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Our judges are selected from the chairs and chief execs of the leading professional organisations within the security industry:

The Association of Security Consultants is the professional organisation for independent security consultants. The ASC promotes networking between member consultants, end-users, the security industry and government, through its networking services, Business Clubs and annual international conference, CONSEC.

 

ASIS International is a global community of 38,000 security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets, people, property, and/or information. ASIS (UK), Europe’s largest Chapter, runs ASIS Board-Certified educational programmes (CPPR/PSPR/PCIR), conferences and social/networking events and is a licensee of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals.

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. Our members are responsible for more than 70% of privately provided UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services. The BSIA has led the way for over 50 years in the shaping of the private security industry. Our members are industry professionals ranging in size from global companies to small and medium enterprises, offering quality products and services to a vast spectrum of end-users.

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 International Professional Security Association (IPSA) is a membership body for individuals and companies working in security and associated roles. The Association was formed over 50 years ago to ensure professionalism in the management of security operations. IPSA as an established and recognised worldwide professional organisation, provides, in accordance with growing demand, a specialised unrivalled service to industry/commerce. There are no geographical boundaries in operation and the highest technical standards are stringently applied in all our dealings.

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 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.

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.

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.