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Peter Greenwood Award

Simon Banks, Group Managing Director of the CSL DualCom Group, was the winner of the 2015 Peter Greenwood Award.

The award, sponsored by the Fire and Security Association (FSA), recognises those in the security systems industry who have made an outstanding contribution to the sector. It was set up in memory of the former Head of the Electrical Contractors’ Association Security Group, Peter Greenwood, after he died in 1995.

Banks won the award for his work with CSL DualCom, a business he founded in 1996 and has gone on to become a secure communications product company specialising in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications; his efforts to promote and support apprenticeships in the security systems industry; and his contribution as the industry’s representative on the National Security Inspectorate’s Board of Directors.

Simon Banks said: “I’m very proud that CSL DualCom has enjoyed such growth through investment in the best people, service and innovation. We acknowledge that many of our achievements are the result of graduates and apprentices within our business, I am especially pleased that the industry has recognised the value of apprenticeships and their role in closing the skills gap.”

And Pat Allen, FSA Chairman, said: “Simon was the outstanding candidate for this year’s Peter Greenwood Award. His commitment to supporting our industry and helping young people into apprenticeships is unrivalled. I congratulate him on his win, and hope the industry will continue to benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience through his work with CSL DualCom and in his role as a Director of the NSI.”

Pictured: Simon Banks (centre holding trophy) with FSA Chairman Pat Allen and the winners of the Engineers of Tomorrow competition during IFSEC 2015 in London in June.


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