Latest News

We try and keep you up to date with the latest news, tips and advice from in and around the security industry. This section is also used to keep you informed on the latest developments within our company. Please check back regularly, follow us on social media and please let us know if you have any stories that you feel might be relevant.

Why do security officers need body-worn cameras?

1st April 2021

The use of body-worn cameras has increased exponentially in recent years, with almost every police force in the UK now implementing the technology. But they’re not the only ones.

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Spotlight on Winchester security

21st March 2021

In our ‘spotlight’ series of blogs, we are taking a closer look at some of the key locations we work in and the different types of customers we support there. Next up, it’s Winchester!

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Key holding security challenges post-Covid-19

9th March 2021

One legacy of the pandemic is likely to be an increase in flexibility and a greater mix of home and office-based working. But what might that mean for organisations who rely on employee key holders? Here's what you need to think about.

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Changes to the SIA licence in 2021

19th February 2021

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is making changes to the training individuals need to undertake before gaining or renewing their SIA licence. Here's what you need to know.

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Security officers commended for going above and beyond

27th January 2021

‘In the spirit of Venture’ is a special initiative we introduced to recognise and reward our officers who go above and beyond in their duties. Here are the latest officers to receive a commendation.

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What does it take to be a city centre security officer (CCSO)?

18th January 2021

Having recruited and trained many town and city centre security officers (CCSOs) over the years, we know first-hand that it takes a special kind of person to fulfil such a role. Here are the key skills and traits we look out for.

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Investing in security technology is pointless, if you do this

14th January 2021

One question we are increasingly being asked at Venture Security, is: “Do we even need a physical security presence, when so much technology is now available?” Here, Venture's MD Paul Howe, shares his answer and some top insights for businesses.

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Supporting security officer mental health

27th December 2020

At Venture, the physical and mental wellbeing of all our employees is something we take very seriously. Here, MD Paul Howe shares some of the many ways we support our team members.

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Venture’s officers take on Covid-19 marshal duties

3rd December 2020

Venture’s town and city centre security officers are supporting local authorities in meeting their Covid-19 marshalling requirements, in three different areas across the region.

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Celebrating two years of the Winchester BID Rangers scheme

12th November 2020

This month marks the second anniversary of the launch of the Winchester BID Rangers scheme, which sees Venture’s security officers out on patrol in the city centre, helping to tackle antisocial behaviour and making the area a safer place for residents, workers and visitors alike.

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Venture celebrates National Living Wage Week 2020

9th November 2020

At Venture, we are proud to be accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation and to support National Living Wage Week 2020 (November 9-13).

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Venture Security in action in Basingstoke

5th November 2020

In our new ‘spotlight’ series of blogs, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the key locations it is our pleasure to work in and the many ways we are helping our customers there. First up, it’s Basingstoke!

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Jodie Stevens joins Venture Security as compliance manager

26th October 2020

Venture bolsters its senior team with the appointment of Jodie Stevens as compliance manager.

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Venture Security locks in contract with Simplyhealth

5th October 2020

Simplyhealth has awarded a contract for the protection of its four office buildings in Andover and Winchester, to local security provider Venture Security.

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Venture Security appoints Helen Butler as office manager

17th September 2020

Venture is delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Butler as office manager.

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Covid-19 wardens: City centre security officers offer ‘readymade solution’

14th September 2020

Covid-19 Wardens are to be employed by councils to help enforce coronavirus rules within towns and city centres. Security officers who are already on patrol in such locations, offer a readymade solution, while having the added benefit of being able to help combat some of the major challenges towns and cities are facing.

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Venture Security starts patrols at Hampshire beauty spot

14th August 2020

Venture Security is working with Twyford and Shawford parish councils to help tackle antisocial behaviour at a popular Hampshire beauty spot.

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Venture Security to help tackle antisocial behaviour in Andover

4th August 2020

Venture Security has been awarded a contract by Andover Business Improvement District (BID) to help tackle antisocial behaviour in the town centre.

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Security focus: Supporting the safe return of employees to site

3rd August 2020

Here we take a closer look at some of the tools, tech and innovations that facilities managers are considering, to support the safe return of staff, customers and visitors to the premises.

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Managing TUPE and staff transfer when outsourcing security

24th July 2020

Organisations are naturally concerned about the impact that outsourcing their security may have on staff. At Venture, we have successfully managed TUPE and undertaken the transfer of staff from numerous customer sites. Here is an insight into the TUPE process we follow and some of the feedback we have received.

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