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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 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?

Categories for the Women in Security Awards are:

Security Manager (CLICK HERE)
Frontline (CLICK HERE)
Business Manager (CLICK HERE)
Technical (CLICK HERE)
Contribution to Industry (CLICK HERE)

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS 31 JULY 2021

The 2021 Women in Security Awards will take place on 9 September at Shakespeare’s Underglobe Theatre in London. The black tie event, which will be supported by the Security Industry Authority, will start with a drinks reception at 7pm followed by a four course dinner with entertainment including the awards ceremony. Tickets are available by contacting Liz Lloyd at liz@professionalsecurity.co.uk

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,

The Security Industry Authority is responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom. We have two main duties: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry and management of the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.

Our Sponsors

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 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.

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.

QCIC is a global security engineering company specialising in designing, building and running security systems. With strategically placed global hubs in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London and New York they service a portfolio of some of the world’s leading brands. With more than a decade of international experience, they are industry experts with the people and the technology to innovate and create smarter security solutions. They pride themselves on delivering service excellence and are synonymous with quality and distinction.

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 teamsoftware.com.

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.