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The Judging

The Judging Process

The judging process will take place during August, when the Judging Panel members will decide on the winner and finalists for each category, having taken into account and reviewed all submissions.

Every applicant will then be contacted, regardless of the result, by the end of September.

The entries will be judged remotely by an independent panel of industry experts.  Scores, using the supplied entry criteria as a guide, will be awarded by each allocated judge to each entry.  The judges scores will then be aggregated to identify the successful applicants for each category, and these entrants will make up the official shortlist, and ultimately the winner.  The judging process is always based purely on the entry form contents and support material that has been received prior to the close of entry deadline.

 

JUDGING PANEL FOR 2017:

 

Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth 

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Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI is Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management at the University of Portsmouth, where she runs the BSc in Risk and Security Management and the Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management.

She is also Vice Chairman of the Security Institute, the UK’s largest member association for security professionals, and Academic Adviser to the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority.

Alison is this year’s winner of the Association of Security Consultants Imbert Association Prize, and she was ranked third in the IFSEC Global Top 50 Most Influential People in Security and Fire 2017 (security management category).

 

Andy Williams CPP FSyI, Head of Security, Nomura, Honorary Life President, Chapter 208 and Assistant Regional Vice President ASIS International, Region 9a

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Since 2010, he has served as Vice Chairman of TINYg, an international Counter Terrorism organisation. Middle Warden of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals between 2014 & 2015 and was Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International before moving into his current role as Assistant Regional Vice President. Andy was made a Fellow of the Security Institute in 2012.

 

Brett Lovegrove MA FRSA FSyI, Co-Founder and Director, TriTectus Ltd 

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Brett is the former City of London Police Head of Counter Terrorism and a former senior police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service.  He is today a Director at TriTectus, the Chairman of the Defence and Security Group at the London Chamber, the Chairman of Paratum, CEO of the City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN) and an Ambassador for Crimestoppers.  All of his companies operate at government level and are embedded across the full global defence and resilience spectrum.

 

Caroline Bashford, Director of Training TheSMA (The Security Management Academy)

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Caroline has a background in major corporate project management and business development; and has a number of years’ experience at the forefront of the security training market.

She is responsible for managing TheSMA’s international training and customer service programmes.

TheSMA is the security management training arm of The Chelsea Group, developing and delivering cutting edge, innovative courses in security and crisis management internationally.

A member and keen supporter of ASIS, Caroline works to promote the education certifications and helps security professionals achieve these prestigious credentials.

 

Cedrick Moriggi, Senior Security Professional and the Head of Group Security and Business Resilience, Rio Tinto

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Cedrick Moriggi is a Senior Security Professional and the Head of Group Security and Business Resilience with extensive security experience from the banking and mining sectors.   He has global responsibility for identifying, protecting, securing, defending and recovering Rio Tinto’s most valuable assets (human, physical, digital and reputation) against internal and external security threats.

Cedrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management, an EMBA and is an associate Professor at EDHEC Business.

Cedrick has dual Swiss and Italian nationality and has served as an officer in the Swiss Army (antiterrorism, intelligence and military justice as a military judge).

 

Christopher Aldous, Director, Design Security Ltd

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Chris has extensive experience in assessing security requirements, as well as hands-on experience delivering security design for major projects such as the main stadium for London 2012. Chris has developed Design Security Ltd portfolio of projects ranging from advice in hostile environments for Oil and Gas clients, through to writing strategic security papers for a UK-based financial sector client.

Chris holds BA Honours in Social Policy and Criminology and the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) qualifications.

 

Chris Northy-Baker CSyP, CNB Security Consultancy

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Chris has worked within the security field for over 43 years which spans the Royal Air Force, Home Office albeit seconded and loan service and the commercial world. During the period at the Home Office he managed a vessel stopping project for which he was awarded a Meritorious Commendation in The Queen’s Birthday Honourers. He also served as a civil servant as Head of Business Resilience. 

He then entered the corporate security world as Head of Security for The London Clinic; he now owns a consultancy business. Chris has worked in numerous security roles in various countries.  In May 2011, Chris was one of ten to be awarded Chartered Security Professional CSyP.  He is currently teaching security courses for Perpetuity and ARC Training.

 

David Clark CPP PCI PSP, Head of Security, The Francis Crick Institute

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David Clark CPP PCI PSP has been in the security industry for 24 years since leaving the army. He has held a number of senior security positions; he is currently Head of Security for the Francis Crick Institute, a globally renowned unique scientific research centre in London.

Previously, David has led on a number of Policing and Counter Terrorism initiatives in London’s South Bank and in recent years has designed and implemented executive protection and physical security programs for major companies in the UK and overseas.

He is Chairman of ASIS UK Chapter 208, a member of the CSO Center, a London First SRN advisory board member and Chair of the Project Griffin Practitioners Board.

 

David Sibert, Fire Safety and Integrated Risk Management Planning Advisor for the Fire Brigades’ Union

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David joined Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service in 1982 where he work for 22 years.

After graduating from South Bank University with a BEng Honours degree in fire engineering, David also worked as an associate fire engineer with a fire safety consultancy in Nottingham.

In 2004 David joined the Fire Protection Association (FPA) where he worked for four years.  Initially as a trainer and technical consultant, David also chaired the InFiReS (now RiscAuthority) Passive Fire Safety Group and Intervention and Monitoring Group advising the insurance industry on the reduction of fire losses.  David’s job title was changed to Senior Fire Engineer as the FPA set its ‘fire engineering third party practice’ to advice building control authorities on the suitability of fire engineered solutions.

In April 2008, David took up his current post as Fire Safety and Integrated Risk Management Planning Advisor for the Fire Brigades’ Union.

David’s current role is wide ranging but at its core it is primarily focussed on the maintenance of firefighter and public safety through the delivery of fire safety in the built environment and through good fire and rescue service planning.

David is Chair of the Technical Guidance Workstream of the Fire Sector Federation and he represents the FBU on countless committees across the fire industry ranging from BSI committees to the England and Wales Wildfire Forum.

 

Dennis Gotts, Security Consultant, DJG Security Consultancy Ltd

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Dennis was Head of Operational Security for BT Group. He has spent his entire career in the security specialism and while with BT worked alongside major Government security agencies as well as spending time working in the USA on telecommunications security projects.

After BT, Dennis worked as Director of Security for Land Securities and more latterly he is acting as a consultant for FM organisations, as well as UK based security and Property Management companies.

Dennis has majored on providing advice on matters of National Security and has extensive experience in dealing with corporate investigations and operational security matters along with the provision of advice on remedial measures for preventing crime. In addition, Dennis has provided detailed threat and risk assessments for a variety of clients and premises that include Shopping Malls, BBC TV Centre and Commercial/Government establishments.

  

Don Randall, MBE, Chief Executive, Don Randall Associates Ltd

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Don Randall served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism.  Following 13 years at JPMorgan Chase as Managing Director, he joined the Bank of England in 2008 and was appointed the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer in 2013.

Don is chairman of the ‘Sister Banks’, City of London Crime Prevention Association and ‘Project Griffin’ and a member of the City of London Crime Disorder Reduction Panel.  He is also a member of the London First Security Advisory Board, Executive Member of the London Resilience Board, Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector Panel and Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Cross Sector Safety & Security Communications initiative.

Don is a Fellow of the Security Institute and a Chartered Security Professional.  He has also served as an external lay member of the City of London Police Committee.

In 2007, Don was awarded an MBE for services to law enforcement for the harmonisation of the public/private sectors.  He was presented with a Security Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession in 2013 and in 2015 was a recipient of the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Commendation Medal.

 

Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyl, Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd

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Emma is the founder and Managing Director of Esoteric Ltd, a well-established Electronic Bug Sweeping, Counter-Espionage and Intelligence gathering company based in Surrey, UK.  The company provides a solution based approach to countering espionage activity to both commercial and non-commercial organisations internationally.

An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) Emma’s early career was spent with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma founded Esoteric Ltd in 1998.

 Emma’s involvement with the security profession covers numerous sectors and she interacts with security professionals in various capacities. She is a Vice President of the Security Institute, having previously been Chairman (2013 to 2015) and Vice-Chairman with responsibility for its strategic direction and finances.  Emma also holds two non-executive director positions. 

In addition, Emma is southern region chairman of the Defence Industry Security Association (DISA) and council member for City and Security Resilience Networks (CSARN). An active participant in the development of industry standards and best practice techniques for technical security counter measures, she has worked closely with Skills for Security National Occupational Standards and National Security Inspectorate Codes of Practice.

 

Geoff Tate, Chairman, SSAIB

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Geoff Tate began work in the security industry in the late ’60s following an engineering apprenticeship, installing and maintaining intruder alarm systems for Group 4 Securitas. He then managed Mono Alarms’ Liverpool branch, becoming north-west regional manager when the firm merged with Granley Alarms, and subsequently utilised his technical background as the company’s product manager.

Geoff was technical director of Securicor Alarms, then worked as a consultant in the mid-’90s before taking over as chief executive of SSAIB in 1999 a role he continued in until 2015 when he was appointed the Chairman of the SSAIB.

 

Gerald Moor, Chief Executive Officer, The Inkerman Group

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Gerald Moor's career includes 20 commissioned years in the British Army where he was involved in the International intelligence arena including counter terrorism. On leaving the Services, he founded and ran a manufacturing business, where he also invented and developed the World’s only back mounted propulsion system with a variable speed control; a business he sold. 

He has been a director of the British Sports Manufacturing Association and Chairman of the Diving Trade Association, has been Chairman of a hospital offering innovative services and Governor of a State Community College. He sold his first business in 1996 and went on to establish The Inkerman Group in the same year, where he is the CEO. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of the Security Professionals in 2012 – 2013 and is now Past Master Emeritus. 

He is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Special Forces Club, the London Livery Club and the Carlton Club. He is seen as an industry recognised leader in the world of Specialist Security both in the UK but also abroad where he is the owner and CEO of Deutsche Inkerman Gmbh.

 

Graham Bassett MSyI, FIRP, FInstSMM, Director, gbruk limited

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Vice Chairman  of ASIS UK and member of the ASIS European Advisory Council), sits on the Project Griffin Board National Executive Board,  is a Trustee of the City of London Police Children’s Charity (City Kids) and a Committee Member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association.

He is also part of the City Security Magazine Editorial team, a Liveryman of the WCoSP, Member of the Security Institute (MSyI), Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Consultants. He is also the founding director of GBRUK, a niche London based security recruitment consultancy and joint founder of AllSecurtyEvents.com.

Graham is also involved in a variety of other security and charity related initiatives.

 

Ian Fowler, Associate, QCIC Group

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Ian is an Associate with QCIC Group where he is the technology design team lead. QCIC Group provide a range of security design and corporate program support services to a wide range of UK and international clients.

A seasoned security professional and business manager, with an excellent engineering background and 30 years’ experience in the security sector. Ian is abreast of market and technology trends and provides clear advice to his clients. Having accrued an extensive understanding of business practices, optimizing treatments and the application of security systems to balance client operational security needs issues.

 

James Morris, Regional Security Manager, EMEA, Aon

James Morris is the Regional Security Manager, EMEA for Aon. James is a Security, Safety and Crisis Manager with 14 years’ experience protecting assets in complex environments globally, enabling operations across the financial, extractives, military and government sectors. 

James started his career in security management in Iraq with AEGIS Defence Services; from there he joined the security team at the British Embassy in Afghanistan.  James went on to spend 5-years working in the mining industry in Africa before moving back to the UK to join AIG as a Security Operations Manager for EMEA.

 

Leanne Salisbury, Director, Salisbury Consultancy Solutions

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Leanne is a consultant, Director of Salisbury Consultancy Solutions, specialising in security culture, organisational change and project management.  Currently delivering services for a high priority Government programme with an 8-figure budget and c.700 staff in the portfolio which delivers across all core areas of the business.

 

Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, Certification Scheme Manager, Chamber Certification Assessment Services Ltd (CCAS)

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Lynn Watts-Plumpkin started her security career as a Security Operator for Sainsbury’s.  Since then Lynn has been employed by companies such as P&O Containers, Sigma Security, Nationwide Investigations, SSAIB and NSI.

For ten years Lynn was self-employed, where she conducted work for HMV, Harrods, Deutsche Bank, Science Museum and Laura Ashley etc.

In Lynn’s current role at CCAS, she is responsible for managing the certification side of the business which specialises in quality, environmental, health and safety and information security management systems auditing. Auditing companies in construction, manufacturing, and other services including the SIA Approved Contractors Scheme.

Lynn chairs the GW/3 committee responsible for private security management and services standards and the Security Institute’s Standards Special Interest Group.

 

Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, Director, Corps Security

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Mike has served in the military both in the UK, and overseas, and is the Director of Security Consulting with Corps Security.

With an MA in Security Management awarded by Loughborough University, he is a Chartered Security Professional; Vice President, Fellow, and a former Chairman of the Security Institute; Ambassador for the Register of Chartered Security Professionals; Member of the London Resilience Academic Partnership; and Chair of the Security Management committee of the British Standards Institution

Mike led the development of BS16000:2015 ‘Security Management and Operational Guidelines’. He is also a member of the BSI Security Strategy Group, and represents Corps Security with the Police and Security (PaS) initiative.

 

Mike Hurst, Director, HJA Fire and Security & AllSecurityEvents.com

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Mike Hurst FIRP MSyI has spent almost thirty years in the security and fire profession, twenty-five of which have been as a specialist recruitment consultant with HJA Fire and Security where he is a director dealing with a wide range of clients and roles.  He is also co-founder of www.AlllSecurityEvents.com  the universal security events listing site.

He has been Vice Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International, the world’s largest association of security professionals for nine years and serves on its European Advisory Council.  He was also a director of The Security Institute standing down in 2017 having served the maximum six-year term of office.

 

Nigel J Carpenter FSyI, Owner & Principal Consultant, Nigel Carpenter Associates Ltd 

Nigel Carpenter has been involved in the provision of security services for over 45 years.  After a 23-year first career RN Police Service and which culminated in the senior appointment of Combined Services Provost Marshal at Gibraltar, Nigel has pursued a second career in industry, in varying global security roles with Mobil Oil, British Gas, Amoco Corporation, BP plc and as Group Head of Security at Amec.

Since early 2015 Nigel has been running a security risk management and corporate social responsibility consultancy supporting clients across the globe.

 

Patrick Dealtry, Director, Lone Working Services 

Following a military career, he joined the security industry in 1989 working for various security companies.

In 1994 joined what is now Corps Security finishing as Sales and Marketing Director. For 10 years he was Chairman of the BSI committee GW3 responsible for manned services standards.

Left in 2003 to co-found Skyguard one of the pioneers, and now the market leader, of the Lone Worker market.

Since 2011 Patrick has been a security consultant specialising in Lone Worker protection, advising companies on entry to the market, ARCs on Lone Worker alarm monitoring and to employers wishing to protect their Lone Workers. He also writes articles, blogs, speaks at and chairs Lone Worker events.

Drafted the original BS8484 and chaired the BSI committee which brought it into being and the subsequent revisions. Currently working on producing a European version.

Founding Chairman of the BSIA Lone Worker Section.

 

Peter J French MBE, Certified Protection Professional, Fellow of the Security Institute

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The Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel, the leading recruitment consultancy in the field of security risk, permanent or interim hire, with a significant workforce presence in Europe. SSR® has been recognised globally as a best in class security recruitment consultancy.

Peter serves on the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute, a Past Master, Principle Founding Member and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, he has raised over £425,000 for good causes.  Peter is one of the co-founders of the Security Benevolent Fund that supports those in the security profession that require financial support in times of need.

 

Dr Peter Speight, MD, Future Risk Management

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Phillip Hagon QPM BSc(Hons) MSt (Cantab), Director, Phill Hagon Consultancy Limited

Phillip joined Sainsbury's in May 2005 on his retirement as a Commander at New Scotland Yard. He spent thirty-three years with the Metropolitan Police, holding a huge number of different posts in that time. He was chief of staff for the then Commissioner, Sir Paul Condon, Commander of all Boroughs North of the Thames and Heathrow Airport, and temporary Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Directorate of Professional Standards.

For nearly ten years he was responsible for creating and implementing the Sainsbury’s security strategy. In 2015 he launched a third career and now has his own security consultancy company working with a variety of clients.

He has a first degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Criminology from Cambridge University where he was awarded the Victor Lissack prize.

He is currently the Senior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and, subject to election, will be Master of the Livery Company in June 2018. He is a trustee director of the Fraud Advisory Panel charity.

He was awarded the Queens Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the 2005 New Year’s Honours.

 

Rachel Griffin, Chief Executive, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

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Rachel Griffin joined Suzy Lamplugh Trust in 2012 from Victim Support where she managed projects and policy relating to domestic violence, police and crime commissioners and partnership working. Previously she was at Voice for the Child in Care, where she established the Alliance for Child-centred Care.

Before going into policy and development, Rachel was a fundraiser for five years, first at the National Deaf Children’s Society and then at The Prince’s Trust. She was a trustee of Prisoners’ Education Trust from 2003 until 2011 and she began her career as vice-president (women) at Oxford University Student Union, after graduating in Modern Languages.

Rachel is currently a member of the Victims’ Commissioner’s Advisory Board and a trustee of the national Neighbourhood Watch Network.

 

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, NSI - National Security Inspectorate

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NSI is the leading Certification Body serving the Security Systems, Fire Safety and Guarding Services sectors. With a background in change management and customer focused strategic development, Richard joined the organisation as CEO in March 2014.

With over 1800 approved companies  - most with NSI Gold  approval (for product certification and management systems), NSI’s reach assures the highest levels of service for Domestic, Commercial and Public Sector end users who rely on NSI approval as the hallmark of integrity, technical competence and professionalism. It has recently added a new Powered Gates Scheme to its portfolio which demonstrates the capabilities of approved companies in their installation and maintenance, in the interest of the safety and security of occupiers, users and the wider public. NSI is committed to delivering services through its national network of full time dedicated expert auditors.

 

Russell Penny CPP, MSyI, RISC, Founder and Director, Denarius Consultancy

Russell is the former Head of the UK’s Police International Counter Terrorism Unit and National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), and retired in 2008 in the role of Detective Chief Superintendent after 31years service with the Metropolitan Police.

His subsequent corporate security roles have included Director of International Security Operations for Constellation Energy; Chief Security Officer (Global) for Christie’s; Security Technical Planning, Project Integration and Security Co-ordination for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012; Organisational and Security Reviews; Security Planning for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

He is currently the UK and International Security Consultant to Exelon Corporation.

He is a committee member of ASIS (UK) and the Security Commonwealth; Liveryman and Committee Member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals; Board member for the Association of Security Consultants (ASC); Advisory Board member for Global Terrorism International Network (TINYg); Steering Group Member for Safety, Security and Resilience for Major Events International.

 

Simon Ince, Principal Fire Consultant, Ascent Fire Safety

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Simon is a freelance consultant working in the field of fire safety and fire risk management. He has an excellent reputation as a fire safety advocate; supporting and promoting new initiatives and new products that help reduce the risk that fire still represents to us all.

He has a background in fire testing and third party certification of materials and products. His work with an accredited certification body has given him an understanding of quality assurance and manufacturing in the fire sector.  His has also worked with a leading fire testing lab, where he gained first-hand experience of product development testing; thus he understands the depth of work that goes into bringing ‘proven’ fire safety products to the market.

 

Stephen Ackroyd MSc CSyP FSyl, Director for Avsec Resilience Ltd   

Stephen is the former Head of Aviation Security for UK airline British Midland International (known as bmi) and is now a Director at Avsec Resilience Ltd, an Association University Lecturer for a leading UK University and one of 200+ approved External Instructors for IATA (International Air Transport Association).

He is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of the Security Institute, committee member /Aviation Sector Lead at ASIS International (UK Chapter 208) and holds a Master’s degree in Security Management from Loughborough University.

 

Stephen Emmins, Managing Director, Lazerbeam Fire & Security

Steve Emmins has been in the security industry for 27 years holding a number of senior security positions within the private sector. 

Steve has been a member of ASIS for many years and has worked on the committee helping out on the events side prior to being made a board director September 2015.

He is a Freeman of the City of London, Chairman of the Marketing & Fundraising Committee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, a Court Assistant (board member) and Liveryman. Steve is also on the Committee of the City of London Crime Prevention Association and was for 3 years a Hub team member for the Cross Sector Safety Communications (CSSC) set up by the Metropolitan Police for public safety. Steve is a trustee of two charities, Embrace CVOC and the CoLCPA

 

Stuart Eustace CPP, PSP, Global Head Risk, Security & Crisis Management, pladis 

Originally from the Midlandsm Stuart started his professional journey in 1999 with the British Military, later in 2006 transitioning to civilian life as a security risk management consultant.  A role that took him across the world gaining experiences in various industry sectors including mining, manufacturing and consulting, as well as across the functional areas of security management. 

Over a number of years Stuart developed his professional qualifications to support practicing experience, occupying roles of progressive responsibility and complexity and joined United Biscuits as the Group Security Manager in 2015. 

Stuart has always been active within the international security industry and continues to do so leading the UK chapter Young Professionals committee for the American Society for Industrial Security.

 

 

 

JUDGING PANEL FOR 2016:

Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth

Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI is an academic criminologist based at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, where she directs the BSc programme in Risk and Security Management and the Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management.

She is also Vice Chairman of the Security Institute and Academic Adviser to the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority. Alison’s books include Selling Security: The Private Policing of Public Space (Willan, 2003) and The Sage Dictionary of Policing (edited with Jenny Fleming, Sage, 2009).

Andy Williams CPP FSyI, Head of Security, Nomura, Honorary Life President, Chapter 208 and Assistant Regional Vice President ASIS International, Region 9a

Since 2010, he has served as Vice Chairman of TINYg, an international Counter Terrorism organisation. Middle Warden of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals between 2014 & 2015 and was Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International before moving into his current role as Assistant Regional Vice President. Andy was made a Fellow of the Security Institute in 2012.

Brett Lovegrove, Co-Founder and Director, TriTectus Ltd

Brett Lovegrove retired as Head of Counter Terrorism in the City of London and 25 years in the Metropolitan Police.  He is now the Chairman of the National Business Crime Forum and Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee for the London Chamber of Commerce. 

He owns a number of defence and resilient focused companies in the technological, engineering, safer cities, sustainable populations and international networking sectors. 

He also sits on the Police and Security Committee at New Scotland Yard which promotes closer working and the sharing of best practice between the police service the private security industry.

Chris Brogan, Partner, B & G Associates

Chris has been involved in the security industry for over 30 years. For his mid-life crisis he read for a law degree and went back to his passion of jumping out of aircraft from great heights. Chris went onto to do a Master’s Degree with Leeds Business School and then a Master’s Degree in Law with Northumbria University. His dissertation is titled "The Security Industry and The Privacy Laws can they co-exist?”

He is a fellow of The Security Institute and a member of The Association of Advanced Legal Studies and a member of The International Bar Association.

Chris Tomlinson, Senior Consultant, Arup Resilience, Security & Risk

Chris Tomlinson is a principal consultant in Arup’s Resilience, Security and Risk practice, which he joined in 2008 after leaving the British Army with 25 year’s career experience in intelligence and security. Since joining Arup, Chris has been able to harness his practical and academic experience to support a range of built-environment design teams.

He is regularly invited to speak at security conferences and thought-leadership events focussed on protective intelligence and security. He leads on the use of protective intelligence and crime prevention through environmental design in Arup’s built space projects. Chris is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of the Security Institute and has a master’s degree in Security and Risk Management.

David Clark CPP, PCI PSP, Chapter Chairman, ASIS INTERNATIONAL - UK Chapter

David Clark CPP PCI PSP has been in the security industry for 21 years since leaving the army.   He has held a number of senior security positions both within corporate organisations and in the private sector, he is currently Head of Security for the Francis Crick Institute, a brand new globally renowned unique scientific research centre in London.   Previously, David has led on a number of Policing and Counter Terrorism initiatives in London’s South Bank and in recent years has designed and implemented executive protection and physical security programs for major companies in the UK and overseas. 

David is Chair of ASIS UK Chapter 208, a member of the CSO Roundtable, a member of AUCSO, ASC, London First Advisory Panel, Co-Chair of the Project Griffin Practitioners Board and Chair of the Security Commonwealth on behalf of ASIS UK.

David Sibert, Fire Safety and Integrated Risk Management Planning Advisor for the Fire Brigades’ Union

David joined Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service in 1982 where he work for 22 years.

After graduating from South Bank University with a BEng Honours degree in fire engineering, David also worked as an associate fire engineer with a fire safety consultancy in Nottingham.

In 2004 David joined the Fire Protection Association (FPA) where he worked for four years.  Initially as a trainer and technical consultant, David also chaired the InFiReS (now RiscAuthority) Passive Fire Safety Group and Intervention and Monitoring Group advising the insurance industry on the reduction of fire losses.  David’s job title was changed to Senior Fire Engineer as the FPA set its ‘fire engineering third party practice’ to advice building control authorities on the suitability of fire engineered solutions.

In April 2008, David took up his current post as Fire Safety and Integrated Risk Management Planning Advisor for the Fire Brigades’ Union.

David’s current role is wide ranging but at its core it is primarily focussed on the maintenance of firefighter and public safety through the delivery of fire safety in the built environment and through good fire and rescue service planning.

David is Chair of the Technical Guidance Workstream of the Fire Sector Federation and he represents the FBU on countless committees across the fire industry ranging from BSI committees to the England and Wales Wildfire Forum.

David authored most of the current version of British Standard PD 7974-5 2014: Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings; Fire and rescue service intervention.

David is currently chair of the British Standard Institution panel revising BS 7974 and PD 7974-0.

Dawn Holmes MSC, CPP, Technical Security Specialist, Bloomberg 

Dawn has been working in Corporate Security for 16 years. Dawn started working the retail sector, with responsibility for site security , logistics and manufacturing operations and the group security requirements of the Boots Group. For the last 12 years, Dawn has predominantly worked within the finance sector. Managing operational security departments and most recently, concentrating on technical security and major projects, working closely with integrators and third party security providers to deliver projects.

Dawn works closely with ASIS, initially as a committee lead for Women in Security, then in 2013 was voted in as a Director, with responsibility for engagement groups: WiS, Young Professionals etc. Dawn works to supporting diversity, education and improving industry reputation. 

Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyI FCMI, Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd

Emma’s full-time role is Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd, a leading global electronic sweeping, counter-espionage and intelligence gathering company based in the UK.  Until April 2015, she was the Chairman of the Security Institute in the UK and lead the establishment of the Security Commonwealth. She also holds two non-executive director roles.

An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) Emma’s early career was with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma’s involvement with the security profession covers numerous sectors and she interacts with security professionals in various capacities. Her specific area of expertise is within the intelligence and counter-espionage field.

Emma is a previous recipient of the Security Consultant of the Year (2012); In 2014 she featured as No.2 in the list of recent IFSEC Global top 40 influencers in security and more recently she was awarded the Women in Security (WiS) award 2015 for contribution to the security sector.

Lieutenant Colonel Garry Evanson, Chairman, The Security Institute and Head of Security and Emergency Planning, Westminster Abbey 

Garry is a Chartered Security Professional and is currently the Chairman of the Security Institute as well as Head of Security & Emergency Planning at Westminster Abbey having previously been Group Head of Security Operations for the global banknote and passport manufacturers DeLaRue plc.

Prior to this he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Military Police having served in Iraq, Bosnia and West Africa.

He gained a MSc. in Policing Science (Portsmouth) where he won the Vathek Postgraduate Prize, a Pg.Dip. in Security Management (Loughborough) and the PGCE in Higher Education (Surrey).

His other experience includes being a regular speaker at OSCE in Vienna and he is also the present Chairman of the Royal Military Police Association (Hampshire) and previously a Trustee of Victim Support for over 9 years.

Geoff Tate, Chairman, SSAIB

Geoff has worked in the security industry for over 40 years during which time he also participated in the development of both UK and European standards for security systems. He left Securicor Alarm Ltd in the late 1990’s where he had held the post of Technical Director for several years. Geoff joined the SSAIB as Chief Executive in 1999 and was appointed Chairman of the company in 2015.

SSAIB is a specialist, UKAS accredited certification body, focussed on serving the certification needs of the UK and Republic of Ireland security industries particularly SME’s. SSAIB offers a wide range of product certification and management system certification scheme for companies providing security systems and security services. 

Gerald Moor, CEO, The Inkerman Group

Gerald Moor's career includes 20 commissioned years in the British Army where he was involved in the International intelligence arena including counter terrorism. On leaving the Services, he founded and ran a manufacturing business, where he invented and developed the world’s only back mounted propulsion system with a variable speed control.

He has been a director of the British Sports Manufacturing Association and Chairman of the Diving Trade Association, been Chairman of a hospital offering innovative services and Governor of a State Community College.

He sold his first business in 1996 and went on to establish The Inkerman Group in the same year, where he is the CEO. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of the Security Professionals in 2012 – 2013 during the Olympics.

He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers, a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Special Forces Club and the Carlton Club.

Graham Bassett MSyI, FIRP, FInstSMM, Director, GBRUK Ltd

Vice Chairman ASIS UK, member of ASIS European Advisory Council, National Executive Project Griffin Board member, Trustee of City Kids Charity, City of London Crime Prevention Association Committee member, City Security Magazine Editorial team, Liveryman of the WCoSP, Member of the Security Institute (MSyI), Freeman of the City of London, Member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Consultants.

With additional involvement in a variety of other security professional led initiatives and charitable events.

He is also the founding director of GBRUK, a niche London based security recruitment consultancy.

Ian Fowler, Senior Consultant, Mott MacDonald Ltd

Having completed 26 years in security, Ian’s early experience in electro-mechanical manufacturing combined with a DMS (Kingston University), provide him with a foundation of business analytics and engineering skills. Ian’s consulting experience developed in international business with Norbain(SD)Ltd, Buro-Happold, SM&W expanded that significantly.

Various initiatives supported: BSIA, SITO and BIFM Security Business Continuity SIG (Chair 2007-2009).

Currently, Ian is BDM for MML Digital Infrastructure (Buildings) Group focussing on end-user enabling systems. Responsible for delivery of end user needs and risk based analysis and strategies, via holistic client stakeholder engagement, an important element in coordinated Security and IT system designs.

James Kelly, Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association

As Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association, James Kelly leads the professional trade body for the UK’s private security industry. Since joining the BSIA in 2010, James’ responsibilities have focused on communication and representation of business interest groups, with advocacy to Parliamentarians, regulators and other industry stakeholders, on behalf of member companies.

Prior to his current role, James spent nine years in the marketing services industry as Managing Director of the Direct Marketing Association, a high-profile position within a dynamic industry worth £64bn. James is a graduate of law and has achieved postgraduate qualifications in Management and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.

Leanne Salisbury, Director, Salisbury Consultancy Solutions

Leanne is a consultant, Director of Salisbury Consultancy Solutions, specialising in security culture, organisational change and project management.  Currently delivering services for a high priority Government programme with an 8-figure budget and c.700 staff in the portfolio which delivers across all core areas of the business.

Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, Certification Scheme Manager, Chamber Certification Assessment Services Ltd (CCAS) 

Lynn Watts-Plumpkin started her security career as a Security Operator for Sainsbury’s.  Since then Lynn has been employed by companies such as P&O Containers, Sigma Security, Nationwide Investigations, SSAIB and NSI.
For ten years Lynn was self-employed, where she conducted work for HMV, Harrods, Deutsche Bank, Science Museum and Laura Ashley etc.

In Lynn’s current role at CCAS, she is responsible for managing the certification side of the business which specialises in quality, environmental, health and safety and information security management systems auditing. Auditing companies in construction, manufacturing, and other services including the SIA Approved Contractors Scheme.

Lynn chairs the GW/3 committee responsible for private security management and services standards and the Security Institute’s Standards Special Interest Group.

Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, Director, Corps Consult, Corps Security

Mike Bluestone is the Director of Security Consulting for Corps Security.  Mike has over 26 years’ experience in the private security sector, and provides specialist security consulting and advisory services to a large number of organisations and businesses in the public and private sectors. Having spent ten years living in the Middle East, and following military service, Mike has been involved in providing security solutions which address the threats from terrorism, political extremism, and criminality. 

Mike has an MA in Security Management awarded by Loughborough University, is a Chartered Security Professional, and a Fellow, Immediate Past Chairman, and a Vice President of the Security Institute.

Mike Hurst FIRP MSyI, Managing Director , HJA Security and Fire Recruitment

Mike has spent well over 20 years as a recruitment consultant in the security and fire sector and is a director of recruitment firm HJA www.hja.co.uk .  In this role he has recruited across a range of roles and sectors.  He also organises security events and conferences on behalf of clients.

Mike also has a number of volunteer, pro bono roles.  He is the Vice Chairman, Strategy, for the UK Chapter of ASIS International www.asisonline.org  www.asis.org.uk  and is a member of the ASIS European Advisory Council and the European Conference Programme Committee.   He was received a President's Award of Merit in 2016 for his volunteer leadership. 

Mike is a main board director of The Security Institute www.security-institute.org responsible for the Charity portfolio.

He was founding Co-Chairman of the Security Industry Authority Small Business Network and is a Project Advisor to COMBAT – Measures against Human Trafficking in the Tourist Industry.

Nigel Stanley, Practice Director, Cyber Security, TUV Rheinland OpenSky

Nigel is a specialist in information (cyber) security and business risk with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry.  He is a well-recognised thought leader and subject matter expert capable of delivering complex cyber security projects across small, medium and large scale enterprises. He has in-depth knowledge of cyber security and regularly advises the law enforcement community on technical issues relating to criminal investigations.

He has written three books on database and development technologies and is a regular conference speaker.  Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the British Computer Society.

He has an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London where he was awarded the Royal Holloway University Smart Card Centre Crisp Telecom prize for his MSc research dissertation.

Patrick Dealtry, Director, The Lone Working Group Ltd

Following a military career, he joined the security industry in 1989 working for various security companies.

In 1994 joined what is now Corps Security finishing as Sales and Marketing Director. For 10 years he was Chairman of the BSI committee GW3 responsible for manned services standards.

Left in 2003 to co-found one of the pioneers, and now one of the market leaders, of the Lone Worker market.

Since 2011 Patrick has been a security consultant specialising in Lone Worker protection, advising companies on entry to the market and to employers wishing to protect their Lone Workers. He also writes articles, blogs, speaks at and chairs Lone Worker events.

Founding Chairman of the BSIA Lone Worker Section.

In 2010 he received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for services to standards in the security industry.

Peter French MBE , Certified Protection Professional and FSyl, CEO, SSR Personnel

Peter French is the Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel, www.ssr-personnel.com, the leading global consultancy engaged in the permanent recruitment and contract hire of personnel in the security, fire, IT, health and safety sectors.  He manages their strategic partnerships in Africa , Americas, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

His company was one of 120 UK companies to have been recognised by the then Department of Trade and Industry as being of World Class.  The citation reads "In recognition of the company's contribution to improving competitiveness in UK industry and commerce".

SSR® is the leading consultancy in the field of security risk, permanent or interim placement, with a significant workforce presence in Europe. SSR® has been recognised globally as the best in class security recruitment consultancy.

Peter has lead a number of initiatives to develop awareness with future business leaders as to the performance and contribution they should expect from the security risk function and impact on a corporation’s performance.

He serves on the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority that charters security risk professionals (csyp-register.org) launched to raise the professional standing and profile as demonstrated in many other professional groups.

He is a Fellow of the Security Institute and Past Master, a Principle Founding Member and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals who have raised over £850,000 towards charitable funds.   The Charity supports those from the security profession that require financial support.  . 

For a number of years Peter has been a volunteer leader for ASIS Europe, former Chair of the European Advisory Council looking after the development of 2,800 security professionals. He is currently the co-chair of the EU Liaison committee. This is increasingly developing links with regional governments and is playing a central role in advising on the ISO 23000 standards.  He is a European member of the International Security Management Association, which encompasses many of the European top 100 corporations. He is a Certified Protection Professional. 

Since 1996 Peter has been a volunteer for Crimestoppers and was awarded the MBE for his work with the charity.

Increasingly, with an emphasis across regions, he is looking at developing continual levels of access across law enforcement, departments of trade and private organisations to ensure the CSO of the future has a broad grounding in harnessing a range of assets for civil and business protection.

Rachel Griffin, Director, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Rachel Griffin joined Suzy Lamplugh Trust from Victim Support where she managed projects and policy relating to domestic violence, police and crime commissioners and partnership working. Previously she was at Voice for the Child in Care, where she established the Alliance for Child-centred Care.

Before going into policy and development, Rachel was a fundraiser for five years, first at the National Deaf Children’s Society and then at The Prince’s Trust. She was a trustee of Prisoners’ Education Trust from 2003 until 2011 and she began her career as vice-president (women) at Oxford University Student Union, after graduating in Modern Languages.

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, NSI -  National Security Inspectorate

NSI is the leading Certification Body serving the Security Systems, Fire Safety and Guarding Services sectors. With a background in change management and customer focused strategic development, Richard joined the organisation as CEO in March 2014.

With over 1800 approved companies  - most with NSI Gold  approval (for product certification and management systems), NSI’s reach assures the highest levels of service for Domestic, Commercial and Public Sector end users who rely on NSI approval as the hallmark of integrity, technical competence and professionalism. It has recently added a new Powered Gates Scheme to its portfolio which demonstrates the capabilities of approved companies in their installation and maintenance, in the interest of the safety and security of occupiers, users and the wider public. NSI is committed to delivering services through its national network of full time dedicated expert auditors.

Simon Ince, Senior Fire Consultant at BB7

Senior fire consultant at BB7, Simon holds a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and spent over seven years as the Strategic Alliance and Partnership Manager at Warrington Certification.

Simon helped develop and deliver the FRACS Certification Scheme for Companies offering fire risk assessment services and has long been committed to improving professional and ethical standards in the fire safety profession and was voted to be among the top 20 most influential people in fire during 2014 by IFSEC Global.

At BB7 Simon has completed fire risk management system audits of Social Housing, Industrial and Nuclear Clients. He has worked alongside others delivering compartmentation surveys and construction site fire risk assessments and pre-occupation fire safety assessments.

Simon has undertaken and passed with merit the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines and Examination. He has also passed the BSI lead auditors course for ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems.

Steve Emmins, Commercial Development, Universal Security Systems Limited 

Steve Emmins has been in the security industry for 26 years holding a number of senior security positions within the private sector.

Steve currently works for Universal Security Systems, an independent systems integrator, who he joined in 2011. 

Steve has been a member of ASIS for many years and has worked on the committee helping out on the events side prior to being made a board director September 2015.

He is a Freeman of the City of London, Chairman of the Marketing & Fundraising Committee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, a Court Assistant (board member) and Liveryman. Steve is also on the Committee of the City of London Crime Prevention Association and for 3 years has been a Hub team member for the Cross Sector Safety Communications (CSSC) set up by the Metropolitan Police for public safety.

Dr Vibhor Gupta, Technology Lead, ASIS UK

Dr. Vibhor Gupta (Ph.D.) is the Technology Lead on the ASIS UK committee and also the business leader for California based Quantum Secure in Europe. In his roles at ASIS and Quantum Secure, Vibhor actively engages with the security community and learns about their current priorities, challenges and future strategy. These focus on Predictive Intelligence, Compliance assurance and Operational optimisation. Most findings from such discussions are shared by Vibhor through publications and presentations at various conferences, journals and newsletters. Prior to his term with ASIS and Quantum Secure, Vibhor worked as a technology consultant at Deloitte which succeeded an academic career focusing on Big Data Analytics, Data Integration and Predictive Intelligence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judging Panel for 2015:

Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth
 
Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI is an academic criminologist based at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, where she directs the BSc programme in Risk and Security Management and the Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management.

She is also Vice Chairman of the Security Institute and Academic Adviser to the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority. Alison’s books include Selling Security: The Private Policing of Public Space (Willan, 2003) and The Sage Dictionary of Policing (edited with Jenny Fleming, Sage, 2009).

 

Chris Brogan, Partner, B & G Associates
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Chris has been involved in the security industry for over 30 years. For his mid-life crisis he read for a law degree and went back to his passion of jumping out of aircraft from great heights. Chris went onto to do a Master’s Degree with Leeds Business School and then a Master’s Degree in Law with Northumbria University. His dissertation is titled "The Security Industry and The Privacy Laws can they co-exist?" 

He is a fellow of The Security Institute and a member of The Association of Advanced Legal Studies and a member of The International Bar Association.

 

David Clark CPP PSP PCI, Head of Security, The Francis Crick Institute
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David Clark CPP PSP PCI has been in the security industry for 21 years since leaving the army in 1993.  He has held a number of senior security positions both within corporate organisations and in the private sector, he is currently Head of Security for the Francis Crick Institute, a brand new globally renowned unique scientific research centre in London which is due to open in early 2016. 

Previously, David has led on a number of Policing and Counter Terrorism initiatives in London’s South Bank and in recent years has designed and implemented executive protection and physical security programs for major companies in the UK and overseas.

He is a board member of ASIS, a member of the CSO Roundtable, AUCSO a committee member and secretary of the Project Griffin London Executive and current Chair of the Security Commonwealth on behalf of ASIS UK.

 

Lieutenant Colonel Garry Evanson, Chairman, The Security Institute and Head of Security and Emergency Planning, Westminster Abbey
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Garry is a Chartered Security Professional and is currently the Chairman of the Security Institute as well as Head of Security & Emergency Planning at Westminster Abbey having previously been Group Head of Security Operations for the global banknote and passport manufacturers DeLaRue plc.

Prior to this he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Military Police having served in Iraq, Bosnia and West Africa.

He gained a MSc. in Policing Science (Portsmouth) where he won the Vathek Postgraduate Prize, a Pg.Dip. in Security Management (Loughborough) and the PGCE in Higher Education (Surrey).

His other experience includes being a regular speaker at OSCE in Vienna and he is also the present Chairman of the Royal Military Police Association (Hampshire) and previously a Trustee of Victim Support for over 9 years.

 

Graham Bassett MSyI, FIRP, FInstSMM, Director, gbruk limited

Vice Chairman  ASIS UK (plus Member of the  European Advisory Council), Chairman of the London Project Griffin Board,  Trustee of City Kids Charity, Security Alliance Governance Board member, Skills for Security Manned Guarding Consultation Group, City Security Magazine Editorial team, Liveryman of the WCoSP, Member of the Security Institute (MSyI), Freeman of the City of London, Member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Consultants.

He is also the founding director of GBRUK, a niche London based security recruitment consultancy.

With additional involvement in various other security profession led initiatives and charitable events.

 

Patrick Dealtry, Director, The Lone Working Group Ltd
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Following a military career, he joined the security industry in 1989.

In 1994 joined what is now Corps Security finishing as Sales and Marketing Director. For 10 years he was Chairman of the BSI committee GW3 responsible for manned services standards.

Left in 2003 to co-found one of the pioneers, and now one of the market leaders, of the Lone Worker market.

Since 2011 Patrick has been a Lone Worker consultant, advising companies on entry to the market and to employers wishing to protect their Lone Workers. He also writes articles, blogs, speaks at and chairs Lone Worker events.
Chairman of the BSIA Lone Worker Section since its start.

In 2010 he received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for services to standards in the security industry.

 

Ian Fowler, Senior Consultant, Mott MacDonald Limited
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Ian has worked in Security for 24 years, providing support to users, designers and industry alike, having had early involvement in the use of emerging technologies, working with peers in the security industry to develop professional standards and understanding of legislation.

He has had the privilege of working with the best people in the security sector. His focus in recent years has been the delivery of risk based assessment in the development of in-depth security strategies, detailed design work and contract administration. Key to this is in depth client and stakeholder engagement, an important element in coordinated security design.

 

Peter French MBE , CPP , FSyl , CEO, SSR Personnel
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Peter French is the Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel, www.ssr-personnel.com, the leading global consultancy engaged in the permanent recruitment and contract hire of personnel in the security, fire, IT, health and safety sectors.  He manages their strategic partnerships in North America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.

His company was one of 120 UK companies to have been recognised by the then Department of Trade and Industry as being of World Class.  The citation reads "In recognition of the company's contribution to improving competitiveness in UK industry and commerce".

SSR® is the leading consultancy in the field of security risk, permanent or interim placement, with a significant workforce presence in Europe. SSR® has been recognised globally as the best in class security recruitment consultancy.

Peter has lead a number of initiatives to develop awareness with future business leaders as to the performance and contribution they should expect from the security risk function and impact on a corporation’s performance.
He serves on the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority that charters security risk professionals (csyp-register.org) launched to raise the professional standing and profile as demonstrated in many other professional groups.

He is a Fellow of the Security Institute and Past Master, a Principle Founding Member and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals who have raised over £750,000 towards charitable funds.   The Charity supports those from the profession that require financial support.  .  

For a number of years Peter has been a volunteer leader for ASIS Europe, and is the Chair of the European Advisory Council looking after the development of 2,800 security professionals. This is increasingly developing links with regional governments and is playing a central role in advising on the ISO 23000 standards.  He is a European member of the International Security Management Association, which encompasses many of the European top 100 corporations. He is a Certified Protection Professional.  

Since 1996 Peter has been a volunteer for Crimestoppers and was awarded the MBE for his work with the charity.
Peter is a regular contributor to trade magazines and his expertise in perceptive recruitment profiled in the London daily, The Times.  He has provided papers on UK Security for the Commons Defence Committee looking into UK homeland security.  

Increasingly, with an emphasis across regions, he is looking at developing continual levels of access across law enforcement, departments of trade and private organisations to ensure the CSO of the future has a broad grounding in harnessing a range of assets for civil and business protection.

 

Mike Hurst FIRP MSyI, Managing Director, HJA Fire and Security Recruitment
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Mike has spent well over 20 years as a recruitment consultant in the security and fire sector and is a director of recruitment firm HJA www.hja.co.uk .  In this role he has recruited across a range of roles and sectors.  He also organises security events and conferences on behalf of clients.

Mike also has a number of volunteer, pro bono roles.  He is the Vice Chairman, Strategy, for the UK Chapter of ASIS International www.asisonline.org  www.asis.org.uk  and is a member of the ASIS European Advisory Council and the European Conference Programme Committee. 

Mike is a main board director of The Security Institute www.security-institute.org , responsible for the Charity, CPD and Mentoring portfolios.

He was founding Co-Chairman of the Security Industry Authority Small Business Network and is on the Advisory Board of COMBAT – Measures against Human Trafficking in the Tourist Industry.

 

Rachel Griffin, Director, Suzy Lamplugh Trust
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Rachel joined Suzy Lamplugh Trust in July 2012 from Victim Support where she had various senior strategic development, policy and project management roles. She was responsible for embedding risk assessment in Victim Support’s services to victims of domestic violence, and led a national team of field workers in calling on police and crime commissioners to prioritise the needs of victims of crime.

Previously to that she was project manager at Voice, involving children and young people in the design and delivery of child-centred practice in the care system, and a fundraiser for The Prince’s Trust and the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Rachel began her career as vice-president (women) of her student union, where she led the annual ‘reclaim the night’ march in support of women’s safety on the streets. She was trustee of Prisoners Education Trust for eight years.

 

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, NSI -  National Security Inspectorate
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NSI is the leading Certification Body serving the Security Systems, Fire Safety and Guarding Services sectors. With a background in change management and customer focussed strategic development, Richard joined the organisation as CEO in March 2014. 

With over 1800 approved companies  - most with NSI Gold  approval (for product certification and management systems), NSI’s reach assures the highest levels of service for Domestic, Commercial and Public Sector end users who rely on NSI approval as the hallmark of quality. NSI’s focus is  raising standards as the most robust specialist Certification Body through its National Network of full time dedicated auditors.

 

Simon Ince, Head of Business Resilience, BB7
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Head of Business Resilience at BB7, Simon holds a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) and spent over seven years as the Strategic Alliance and Partnership Manager at Warrington Certification.  Simon helped develop and deliver the FRACS quality assurance certification scheme for companies offering fire risk assessment services and has long been committed to improving professional and ethical standards in the fire safety profession. He was voted to be among the top 20 most influential people in fire during 2014 by IFSEC Global.

Simon has excellent links with trade and professional bodies across the active, passive and fire safety management sectors. He has a very broad understanding of both product and service providers in the UK fire industry, which has been invaluable in helping to judge this year’s awards.

 

Terri Jones, Director General, Skills for Security, the UK’s largest provider of Security Systems Apprenticeship and the Apprenticeship Certification body for all four nations
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Gerald Moor, CEO, The Inkerman Group
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Gerald Moor's career includes 20 commissioned years in the British Army where he was involved in the International intelligence arena including counter terrorism. On leaving the Services, he founded and ran a manufacturing business, where he invented and developed the world’s only back mounted propulsion system with a variable speed control. 

He has been a director of the British Sports Manufacturing Association and Chairman of the Diving Trade Association, been Chairman of a hospital offering innovative services and Governor of a State Community College.

He sold his first business in 1996 and went on to establish The Inkerman Group in the same year, where he is the CEO. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of the Security Professionals in 2012 – 2013 during the Olympics. 

He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers, a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Special Forces Club and the Carlton Club.

 

Chris Northy-Baker, Independent  Consultant and Trainer, CNB Security Consultancy Services

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Chris Northey-Baker is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of the Security Institute and has over 40 years’ experience in the field security.  His early career was spent in the RAF with subsequent appointments which include a secondment to the Civil Service, a Principal Advisor in Security and later as Head of Security of a large private London hospital. 

Chris is now an independent consultant and trainer and currently delivers a range of accredited security management training courses for the LinX International Group comprising; Perpetuity Training, ARC Training International and systems training specialists Tavcom.

 

Leanne Salisbury, Director, Salisbury Consultancy Services 

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Leanne is a consultant, Director of Salisbury Consultancy Solutions, specialising in security culture, organisational change and project management.  Currently delivering services for a high priority Government programme with an 8-figure budget and c.700 staff in the portfolio which delivers across all core areas of the business.

 

David Sibert, Fire Safety and Integrated Risk Management Planning Advisor for the Fire Brigades’ Union
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David joined Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service in 1982 where he work for 22 years.

After graduating from South Bank University with a BEng Honours degree in fire engineering, David also worked as an associate fire engineer with a fire safety consultancy in Nottingham.  In 2004 David joined the Fire Protection Association (FPA) where he worked as Senior Fire Engineer.

David also chaired the InFiReS (now RiscAuthority) Passive Fire Safety Group and Intervention and Monitoring Group advising the insurance industry on the reduction of fire losses.

Since 2008 David has been the Fire Safety and Integrated Risk Management Planning Advisor for the Fire Brigades’ Union.  The role is primarily focussed on the maintenance of firefighter and public safety.

David is Chair of the Technical Guidance Workstream of the Fire Sector Federation and he represents the FBU on countless committees across the fire industry ranging from BSI committees to the England and Wales Wildfire Forum.

 

Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyI FCMI, Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd
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Emma’s full-time role is Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd, a leading global electronic sweeping, counter-espionage and intelligence gathering company based in the UK.  Until April 2015, she was the Chairman of the Security Institute in the UK and lead the establishment of the Security Commonwealth. She also holds two non-executive director roles.

An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) Emma’s early career was with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma’s involvement with the security profession covers numerous sectors and she interacts with security professionals in various capacities. Her specific area of expertise is within the intelligence and counter-espionage field.

Emma is a previous recipient of the Security Consultant of the Year (2012); In 2014 she featured as No.2 in the list of recent IFSEC Global top 40 influencers in security and more recently she was awarded the Women in Security (WiS) award 2015 for contribution to the security sector.

 

Nigel Stanley, Practice Director, Cyber Security, TUV Rheinland OpenSky
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Nigel is a specialist in information (cyber) security and business risk with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry.  He is a well-recognised thought leader and subject matter expert capable of delivering complex cyber security projects across small, medium and large scale enterprises. He has in-depth knowledge of cyber security and regularly advises the law enforcement community on technical issues relating to criminal investigations. 

He has written three books on database and development technologies and is a regular conference speaker.  Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the British Computer Society.


He has an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London where he was awarded the Royal Holloway University Smart Card Centre Crisp Telecom prize for his MSc research dissertation.

 

Dr Peter Speight CSyP DBA MPhil MSc MIRM – Director of Risk & Consultancy, Securitas UK
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Peter worked in the Chemical & Pharmaceutical industry for 20 years, both in health & safety roles and as Group Security Manager at Allied Colloids in Bradford West Yorkshire, but with worldwide responsibilities.
In 1998 Peter worked at the BBC as a security risk management consultant before accepting the position as Head of Security Operations for BBC London, a post that involved investigations, the development of security policies and procedures, as well as managing physical security arrangements.

In 2000 he joined Future Risk Management Ltd - an international risk management company where he worked as Global Operations Director for their risk management consultancy division.

In 2001 he joined Reliance Security Services Ltd as Director of Remote Monitoring Centre and was responsible for the development of the strategic business plan and research proposal to build a ‘state of the art’ Alarm Receiving Centre. He designed and implemented of a new BS 5979, BS8418 Category 11 Surveillance Centre to facilitate CCTV video/alarm signals via IP software.

In 2005 he joined the Reliance – High Tech Board of Directors and took responsibility for client consultancy and risk based, integrated solutions. 

In 2007 he joined Perpetuity Group as Head of Consultancy reporting to Professor Martin Gill, his duties and responsibilities included full P&L management and supporting client’s governance, risk and security needs. He re-joined Reliance Security Services in 2009 as Director of Security Risk Management, supporting internal strategic planning and risk driven, customer support.

He holds a Doctorate in Security Risk & Crisis Management, MSc in Security Risk Management and an MSc in Security Management. Peter has had several articles published on security subjects within the Journal of Applied Security Research and professional trade magazines, and is a visiting lecture at various Universities’. Peter has recently published his first book entitled ‘Why Security fails’.

 

Geoff Tate, Chairman, SSAIB
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Geoff Tate began work in the security industry in the late ’60s following an engineering apprenticeship, installing and maintaining intruder alarm systems for Group 4 Securitas. He then managed Mono Alarms’ Liverpool branch, becoming north-west regional manager when the firm merged with Granley Alarms, and subsequently utilised his technical background as the company’s product manager.

Geoff was technical director of Securicor Alarms, then worked as a consultant in the mid-’90s before taking over as chief executive of SSAIB in 1999 a role he continued in until 2015 when he was appointed the Chairman of the SSAIB.

 

Chris Tomlinson BSc (Hons) MSc CSyP FSyI MCGI, Senior Consultant, Arup Resilience, Security & Risk
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Chris Tomlinson is a principal consultant in Arup’s Resilience, Security and Risk practice, which he joined in 2008 after leaving the British Army with 25 year’s career experience in intelligence and security. Since joining Arup, Chris has been able to harness his practical and academic experience to support a range of built-environment design teams. 

He is regularly invited to speak at security conferences and thought-leadership events focussed on protective intelligence and security. He leads on the use of protective intelligence and crime prevention through environmental design in Arup’s built space projects. Chris is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of the Security Institute and has a master’s degree in Security and Risk Management.

 

Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, Director and General Manager, IQ Verify Ltd
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Lynn Watts-Plumpkin started her security career as a Security Operator for Sainsbury’s.  Since then Lynn has been employed by companies such as P&O Containers, Sigma Security, Nationwide Investigations, SSAIB and NSI.
For ten years Lynn was self-employed, where she conducted work for HMV, Harrods, Deutsche Bank, Science Museum and Laura Ashley etc.

In Lynn’s current role at IQ Verify, she is responsible for managing the business which specialises in auditing companies to the corporate resilience standards - from information security to private security companies that work in areas of conflict.

Lynn chairs the GW/3 committee responsible for private security management and services standards and the Security Institute’s Standards Special Interest Group.

 

Andy Williams, Chairman, UK Chapter ASIS International
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Andy left the Police in 1995 following an injury on duty. He then spent three years working for the NHS before moving into contract security management. In 2009, he joined Japanese bank Nomura, in his current role as Head of Security.

Since 2010, he has served as Vice Chairman of TINYg, an international Counter Terrorism organisation. Middle Warden of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals between 2014 & 2015 and has been Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International since 2013. Andy was made a Fellow of the Security Institute in 2012.

He regularly speaks at Security conferences and provides interviews for mainstream and specialist media.

 

 

 

Judging Panel for 2014:

Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth
 
Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI is an academic criminologist based at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, where she directs the BSc programme in Risk and Security Management and the Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management. She is also Head of the Research Directorate at the Security Institute and Academic Adviser to the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority, having chaired the working group that designed the pathways to becoming a Chartered Security Professional. Alison’s books include Selling Security: The Private Policing of Public Space (Willan, 2003) and The Sage Dictionary of Policing (edited with Jenny Fleming, Sage, 2009).

Allan Hildage FSyI FCMI MBCI RISC, Chairman of the Association of Security Consultants and Managing Director of Griffin Security Solutions Ltd
 
Allan Hildage, is the Chairman of the Association of Security Consultants and Managing Director of Griffin Security Solutions Ltd.  Following a service career of some 26 years of security and contingency planning related appointments, he fulfilled a number of senior security appointments within both the public and private sectors. He became a full-time independent consultant in 2005 to concentrate his efforts in security consultancy and business continuity management work. 
He assisted with the formulation of UK National Resilience policy application in support of the UK Critical National Infrastructure and is a former Regional Chairman of the Defence Industry Security Association.

Andrew Shephard, Head of Quality and Standards, Security Industry Authority

Brett Lovegrove, MA FRSA FSyI FICPEM, Chief Executive, CSARN 
 
After retiring as the Head of Counter Terrorism for the City of London Police in 2008 and serving 25 years in the Metropolitan Police Service, Brett is today the Chief Executive of the City Security and Resilience Network (CSARN) covering the UK, Australia and South East Asia and Managing Director of Valentis Bridge Ltd.  His companies address the full spectrum of counter terrorism, counter corporate espionage, business continuity, risk analysis and emergency planning issues featuring both nationally and internationally on defence and organisational solutions.  He is also the Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Chris Tomlinson BSc (Hons) MSc CSyP FSyI MCGI, Principle Consultant, Arup Resilience, Security & Risk
 
Chris Tomlinson is a principal consultant in Arup’s Resilience, Security and Risk practice, which he joined in 2008 after leaving the British Army with 25 year’s career experience in intelligence and security. Since joining Arup Chris has been able to harness his practical and academic experience to support a range of built-environment design teams.  He is regularly invited to speak at security conferences and thought-leadership events focussed on protective intelligence and security. He leads on the use of protective intelligence and crime prevention through environmental design in Arup’s built space projects. Chris is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of the Security Institute and has a master’s degree in Security and Risk Management.

Dennis Gotts, Security Consultant, Cofely Workplace Ltd
 
Currently working as a security consultant for a number of leading organisations and prior to joining Land Securities Trillium in 2001, Dennis was Head of Operational Security for BT. He has spent all his career in the security specialism and has worked alongside all the major Government security agencies as well as spending time working in the USA on telecommunications security projects. Dennis has majored on providing advice on matters of National Security and has extensive experience in dealing with operational security matters as well as the provision of advice on remedial measures for preventing crime.  Widely acknowledged as a leading expert on commercial security issues in the UK, he is a member of The Company of Security Professionals and the Institute of Security Management.

Don Randall MBE, Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of England
 
Don Randall served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism, he spent four years as Deputy Head of the Fraud Squad and three years in Operational Support Department. Don was Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase from 1995. In August 2008, Don assumed the role of Head of Security at the Bank of England and in November 2013 Don was appointed as the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer.
Don is chairman of the ‘Sister Banks’, City of London Crime Prevention Association and ‘Project Griffin’ and a member of the City of London Crime Disorder Reduction Panel,  a member of the London First Security Advisory Board, Executive Member of the London Resilience Board and Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector Panel.
Co founder and Vice Chairman of the Cross Sector Safety & Security Communications initiative which created a fast time, accurate and authoritative law enforcement private/public sector partnership successfully used in advance and throughout the Olympic Games and is currently being developed in Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, and across all major UK Cities.
Don is an external lay member of the City of London Police Committee. He is a trustee of two law enforcement/public related charities.
A committee member of the Security Industry Authority Transition Steering Group and one of two private sector representatives on the Home Office Steering Group for the same.
Don is a Fellow of the Security Institute, visiting honorary lecturer at the University of Portsmouth   and sits an on various security advisory panels.  He also regularly makes presentations locally, nationally and internationally.  
Don was elected as Chairman of the Global Banks Heads of Security Group in June 2013.
In the 2007 New Years Honours, Don was awarded the MBE for services to law enforcement involving the harmonisation of the public/private sector agencies.  In 2010, he was the 10th Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.  In June 2013 Don was awarded the Imbert Award by the Association of Security Consultants (ASC), this award recognises the development of ideas for the advancement of risk and security management in the UK. In October 2013 Don was awarded a Security Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession.

Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyI FCMI, Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd / Chairman, Security Institute
 
Emma’s full-time role is Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd, a leading global electronic sweeping, counter-espionage and intelligence gathering company based in the UK. She is also the Chairman of the Security Institute in the UK, a position she has held since April 2013; and has been an Institute Board Director since 2006.
An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) Emma’s early career was with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma’s involvement with the security profession covers numerous sectors and she interacts with security professionals in various capacities. Her specific area of expertise is within the intelligence and counter-espionage field. 
Emma is a previous recipient of the Security Consultant of the Year (2012) and most recently she featured as No.2 in the list of recent IFSEC Global top 40 influencers in security.

Geoff Tate, Chief Executive, SSAIB

Gerald Moor, CEO, The Inkerman Group
 
Gerald Moor's career includes 20 commissioned years in the British Army where he was involved in the International intelligence arena including counter terrorism. On leaving the Services, he founded and ran a manufacturing business, where he invented and developed the world’s only back mounted propulsion system with a variable speed control.  He has been a director of the British Sports Manufacturing Association and Chairman of the Diving Trade Association, been Chairman of a hospital offering innovative services and Governor of a State Community College. He sold his first business in 1996 and went on to establish The Inkerman Group in the same year, where he is the CEO. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of the Security Professionals in 2012 – 2013 during the Olympics.  He is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Special Forces Club and the Carlton Club. 

Graham Bassett MSyl, FIRP, FInstSMM, Director, GBRUK Limited
 
Vice Chairman  ASIS UK (plus Member of the  European Advisory Council), Chairman of the London Project Griffin Board,  Security Alliance Governance Board member, Skills for Security Manned Guarding Consultation Group, City Security Magazine Editorial team, Liveryman of the WCoSP, Member of the Security Institute (MSyI), Freeman of the City of London, Member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Consultants. He is also the founding director of GBRUK, a niche London based security recruitment consultancy. 
With additional involvement in various other security profession led initiatives and charitable events.

Ian Fowler, Senior Consultant, Mott MacDonald Limited
 
Ian has worked in Security for 24 years, providing support to users, designers and industry alike. Having had early involvement in the use of emerging technologies, working with peers in the security industry to develop professional standards and understanding of legislation. He has had the privilege of working with the best people in the security sector. His focus in recent years has been the delivery of risk based assessment in the development of in-depth security strategies, detailed design work and contract administration. Key to this is in depth client and stakeholder engagement, an important element in coordinated security design.

Leanne Salisbury, Director, Salisbury Consultancy Solutions
 
Leanne is a consultant, Director of Salisbury Consultancy Solutions, specialising in security culture, organisational change and project management.  Currently delivering services for a high priority Government programme with an 8-figure budget and c.700 staff in the portfolio which delivers across all core areas of the business.

Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, Director of Security Consulting, Corps Security
 
Mike Bluestone is the Director of Security Consulting for Corps Security.  Mike has over 25 years’ experience in the private security sector, and provides specialist security consulting and advisory services to a large number of organisations and businesses in the public and private sectors. Having spent ten years living in the Middle East, and following military service, Mike has been involved in providing security solutions which address the threats from terrorism, political extremism, and criminality.  
Mike has an MA in Security Management awarded by Loughborough University, is a Chartered Security Professional, and is a Fellow, Immediate Past Chairman, and a Vice President of the Security Institute.

Mike Hurst FIRP MSyI, Managing Director, HJA Fire and Security Recruitment
 
Mike has spent over 20 years as a recruitment consultant in the security and fire sector and is a director of recruitment firm HJA www.hja.co.uk .  In this role he has recruited across a range of roles and sectors.
He also organises security events and conferences on behalf of clients including education streams at the last three IFSECs.
Mike also has a number of volunteer, pro bono roles.  He is the Vice Chairman, Strategy, for the UK Chapter of ASIS International www.asisonline.org www.asis.org.uk and is a member of the ASIS European Advisory Council and the European Conference Programme Committee.  
Mike is a main board director of The Security Institute www.security-institute.org , responsible for the events portfolio.
He was founding Co-Chairman of the Security Industry Authority Small Business Network.

Nigel J Carpenter FSyI, Director, Group Security & Emergency Preparedness, AMEC plc
 
Nigel Carpenter has been involved in the provision of security services for over 40 years.  After a 23 year first career in the Royal Navy of which 18 years was spent in the RN Police Service and which culminated in the appointment of Combined Services Provost Marshal at Gibraltar, Nigel elected to retire early to pursue a second career in industry, and was recruited by the Mobil Corporation as their Regional Security Manager, Exploration & Production Sector for Europe, Africa and the Former Soviet Union.  During this time he graduated from Loughborough University with the newly constituted “Postgraduate Diploma in Security Management” winning the Control Risks Group Ltd prize for his paper on “Information Brokering”.  Since that time he has been the Manager, International Security at British Gas Plc, a Senior Corporate Security Representative with Amoco Plc and a Regional Security Adviser within the Group Security Network of BP Plc. In October 2000, Nigel was appointed Deputy Head of Group Security, BP Plc, responsible to the Group Vice President for global strategic planning for the Group Security Network, and operational management of the Eastern Hemisphere security team. In 2003, he graduated from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, with a “Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Security Risk Management (ISMA Programme)”. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute (FSyI) and member of the Institute’s Validation Board and past Chair of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) security committee.
In early 2006 Nigel was appointed to a new role at BP as Director of Relationship Management, Global Energy Security & Human Rights. In mid - 2008 Nigel left BP and started his own security risk management consultancy – Global Security Risk Associates Ltd – and together with his network of specialist associates offered security and corporate social responsibility risk solutions across industry. In 2010 Nigel returned to the corporate security fold in a newly established role as Director, Group Security & Emergency Preparedness for AMEC plc, a FTSE 100 engineering and project management consultancy, with almost 30000 employees working across 40+ countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Liberia etc.

Nigel Stanley MSc(Lond) CEng MIET MBCS, Practice Director – Cyber Security, Risk and Compliance, OpenSkyUK
 
Nigel is a specialist in information (cyber) security and business risk with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry.  He is a well-recognised thought leader and subject matter expert capable of delivering complex cyber security projects across small, medium and large scale enterprises.
He has written three books on database and development technologies and is a regular conference speaker. Nigel has presented papers at InfoSec, IFSEC and IPEXPO as well as at numerous webinars and online events. 
In April 2014 Nigel chaired the Cyber Terrorism and Electronic Security Conference at Counter Terror Expo London addressing this rapidly evolving challenge to cyber security risk. 
Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and member of the IET (where he sits on the Cyber Security Steering Group), IEEE and the BCS.
He has an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London where he was awarded the Royal Holloway University Smart Card Centre Crisp Telecom prize for his MSc research dissertation.

Patrick Dealtry, Director, The Lone Working Group Ltd
 
Following a military career, he joined the security industry in 1989. 
In 1994 joined what is now Corps Security finishing as Sales and Marketing Director. For 10 years he was Chairman of the BSI committee GW3 responsible for manned services standards.
Left in 2003 to co-found one of the pioneers, and now one of the market leaders, of the Lone Worker market. 
Since 2011 Patrick has been a Lone Worker consultant, advising companies on entry to the market and to employers wishing to protect their Lone Workers. He also writes articles, blogs, speaks at and chairs Lone Worker events.
Chairman of the BSIA Lone Worker Section since its start.
In 2010 he received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for services to standards in the security industry.

Peter French MBE CPP FSyI, Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel
 
Peter French is the Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel, www.ssr-personnel.com, the leading global consultancy engaged in the permanent recruitment and contract hire of personnel in the security, fire, IT, health and safety sectors.  He manages their strategic partnerships in North America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.
His company was one of 120 UK companies to have been recognised by the then Department of Trade and Industry as being of World Class.  The citation reads "In recognition of the company's contribution to improving competitiveness in UK industry and commerce".
SSR® is the leading consultancy in the field of security risk, permanent or interim placement, with a significant workforce presence in Europe. SSR® has been recognised globally as the best in class security recruitment consultancy.
Peter has lead a number of initiatives to develop awareness with future business leaders as to the performance and contribution they should expect from the security risk function and impact on a corporation’s performance.
He serves on the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority that charters security risk professionals (csyp-register.org) launched to raise the professional standing and profile as demonstrated in many other professional groups.
He is a Fellow of the Security Institute and Past Master, a Principle Founding Member and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals who have raised over £750,000 towards charitable funds.   The Charity supports those from the profession that require financial support.  .   
For a number of years Peter has been a volunteer leader for ASIS Europe, and is the Chair of the European Advisory Council looking after the development of 2,800 security professionals. This is increasingly developing links with regional governments and is playing a central role in advising on the ISO 23000 standards.  He is a European member of the International Security Management Association, which encompasses many of the European top 100 corporations. He is a Certified Protection Professional.   
Since 1996 Peter has been a volunteer for Crimestoppers and was awarded the MBE for his work with the charity. 
Peter is a regular contributor to trade magazines and his expertise in perceptive recruitment profiled in the London daily, The Times.   He has provided papers on UK Security for the Commons Defence Committee looking into UK homeland security.   Increasingly, with an emphasis across regions, he is looking at developing continual levels of access across law enforcement, departments of trade and private organisations to ensure the CSO of the future has a broad grounding in harnessing a range of assets for civil and business protection.

Dr Peter Speight CSyP DBA MPhil MSc MIRM– Director of Risk & Consultancy, Securitas UK
 
Peter worked in the Chemical & Pharmaceutical industry for 20 years, both in health & safety roles and as Group Security Manager at Allied Colloids in Bradford West Yorkshire, but with worldwide responsibilities. In 1998 Peter worked at the BBC as a security risk management consultant before accepting the position as Head of Security Operations for BBC London, a post that involved investigations, the development of security polices and procedures, as well as managing physical security arrangements. In 2000 he joined Future Risk Management Ltd - an international risk management company where he worked as Global Operations Director for their risk management consultancy division. In 2001 he joined Reliance Security Services Ltd as Director of Remote Monitoring Centre and was responsible for the development of the strategic business plan and research proposal to build a ‘state of the art’ Alarm Receiving Centre. He designed and implemented of a new BS 5979, BS8418 Category 11 Surveillance Centre to facilitate CCTV video/alarm signals via IP software. In 2005 he joined the Reliance – High Tech Board of Directors and took responsibility for client consultancy and risk based, integrated solutions.  In 2007 he joined Perpetuity Group as Head of Consultancy reporting to Professor Martin Gill, his duties and responsibilities included full P&L management and supporting client’s governance, risk and security needs. He rejoined Reliance Security Services in 2009 as Director of Security Risk Management, supporting internal strategic planning and risk driven, customer support. 

He holds a Doctorate in Security Risk & Crisis Management, MSc in Security Risk Management and an MSc in Security Management. Peter has had several articles published on security subjects within the Journal of Applied Security Research and professional trade magazines, and is a visiting lecture at various Universities’. Peter has recently published his first book entitled ‘Why Security fails’.

Phillip Hagon QPM, BSc (Hons), MSt (Cantab), Head of Corporate Security, Sainsbury's Corporate Services Division
 
Phillip joined Sainsbury's as their Head of Corporate Security in May 2005 on his retirement as a Commander at New Scotland Yard. He held a wide variety of posts in his 33 year career with one of the last being Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Directorate of Professional Standards. 
He has a first degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Criminology from Cambridge University where he was awarded the Victor Lissack prize. 
He was awarded the Queens Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the 2005 New Years Honours. As a City Liveryman he sits on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. He is a Trustee Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel Charity.

Rachel Griffin, Director, Suzy Lamplugh Trust
 
Rachel joined Suzy Lamplugh Trust in July 2012 from Victim Support where she had various senior strategic development, policy and project management roles. She was responsible for embedding risk assessment in Victim Support’s services to victims of domestic violence, and led a national team of field workers in calling on police and crime commissioners to prioritise the needs of victims of crime. 
Previously to that she was project manager at Voice, involving children and young people in the design and delivery of child-centred practice in the care system, and a fundraiser for The Prince’s Trust and the National Deaf Children’s Society. Rachel began her career as vice-president (women) of her student union, where she led the annual ‘reclaim the night’ march in support of women’s safety on the streets. She was trustee of Prisoners Education Trust for eight years.

Richard Jenkins, CEO, NSI- National Security Inspectorate 
 
NSI is the leading Certification Body serving the Security Systems, Fire Safety and Guarding Services sectors. With a background in change management and customer focussed strategic development, Richard joined the organisation as CEO in March 2014.  
With over 1700 approved companies  - most with NSI Gold  approval (for product certification and management systems), NSI’s reach assures the highest levels of service for Domestic, Commercial and Public Sector end users who rely on NSI approval as the hallmark of quality. NSI’s focus is  raising standards as the most robust specialist Certification Body through its National Network of full time dedicated auditors.

Sarb Sembhi CISM, Director, STORM Guidance
 
Sarb is the Director for Consulting Services for STORM Guidance, and was previously the Director of Consulting Services at Incoming Thought. Previously he has headed up a security practice in the City of London, and was been a Principal Consultant and Security Researcher.
He has experience in all aspects of security, as a practitioner, and as a contributor to the industry (through research and standards), including: a survey on Converged Security Management and as a contributor to the ASIS/ANSI PAP physical security management standard which recommends a Converged approach to security.
Sarb has contributed to several EU and Government consultations on Cyber-crime, Data Retention and Data Breaches. In 2013, he contributed to the IET white paper on Cyber Security in the Built Environment, and has written several articles on Cyber Liability Insurance Cover, and the EU Data Protection Regulation. Other research includes "Vulnerabilities of Network CCTV Systems", "Data Integrity Attacks", Converged Security Management and "Cyber Threats". He has written for many publications and contributed to several articles in the security press.

Simon Ince, UK Strategic Alliance and Partnership Manager , Exova Warrington Certification
 
Simon joined WCL in October 2007 as a Certification Engineer; reaction to fire. 
In January 2010, Simon took responsibility for the Fire Risk Assessors Certification Scheme FRACS. His experience of identifying practical competences was critical in the development of the first UKAS accredited certification scheme for competent fire risk assessors in the UK. His current role involves developing cross sector partnerships with an aim of delivering new initiatives and guidance.  He also develops new competence and quality assurance certification schemes in the fire safety sector and via engagement with end user organisations he promotes independent third party certification for consumer protection.
Simon sits on the ‘Competence Council’, which produced an industry standard; identifying the competences a fire risk assessor should possess. He also represents WCL on several Fire Sector Federation work streams.

Terri Jones , Director General, www.skillsforsecurity.org.uk

 

The SEAs Judging Panel for 2013

Our Judging Panel for the 2013 Security Excellence Awards was as follows...

Chairman of the Judges Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI (Media Solutions Manager, UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio)

Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today (SMT) in November 2000 having spent ten years in engineering journalism across two titles. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist in the George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards, the Skills for Security National Training Awards, the IFSEC and FIREX Awards, the Securitas Good Customer Award (for which he is also chairman of the Judges) and the Inspiration in HR Award (organised by SSR Personnel). Currently, Brian is pioneering digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows, and is now the Media Solutions Manager for UBM Live’s Security and Fire Portfolio. An active blogger on the Wordpress platform, Brian’s involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts a popular Twitter site aimed at helping to disseminate the latest news and views from the security and fire communities in association with www.IFSECGlobal.com, the premier website for practising security and fire professionals in the UK and overseas.

Azeem Aleem FSyI (Advanced Cyber Defence Practice Lead, EMEA at RSA – The Security Division of EMC)

Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI (Director of Security Consulting, Corps Security and Vice-President, The Security Institute)

Mike Britnell (Acting Chief Executive, Skills for Security) 

Chris Brogan MA LLM FSyI (Partner and Risk Management Consultant, B&G Associates)

Alex Carmichael (Technical Director, British Security Industry Association)

Nigel Carpenter FSyI (Director, Group Security and Emergency Preparedness, AMEC plc)

Patrick Dealtry (Director, The Lone Working Group and Chairman, BSIA Lone Worker Section)

Eduard Emde CPP CISSP (Chairman of the Board, ASIS International)

Peter Finch CPP CSyP FSyI FCMI FInstLM (Trust Security Advisor and Local Security Management Specialist, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust)

Peter French MBE CPP FSyI (CEO, SSR Personnel)

Dennis Gotts (Security Consultant, Telereal Trillium)

Rachel Griffin (Director, The Suzy Lamplugh Trust)

Phillip Hagon QPM BSc (Hons) MSt (Cantab) (Head of Corporate Security, Sainsbury’s)

Stefan Hay FSyI (Head, Fire and Security Association)

Allan Hildage FSyI FCMI MBCI MASC (Chairman, Association of Security Consultants and CEO, Griffin Security Group)

Alan Jenkins (Chief Information Security Officer, Babcock International Group)

James Kelly (Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association and Chairman, The Security Regulation Alliance)

Jeff Little OBE MBA CGIA FICPEM FSyI (CEO, National Security Inspectorate)

Brett Lovegrove MA FRSA FSyI FICPEM (Chief Executive, City Security and Resilience Networks and Director, Valentis Bridge Ltd) 

Gerald Moor (Immediate Past Master, The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and CEO, The Inkerman Group)

Chris Northy-Baker BSc (Hons) CSyP FSyI FInstLM (Security Consultant and Head of Security, The London Clinic)

Don Randall MBE FSyI (Head of Security, Bank of England and Chairman, City of London Crime Prevention Association)

Bob Rose BA (Hons) (Director - Security, ADS)

Leanne Salisbury (Security and Intelligence Management Consultant)

Susan Seaby (Vice-President – Head of Operations, Risk and Compliance EMEA, Aon Service Corporation)

Sarb Sembhi CISM CISSP ISSAP GCIH GAWN (Director – Consulting Services, Incoming Thought)

Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyI FCMI (Chairman, The Security Institute and Managing Director, Esoteric)

Andrew Shephard (Assistant Director ACS, Security Industry Authority)

Andrew Smith (Marketing Manager, Security Industry Authority)

Andy Smith MSc CEng FBCS CITP FSyI CSyP (Chief Security Architect, AIS InfoSec)

Dr Peter Speight DBA MSc CSyP (Director of Security Risk Management, Securitas Security Services UK)

Nigel Stanley MSc (Lond) CEng MIET MBCS (CEO, Incoming Thought)

Richard Stanley (Head of UK Security, PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Geoff Tate (CEO, Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board)

Chris Tomlinson BSc (Hons) MSc CSyP FSyI MCGI (Senior Consultant, Arup Resilience, Security and Risk)

Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI (Senior Lecturer in Security and Risk Management, University of Portsmouth and Director - Academic Board, The Security Institute)

Andrew Williams CPP FSyI (Head of Security, Nomura International)

*Please note that our winners will be announced on the night of the Security Excellence Awards 2013. The ceremony takes place on Wednesday 23rd October at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London

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