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The latest in the Professional Security magazine series of conference-exhibitions, Security TWENTY 16 North, ran at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester city centre on Tuesday, July 5. A raffle and other fund-raising at the networking dinner the night before raised £2600 for the Derian House children’s hospice based in Chorley in Lancashire.
On the Tuesday more than 70 exhibitors and a morning-long programme of speakers were on offer at ST16 North. At the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) stand, the Merseyside installer Olympic Fire and Security was presented with their framed certificates for NSI silver in systems and fire. Pictured left to right are Daniel Jamieson (Olympic engineer) and Graeme Hazlewood (NSI) and Michael Walmsley (Olympic engineer). The Knowlsey-based firm is a family-run business; Michael Walmsley has worked with director Kieran Jamieson since he was 18. The other member of staff is business manager Sharon Mulholland.
After the conference which finished after 1pm in time for lunch, the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) held a meeting in the conference room. The choice of ST16 North charity was by Justin Bentley, IPSA chief executive. As it was Justin’s birthday on the Monday, the diners at the evening event sang happy birthday to him. The by now traditional heads and tails game was won by Mark Babington of Centro; and Jarod Booth was the coin-tosser for magazine MD and compere Roy Cooper. After the three-course meal, diners could raise more money for the hospice by buying ‘banknotes’ to play on two casino tables. Winners were John Driscoll, Shaun Fox, and Aron Sadler.
The fourth and final event of the ST year is in London, at the same autumn venue as last year, the Park Inn, Heathrow, on Wednesday, November 2, with the informal networking dinner the evening before. The ST conference-exhibitions are free to attend; register at the ‘events’ part of the Professional Security website or email organiser Liz Lloyd at email@example.com.
Thanks to donors of raffle prizes: Hanwha Techwin, Eligo Recruitment, Axis Communications, CSL, Pelco, GJD, Controlsoft, Canon, Intelligo; ezcctv, DVS, icomply, Norbain, Aiphone, Southwest Microwave and Allied Telesis. Event sponsors were Canon, Anixter, Hanwha Techwin and CSL.