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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 (click to visit each category):

Security Manager
Frontline
Business Manager
Technical
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?

Please provide as much detail as possible in your nomination (200 words max per section) as this is the only information the judges will use to make their decision! 

Deadline for entries is Friday 9th August 2019

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 £100 per person. Contact Liz Lloyd for full details and to book places at liz@professionalsecurity.co.uk

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

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.

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 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. In 2018, IFSEC International’s magnetism will stem 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 best practice and get hands on with the latest physical and integrated security products.

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.

 

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.