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NSI Summit 2019

The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) annual Summit saw over 250 approved company representatives and key industry stakeholders on Thursday, March 21 at the Vox in Birmingham.

Supported by IFSEC and attended by senior representatives from the SIA, the national police and fire chiefs bodies NPCC and the NFCC, and other industry bodies, the Summit heard updates from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter, the Managing Director of the fire trade body the FPA Jonathan O’Neill, and an update on the Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire sectors.

Summit Sessions were developed for the fire safety, electronic security and security services audiences. Over 25 speakers covered subjects from the industry perspective on the ECHO automated call handling project, standards, new approvals, to the SIA’s new Approved Contractor Scheme assessment, the management of unwanted fire signals and document awareness. The NSI reports that all of these sessions were designed in the interest of raising standards, to increase awareness and strengthen partnerships across industry and stakeholders.

Fire safety and security product and service providers filled the two exhibition halls, offering delegates the opportunity to expand their technical knowledge and understanding of the latest market developments.

New Summit features – the Apprenticeship Hub and the Associate Consultancy Programme areas – were practical additions. The Apprenticeship Hub saw particular interest from approved companies wanting to discuss the apprenticeship process.

Approved companies and NSI applicants took advantage of the ‘Meet the NSI Experts’ area to discuss their questions.

The main sponsors were BT Redcare, CSL, the BSIA and Texecom. As a not-for profit organisation, NSI is wholly dependent on its sponsors and exhibitors who make the event possible and the enthusiasm of speakers representing all the sectors sharing their insights.

Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive, pictured, said afterwards: “We were delighted to welcome more delegates than ever to this year’s Summit. Approved companies and industry stakeholders alike clearly value this focused and targeted event addressing topics specific to their needs, in an effective way. The Summit benefits from the significant number of like-minded industry experts ready to share latest developments in the sector. The feedback we have received so far from all participants including speakers, exhibitors and our key sponsors has been overwhelmingly positive, with many seeking to reserve their seats for our next event.
I would like to personally thank all our sponsors, exhibitors and speakers for supporting this important event.”

More in the May 2019 print issue of Professional Security Magazine.


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