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Security & Fire Excellence Awards

Wednesday 23 November 2016
London Hilton on Park Lane

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jimmy-carr-2.jpgBack by popular demand … your 2016 host:  Jimmy Carr!

Following his fantastic and very well received appearance as host in 2015, Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016 are very excited to welcome back Jimmy Carr, Channel 4’s face of comedy and one of the most distinctive talents on television. 

A quarter-life crisis prompted him to quit marketing and train as a psychotherapist before taking to the comedy circuit. Described as England's answer to Emo Phillips, his lovingly crafted material deconstructs modern living and produces more one-liners per minute than should be humanly possible.

Jimmy fronts the topical panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and is one of the four presenters of the weekly satire 10 O’Clock Live.  He has guest presented Have I Got News For You, as well as appearing on Tonight With Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He’s a regular QI panellist and hosts Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz.

Away from TV, Jimmy was the first comedian to perform a gig on-line on Second Life. He is consistently one of the UK’s top live comedy draws touring almost every year and his live DVDs regularly top the charts.

He’s also toured with the band The Killers. Jimmy has appeared in the films Confetti, Storm Breaker, and Telstar, and is also the proud author of a history of jokes, The Naked Jape.

2015 Security & Fire Excellence Awards Guest Comments:

‘… As well as managing the audience brilliantly Jimmy Carr also pitched his material perfectly to the audiences delight, as he engaged with one or two members of the audience with his dry ascorbic wit …’

Ian Fowler, Senior Consultant (Digital Buildings), Mott MacDonald Limited

‘… the dinner is an occasion worth the entry in itself. A quality MC like Jimmy Carr also makes a huge difference …’

Anthony Owen, Managing Director, VPS (UK) Ltd

‘… Very efficient regime for getting through so many awards quickly … handled well by Jimmy Carr …’

Brian Latham, Director, Electronic Audio Systems Ltd

‘… I think in my enthusiasm I gave Jimmy Carr a big squeeze and cut short of planting a kiss!! We enjoyed the event very much …’

Ian Bartle, Managing Director, Nobel Fire Systems Ltd

‘… There was a great buzz and expectation on the night which was complemented by the first rate hospitality and entertainment’

Graham Bassett, Managing Director, GBRUK Ltd 

‘… As ever, the Awards night was a highly entertaining and well organised event, representing the cream of the security and fire industry.’

Will Murray, Marketing Director, Guardian24

FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE:  Wednesday 31 August 2016 at 11.00PM - Final extension due to pressure of holiday season.  The shortlist will be announced from Wednesday 21 September 2016

Welcome to Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016 which will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at London Hilton on Park Lane.

Many thanks to all our sponsors, entrants, judges and guests that made the 2015 event so special. Click here for a few a comments from very impressed guests!

Now in their eighteenth year, Security & Fire Excellence Awards have consistently broken new ground in highlighting the very best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer.

Owned by UBM, organisers of IFSEC International & FIREX International ...

You will notice that for 2016, we are again closely aligned with United Business Media’s IFSEC International and FIREX International exhibitions. Indeed, Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016 represent the biggest single networking opportunity for anyone who’s serious about the fantastic security and fire sectors and their continual improvement.

The perfect opportunity to network and socialise with the very best ...

Every year, around 1,000 of your industry’s foremost practitioners gather at London’s prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane to recognise and honour the magnificent achievements of their peers, at the sell-out event.

Not only do the awards provide great networking opportunities, but the evening is also a tremendous social occasion. The food and wines are always of the highest calibre, and there is great entertainment into the small hours.

Supporting fantastic charities ...

Speaking of which… In recent times, thanks to our ever-popular Charity Casino we’ve raised vital funds for organisations including Suzy Lamplugh Trust, The Children’s Burns Trust, The Ghana Education Project, SSAFA, ActionAid, Victim Support, The Bobby Moore Fund (for Cancer Research UK) and Child Victims of Crime.

First class entertainment ...

Last year, our host for the evening was the wonderful comedian Jimmy Carr, whose cutting edge humour and professional and slick handling of the presentations, helped to made the evening such a great success. Previous hosts have included, the legendary Ronnie Corbett, while national media celebrities including Alistair McGowan, Clive Anderson and Marcus Brigstocke have also joined us in times gone by.

Ensure you enter and attend ...

If you’re thinking about entering, sponsoring or maybe you just fancy attending as a guest, don’t just think about it… Do it!

Our high calibre Judging Panel – including representatives from all areas of security & fire, the world of academia and the policing sector will once again determine this year's Finalists and Winners!

If you want to be among our winners in 2016, then you need to check out the categories and enter ASAP!

In the meantime, if you want to know more about Security & Fire Excellence Awards, please do feel free to drop a note to our Event Director Adam Clark at

I very much look forward to seeing you at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Wednesday 23 November 2016.

Gerry Dunphy
Event Director
IFSEC International