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29th March 2023 Issue no. 649

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SSAIB Celebrate 25 Years of Certification Excellence with Series of Celebrations

* SSAIB_25.jpgFormed in 1994, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has continuingly sought to maintain the highest of standards and are proud to have reached such an historic landmark as the leading certification body for organisations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems, telecare systems and services, manned security services and monitoring services.

As well as unveiling a special SSAIB logo to commemorate reaching the landmark 25-year milestone, various special events will be held throughout what is set to be a massive year for the organisation.

After enjoying a hugely successful IFSEC 2018 thanks to their exclusive SSAIB Ice Bar, the technical inspectorate will once again be returning to the ExCel in London with another bar for this year's showpiece security exhibition. The SSAIB Lounge will be welcoming anyone and everyone attending IFSEC 2019 - held between June 18-20 - to join in with the SSAIB 25 celebrations.

The SSAIB Lounge will also play host to the unveiling of this year's Women in Security Awards on the second day of IFSEC 2019 - as SSAIB have been named as the host of this year's event that recognises the achievements of females working within the security sector.

Taking place on Thursday September 12 aboard the Dixie Queen riverboat in London, the WiS dinner/dance cruise along the River Thames will also act as the main birthday party celebration for SSAIB 25.

That maritime theme will also be prevalent earlier in the year as well - as a small function for SSAIB staff will see head office, auditors and board members take in a boat trip along the River Tyne in May, finishing with some commemorative SSAIB 25 photos on Newcastle Quayside.

Sales and marketing manager Andrew Brown - who is almost an ever-present at SSAIB, having worked for the organisation for the last 22 years - has been responsible for the planning of SSAIB 25 and he is delighted with the final outcome.

Andrew commented: "SSAIB have always prided ourselves on being a helpful, friendly certification body that still maintains professional standards and it's great that we've been able to achieve that for 25 years now. We set out believing in installers being able to have a choice of inspectorates and that ethos has allowed us to establish SSAIB in a field where others have tried and failed.

"Having worked at the organisation since 1997, it's been fantastic to see SSAIB grow into the fantastic success that it is today. Therefore, it's only right that we reflect on the achievements we've had so far and celebrate reaching a quarter of a century of certification.

"The SSAIB Ice Bar was a runaway success at IFSEC last year - despite us going into the event uncertain about exactly how it would go for us, to be honest - so it made sense to return this year with the SSAIB Lounge. Being able to tie that in with the launch of the Women in Security Awards is great as well, what with that event being a joint celebration for SSAIB 25.

"We've also unveiled the new SSAIB 25 logo for 2019, which will also be added to a number of commemorative items of merchandise that we will be handing out at all of our exhibition appearances over the next 12 months.

"All in all, I'm sure it's going to be an exciting year for SSAIB and a fitting tribute to what has been a fantastic achievement for all involved over the last 25 years."

30th January 2019

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