Integrated security solutions specialist TDSi has announced the winners of its 2014 Partner Awards. Sovereign Fire and Security has won UK Platinum Partner of the Year and Siel Invest in Romania has been named as Export Partner of the Year. The annual TDSi awards recognise partners’ excellence, not only in terms of sales performance but also in the areas of customer service, installation excellence and innovative integration. John Davies, managing director of TDSi, commented:” We’re delighted to honour Sovereign Fire and Security and Siel Invest in this year’s awards. As a manufacturer and developer of integrated security solutions, we recognise the importance of our partners as the key link to our end users taking our products and services directly to the market. Both Sovereign Fire and Security and Siel Invest have excelled in their categories, demonstrating excellence in the planning and installation of projects that have enhanced customers’ security and offered superb value for money.” Upon receiving the award, Marek Jakubczyk, managing director of Sovereign Fire and Security, said:” We’re proud to have been honoured in this year’s TDSi Partner Awards, especially in the coveted UK Platinum Partner of the Year category. TDSi’s systems offer the reliability and compatibility options that our clients need. When we specify and install these systems we take responsibility for the whole project, so we rely on working with partners that are experts in their field, offering products, services and support that encompass excellence. We look forward to our continued partnership and working closely with TDSi.” Vlad Craciunescu, business development manager of Siel Invest, was equally pleased to receive the Export Partner of the Year Award from TDSi. ” The Romanian security market is a rapidly growing and exciting one which is demanding the latest integrated products to accompany the expansion of infrastructure,” explained Craciunescu.” Working with TDSi allows us to offer the best products and service at the right price point and is helping us to expand our security offering within the market. Alongside our installation expertise and broad experience within the local marketplace, this partnership is proving to be very fruitful indeed.”
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.