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Women in Security

***Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this event has been postponed until 10th February 2021***

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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?

Categories for the Women in Security Awards are:

Security Manager
Frontline
Business Manager
Technical
Contribution to Industry

***DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS MONDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2020***

Sadly, we will not be able to host our planned black tie event on the evening of 10 February at Shakespeare’s Underglobe due to ongoing COVID restrictions. However, we will be hosting a virtual awards ceremony that will be taking place on 10 February and will transmit live from the Belfrey Hotel in Birmingham. The plan is to bring all the finalists, judges and sponsors together in a giant zoom style party where we can celebrate the fantastic women in the security industry; albeit virtually. Details will be available shortly of how you can view the ceremony as it happens.

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

The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals is the 108th Livery Company of the City of London. It is a non profit making organisation providing education and health services to members of the security profession. Membership of the Company is drawn from the security industry in its widest sense and includes leading security professionals from the industrial and retail sectors, serving and retired members of the police and armed services, security consultants, academics, heads of security for corporate businesses, investigators, and electronic surveillance companies.

Our Sponsors

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

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.

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

 

Pyronix is a world-leading manufacturer of electronic security equipment for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications in the intruder alarm market. Primarily UK based, Pyronix was incorporated in 1986 by our former Chair and Chief Executive, Julie Kenny CBE DL.  Now part of the Hikvision group of companies, Pyronix designs a wide range of multi-award-winning wired and wireless intruder alarm solutions, utilising market-leading technologies developed exclusively by our in-house R&D team. With humble beginnings, Pyronix has patented many technologies and won numerous awards for innovation over the years and we continue to pride ourselves on innovation and quality.

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.