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2022 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Winners Announced
The 2022 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards were held on Wednesday the 24th May at the Royal Ascot Race Course. The event was hosted by Professional Security Magazine, Managing Director, Roy Cooper. This event is held annually to celebrate and reward the outstanding work of the frontline Security Officers who won an award this year.  the outstanding work of the frontline Security Officers who won an award this year. With our members, their staff, and guests in attendance it was a great opportunity to celebrate and reward the outstanding work of the frontline Securit...
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Security officers recognised across the UK for keeping people and property safe
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced its regional security personnel winners for 2022, recognising security officers across the United Kingdom for their commitment to keeping people and property safe. The BSIA’s regional security personnel awards are part of the Association’s British Security Awards, which returns to the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on 29 June. All regional winners will now go forward as national finalists. For over 20 years the regional awards, sponsored by Camberford Underwriting, have recognised the talent, dedication, skill and brave...
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Securitas Signs up to GMB’s Work to Stop Domestic Abuse employer charter
Securitas has signed up to GMB’s Work to Stop Domestic Abuse employer charter, following a campaign by GMB London members in the workplace. The security giant this week signed the deal, giving 9,000 workers the right to 10 days paid leave when facing domestic violence or abusive behaviours, to support them in seeking the appropriate help. The charter calls on employers to support employees experiencing domestic abuse to ensure they will not be disadvantaged at work, will be supported with access to services and information and that all employers train staff to be able to appropriately a...
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Scottish security operatives face realistic terror scenarios in SIA-run nightclub exercise
A counter-terrorism emergency planning exercise in a Glasgow nightclub before the holiday (10 April) saw security operatives dealing with realistic terror scenarios presented by actors. The Security Industry Authority (SIA), which is the regulator for the private security industry, ran the safety resilience exercise at Kokomo on Glasgow's West Regent Street. The SIA organised the exercise, which is the first of its kind in Scotland, in partnership with Police Scotland counter-terrorism officers and Glasgow City Council. The training event at Kokomo confronted security staff with a s...
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BSIA member CSS wins Scottish Family Business Award
Connelly Security Systems (CSS) recently won the Scottish Family Business Award at the Herald Family Business Awards. Security and alarm providers CSS have been trading since 1986 and are long-standing principal BSIA members. The company started amongst brothers and is now run alongside Managing Director Paul Connelly’s three sons with “family values” in the foundations alongside integrity, honesty and trust. Fast forward over three decades and the company is now one of the largest security and fire alarm system providers in Scotland. John Macaskill, Director Security and Ex...
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ACS Pacesetters Announces Sponsors for 2022 Awards and Calls for Nominations
The 2022 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards will take place at the Riverside Pavilion, Royal Windsor Racecourse, on 25th May. ACS pacesetters have announced this year's sponsors. The annual ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards reward and celebrate front-line security staff who have carried out exceptional actions whilst on duty.  It is a great opportunity for members of The ACS Pacesetters to recognise and nominate their front-line Officers who have gone ‘above and beyond’ for both their employer and the client. This year's sponsors are: ...
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Perpetuity Research Extends their Deadline for Security Budget Survey
Survey on influencing the security budget – deadline extended Perpetuity Research is seeking the views of security professionals, in order to better understand the obstacles faced by security managers/directors and particularly the influences on the security budget. For example: How important is it for security managers to have control of the security budget? What has to happen to be able to achieve an appropriate budget? To what extent does the spend on security dictate how effective security is? What factors increase the likelihood of security managers influencing the security budget? A...
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The Winners of the 2022 OSPAs
The Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2022 was held on February 24th 2022 to much fanfare at the Royal Lancaster London. The event was black-tie as usual with guests coming from all of the largest security and security adjacent businesses. Paul Sinha was welcomed back as the presenter for the event which seemed to be at capacity. The winnners of the 2022 OSPAs awards are listed below: Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director – sponsored by Bidvest Noonan Laurence Perkins – University of Leicester Laurence, as Head of Security, has transformed the University security depar...
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Perpetuity Research: Influencing the Security Budget Survey
The Latest from Perpetuity Research: Historically security managers have been marginalised from key decision-making roles in organisations but there is evidence this may be changing as security professionals are increasingly able to demonstrate that security is a business enabler. Perpetuity Research is seeking the views of security professionals, in order to better understand the obstacles faced by security managers/directors. They would welcome your insights. You can share your views, anonymously, via their survey. It is open to any type of security professional/expert. The questions a...
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The Security Event in Partnership with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) 5th – 7th April
The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK’s premier Certification Body in the security and fire safety sectors, is once again an official Event Partner of The Security Event and NSI experts are preparing to share important standards updates with professional installers and integrators throughout the three days. Taking place on 5th-7th April 2022 at the NEC Birmingham, the event will bring together over 200 exhibitors, providing an ideal opportunity for the industry to connect and keep up to date with the very latest technologies, products, services and insights. NSI CEO Richard ...
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