National Security Inspectorate announces Gold Sponsors for NSI Summit 2018

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has unveiled the Gold Sponsors for this year’s NSI Summit taking place on Thursday 22 March at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. They are confirmed as BT Redcare, CSL, RISCO Group and Summit Partner IFSEC International, all of whom are preparing to share updates, industry insights and product demonstrations on the day.

Exclusively open to all NSI approved companies spanning security, guarding services and fire safety, as well as industry stakeholders including the police and members of the insurer community, the NSI Summit is now in its fifth year.

Alongside the Gold Sponsors and Summit Partner, NSI approved companies will have access to the UK’s leading equipment, technology and business support providers, with over 60 exhibitors across two halls. Delegates will benefit from a plenary session featuring the latest industry updates, an educational seminar programme led by high calibre specialists incorporating masterclasses, a panel discussion and Case Study presentations, one-to-one sessions with NSI industry experts and not-to-be-missed special offers.

John Ware, general manager at BT Redcare, commented: “BT Redcare is again delighted to be sponsoring the NSI Summit which will bring into sharp focus the latest initiatives, standards and developments in the industry. Redcare plays a key part in all these areas and we’re looking forward to meeting with delegates.”

Speaking on behalf of CSL, Group managing director Simon Banks stated: “CSL is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the NSI Summit for the fifth year in a row. It’s a must-attend event in the annual fire and security calendar. Visit us on the day to find out more about our latest innovations and make the most of our live product demonstrations, while at the same time catching up with members of the CSL team.”

Greg Smith, field marketing manager for the RISCO Group, added: “This is a fantastic event which has always delivered in terms of staying abreast of current developments and providing an opportunity for NSI approved companies to meet with the leading players within the industry. We’re delighted to support the Summit.”

Learning opportunities

Gerry Dunphy, brand director for IFSEC and FIREX International, observed: “IFSEC International is delighted once again to be a key partner of the NSI Summit. All NSI approved companies are essential to IFSEC and we always welcome an opportunity to meet with them to relay the key developments for the show in 2018. Our major offer for the installer community this year is the ‘Show Me How’ programme which will emphasise a wide range of learning opportunities and exhibitor demonstrations designed to help our installer customers better understand the capabilities and potential of the technologies on offer at IFSEC International 2018.”

This year’s NSI Summit theme of ‘Strengthening Partnerships’ explores the relationship between the private and public sectors, shining a spotlight on sector professionals working closer together in order to safeguard people, property and the wider community.

NSI CEO Richard Jenkins informed Risk UK: “We would like to thank BT Redcare, CSL, RISCO Group and IFSEC International for their continued collaboration on the NSI Summit. This essential one-day event is specially designed for NSI approved companies, the UK’s elite within the security and fire safety companies, in order to keep them updated on key industry developments and provide an important opportunity to share Best Practice, conduct business and meet face-to-face with our sponsors and exhibitors who provide an array of expertise within the security and fire safety sectors. The Summit centres on maintaining the highest standards within our industry.”

*NSI approved companies can find out more about the 2018 Summit and register free of charge at

About the Author
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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