Monday, 5 March 2018

Introducing the Magpie Security Ltd March 2018 Newsletter #HotOffThePress

“Magpie Security Ltd attend the Security Twenty18 Conference” #TheSIADoesExist 

On Wednesday 21st February 2018, Security TWENTY returned to the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.  As always, this popular event was sold out and very well attended with over 80 exhibitors presenting the very latest in security technology.

Delegates were also treated to talks from Mark Harding of Showsec talking about responding to major incidents. Transport West Midlands Safety & Security Manager Mark Babington, NSI Director Simon Banks and Information Security Consultant Bruce Hallas also contributed to the panel of speakers.

In the evening a charity fund-raising dinner raised £3,600 for Rennie Grove Hospice in memory of Alan Walker of CDVI who sadly lost his battle with cancer in autumn 2017.

Magpie Security Ltd also welcomed the opportunity to speak with an Ambassador of the SIA to discuss the regulator’s stance on what the industry is expecting in 2018.  Steve Drake Training Development Manager at Magpie Security Ltd stated – “It is vital to attend industry events of this nature.  By continual investment into Research & Development of security technology, we will maintain our standing as a Market Leader within our business sector. It was also a great opportunity to meet key industry figures and discuss the challenges we as an industry are facing at present and are forecasted to face over the next 12 months.

Knife crime is an epidemic

“I make no apology for using the would epidemic because there is simply no other word that expresses what we are encountering on an almost daily basis.” – Steve Drake. Training Development Manager. Magpie Security Ltd

Knife crime has risen by almost a third across Nottinghamshire in the last year, figures have revealed.
Nottinghamshire Police recorded 757 offences involving a knife – a 31 per cent rise from the previous year.
What is alarming, is the knife crime in our schools. As a parent I want nothing more than to see a safe and secure environment in our school.
There are numerous pressures on young people to carry a knife or other weapon: one of the strongest currently is the perception that a knife is necessary for self-protection.  Challenging this viewpoint is not easy and, in the City, we now offer a number of learning modules to support schools.  The programme builds upon the evaluation of our Street Aware programme on       knives, guns and gangs that has been delivered for a number of years in City primary schools. 
All of the products referred to should be seen as supplements to the wider process of supporting good decision-making that schools promote throughout the curriculum.  The programme is based on the premise that whilst any child or young person can pick up a knife, the pressures and life experiences of children vary enormously.  Where Police staff, normally PCSOs, deliver lessons or assemblies it is required that they have been trained and approved to do so.    Our Training Academy at Magpie Security now offer courses on knife awareness, knife avoidance and guidance to support knife crime reduction, simply call 0115 9866 000 for further information.

Security Practitioner Training…

In order to legally work within the security industry, a license is a definite must have. An SIA License shows that you are professional, trustworthy and certified. It is essential that individuals working in the private security industry undergo a structured training programme that results in a recognised qualification.
We believe that this will result in a more competent and professional workforce. It will also improve the public image of the private security industry and make it more attractive to potential employees.

Pictured below shows the new intake from Job Centre Plus in partnership with CT Portal in Nottingham

Completing a Security Practitioner Training Course at Magpie Security Ltd can open your options to a variety of careers within the Security Industry

“Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.”

Introducing our Magpie Security Ltd Training Specialist…

James Loach joined forces with Magpie Security Ltd as the Security and Training Specialist to provide the essential level of private security and training competencies-having previously been responsible for the training and control of
staff protecting both individuals and organisations at extremely high level of risk.
James has worked with the Metropolitan Police and Royal Protection Squads and is still one of a handful of specialist trainers to Police Forces across the World.
With a vast operational experience and impeccable teaching and development qualifications, James provides Magpie Security Ltd operations team with inspiration and quality standards our clients have come to appreciate.

Supporting the Community

We see many benefits, one of which is being a part of the community. Local sponsorship is a great way to help do this. For a local business, a community sponsorship such as a football match or a charity function could be a risky proposition that comes with little perceived return on investment. That being said, choosing the right local sponsorship opportunities can be essential to the company’s growth.

The Magpies and Magpie Security Ltd are both having a great year in their prospective fields and this looks a very good opportunity to advertise what our “Winning Team” does in the security industry.

The match itself sees two teams with promotion ambitions at this vital stage of the season and is likely to draw a large crowd on the day.

Premier League considers new anti-terror barriers

A UK company has designed a new system that is quick to deploy and dismantle - and can help keep crowds safe from vehicle attacks.

A number of Premier League clubs will meet this week to discuss whether to introduce a "revolutionary" new anti-terror barrier at their grounds.
Burnley and Manchester United are already using the portable barriers, which security experts have described as a "leap forward" in protection against vehicle-borne attacks.  The system is designed by a UK company, after the Government challenged the security sector to come up with a barrier concept which could be easily deployed and quickly dismantled.
They are designed to give pedestrians easy access through them, but reinforced metal rods stop any hostile vehicle trying to penetrate the barriers.

“Congratulations to Nadeem Hussain
our Employee of the Month”

Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Nadeem on his Employee of the Month Award.

Nadeem’s positive attitude, commitment to work and the ability to go beyond the call of duty have been highlighted to the Management Team, making him our Employee of the Month for February 2018

 “Fantastic Work Nadeem” –

Mr. Richard Bailey.
 Managing Director

Magpie Security Ltd

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

BREAKING NEWS... The Magpie Security Ltd February Newsletter 2018 is OUT NOW

“The only thing worse than training people and having them leave, is not training them and having them stay” -Zig Ziglar         


Introducing the Magpie Security Practitioner Module 1 Programme …

In order to ensure that Magpie Security Ltd Employees are equipped with the right kind of skills, knowledge and abilities to perform their assigned tasks, training and development plays its crucial role towards the growth and success of our business.   By choosing the right type of training, we ensure that our Employees possess the right skills and knowledge for our business.  Good training must provide opportunities to learn and grow.

A comprehensive training and development program helps to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to achieve organisational goals and also to create competitive advantage.  In order to help you achieve your goals our Managing Director Mr. Richard Bailey, has established the following people philosophy and expects everyone to help make it happen.

"Whatever role you play at Magpie Security Ltd our commitment is to give you the opportunity to develop as an individual for the benefit of the team as a whole

“Congratulations to Peter Scott, Magpie Security Ltd
Employee of the Year 2017”

On Tuesday 16th January 2018, Magpie Security Ltd Managing Director Mr. Richard Bailey & Company Director Mr. Jason Bailey presented Peter Scott with the Employee of the Year 2017 Award.
Peter started his career with Magpie in May 2013 and has always been regarded in high esteem by his Colleagues, Clients and the Magpie Management Team.

Peter’s placement at the Greenwood Dale School has seen him become a very popular member of the Nottingham Academy Team and the overwhelming feedback received from clients and parents by the Magpie Management Team clearly highlighted Peter’s outstanding achievement for 2017… making him the coveted Winner of our Employee of the Year.

Some of the amazing feedback can be seen below:

Kayleigh Gemma Gibbins Credit to your company the kids flock to him everyday on school run absolute top man! Well done Peter!!

Nicole Oakey Well done peter, couldnt think if a nicer guy. kids absoluetly adore him and always look for him on the school runs and miss him when hes not there to give him there daily  👊.. Well done xx

Tracey Riley-varley Well done peter u deserved it u r a lovely kind caring man i never worry about sending my kids to school when u r there watching over them n keeping them safe, my 3 kids love u to bits alway give them high five it makes there day u r a credit to the company xx
Clare Rothery Massive congratulations Pete, a lovely lovely chap, makes sure the kids are safe on their way to school, a credit to the school and his employer! Well done Pete! X x

Suzie Freeley I met this man last night at the NA Sneinton Boulevard site, a thoroughly nice & pleasant man well done, most deserved recognition

Professional Security Magazine is pleased to bring you Security TWENTY 18 Midlands Conference and Exhibition. The Conference is aimed at end users, purchasers and those who specify security products and will update attendees on the latest developments in the security sector. Whether you are in corporate security, local government CCTV or retail loss prevention we aim to get key people into the room and share knowledge.

Set in the central location of the East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel  in Nottingham on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, the Conference will bring together top security industry speakers and is supported by a large exhibition of cutting edge security products and services. Doors open at 8.30 am allowing access to the exhibition with the conference running between 10.00 am and 1.30 pm. The exhibition will close at 4.00 pm.

Most importantly if you register in advance and are an installer, an end user, a consultant, or someone to do with private security, in the police or the armed forces, or a buyer of security services you will be able to attend the Conference for FREE 

ARSON APPEAL at Nottingham Train Station…”

Police investigations are still ongoing a week after a suspected arson attack caused millions of pounds worth of damage to Nottingham train station.  British Transport Police were present at the station this morning appealing to commuters for any information that they may have.  In what looked like a new advancement in the investigation, officers were seen to cordon off an area around Hopkinson vintage, antiques and art centre on Station Street at 11:30 am.  British Transport Police at the scene confirmed that the development was “part of the ongoing investigation into the fire at Nottingham train station”, but could not provide any further details at the time.  Following the advancement, the British Transport Police were contacted and a media spokesperson said: “The British Transport Police are at Nottingham train station to appeal for any information on the fire last week.
Police officers were also spotted at the train station during the late hours of Thursday 18 January, appealing to anyone who may have been present at the station around the same time last week, in the hours before the incident.  These appeals are part of an arson investigation, as the British Transport Police attempt to ask those who regularly commute at similar hours each week for more information.  In a press release issued from the British Transport Police on Thursday, it was said that the authorities had a particular interest in “any footage that may have been captured on mobile phones or dash cams.”

Did you see or hear anything that may be valuable to our investigation?
Please contact British Transport Police.  Call: 0800 40 50 40. Text: 61016
Reference number 85 of 12 January 2018

“Congratulations to MOHAMMED IKRAM

our Employee of the Month”

Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Mohammed on his Employee of the Month Award.

Mohammed’s exceptional levels of customer service and knowledge of his duties/requirements whilst on a client assignment were highlighted on a Management visit in January 2018

 “Well Done Mohammed, keep it up” – 

Mr. Richard Bailey.
 Managing Director
Magpie Security Ltd

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Happy New Year... The Magpie Security Ltd January 2018 Newsletter is OUT NOW...

“The Contenders are in… Who will be Crowned 
Magpie Security Ltd Employee of the Year?”

Over the last 12 months, the following Magpie Security Ltd Employees have been Crowned Employee of the Month: Ian Kirkland, Edwin Watts, Raja Shaheen, Peter Scott, Leonie Moore, Harry Wright, Andre Corbette, Mark Goyder, Tony Foden, Sam King, Umar Iqbal and Michael Cross… but who will WIN the coveted prize for 2017? 

#WatchThisSpace #WinnerToBeAnnouncedInOurFebruaryNewsletter

“Magpie Security Ltd supports The   Harley Jae Trust …”

On Sunday 17th December 2017, Magpie Security Ltd supported Harley Jae’s Present Dash to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Magpie Security Ltd Company Director Mr. Jason Bailey is a Trustee for The Harley Jae Trust which is a Nottingham charity that helps children with life limiting conditions and their families, both in the community and in hospital settings.

The sponsored walk started from Nottingham City Centre to the Queens Medical Centre, where donated presents were taken to children in the care unit.  Magpie Security Ltd's Sam Futer assisted Company Director Jason Bailey by providing security for the sponsored walk, ensuring all participants were safe and secure.

“Magpie Security Ltd are happy to support The Harley Jae Trust as their chosen charity and will remain huge advocates for their aims and objectives to support children with life limiting conditions” – Mr. Jason Bailey. Company Director. Magpie Security Ltd    

"UK Police given extra £50m to fund fight against Terrorism”

Extra cash will increase intelligence and surveillance capabilities and pay for armed officers to patrol city centres.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “This represents our commitment to backing the talented and brave counter-terrorism forces with the resources they need to keep people safe.

Police forces are to receive a £50m funding boost to help the fight against terrorism.  The extra cash will increase intelligence and surveillance capabilities and pay for armed officers to patrol city centres.  The home secretary, Amber Rudd, secured the rise in next year’s police counter-terrorism budget to at least £757m after convincing the chancellor, Philip Hammond, more money was needed to protect the public.

“Since 2015 alone we have increased counter-terrorism spending by 30% and pledged more than £500m in increased funding for the counter-terrorism budget, to protect the UK from the ongoing threat posed by terrorism.  This [latest funding] will allow counter-terrorism policing to meet head on the threat we face, working closely with our communities and continuing to disrupt those who would want to harm us.  We are also reviewing our counter-terrorism strategy to make sure we meet the unprecedented challenge.”

 Rest in Peace Terry McCree

 1945 - 2017
On Tuesday 19th December 2017, Magpie Security Ltd Employee Terry McCree sadly passed away in hospital.  Terry had worked for Magpie Security Ltd for over 8 years and always left a positive impression on his colleagues and the Magpie Management Team.  Always smiling and eager to help was a trait that fondly described Terry’s persona.

Leonie Moore – “So shocked to hear the news… we have lost a friend & colleague who always helped others including taking me under his wing… RIP Terry, gone…but never forgotten”

Michael Cross – “I’m shocked by his loss, Terry was a wonderful guy & will be sadly missed”

Dennis Spencer – “So sorry to hear about Terry… He was a good mate… I had worked with him for many years previously at the council… he will be truly missed. Rest in Peace my friend”

"Magpie Security have provided all of our security for over 10 years, their guards easily adapt to each situation they are faced with - from site security to ensuring the safety of our students - and deal them swiftly and professionally. We would not hesitate to recommend Magpie Security to anyone." 

" Thank you for your and all of your Team’s professionalism last night. It was good to have such a quick response to site in dealing with the alarm call out and with the effectiveness of your company’s communication with the Police, this obviously ended in the successful outcome for us as a company, so thank you very much.”

“Introducing our New Magpie Security Ltd Installation Engineer –
 Sean Davidson”

Congratulations to Sean Davidson on successfully completing the Health & Safety Awareness course for the Construction & Civil Engineering Industries 

“I used this system to protect my home whilst I was on holiday this year… the installation took less than 15mins. I returned from holiday and everything was perfect. I was very happy with the service from start to finish and it was only less than £100 for the week. Thank you very much.”

“Congratulations to Anthony Holland
Our Employee of the Month”

Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Anthony on his Employee of the Month Award.

Anthony’s positive attitude, exceptional levels of customer service and professionalism has been recognised by customers and the Magpie Management Team.

 “Fantastic work Anthony…
Keep it up” –

Mr. Richard Bailey
Managing Director
Magpie Security Ltd

Monday, 18 December 2017

Magpie Security Ltd supports The Harley Jae Trust

On Sunday 17th December 2017, Magpie Security Ltd supported Harley Jae’s Present Dash to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Magpie Security Ltd Company Director Mr. Jason Bailey is a Trustee for The Harley Jae Trust which
is a Nottingham charity that helps children with life limiting conditions and their families, both in the community and in hospital settings.

The sponsored walk started from Nottingham City Centre to the Queens Medical Centre, where donated presents were taken to children in the care unit.  Magpie Security Ltd's Sam Futer assisted Company Director Jason Bailey by providing security for the sponsored walk, ensuring all participants were safe and secure.

“Magpie Security Ltd are happy to support The Harley Jae Trust as their chosen charity and will remain huge advocates for their aims and objectives to support children with life limiting conditions” – Mr. Jason Bailey. Company Director. Magpie Security Ltd

Friday, 1 December 2017

HOT OF THE PRESS...The Magpie Security Ltd December 2017 Newsletter is OUT NOW...

The most forward-thinking Company in the Industry…
Magpie Security Ltd Invited to the 2017 Security Expo…”

Magpie Security Ltd was invited to attend the UK Security Expo, this award-winning event brings 10,000+ forward thinking international stakeholders of security to London from Government, Transport & Borders, Major Events, Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, CNI and the Private Sector.

Jason Bailey and Steve Drake took up the invitation to go and say hello and listen to a list of industry experts / speakers, while seeing what’s new and taking the opportunity to attend Government closed door briefings.

“How Britain celebrates Christmas in 2017:

Armed guards, concrete barriers and metal detectors spring up around festive markets due to terror attack fears…”

  • ·         Armed police, large concrete barriers and stop and search checks carried out at festive markets across UK
  • ·       -Heavy police presence at festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath
  • ·         Britain is on a severe terror alert in aftermath of attacks in Westminster, London Bridge and Manchester
  • ·         Last year an ISIS fanatic murdered 12 when he ploughed a lorry through Berlin's Breitscheidplatz market

 Christmas markets will be surrounded by a ring of a steel with armed police on patrol and metal detectors at entrances as security is raised over new terror fears.

There will be concrete barriers, stop and search checks and officers on the ground at the popular festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath in the run up to Christmas.

The precautions are being taken after the Local Government Association warned councils to be vigilant this year with the terror threat level to the UK currently at 'severe' - meaning an incident is 'highly likely'.

Britain has suffered from the three horrific attacks this year with innocent people and children killed in London and Manchester.  But while security is being ramped up in light of the atrocities in Westminster in March, the Manchester Arena in May and London Bridge in June, the authorities are also concerned about a potential copy-cat attack.

Last Year 12 were murdered when an ISIS fanatic ploughed a lorry through Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Christmas market.

Manchester's Christmas market has also bolstered its security precautions, in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 23 people at an Ariana Grande gig in May.

London has been hit twice in the past 12 months by terror attacks involving vehicles on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.
In response to those atrocities barriers separating traffic from pedestrians were erected on three of the capital's bridges.

In Birmingham a protective wall of concrete blocks will protect shoppers from potential vehicle attacks, with metal barriers at entrances to the Christmas market, close to its popular Bullring shopping centre.

“Stay Safe, Be Alert & Have a Merry Christmas”

“Home and Garden Security for winter”

Home and garden security is an important concern for any homeowner or tenant, especially if their property is appointed with high quality furnishings from a provider such as Rattan Direct. Crime is an unfortunate fact of life in our society, and thieves are becoming increasingly savvy. Quality home furnishings are like catnip to burglars, and there will always be an underground market on which to sell such items. As you can see, it is incredibly important to secure your belongings.

Happily, there are a number of steps that can be taken to prevent your property from becoming another statistic. This guide will talk you through how to ensure that your property remains safe from the unwelcome attention of any intruders who may have designs on your possessions.
Home Burglary Crimes
Burglary a very common crime throughout the UK, only exceeded in many records by the catchall category of ‘general anti-social behaviour offences’. Fortunately, statistics suggest that rates of burglary are slowly and steadily dropping, having plummeted by over 70% in the last forty years. However, it remains hugely important that we all take the appropriate steps to protect our homes.
Not all burglaries take the form of balaclava-clad ne’er-do-wells sneaking into your home at the dead of night and filling a swag bag. Usually an unlocked door or window is located, and sometimes entry is forced through the front door. Statistics suggest that many homeowners have been robbed by allowing strangers posing as door-to-door salespeople to enter their homes, only to live to regret this lapse in judgment.

In fact, it may surprise you to know that most burglaries actually take place in daylight hours, typically between 10am and 3pm, and can be completed in less than ten minutes by an experienced thief. If you are at work during these hours and your house is left empty, it is well worth investing in some kind of visible home security system, especially if you live in an even slightly secluded area. Statistics suggest that burglars often live close to their targets, and if they are aware that an alarm or CCTV is on the property they will turn their attentions elsewhere.
Once they have gained access, most thieves target the master bedroom first. The average burglar will be on the hunt for loose cash, wallets and purses, or easily hawked electrical appliances such as smartphones, laptops, MP3 players and tablets. Jewellery and shelves of DVDs and CDs will also be an enticing target for a thief, as they can be sold to pawn shops with little fuss for immediate cash.

Garden furniture is the second most reported item of personal theft, second only to wallets and purses. Furnishings should never be able to be easily moved (bolt or anchor them down if you can), and wherever possible, make your furniture difficult to identify from a burglar’s perspective. It is strongly advisable to invest in furniture covers for your outdoor seats, benches and tables, as these will ensure that a thief cannot see the pickings that are on offer at a glance. 

New for 2018… “Introducing The Power of One”

“Remember the moments that changed your life forever? … There’s another one coming
.” – Steve Drake.  Business Development Manager.
Magpie Security Ltd

The Power of ONE is an 'Enter-trainment' presentation in which the key messages are contained. As the presentation unfolds, the audience is exposed to the concepts of Personal Sovereignty and that how one chooses to runs one’s 'state' (i.e. feelings) has a direct bearing on the results one attains in life.

The teaching methodology utilized is explanation, metaphor and demonstration.

The program culminates to a process known as breakthrough. Attendees learn to tap into their reservoirs of personal power and forces partisans to change their mental perceptions in order to overcome challenges as one of the most sort after team building programs The Power of ONE is an experience that teams call on for years, recalling a moment in time when they achieved their true level of inner confidence and power.

Learning Objectives, and Agenda
The features of our TPO1 event is that it culminates into a very spectacular, high profile, media friendly event. The benefits are that the delegates step outside of their comfort zone, gaining the innate recognition that ‘anything is possible’ once you believe it to be so. In doing so, your comfort zone increases in size to incorporate into something extreme.

The training assists them to overcome whatever future challenges they face (In this case a ‘Board Break’) If they can do this, they can do anything.

“Success is not about doing extraordinary things, but doing things extraordinary well.”

Not only is this workshop an empowering experience, it forces participants to change their mental perceptions in order to overcome challenges.  For further information, please contact Steve Drake on 0115 9866 000 or email

“Congratulations to Michael Cross
our Employee of the Month”

Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Michael on his Employee of the Month Award.
Michael’s attention to detail, following of protocol and professionalism has been recognised by the client & the Magpie Management Team.

 “Very Good Work Michael… ” –
Mr. Richard Bailey.
 Managing Director