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Women in Security


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 four sections (click to visit each category):

Contribution to Industry

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?

Shortlist for 2018 Women in Security Awards:

Alison Stockdale – Sodexo
Lisa Corbridge – Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kim Fardon – Securitas

Angela King – Advanced Access
Louise Parsons – Hikvision
Viola Wang – ICTS

Emma Threwfall – Axis Security
Rebecca Howarth – Westgrove Group
Amanda Abouelnasr – G4S Secure Solutions

Pauline Norstrom – NetVu
Julie Nel – b4Secure
Joyce Brocaglia – Alta Associates

Our Judges

Our judges are selected from the chairs and chief execs of the 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,

The 2018 Women in Security Awards, hosted by the FSA, will take place on Thursday evening, September 13 on board the Dixie Queen riverboat with a dinner/dance cruise on the Thames in London. We will be setting sail from the pier at the Tower of London at 6.30 pm for an evening of celebration, food and dancing, returning at 11.30 pm. Tickets are £100 +VAT per person and includes a three course meal and wine. *** This event is now sold out (with an allocation reserved for the shortlisted finalists and their guests), but we do have a reserve list so if you would like to be added, please contact Liz Lloyd for details  HERE ***

Our Hosts

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.

Our Sponsors

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. IFSEC International’s magnetism stems 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 bestpractice and get hands on with the latest physical and integrated security products.

FIREX International welcomes over 16,000 global fire safety professionals to experience the latest technological innovations and hear from industry leaders – all under one roof, over three days. The event caters to everyone within the fire safety buying chain from manufacturers, distributors, installers, integrators, consultants to end users. You will be able to find the perfect fire safety solution for your business. There’s more to it than just fire safety. FIREX International is co-located with IFSEC International, Facilities Show, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo, catering for those working across many platforms, including building management, and protection and safety of people and information.

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

Gratte Brothers Security Management LTD provide total and comprehensive client solutions in the electronic & physical security, IT network, Audio Visual and Smart Home space. From initial client consultation, design through to installation and maintenance services, we deliver measured and proportional security and networking solutions complete with software security management tools to identify performance and return on investment. The company has built unique knowledge in the area of security management, establishing and understanding security risk in different vertical markets and mapping out a comprehensive delivery model to mitigate identified risks.  Established robust systems are capable of monitoring security systems, at multiple locations, enabling management, support and measurement of both equipment. People and processes. GBSM is committed to simplifying systems through unlimited product choice and extensive manufacturing and consultancy support in order to integrate the different product types. The ultimate aim is a completely integrated building management system which provides increased performance at a lower operator cost. GBSM consultancy service, in conjunction with employers’ requirements, evaluates technology, human resource and best practice procedures to deliver cost effective proposals, that meet the clients’ needs.

G4S is the world’s leading global, integrated security company specialising in the delivery of security and related services across six continents. Supporting Women in Security from both forces and civilian backgrounds, encouraging more women to start a career in security, reinforcing their importance to enable companies to operate in many industries and environments. Secure Solutions – a division of G4S is sponsoring the event. Delivering products and solutions to some of the biggest venues, high risk businesses and industries in the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Currently holding the titles for the largest construction and integrated security contracts in Europe, women in the industry are paramount to enable these successes by supplying a large proportion of the workforce in roles such as; guarding, enhanced security officers, canine handlers, trainers, operation leads, senior management and executives.

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 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


Norbain is the UK’s most successful distributor of IP, CCTV, Access Control and Intruder Detection solutions. Working closely with the industry’s top brands, Norbain’s extensive experience in the security market allows it build systems and offer solutions according to individual requirements.


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.

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is the leading certification bodyfor 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.

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


Innovise deliver world class Workforce Management software to Guarding businesses who respect Innovation, efficiency and productivity. Innovise clients are performance focused, complex and highly professional. They aspire to be outstanding in their field. Innovise help them win more and retain more clients, reduce costs, reduce risk and to successfully deliver their vision.