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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 four sections (click to visit each category):

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?

Winners of the 2018 Women in Security Awards:

Lisa Corbridge – Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Angela King – Advanced Access

Emma Threlfall – Axis Security

Pauline Norstrom – NetVu

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 and will take place on September 12 2019 on board the Dixie Queen riverboat with a dinner/dance cruise on the Thames in London. Details will be released early 2019.

Our Hosts

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is the leading certification bodyfor 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.