Workshops Announced for our Stakeholder Conference on 14 march 2017

28 February 2017

Today we announced the details of the workshops to be run at our Stakeholder Conference, on Tuesday 14 March 2017.

The upcoming conference will consist of three discussion workshops which will consider the following questions:
Taking Responsibility for Standards

  1. Who is responsible for ensuring standards of service delivery in the private security industry?
  2. How can employees and businesses do more to drive up standards in the industry?
  3. Which areas of operation does the industry most need to improve its standards?

Influencing Buyer Behaviour

  1. What is the role of the regulator / businesses / trade bodies, in informing/influencing buyers?
  2. Which communication methods and channels work best to influence buyers?
  3. What are the common messages that the regulator / businesses / trade bodies should be communicating?

Developing Regulation in Partnership

  1. What should regulation of the Private Security Industry be trying to achieve?
  2. What are the practical things that the SIA can do to ease the regulatory burden on the Private Security Industry?
  3. How is the private security industry changing? How should regulation evolve to respond to these changes?

We have also announced that the Home Office Director for Safeguarding, Jeremy Oppenheim, will be speaking at the SIA Stakeholder Conference.

As well as the work of the Public Protection Unit, which includes oversight of the SIA, Jeremy is responsible for overseeing the Government’s response to Child Sexual Abuse, Modern Slavery, Public Protection and Counter-Extremism. Jeremy has been with the Home Office since 2003. From 2013 to 2015 he was Director for Growth and Engagement working with business and academic communities, in the UK and abroad, to promote growth and improve external engagement.

Peter Selwyn-Smith, our Stakeholder Manager, who has been organising the conference, said:

“We are taking a fresh approach to this conference adopting some of the suggestions we had following last year’s event. That’s why we’ve increased the opportunities for delegates to make their views known by running workshops. We’ve also made sure that there is extra time for delegates to network with one another. This is a chance for the SIA and the industry to come together, both formally and informally, and discuss how we can do things better together.”

The closing date for bookings is Thursday 9 March.

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017
Time: Registration from 09:15am, start at 10:00am – 16:15pm
Location: Hallam Conference Centre, London
Price: £50 per delegate, including VAT (reduced from £95 last year) includes lunch and refreshments

All the information about the discussion workshops and the speakers is available on our website.

Visit our website for further information and to book.

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA's main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit The SIA is also on Facebook- this link opens in a new window (Security Industry Authority) and Twitter- this link opens in a new window (SIAuk).