the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association board.  Chris Callaghan MSyI, commented on the appointment: “I’ve been involved with the UKCMA since 2010, and for the last couple of years sat on the Association’s Strategy Group. I am looking forward to supporting Annie and the new board members going forward and continuing the amazing work carried out by the dedicated Eric Stuart QPM and the previous board." Massive congratulations also goes to the fantastic Anne Marie Chebib on her position as the new chair of UKCMA, to Kate James in her new position as Secretary, Darren Edwards FDA who remains as Treasurer and to

Regan “The Shark” Glackin

Security Scotland Ltd are thrilled to announce that our sponsored athlete Regan ‘The Shark’ Glackin the current, defending Scottish Lightweight Champion, produced the biggest performance of his career at Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Saturday Night crowning him the NEW Celtic Lightweight Champion. All eyes were on Glackin as he advanced with a unanimous decision victory, meaning he kept his impeccable record of 13-0-0 (3KO). Security Scotland’s Security Team at the venue even managed to get a quick snap with he newly crowned champion.  We will continue to support Regan and follow him on his exciting journey towards the British Title. Huge congratulations to Regan's for his hard work, dedication to his craft and terrific win! Regan commented: “Being a professional sports person, I speak for all I’m sure, we couldn’t do it without our dedicated sponsors, who don’t just assist us financially, but the support they give unconditionally is very special