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Institute awards

The Security Institute (SyI) recognised the contribution of two companies and two individuals who have supported the institute over the last few years in a presentation at Westminster Abbey. The presentations were made by Institute Chairman Garry Evanson CSyP, FSyI.

Of the two companies, Alan Bullock MSyI of Insafe International received an award for continued support to a number of events including sponsorship of the remembrance event each November. And Securigroup were thanked for organising and sponsoring Scottish member events, including arranging speakers and organising the conference facilities. The award was received by Russel Kerr MSyI.

Chairman of the Validation Board Working Group, Tony Aston FSyI was recognised for commitment to the Validation Board, which meets to decide on categories of membership. Peter Finch CSyP, FSyI was similarly recognised for his continued support to the institute CPD (continuous professional development) scheme.

Andrew Nicholls, Deputy Chairman said: “The institute is a volunteer organisation which is dependent on the support of members who contribute towards its activities. It also relies on organisations to help sponsor our various events. It is therefore important that the institute is able to recognise the special work contributed to its success by its members and supporters. It should also be able to recognise some exceptional act or achievement by security professionals who are not necessarily members.

“A large number of our members contribute in some way to the work of the institute, as do a number of suppliers, so this scheme is designed to acknowledge people who have gone the extra mile and made a really special contribution towards the success of the institute. We are an organisation that exists for our members and we also need to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.”

Any member of the institute is able to nominate an individual or organisation for a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’.


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