- Security TWENTY
- Women in Security Awards
Professional Security’s 2021 Women in Security awards were presented in person in London, after the covid pandemic meant that the 2020 awards had to be held virtually. Some of those 2020 winners were able to attend the 2021 ceremony, at Shakespeare’s Underglobe on the South Bank.
The winners and their five categories were:
Jayne King – Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust (industry);
Denise Phillips – The Westgrove Group (front line);
Olivia Crouch – Total Security Services (technical);
Pauline Dinis – SecuriGroup Ltd (security manager); and
Maria Liddiard – Aramis Security Group UK Ltd (business manager).
For photos of the night, taken by Andrew Baker, visit the gallery section of the magazine website.
Afterwards, Professional Security MD Roy Cooper said: “It was a great night, it was great to be back, as normal as possible. The entertainment was brilliant. We were also able to welcome some of the 2020 winners.” He thanked the awards sponsors and industry body supporters, and stressed that the standard of entries and finalists had been strong. Many of the judging panel were able to attend the presentation – Mike Reddington, BSIA chief; Russell Penny representing ASIS UK; Richard Jenkins, NSI chief; and Rick Mounfield, chief exec of the Security Institute.
Security Industry Authority (SIA) acting chief Michelle Russell gave a well received and appropriate speech to open the night.
As for entering for 2022’s awards, that mark those women who go ‘above and beyond’ in their work, whether on behalf of the customer, the industry or their wider community, keep an eye on the monthly magazine, and the Women in Security page of the magazine website. You can make a diary note: September 15, 2022 will be the awards night, at the same Thameside venue.