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The Clerk - Adrienne Harper

Email: clerk@wcosp.org
Phone: +44 (0) 1256 395 036
36 Queens Rd, North Warnborough, Hampshire, RG29 1DN

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Women in Security Awards

    The Women in Security Awards are the security profession’s dedicated awards that recognise and honour the accomplishments, value and contributions of women within the wider world of security.

    Roy Cooper, Managing Director of Professional Security Magazine, compered the evening. Sponsors (CIS Security, the NSI, FSA, Pyronix, QCIC, Security Institute and SSAIB) also read citations after an opening video by Yasmeen Stratton, as Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP), this year’s industry body host; and Una Riley, the patron and founder of the awards.

    The winners for each category were:

    • Security Manager: Alison Isom-Leonard (Allied Universal Limited)
    • Contribution to the Industry: Lisa Reilly (Global Interagency Security Forum)
    • Business Manager: Angela Bennett (Diamond Systems)
    • Technical: Elaine Moran (Hanwha Techwin)
    • Frontline: Gemma Myring (OCS Group UK Ltd)

    Elaine Moran, Technical Support & Field Engineers at Hanwha Techwin Europe, won the Technical category and said: “As someone who has always supported the objectives behind the Women in Security Awards, I am delighted to have won this prestigious award. Although there are a large number of women performing key roles within Hanwha Techwin, the security industry is still predominantly staffed by men. These Awards are therefore playing an important part in raising awareness of the contribution women make to our great industry.”

    The National Security Inspectorate were one of this year’s sponsors, with Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive, adding: “We have supported the Women in Security Awards for many years and have witnessed it become firmly established and keenly anticipated in the security events calendar.  We send our warmest congratulations to each of the outstanding winners and finalists who are clearly leading by example and represent their organisations, and the security sector, in the very best light.  We wish them all continued success in their careers.”

    The 2021 Women in Security Awards

    The 2021 Women in Security Awards will take place on 9th September at Shakespeare’s Underglobe Theatre in London. The black tie event which will be hosted by the Security Industry Authority, will start with a drinks reception at 19:00 followed by a four course dinner with entertainment including the awards ceremony. Tickets are available by contacting Liz Lloyd: liz@professionalsecurity.co.uk.

    Whether you are the managing director of your own security company, a security professional working within the security department of a commercial organisation, or business, public sector or the wider world of security, Professional Security are looking for nominations in five categories:

    1. Security Manager
    2. Frontline
    3. Business Manager
    4. Technical
    5. Contribution to Industry

    The judges will consider:

    • How does the Nominee contribute to the wider world of security/profession/industry over and above her job spec?
    • Why, in your opinion, should the Nominee win the award?

    Deadline for entries is Friday 30th July 2021.

    The judges are selected from the chairs and chief execs of the UK leading professional organisations within the security industry: the Association of Security ConsultantsASIS UK Chapter, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Fire and Security Association (FSA), the International Professional Security Association (IPSA)the National Security Inspectorate (NSI)the Security Industry Authority (SIA),  the Security Institutethe Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), and the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.

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