Experts to give local businesses free advice at North West Security Procurement Conference

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is encouraging local businesses to register for their free place at the upcoming North West Security Procurement Conference, which takes place at the Holiday Inn in central Liverpool on Wednesday 3 May.

Sponsored by ATEC Fire & Security and Securitas UK and supported by Merseyside Police, the half-day event gives delegates the opportunity to hear from a range of expert speakers on the importance of quality in order to make the most out of their security investments.

ACC Ian Critchley QPM of Merseyside Police will officially open the event, with his speech followed by a range of presentations aimed at helping businesses to make smarter purchasing decisions and thereby ensure the security they have in place is fit for purpose and will deliver long-term business benefits.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

*Pauline Norstrom (managing director of NetVu and immediate past chair of the BSIA

With a 16-year background in the security industry, Pauline Norstrom is passionate about the importance of quality as a purchasing decision. Norstrom’s resentation on the day will focus on ‘The (Real) Price of Security Systems’, examining the whole life cost of systems and exploring the price versus quality debate from the perspectives of both the buyers and sellers of security solutions.

*Detective Inspector Robbie Moss (Merseyside Police)

DI Moss will present on ‘Reducing Threat, Harm and Risk to Local Business’, discussing an investigation he led as senior investigating officer into armed robberies at several newsagents in the North Merseyside area. There will also be an examination of how security solutions can be an effective tool in solving crime.

*David Wells (commercial director for Securitas Security Services UK in the North

David Wells will be advising on Best Practice procurement for security guarding. Wells harbours 17 years’ experience in the private security industry, with a wealth of operational knowledge gained across a variety of sectors.

*Steve Lampett (technical officer at the BSIA)

Steve Lapett will be speaking about British Standards and the important role they can play in helping businesses when it comes to choosing quality security products and services.

*Simon Adcock (CEO at ATEC Fire & Security and Chairman of the BSIA’s CCTV Section)

For his part, Simon Adcock will explore the idea that ‘Price isn’t everything’ and seek to help technology buyers define their needs in order to find a great security partner.

As well as a comprehensive speaker programme, delegates will also have the opportunity to network over a light lunch and see a range of security products and services from a variety of exhibitors, including Securitas Security Services (UK), ATEC Fire & Security, Gallagher Security, Humax Electronics Co and Safer Shred.

*Delegates can register for their free place at the following link:

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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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