Global MSC presents Cumbria Constabulary with Gordon McLanaghan Innovation Award

Left to Right: Steven Rothwell (Cumbria Constabulary CCTV operator), Derek Maltby (managing director of Global MSC Security), Professor William Webster (Stirling University) and Steven Ferguson (Cumbria Constabulary CCTV supervisor)

Left to Right: Steven Rothwell (Cumbria Constabulary CCTV operator), Derek Maltby (managing director of Global MSC Security), Professor William Webster (Stirling University) and Steven Ferguson (Cumbria Constabulary CCTV supervisor)

Global MSC Security has awarded Cumbria Constabulary its prestigious Gordon McLanaghan Innovation Award. The accolade was presented by Derek Maltby, managing director of Global MSC Security, to Steven Ferguson of Cumbria Constabulary, who received a Bristol Blue Glass engraved ships decanter and a cheque for £1,000 on behalf of the force.

The Gordon McLanaghan Innovation Award is bestowed annually in memory of the popular Bristol City Council CCTV and Emergency Control Room manager Gordon McLanaghan. It recognises those who have gone above and beyond the Call of Duty to overcome resistance in order to achieve a technical security solution that’s both unusual and highly effective.

Previous winners of this prestigious award include Community Safety Glasgow, Jim Guiton (of Dacorum Borough Council) and Gloucester City Council.

The independent Judging Panel for the 2017 award was chaired by Professor William Webster of Stirling University, who’s also the director of the Centre for Research into Information Surveillance and Privacy.

The award was presented at Global MSC Security’s charity dinner, held on Monday 13 November at The Bristol Hotel in Bristol, in front of an audience of 98 security professionals from the public and private sectors.

“Cumbria Constabulary is a deserving winner of the 2017 Gordon McLanaghan Innovation Award,” enthused Derek Maltby. “It’s a pleasure to recognise the force with the highest accolade that Global MSC Security can bestow.”

Global MSC Security’s independent advice, knowledge of security technology, deployment, funding and audit is trusted by public sector bodies including Thames Valley Police, Dyfed Powys Police, the Sutton Safer Partnership Service, Merton Council, Traffic Wales, Dorset County, Weymouth and Portland Borough, Cherwell and Aylesbury Vale District Councils, the Universities of Bristol and the West of England and by private companies such as the DAS Insurance Company and The Prudential.

The business exists to deliver the best possible results for an organisation’s security investment. The combination of its law enforcement, architectural, engineering and IT backgrounds means that Global MSC provides the right integrated security solutions.

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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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