Pagoda Security Training Ltd is proud to be accredited, certified or endorsed by the following organisations. Those below are our official recognition of industry-leading standards which we have achieved, and in some cases excelled.

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Pagoda Security’s Accreditations

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SIA Approved Contractor

Why you should choose an SIA approved contractor

When you hire a private security company you have a choice between one of our approved contractors or a company we have not approved.

On this page we list some of the reasons why you should choose an SIA approved contractor.

We have also produced a guide that covers a few other points to consider when choosing a security supplier. Download our guide Do you buy security?

Quality assured by the industry regulator

Our Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) provides a recognised hallmark of quality within the private security industry.

We assess our approved contractors against 78 different areas of their business. These cover topics as diverse as staff training, financial management and the company’s health and safety policies.

When you choose an approved contractor you can be sure that the business you are working with has passed a thorough quality assurance check.
A commitment to quality

Our Approved Contractor Scheme is a voluntary scheme. Any company that is part of the scheme has chosen to be.

Our ACS is a progressive quality standard. That means we continually raise the standard that companies must meet in order to be approved.

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ACS Pacesetters

Pagoda Security is proud to be an ACS Pacesetter, so what does this mean for you buying our services?
The ACS Pacesetters membership is made up of Contract Security Guarding Companies who are in the top 15% benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme.

There are currently approximately 810 Contract Security Guarding Companies who have achieved ACS accreditation therefore, it is very difficult for the buyers of security services to differentiate between them. The ACS Pacesetters places emphasis on the importance of the annual score, making the tender process for end-users very much simpler.

In restricting membership of the ACS Pacesetters to the top 15% of SIA approved security companies, approximately 120 organisations are eligible to join. These companies, both national and regional, have proved they are market leaders in the security guarding industry and are therefore capable of providing an excellent standard of service to their clients and a high degree of care for their employees. As a client, it makes sense to include companies in the top 15% of the ACS scoring system when compiling your tender list.

SIA Approved Contractor


The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by the government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators. In short, UKAS ‘checks the checkers’. UKAS is a non-profit-distributing private company, limited by guarantee. UKAS is independent of Government.
Alcumus ISOQAR is one of the UK’s largest UKAS accredited certification bodies with offices all over the world. They audit and certify organisations to many standards including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

SIA Approved Contractor

Safe Contractor

SafeContractor delivers a tailored health and safety accreditation allowing contractors to showcase their capabilities to potential customers.

SIA Approved Contractor

ISO 9001

ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS).
More than one million of the world’s best organisations use the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. It shows that we are an ambitious business with a commitment to quality.
The standard provides a management framework to improve business practices and helps us to provide services and products that meet – and possibly exceed – your expectations.

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Living Wage Employer

Pagoda are proud to be a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage Foundation are the organisation at the heart of the independent movement of businesses and people that campaign for the idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. We celebrate and recognise the leadership of responsible employers who choose to go further and pay a real Living Wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum.

SIA Approved Contractor

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for the environmental management of businesses, prescribing controls for those activities that have an effect on the environment.
It sets out requirements for an environmental management system, enabling organisations to put in place an environmental policy and objectives that take into account relevant legal and other requirements.

Pagoda Security is a CHAS Accredited contractor


The UK’s Leading Provider of Risk Prevention, Compliance and Supply Chain Management Services for Clients and Contractors.
Since 1997, CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) has been helping to improve health and safety standards across the UK and safeguard organisations from risk.

Training Certifications

Pagoda are an approved training centre for the following:

SIA Approved Contractor

Industry Qualifications

Client testimonials


    “I am just writing to say how much I enjoyed the Door Supervisors course last week, and in particular, Davey the trainer.
    His style and approach to training was brilliant, and extremely engaging. The examples and stories he used were always very relevant to the element of the course he was teaching, and provided real context to the syllabus.
    I have been on a number of courses over the years, covering a variety of subjects etc., but I can honestly say that Davey has been the best trainer I have been taught by.
    He is extremely convincing, both as a Security professional, and as a trainer – it was very clear to me that he has taken the confidence he had/has in dealing with conflict, through to his teaching.”

    Andy Gloster
    Health, Safety and Security Manager


    “Lee and his staff have consistently provided outstanding service coupled with great flexibility. Their willingness to co-ordinate on our behalf with other agencies where required has been extremely useful and much appreciated. Overall a sure-fire combination that meets our very high standards. We would recommend Pagoda to any company.”

    Eric Cousins
    Chief Executive, Grace Baptist Trust Corporation


    “I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you so much for your professional services. It was a very stressful time for us all dealing with the break in and subsequent inconvenience, we had a lot to arrange and we found you to be unfailingly helpful from the minute we contacted you.
    I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone else.”

    Sarah Price
    Office Manager, Arbeco Ecology, Tree & Habitat Services


    “I needed to arrange a retail trained security officer to support a store at short notice. Pagoda Security were able to provide an officer proved to be a perfect fit for our business.”

    Russell Bliss
    Senior LPM, Waterstones


    “I own a commercial office building in the city of Brighton and recognise the potential security risks involved in protecting my tenants. For one annual fee and no hidden extras Pagoda Security provide and excellent Key holding & Alarm response service.”

    Terry Graves
    MD, GRA Management Ltd


    “We first engaged Pagoda in August 2016 for a one-off assignment and it quickly became apparent how capable, responsive and enthusiastic they were.
    Following on from this, we had a bespoke requirement for a 3 month secondment on a project which required high levels of integrity and professionalism.
    Lee Craig prepared a detailed client brief which met our need exactly, and appointed a team to work on the job who performed above expectations and added significant value to our project. Throughout our dealings the Pagoda team have kept us updated on a daily basis, and shown themselves to be professional, courteous and effective, even in the most difficult and ambiguous of situations. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services. Thank you.”

    James Ormiston, MSc, QED
    Sustainable Urban Developments Ltd


    “We sent some of our key personnel on Pagoda’s licensing courses and cannot stress enough how highly we regard them in terms of customer service and professionalism.”

    Richard Carter
    Three & Ten Bars Sussex


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