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Peter Finch is the first person to win accolades two years running at the Association of Security Consultants’ (ASC) annual lunch.
This summer he won the Imbert Award for a selected dissertation submitted by an academic institution; last year, he won the award for ‘Most Notable Person’.
Peter, pictured right, gained a Certificate in Security Management and a Master of Science Business Continuity Security and Emergency Management at Bucks New University, and his dissertation, which for the award had to be relevant to consultancy in security, covered countering violence in the NHS.
Phil Wood MBE, Head of School of Applied Management and Law and Peter’s dissertation supervisor, said: “We are extremely proud of Peter. As well as being a highly-committed and capable student, Peter is a very well-known and active member of the UK’s security leadership community.
“As a fellow member of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals and as his supervisor and industry colleague I am delighted for him and pleased that he has represented the professionals who study with us at Bucks so well.
“The Imbert Prize is prestigious and the standards for entry and judging are rigorous. It is a remarkable and significant achievement.”
Peter received his award from Lord Peter Imbert CVO QPM JP, pictured centre, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, at the ASC lunch at the RAF Club in Piccadilly, London. Pictured left is Joe Connell, ASC chairman.
Cranfield University, Leicester, Loughborough, and Portsmouth also submitted entries to the Imbert award for a selected dissertation from an academic institution. Read more in the August 2015 print issue of Professional Security magazine.
The award for ‘Most Notable Person’ is presented on the basis of the person considered by four security bodies in the UK – Security Institute, ASIS International, International Professional Security Association (IPSA), and British Security Industry Association (BSIA) to have made the most notable contribution to the security industry in the preceding year.
Peter was recognised among other things for involvement in advancing security management in healthcare; for work as chair in developing the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) and its links with the Security Institute and ASIS; and for his personal progression after becoming a Chartered Security Professional in 2012; as well as for being the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) lead for the Institute.