BSIA launches all-new Business Awards designed to recognise industry-wide successes

Three new awards have been launched by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) to expand the Trade Association’s existing awards programme. The Security Business Awards will be presented at the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon (which takes place at Covent Garden’s Grand Connaught Rooms in July) before an audience of security business leaders and key industry stakeholders including Government and police service representatives.

Winners will be chosen in three categories: the International Partnership Award, the Environmental Award and the Innovative Security Project of the Year Award.

The International Partnership Award aims to showcase the capability of the UK’s security industry in embodying the BSIA’s export brand values of ‘world class security through innovation and experience’. It will be awarded to a BSIA member company that has successfully overcome challenges to deliver a project outside of the UK in conjunction with an overseas customer or partner organisation.

The Environmental Award recognises the commitment of a security company or its employees to improve sustainability within the organisation or enhance the wider environment in its local community.

The Innovative Security Project of the Year Award recognises projects that represent a first for the industry, a first for a particular market or a new application of an existing security solution.

Amanda Caton, the BSIA’s head of marketing and communications, commented: “Our established awards scheme is already successful in enabling us to recognise and reward the outstanding contributions made by security personnel, but we wanted to ensure that we’re also recognising companies’ wider commitments to promoting the worldwide reputation of the industry, improving Corporate Social Responsibility and applying existing solutions in both new and innovative ways. As such, we’re delighted to add to our existing awards portfolio a series of fully-inclusive, non-sector specific awards which are open to all BSIA member companies.”

*Nomination forms are available to download from the BSIA’s website via the following link:

**The deadline for nominations is Friday 16 June 2017

***Several sponsorship opportunities still exist for the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon. For more information, please contact Amanda Caton on (telephone) 0845 389 3889 or via e-mail at:

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. 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 for the Institute's 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 and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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