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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?

Closing date for entries is Friday 10 August 2018

The 2018 Women in Security Awards, hosted by the FSA/ECA, will take place on Thursday evening, September 13 on board the Dixie Queen riverboat with a dinner/dance cruise on the Thames in London. We will be setting sail from the pier at the Tower of London at 6.30 pm for an evening of celebration, food and dancing and returning at 11.30 pm. Tickets are £95 +VAT per person and includes a three course meal and wine. Contact Liz Lloyd for details and to purchase tickets HERE

Our Sponsors

IFSEC International is Europe’s leading security event and the only global stage committed to co-creating the future of integrated security. It is the critical, measured response to a world of ever-evolving threats, inviting every vertical of the security industry to forge the global agenda. In 2018, IFSEC International’s magnetism will stem beyond its status as a world-class security exhibition and conference show. Whatever your role in the industry, you have a part to play in global security. IFSEC International is your platform to share ideas, discover best practice and get hands on with the latest physical and integrated security products.

Hikvision is the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions. Featuring the industry’s strongest R&D workforce, Hikvision uses its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to design and develop innovative CCTV and video surveillance products. The company’s complete product suite includes Smart IP cameras, HD analog cameras, speed domes, NVRs, DVRs, video management software, access control and alarm systems, encoders, decoders, and other elements of sophisticated security systems. Hikvision products serve a diverse set of vertical markets that includes retail, banking and finance, transportation, education, commercial, government, and residential applications

Gratte Brothers Security Management LTD provide total and comprehensive client solutions in the electronic & physical security, IT network, Audio Visual and Smart Home space. From initial client consultation, design through to installation and maintenance services, we deliver measured and proportional security and networking solutions complete with software security management tools to identify performance and return on investment. The company has built unique knowledge in the area of security management, establishing and understanding security risk in different vertical markets and mapping out a comprehensive delivery model to mitigate identified risks.  Established robust systems are capable of monitoring security systems, at multiple locations, enabling management, support and measurement of both equipment. People and processes. GBSM is committed to simplifying systems through unlimited product choice and extensive manufacturing and consultancy support in order to integrate the different product types. The ultimate aim is a completely integrated building management system which provides increased performance at a lower operator cost. GBSM consultancy service, in conjunction with employers’ requirements, evaluates technology, human resource and best practice procedures to deliver cost effective proposals, that meet the clients’ needs.

G4S is the world’s leading global, integrated security company specialising in the delivery of security and related services across six continents. Supporting Women in Security from both forces and civilian backgrounds, encouraging more women to start a career in security, reinforcing their importance to enable companies to operate in many industries and environments. Secure Solutions – a division of G4S is sponsoring the event. Delivering products and solutions to some of the biggest venues, high risk businesses and industries in the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Currently holding the titles for the largest construction and integrated security contracts in Europe, women in the industry are paramount to enable these successes by supplying a large proportion of the workforce in roles such as; guarding, enhanced security officers, canine handlers, trainers, operation leads, senior management and executives.

The Security Institute is the UK’s largest professional membership body for individual practitioners who have skills and experience in security. Membership gives you credibility, through independent personalised benchmarking, and enhances your career prospects. Our aim is to raise standards in security, including education of security practitioners, but also educating buyers and suppliers of security goods and services, and ultimately the general public.


The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is recognised as the leading certification body for the security and fire protection industries in the UK. For over 40 years we have helped protect businesses and homeowners by providing robust, high quality audits of home security, business security and fire safety service providers


The first Women in Security Awards 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 at a black tie dinner following their annual conference in London. (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, SIA (Security Industry Authority), the Security Institute, the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, NSI (National Security Inspectorate), the BSIA (British Security Industry Association), SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board), ASIS UK Chapter, and the FSA (Fire and Security Association).