On the 1st April 2021, the Security Industry Authority  introduced new, updated qualifications for all sectors except close protection and vehicle immobilisation.

The private security industry is increasingly recognised as providing an important role in the protection of the public and it is more important than ever that the industry maintains and improves its standards. The updates reflect the current risks that a licensed security operative may come across in their work. It is important that all licence holders have the knowledge and skills to deal with common risks, especially in safety critical areas.

All currently licensed Door Supervisors and Security Guards will also need to complete the additional top-up training before they can renew their SIA Licence from 1st October 2021.

An Emergency First Aid at Work qualification (*or equivalent) must also be completed before taking the top-up training. The requirement for first aid training will improve your skills as an SIA licence holder. It will not change the obligations you have when responding to an emergency.

These changes apply to any front line applications submitted on or after 1 October, including renewals. If you submit your application before this date, you will not need to take additional training.


What do the new changes mean for your application/renewal?



Source: SIA Changes to SIA License Training

Elite Security (NW) Ltd have secured more work in the Staffordshire area and are putting on a Recruitment Day in Stoke-on-Trent.

Whether you already have an SIA License and fancy a new challenge, or just want to find out more about working in the industry, come and meet our Operations Managers Tom Hanlon and Ash Davies at The Reginald Mitchell, 20 Parliament Row, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent on Weds 26th August 4pm-8pm.





Elite Security (NW) Ltd are delighted to announce the appointment of  Kevin Allcock as National Operations Director.

An experienced Operations Director, Chief Operating office and Managing Director, within the hospitality and leisure industry, Kevin has a wealth of board level experience across a number of PE backed & high net worth individually owned & publicly floated SME’s, including FTSE top 100 and FTSE Top 250 Organisations.

Reporting directly to Karl Ince, MD and Founder, Kevin will be leading day to day operations, whilst overseeing the Senior Management Team.


Elite Security (NW) Ltd are delighted to announce the appointment of Greg Kelly as Compliance Manager.

Greg brings with him more than 20yrs of security experience, beginning as a Door Supervisor at his own Student Union whilst studying Law at UCLAN, before becoming an SIA Trainer in 2003.

Whilst working his way up through Elite Security (NW) Ltd, from Head Door Supervisor to Area Manager, Greg also worked at G4S Secure Solutions UK for 12yrs, most recently as Apprenticeship Co-ordinator.