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WiS 2019 awards launch

The SSAIB stand on the middle afternoon at IFSEC 2019 at London Excel was the venue for the launch of this year’s Women in Security (WiS) awards. SSAIB chief Alex Carmichael, pictured left, welcomed a diverse audience from every branch of the private security industry.

Those attending included past judges; some past winners; past SSAIB chief Geoff Tate; and other industry figures as past WiS award hosts such as Richard Jenkins, chief exec of the NSI. Roy Cooper, pictured right, MD of Professional Security magazine, who own and run the awards, briefly went through the 2019 set-up. Each year an industry body is host; this year it’s the SSAIB, the inspectorate enjoying its 25th anniversary. There are five categories:

Security Manager
Business Manager
Contribution to Industry

Whoever makes an entry, Roy Cooper stressed, has to bear in mind that the judges will consider only two questions:

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

More details

For all the details about categories and how to apply for WiS awards, visit Deadline for making an entry is August 9; the awards are presented on Thursday night, September 12, at a black-tie do, on board the Dixie Queen cruising along the River Thames in London from Tower Bridge east.

Last year’s winners

Winners of the 2018 WiS awards were, by category, Lisa Corbridge of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (manager); Angela King of Advanced Access (technical); Emma Threlfall of guarding contractor Axis Security (front line) and Pauline Norstrom of NetVu (industry).

For more pictures from IFSEC 2019, visit the ‘gallery‘ part of the website.

For pictures of WiS 2018 awards night visit


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