Consultancy Services

We are specialists within the security industry and have a 100% success rate in helping businesses achieve certification to industry standards. Our consultancy services are available for businesses across the UK including in cities London, Birmingham and Manchester.

SIA Approved Contractor Scheme ACS

Established by the Security Industry Authority SIA, the Approved Contractor Scheme ACS is a voluntary scheme aimed to assist and raise performance standards in the UK security industry.

Security services eligible for Approved Contractor status:

• BS 7499 Static Site Guarding and Mobile Patrol  • BS 7960 Door Supervision   • BS 7858 Security Screening   • BS 7958 CCTV 

• BS 7872 Cash in Transit   • BS 7984 Key Holding and Response Services

Benefits of becoming an Approved Contractor

Universally recognised hallmark of quality for private security services

Gain a competitive
advantage when tendering for contracts

Inclusion in the Register of Approved Contractors published on the SIA website

Authority to use the ACS Accreditation Mark

Deploy 15% of staff while their licences are in progress

What the Security Industry Authority (SIA) say:

‘Approved contractors are demonstrably committed to customer service and the compulsory licensing of their staff. This means their customers can rest assured that every private security operative deployed on their premises will be working within the law’.

The Approved Contractors’ scheme will demonstrate to customers and suppliers that your business is running professionally. It demonstrates that you continually strive to improve business processes and that you monitor and control service standards. Many security companies are unsuccessful in being awarded contracts with Councils, Local Government, large corporate and construction companies due to not holding ACS Approval.

Customers can easily distinguish between properly run companies by selecting an Approved Contractor and will often use this accreditation to define who they should use for their security requirements. Being an approved contractor will give confidence to your customers that you provide a professional security service and will look after its customers and staff.

How we can help

Our team will ‘do the work’ and not simply advise you on what is required. This will allow you to carry on running your business while the systems are being developed.

Our proposal will include:

  • Attend site and ascertain business and support procedures
  • Produce draft ACS system, tailored to your business and branded with your logos and information
  • Return to site and review the draft system with appropriate management team
  • Make any amendments to the system
  • Return to site and run through each procedure with the relevant member of staff and the associated documents/forms
  • Agree timescales for relevant staff to commence immediate use of the documentation and complete any required documentation such as supplier lists, management action lists, etc.
  • Undertake pre-assessment of the system to ensure all elements are covered and all are prepared for assessment
  • 1st day assessment attendance
  • 12 months telephone support after assessment.

Contact Us

From our head office in London, we provide ACS consultancy services for business around the UK including in cities London, Birmingham and Manchester. Ensure you successfully gain approval to the Approved Contractor Scheme by speaking with a member of our team today.