Accreditations

Accreditations

SIA Approved ContractorSecurity Industry Authority
Registered Approved Contractor

Sight & Sound holds SIA approved contractor status for the provision of Security Guarding, Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) and Key Holding services. Our latest SIA Approved Contractor Status audit score places the Company within the top 1% of medium sized approved contractors and the top 1% of all approved contractors within the UK.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK.


 

BSIABritish Security Industry Association

The British Security Industry Association is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. Our members are responsible for more than 70% of UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services.

The BSIA Awards serve to recognise the extraordinary achievements and long-term contributions made by professionals working within the UK’s private security industry and are presented across five different categories: Best Team, Outstanding Act, Service to the Customer, Best Newcomer and Best Use of Technology. Sight & Sound have been awarded two regional awards in 2015, for the Best Newcomer and Most Outstanding Act.


 

Investor In PeopleInvestor In People

Investors in People provides a best practice people management standard, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People framework. Investors in People is owned by the UK government, managed nationally by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Investors in People assessments are conducted locally through seven local Delivery Centres. It was launched in 1991.


 

BSI fss 07593BSI – Business Standards Institute
Helping Organisations Improve

BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century we have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. That means showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth. As a global leader in helping organizations improve, our clients range from high profile brands to small, local companies in 150 countries worldwide.


 

safe contractorSafe Contractor
Leading Health & Safety Assessment Scheme

safecontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 210 major clients and over 20,000 contractor members.

Registered members with the safecontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors.

With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the safecontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors.


 

chasContractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
Health and Safety Pre-Qualification

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.


 

skills for securitySkills For Security
Skills Body For The Security Industry

Skills for Security, the skills body for the security industry, works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism, by providing access to security training courses and security qualifications, for people employed in private security roles across the UK.

In 2014, Skills for Security, inspected and accredited our online 4ST training.

Management Team

Senior Management Team

Paul Purchase

Paul Purchase
Managing Director

Paul Purchase has worked within the Security Industry since 1989 following successful service within the Royal Air Force Provost Branch. He has been a Managing Director within the Industry since 1996.

Civilian Qualifications include a Diploma in Security Management, British Safety Council Level 2 Certificate in Supervising Staff Safely and completion of a SITO Security Surveying Course. As Managing Director, Paul takes full responsibility for the strategic direction, marketing and overall general management of Sight & Sound. He is instrumental in developing and implementing the organisation’s business plans and provides direction on quality management and health and safety policies.

Paul is part of the team through the life of all contracts right from the initial start up phase. He works alongside the Client & Development Managers to achieve the service requirements and attends client audit meetings.


 

Sarah PurchaseSarah Purchase
Director

Sarah has extensive experience of operational and financial management in the services sector and a wide knowledge of managing substantial companies providing business-to-business services.

She has a record of success as a strategist and developer of businesses. She has been head hunted by businessmen and women alike (including the Official Receiver) in order to audit, manage and effectively turn around their businesses.

Between 2000 and 2009 she was President of Croydon Chamber of Commerce and was a Director of London Chamber of Commerce for five years from April 2003.

Sarah is responsible for the smooth running of the Finance Department and ensuring that as a business we recognise and develop our responsibility and commitment to the environment, community, workplace and marketplace in which we operate.


 

Roger SearsRoger Sears
Director Sales & Development

With over 34 years in the field of security services, Roger joined the Company in April 2013 with vast experience and an exceptional track-record, having been a founder member of The Shield Guarding Company.

Roger was appointed as Director of Sales & Development and has responsibility for the strategic direction and marketing of Sight & Sound. He is instrumental in developing and implementing the organisation’s business plans and provides direction in many other aspects of the Company development. He has significant interest in the day-to-day and on-going operations of all our corporate contracts and management of the security team on these assignments. He has completed various security related training courses which includes a recognised course in Management and Leadership.


Sophie Harper-Booth
Commercial Director

Sophie joined Sight & Sound in 2013 following working for a top FTSE Company in the City of London. Prior to this, she completed a degree in Business Management at the University of the West of England.

Due to her exceptional success in building valuable relationships with business partners, Sophie was promoted to Commercial Director. Sophie is responsible for the development of the Company and for providing support to all partners, Implementation Team, and clients during the set-up period. She is heavily involved in the tender process which enables us to deliver and successful implement all innovations mentioned during our proposals. Sophie also monitors ongoing client satisfaction and attends contractual review meetings during the implementation stage. Passionate about service quality, Sophie is well known as an innovator, focussed on delivering excellent quality services and adding value to our corporate contracts. She has completed various security related training courses which includes the SIA Door Supervision Course.

 

Our People | Sight & Sound security

Our People

Our People

The key to our success is the high standard of training, experience and commitment of our staff at all levels.  Our business is a people business. It is therefore essential to recruit the right people for the right roles and to provide the environment that enables them to be motivated and dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality, professional security service.

 

At every level of the organisation we recognise that our people are our most important asset.  Our motivation is the continual development of a dedicated and ambitious workforce through effective leadership and training. It is our continued priority to maintain and improve our levels of service.

 

Reward, recognition and motivation of officers and staff are a demonstration of the importance we place on our people and Sight & Sound actively promotes an extensive awards scheme for all its employees. The following are examples of our awards and recognition for all staff:  Commendation Awards, Team of the Year Awards, Long Service Awards and Officer of the Month Awards.

 

In April 2014 the Company web based training portal for Security personnel received accreditation and approval by Skills for Security.   Affirming that we stand out from our competitors by our ability to provide continued service improvement to match our customers’ requirements.

 

We hold Investor in People accreditation which powerfully confirms our belief in enabling all of our employees to improve their knowledge and skills.