The BAPSC was launched in February 2006.
The formation of the association stemmed from the realisation amongst a number of leading UK private security firms that there was an urgent need to raise standards of operation and advocate self regulation.
The recent rapid growth in demand for private security services overseas has created an emergent industry. Private security companies now play an essential role in areas of post conflict reconstruction, nation building and security sector reform, in addition to the provision of their traditional services to the private sector.
The directors of the association have been integral to the formation of the BAPSC from the outset.