SSAIB unveils new series of Regional Forums for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Alex Carmichael: CEO of the SSAIB

Alex Carmichael: CEO of the SSAIB

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), the dedicated fire, security and telecare certification body for the UK and Ireland, has announced a new series of its popular half-day Regional Forums to be held around England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland starting in the autumn. A range of provisional dates has also been scheduled for 2017. will be posting full details of all the dates, locations and venues, with this autumn’s gatherings already confirmed as taking place in Plymouth (11 October), Swindon (12 October) and Cardiff (on 13 October).

The Regional Forum series is then scheduled to continue in January 2017, with two events currently planned for the North East (in Newcastle) and the North West (Liverpool) on 18 and 19 January respectively.

The following month sees two events taking place in the South East (in the Horsham area) on 7 February and East Anglia (in Chelmsford) on 8 February. The following day, the SSAIB will also be appearing in the East Midlands (for an event in Nottingham).

Meanwhile, in March, three further Regional Forum events are being organised in Scotland (in the Dundee and Edinburgh areas on 8 and 9 March respectively), before a final half-day Forum takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 14 March.

“This new series of half-day Regional Forums follows the popularity of our previous similar events and offers delegates an opportunity to gain useful insights from our CEO, Alex Carmichael, on a range of issues, while also learning from other topical presentations delivered by both the SSAIB and external speakers,” explained the SSAIB’s sales and marketing manager Andrew Brown.

“We’ll be announcing further details on our full speaker line-up via the website shortly,” added Brown.

*To book your place for any of these upcoming events telephone Victoria Barker on her direct line (0191-296 9894) or send an e-mail to:

Founded in 1994 and based in Tyne & Wear, the SSAIB provides certification for organisations offering electronic security systems, security guarding services, fire protection, alarm and telecare services systems in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

In addition to its essential product schemes, the SSAIB offers a range of management systems certification schemes, including ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certification and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification.

Over 1,700 companies are presently listed on the SSAIB’s register.

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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