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Women in Security Awards

The Professional Security Magazine Women in Security Awards are the security profession’s dedicated awards that recognise and honour the accomplishments, value and contributions of women within the wider world of security.

Whether you are the managing director of your own security company, a security professional working within the security department of a commercial organisation, or business, public sector or the wider world of security,  we are looking for nominations in five categories.

The judges will consider:

  • How does the Nominee contribute to the wider world of security/profession/industry over and above her job spec?
  • Why, in your opinion, should the Nominee win the award?

Finalists for the 2022 Women in Security Awards are:

Security Manager
Hannah Booth – Heriot-Watt University
Jane Fairweather – G4S
Ruth Ripley – FGH Security

Stephanie England – Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
Helen Baglee – Mitie
Sandra Perry – Westgrove Group

Business Manager 
Iona Blake – Boots
Debbie Lawmon  Ward Security
Traci McCallister – MAN Commercial

Demelza Staples – Professional Security
Arctic Jiang – Hikvision UK & Ireland
Lauren Summers – Mitie 

Contribution to Industry
Ellie – Hurst – Advent IM
 Satia Rai – IPSA
Arevika Stepanian – STM Group

Nominations for 2022 are now CLOSED

The 2022 Women in Security Awards will take place on 14 September at Shakespeare’s Underglobe Theatre in London. The black tie event, which will be hosted by the ASIS International UK Chapter and will start with a drinks reception from 6.30pm followed by a four course dinner with entertainment, including the awards ceremony.

***Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT but if you would like to be added to the reserve list,
contact Liz Lloyd at ***

Our Judges

Our judges are selected from the chairs and chief execs of the UK leading professional organisations within the security industry: the Association of Security ConsultantsASIS UK Chapterthe British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Fire and Security Association (FSA), the International Professional Security Association (IPSA)the National Security Inspectorate (NSI)the Security Industry Authority (SIA),  the Security Institutethe Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), and the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals,

Our Hosts

ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets, people, property, and/or information.  Our members represent virtually every industry in the public and private sectors, from entry-level managers to CSOs to CEOs and within organisations of all sizes,.  No other organisation possesses our vast array of knowledge, expertise, and experience.  Our Certifications CPP PCI PSP and the new APP are globally recognised and enhance your career and earnings potential. ASIS certificants earn an average of 20% higher salaries than those without an ASIS certification (per ASIS Certification Survey – April 2019)

Our Sponsors

Advent IM is the UK’s leading independent information security and physical security consultancy. We specialise in holistic security management solutions for Information Security, HMG Information Risk Management, Business Continuity, PCI-DSS and Physical Security and have a proven track record of successful certifications. Our aim is deliver end to end solutions which ensure best practice compliance with industry standards and deliver effective security to minimise security breaches. We don’t sell any products; we provide professional advice and guidance so that your information and physical assets are protected.

Axis is the market leader in network video and a driving force behind the shift from analogue to digital video surveillance, which paves the way for a more secure, smarter and safer world. Axis offers network video solutions for professional installations featuring products and solutions that are based on innovative and open technical platforms

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. Our members are responsible for more than 70% of privately provided UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services. The BSIA has led the way for over 50 years in the shaping of the private security industry. Our members are industry professionals ranging in size from global companies to small and medium enterprises, offering quality products and services to a vast spectrum of end-users.

CIE is one of the UK’s most innovative Access Control and Audio Visual distributors in the UK, representing industry-leading brands including 2N, Akuvox, Axis, Carson Living, Quanika and InterM. Delivering value-added distribution is key to CIE’s success, providing our customers with a unique free system design and consultancy service, expert training and the highest quality support from end-to-end of each project.

CIS was founded in 1969 as a security management and commercial investigation specialist and entered the guarding industry in 1972. CIS is currently comprised of three distinct divisions; CIS Security, Front of House and Innovative Solutions, allowing us to provide a complete security solution for our clients, including all security systems and technological requirements.

Comelit Group SpA is an industrial company operating on a worldwide scale and specialising in the design and manufacture of video entry, video surveillance, anti-intrusion, home automation, access control and fire protection systems. The company has a strong international vocation thanks to its close ties with the area in which it was created and in which its headquarters are still located today.

The FSA is the leading trade association dedicated to companies who design, install, commission, maintain and monitor electronic fire, emergency and security systems. As a specialist group of ECA, and working in partnership with SELECT, the Scottish electro-technical trade association, the FSA is uniquely positioned to improve industry standards and enhance and develop members’ businesses.  The FSA’s 280-plus members receive an unbeatable range of services and benefits designed to give their business the commercial advantage, recognition and support they deserve.

G4S are specialists in designing and building security solutions to mitigate risk and address your security concerns. We work in partnership with you to create an integrated solution that protects what is most important to you – combining security professionals with cutting-edge technology. Our highly qualified team across the UK allows us to match our experience and capabilities with the requirements and budgets of local businesses. 

Hikvision is the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions. Featuring the industry’s strongest R&D workforce, Hikvision uses its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to design and develop innovative CCTV and video surveillance products. The company’s complete product suite includes Smart IP cameras, HD analog cameras, speed domes, NVRs, DVRs, video management software, access control and alarm systems, encoders, decoders, and other elements of sophisticated security systems. Hikvision products serve a diverse set of vertical markets that includes retail, banking and finance, transportation, education, commercial, government, and residential applications

IFSEC International is Europe’s leading security event and the only global stage committed to co-creating the future of integrated security. It is the critical, measured response to a world of ever-evolving threats, inviting every vertical of the security industry to forge the global agenda. In 2018, IFSEC International’s magnetism will stem beyond its status as a world-class security exhibition and conference show. Whatever your role in the industry, you have a part to play in global security. IFSEC International is your platform to share ideas, discover best practice and get hands on with the latest physical and integrated security products. 


MAN Commercial Protection Ltd are a long-standing security provider specialising in all areas of manned guarding, including CCTV, keyholding, concierge, as well as being Event Security experts. Based in the Midlands, we operate UK-wide across a variety of sectors, including logistics, transport, corporate, distribution, pharmaceutical, manufacturing retail, and public sector. The heart of our business is our people, and we have a strong focus on the training and development of our teams, having launched our in-house training academy in 2022.

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is recognised as the leading certification body for the security and fire protection industries in the UK. For over 40 years we have helped protect businesses and homeowners by providing robust, high quality audits of home security, business security and fire safety service providers.


Professional Security provide their clients with full nationwide coverage and cover deployments across England, Wales and Scotland. People are their priority and biggest asset.  They have a database of over 110,000 registered personnel and receive hundreds of new applicants each week. Professional Security are passionate about working with exceptional people and we have an extensive management team in place with a wealth of retail, guarding and hospitality experience. They put their clients first and have some amazing partners, ranging from standalone independent operators all the way up to the large PLCs. Whatever the scale of the client’s business, Professional Security is a great current and future fit. Compliance is at the heart the company and to back this up, Professional have an extensive suite of accreditations including ACS for Guarding and Door Supervision, and a wide range of trade memberships including IPSA and UK Hospitality.

QCIC provide global specialist security design and engineering services for the built environment together with consultancy services to ensure the safety of key personnel. We offer advice on systems not only based on their technical, operational and financial suitability but also on their environmental impact. We are constantly researching and evaluating the services we offer to identify areas where new and appropriate technologies can be utilised. This enables us to make sensible decisions with our clients as to what technologies should be adopted or rejected at any given time.

The Security Institute is the UK’s largest professional membership body for individual practitioners who have skills and experience in security. Membership gives you credibility,  through independent personalised benchmarking, and enhances your career prospects. Our aim is to raise standards in security, including education of security practitioners, but also educating buyers and suppliers of security goods and services, and ultimately the general public.

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is the leading certification body for a wide scope of specialist fields for security services, electronic security and fire systems. SSAIB pride ourselves on being a helpful, friendly certification body that still maintains professional standards, promotes high standards of service and is focused on serving the certification needs of organisations providing fire safety and security related services. Third-party certification plays an increasingly important role in enabling firms to compete in the marketplace and SSAIB certification is a mark of excellence. Our approach is inclusive of small and larger providers alike and we have some 1,700 companies registered, which means that we represent the greatest number of security service providers in the sector.

TEAM Software, the provider of Timegate and Servicetrac is the global, market-leading, financial, operations and workforce management solutions for security contractors, as well as cleaning and facilities management. From our UK base of operations we manage the EMEA region, but also provide software to the North America and Asia-Pacific regions from our US and Australian operations centres. TEAM’s powerful global workforce management solutions provide business-critical information to reduce risk and costs and drive efficiency, profitability and growth. Managing approximately 1 million users, and tens of millions of business critical transactions every day, TEAM software manages approximately 80% of the UK&I Top 50 guarding contractors, and more than 70% of the top North American guarding providers too. For more information, visit