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WiS night hailed

More on the annual Women in Security (WiS) awards, celebrating the contribution and achievements of women in the UK security sector, in the November 2018 print issue of Professional Security Magazine.

Organised by the magazine and their founder, magazine columnist Una Riley, the evening saw 150 security people on board the Dixie Queen riverboat for a black tie dinner and dance cruise in London, enjoying dusk and night views of the city from the Thames (pictured). Each year a UK security industry body is host of the awards, day or night to suit, and this year’s was the Fire & Security Association (FSA). Steve Martin, Head of the FSA, introduced the proceedings.

Last year’s host the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) would like to congratulate all of the winners and runners up who were shortlisted by a judging panel, from more than 180 nominations.

They included these women from NSI approved companies:

• Viola Wang from ICTS (Technical Award)
• Rebecca Howarth from Westgrove Group (Frontline Award)
• Amanda Abouelnasr from G4S Secure Solutions (Frontline Award)

Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive, said: “The Women in Security awards is a truly unique and keenly anticipated occasion, now firmly embedded in the calendar of UK security professionals. This impressive event has significantly helped to showcase the varied and fulfilling career opportunities available to women in the field of security, with many of the roles having traditionally been male-dominated. I congratulate this year’s winners and runners-up and wish them continuing success as their careers progress.”

The 2019 award winners will be announced on September 12. For details of how to nominate women and when – follow the section on the website and keep an eye on the print magazine.



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