Speakers from industry, NHS, police and academia unveiled for SIA’s 2017 Stakeholder Conference

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced four of the key speakers who’ll be making presentations at the Regulator’s Annual Stakeholder Conference, which this year takes place on Tuesday 14 March at London’s Hallam Conference Centre.

A direct reflection of the partnership working theme outlined for the day, the confirmed speakers emanate from the private security industry, academia, the police service and the NHS. Combined, these professionals bring a wealth of experience to bear on a range of issues affecting the private security industry.

The following four speakers are now confirmed:

Jayne King Chair of the National Association for Healthcare Security and head of security and site services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. King will present on the subject of developing standards for security provision in the healthcare environment.

Andrew Wootton Senior Research Fellow at the University of Salford and director of that institution’s Design Against Crime Solutions Centre. On the day, Wootton is scheduled to discuss design-led approaches to reducing crime and how the ProtectED scheme is increasing well-being in general.

Peter Webster CEO of Corps Security who writes regularly for Risk UK on the subject of the UK’s private security industry within the Opinion column entitled ‘Security’s VERTEX Voice’. Webster will offer conference delegates his considered and thought-provoking views on regulation and the Approved Contractor Scheme.

Ronnie Megaughin Chief Inspector at Police Scotland and deputy director of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC). Megaughin is due to talk about the good work being conducted in Scotland between the SIA, the SBRC and other partners which is designed to reduce the risks posed by serious organised crime.

More information about additional speakers will be announced in due course.

*The cost of attending this year’s SIA Stakeholder Conference is £50 per delegate including VAT (reduced from £95 last year). This price includes lunch and all refreshments provided on the day

**Registration commences at 9.15 am, with the event running from 10.00 am through until 4.15 pm

***Visit the SIA’s website for further information and to book your place

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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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