The Register of Chartered Security Professionals held its Annual Celebratory Dinner at Stationers Hall in the City of London just before lockdown, with attendees celebrating a successful year for the Register and witnessing certificate presentations to fourteen new Chartered Security Professionals.
The host was Baroness Henig of Lancaster CBE DL, Chairman of the Registration Authority and guests included the Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Mike Barley, After-Dinner Speaker Commissioner Ian Dyson QPM of the City of London Police, compere Bob Martin JP CSyP, CSyPs and guests, and members of the Register management board. Two key supporting organisations (SIA and CPNI) were also represented, alongside leading universities which provide academic qualifications in security. Unable to attend in person was Lord Alex Carlile, who had previously accepted a position as Patron of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals during 2019.
In welcoming guests, Baroness Henig made reference to the rising levels of interest in the Register, as seen by the number of attendees at the CSyP Application Workshops. These continue to be held online for potential applicants with free sessions held weekly in order to meet demand for participants across the globe. Recruitment success in 2019 could also be measured in the additional number of volunteers trained who are now participating in assessing applicants.
The Baroness also thanked the generosity of event sponsors Dallmeier electronic UK, The Security Event, Wagestream and Bidvest Noonan, all of whom were represented.
Plans for the remainder of 2020 will focus on delivery of the agreed Business Plan which was developed and published in 2019, and all CSyPs will have the opportunity to contribute to this. The 2021 Annual Celebratory Dinner will be held on 11th March 2021, and it is intended to return to Stationers Hall.
It was an extra special evening for those Chartered Security Professionals receiving certificates from Baroness Henig, whilst the Registrar David Gill CSyP read the citations. New Chartered Security Professionals included Simon Harris (Sony Picture Entertainment), Richard Spence (FCO), Adam Reed (Sky), Amanda Seevaratam (DE & S Abbeywood), Paul Barnard (Ward Security), Spencer Bowdler (Strategic Security Consultant), Matthew Hatchard (Scutum), Pete Jones (Third Millenium), Rob Kennedy (Securigroup) and Professor Alison Wakefield (University of West London and Chairman, Security Institute).