Category Archives: UK

Pilgrims opens £5m corporate safety training ‘Centre of Excellence’

Pilgrims opens £5m corporate safety training ‘Centre of Excellence’ Posted on February 18, 2015 by Tom Reeve A new 45,000sqft state-of-the-art training centre, representing a multi-million pound investment by global security and risk management specialist, Pilgrims Group Limited, has opened … Continue reading

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Bank of England’s former head of security joins Pilgrims Group

Bank of England’s former head of security joins Pilgrims Group Don Randall MBE, the Bank of England’s former head of security and chief information security officer, has joined global security and risk management specialist, Pilgrims Group as senior advisor.

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Herefordshire security firm’s global success

Herefordshire security firm’s global success Hereford Times 11 December 2014 A HEREFORDSHIRE company playing a key role in the fight against pirates in the Indian Ocean and other global troublespots, has become one of the fastest growing companies in the … Continue reading

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Self-harm, drugs and sexual abuse more common in private jails

News Self-harm, drugs and sexual abuse more common in private jails Independent On Sunday By Jonathan Owen 5 April 2015, News | Exclusive What was billed as a breakthrough for the prison system is failing inmates and staff Twenty-five years … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal: civil servant whose job was outsourced to private sector could not retain full pension rights

Court of Appeal: civil servant whose job was outsourced to private sector could not retain full pension rights A prison officer whose job was outsourced to a private contractor had “resigned” from her employment for the purposes of the Principal … Continue reading

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An empire within an empire: William Dalrymple is uncomfortably reminded of the astonishing savagery by which the East India Company maintained the Raj throughout the 19th century

An empire within an empire: William Dalrymple is uncomfortably reminded of the astonishing savagery by which the East India Company maintained the Raj throughout the 19th century William Dalrymple Spectator. 327.9733 (Mar. 14, 2015): p38. The Tears of the Rajas: … Continue reading

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CIPFA calls for ‘open book’ outsourcing deals

CIPFA calls for ‘open book’ outsourcing deals By Richard Johnstone | 26 March 2015 The next government should introduce an ‘open book’ approach to outsourcing contracts to increase transparency and value for money, CIPFA has said. In a briefing published … Continue reading

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Time for an outsourcing wake-up call

Time for an outsourcing wake-up call 20 March 2015 | John Tizard 2 comments Serco’s losses should be a wake-up call for both outsourcers and politicians. We need a review of the impact of and conditions for successful public sector … Continue reading

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A contract to transform

A contract to transform William Hooper On February 16, 2015 http://www.oareborough.com The UK government has been shocked by the weaknesses in its commissioning and contract management of services revealed by the G4S and Serco incidents. At a time that both … Continue reading

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One bath for 12 women and 11 babies: UK asylum housing by G4S

One bath for 12 women and 11 babies: UK asylum housing by G4S John Grayson 7 March 2015 On a suburban street in Leeds, security company G4S packs 23 women and children into one house with a single bathroom. G4S … Continue reading

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