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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?

The finalists for 2019 Women in Security Awards are:

Security Manager
Iris Groenewald – Axis Security
Janet Owens – intu Uxbridge
Jennifer Ciolfi – University of Dundee
Frontline
Sara Stephenson – Sodexo
Wendy Tomlinson – CIS Security
Samantha Askew – Sodexo
Business Manager
Camilla Kirkham – Nimans
Bernadette Duncan – AUCSO
Jo Day – Amazon
Technical
Valerie Cronshaw – DVS
Kiran Bhagotra – ProtectBox
Carly Taylor – Sodexo
Contribution to Industry
Di Thomas – Security Institute
Amanda McCloskey – CIS Security
Sarah Armstrong-Smith – London Stock Exchange

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 2019 Women in Security Awards will be hosted by the SSAIB (who are celebrating their 25th anniversary) and will take place on the evening of Thursday 12th September 2019 with a black tie drinks reception on arrival followed by a dinner with drinks whilst on board the Dixie Queen cruising along the iconic River Thames in London. Following the dinner, we will present the awards and the evening will continue with live music for a truly celebratory evening. Tickets are £125 per person. Contact Liz Lloyd for full details and to book places at liz@professionalsecurity.co.uk ***THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT***

Our Hosts

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.

Our Sponsors

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)

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.

CIS Security is a London based leading security company. Truly independent, we provide a bespoke service to our clients consistently delivering quality provision in service excellence. We offer a comprehensive range of security services with the aim of fostering long-term working relationships though proactive management, trust and innovation.

FIREX International welcomes over 18,000 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.

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.

IFSEC International is Europe’s leading integrated security event. The annual global security exhibition welcomes installers, integrators, consultants, distributors and end-users from 113 countries who come to source specialist security equipment across video surveillance, access control, integrated security, cyber, intruder detection, perimeter protection, and more from over 500 leading suppliers.

 

Innovise Software & Solutions is an independent, privately owned software company. We build technology for the facilities management and support services industries. Our applications support granular cost control of workforces operating within this very low-margin sector. Our customer primarily provide Guarding, Cleaning, Janitorial and Facilities Management services.

 

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 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.

 

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.

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.

Tyco, the security division of Johnson Controls, is a unified group of world-leading access control, video and intrusion brands. These brands — American Dynamics, Bentel, CEM Systems, DSC, Exacq, Illustra, Kantech, Software House and Visonic — have more combined years of experience in the security industry than any other group in the world.