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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)

Winners for 2020 are as follows:

Security Manager
Alison Isom-Leonard – Allied Universal (Europe) Limited
Contribution to Industry 
Lisa Reilly – Global Interagency Security Forum
Business Manager
Angela Bennett – Diamond Systems
Elaine Moran – Hanwha Techwin
Gemma Myring – OCS Group UK Ltd

The 2020 ceremony can be watched on demand HERE

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 hosted 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 [email protected]

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 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

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

TEAM Software develops market-leading financial, operations and workforce management solutions for contractors with distributed workforces, with a focus on the cleaning, facilities management and security industries in the U.K. and Ireland and broader EMEA region as well as North America and Asia-Pacific regions. TEAM’s powerful global workforce management solutions provide business-critical information to reduce risk and costs and drive efficiency, profitability and growth. More than 750 companies and nearly 1 million end users rely on TEAM’s solutions globally. Founded in 1989, TEAM is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A. with a regional office in Brierley Hill, U.K. For more information, visit