The Security Institute makes Reward and Recognition presentations for 2015

The Security Institute has introduced a Reward and Recognition scheme for members and supporters

The Security Institute has introduced a Reward and Recognition scheme for members and supporters

The Security Institute has recognised the outstanding contributions made by two companies and two individuals who have supported the organisation over the last few years by hosting Reward and Recognition presentations at Westminster Abbey.

Firstly, the Institute recognised Insafe International for its continued support to a number of Institute events including sponsorship of the Annual Remembrance Lecture. The award was received by Alan Bullock MSyI.

Second, Scotland-based security guarding solutions specialist SecuriGroup was formally thanked for organising and sponsoring Scottish member events, including arranging speakers and organising the conference facilities. The award was received by Russel Kerr MSyI, the company’s managing director.

Back Row (Left to Right): Clare Easterling (Insafe International), Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI (Vice-Chairman SyI), Garry Evanson CSyP FSyI (Chairman SyI), David Rubens CSyP FSyI (Director SyI), Andrew Nicholls MSyI (Deputy Chairman SyI) and Kay Aston. Front Row (Left to Right): Peter Finch CSyP FSyI (CPD Lead SyI), Russel Kerr MSyI (SecuriGroup), Alan Bullock MSyI (Insafe International) and Tony Aston FSyI (Chairman of the Validation Board Working Group SyI)

Back Row (Left to Right): Clare Easterling (Insafe International), Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI (Vice-Chairman SyI), Garry Evanson CSyP FSyI (Chairman SyI), David Rubens CSyP FSyI (Director SyI), Andrew Nicholls MSyI (Deputy Chairman SyI) and Kay Aston. Front Row (Left to Right): Peter Finch CSyP FSyI (CPD Lead SyI), Russel Kerr MSyI (SecuriGroup), Alan Bullock MSyI (Insafe International) and Tony Aston FSyI (Chairman of the Validation Board Working Group SyI)

The Institute also recognised two individuals for their tireless support. As chairman of the Validation Board Working Group, Tony Aston FSyI has given unending commitment to an operation which is instrumental in awarding categories of membership and ensuring the process remains robust.

Finally, for his continued support of the Institute’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme and for helping to ensure that the system is fit for purpose, Peter Finch CSyP FSyI was similarly recognised for his hard work in raising the standards expected of members by encouraging continuous development.

The Security Institute “exists for its members”

Andrew Nicholls

Andrew Nicholls

Andrew Nicholls, the Institute’s deputy chairman, commented: “The Institute is a volunteer organisation which is dependent on the support of members who contribute towards its activities. It also relies on organisations to help sponsor our various events. On that basis, it’s important that the Institute is able to recognise the special work contributed to its success by members and supporters alike. The organisation should also be able to recognise some exceptional act or achievement by security professionals who are not necessarily members.”

Nicholls added: “A large number of our members contribute in some way towards the work of the Institute, as do a number of suppliers, so this Reward and Recognition scheme is designed to acknowledge people who have gone the extra mile and made a really special contribution towards the success of the Institute. We are an organisation that exists for our members and we also need to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.”

Any member of the Institute is able to nominate an individual or organisation for a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’.

Garry Evanson CSyP

Garry Evanson CSyP

The presentations took place on Wednesday 19 August at Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey, of course, is one of the most notable religious buildings in the United Kingdom and has been the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs.

All of this year’s certificates were presented by Garry Evanson CSyP, the chairman of The Security Institute. Evanson is also head of security and emergency planning at Westminster Abbey, a role that encompasses disaster planning, leading on all aspects of security for Royal events as well as responsibility for all fire safety, the insurance portfolio and the Abbey Business Risk Registers.

Evanson is a member of the Senior Executive Team and reports directly to the Receiver General, Sir Stephen Lamport.

*The Security Institute would like to acknowledge the generous support of Susan Chappel, retail director for Brown’s Restaurants, for donating gifts

Input on National Occupational Standards

Skills for Security is currently working on the following National Occupational Standards projects and would welcome the input of Security Institute members with a view to the NOS’ development and further improvement:

  • CCTV Managers
  • Community Wardens
  • Cash and Valuables in Transit
  • Cash Processing Operations

To access the draft NOS documents and make comment follow the options on this web page: http://www.skillsforsecurity.org.uk/index.php/help/35/2

Closing date for feedback: Monday 14 September 2015

 

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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