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Women in Security Awards


The Professional Security Magazine Women in Security Awards are the security profession’s dedicated awards that recognise and honour the accomplishments, value and contributions of women within the wider world of security.

Whether you are the managing director of your own security company, a security professional working within the security department of a commercial organisation, or business, public sector or the wider world of security,  we are looking for nominations in four sections (click to visit each category):

Contribution to Industry

The judges will consider:

  • How does the Nominee contribute to the wider world of security/profession/industry over and above her job spec?
  • Why, in your opinion, should the Nominee win the award?

The 2017 Women in Security Awards took place on Thursday evening, September 14 on board the Harmony riverboat cruise in London and hosted by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI). Winners were as follows:

Samantha Bamford – Pelco

Siobhan Plunkett – GSLS

Michelle Bailey – Active Response

Keeley Watson – Wilson James

The first were presented to some acclaim at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference and Exhibition in April 2012. (See Pics here)

In 2013 the awards were presented at the BSIA Dinner on the Monday night of IFSEC. (See pics here)

In 2014 the awards took place at the dinner following the Association of Security Consultants annual conference CONSEC. (See pics here)

In 2015 the awards were hosted by IPSA at a black tie Chairman’s Dinner in London. (See Pics here)

In 2016 the awards were hosted by the Security Institute following their annual conference. (See pics here)

In 2017 the awards were hosted by the NSI at a black tie dinner in London. (See pics here)

Our judges are selected from the chiefs of all the leading bodies in the industry: IPSA (International Professional Security Association); the Association of Security Consultants; Security Industry Authority; The Security Institute; the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals; NSI (National Security Inspectorate); the BSIA; SSAIB inspectorate; ASIS UK chapter; and the Fire and Security Association.