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BSIA membership wins 2014 Infologue.com Building The Future Award

by Brian Sims

The British Security Industry Association’s membership has triumphed in this year’s Infologue.com-Risk UK Building The Future Award, which was presented at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on Wednesday 16 July. Back in 2003, Interconnective Ltd (publisher of the security and counter-terrorism focused news and opinion portal www.infologue.com) devised and sponsored the inaugural Building The Future Award. On an annual basis, this accolade is bestowed upon the individual or organisation deemed by previous winners still active in the security world to have used the previous 12-month period in creating a major footprint” a major footprint on the road towards the realisation of a vibrant, professional and profitable security services sector for the UK. In 2014, the winner is the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) membership, who ably and actively supports the Trade Association that does so much to benefit the security sector by way of standards and Code of Practice development as well as political lobbying and continually helping to influence the road map for private sector regulation. Speaking on stage at this year’s award presentation, which took place at the BSIA’s own Annual Luncheon and Security Personnel Awards Ceremony, Interconnective Ltd’s managing director Bobby Logue explained:” The key reason why the BSIA’s members have been selected to receive this year’s award is due to their invaluable contribution towards the Trade Association’s cohesive strategic direction. Members of the BSIA’s individual sections decided on their individual strategies and, at the same time, actively embraced a set of corporate goals led and championed by outgoing BSIA chairman Geoff Zeidler.” Logue continued:” As a result of the changes introduced, as an organisation the BSIA has become far more member-centric. There is now much greater participation in the Trade Association by its smaller members. This has been evidenced this year, in fact, by the number of smaller security companies putting forward submissions for the annual Security Personnel Awards. In the late 1990s I accused the BSIA of perhaps being a ‘Big Boys’ Club’. In my opinion that’s no longer the case.” Reasons behind the decision Logue went on to outline several other pivotal reasons why the BSIA membership has triumphed in 2014. They include the following: ‘

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