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13th January 2021 Issue no. 540

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Security Excellence Awards 2011 finalists announced

* SEA2011.jpgThe results are in - finalists of the highly coveted Security Excellence Awards 2011 have been announced by organisers UBM Live. Often referred to as the 'Oscars of the security profession,' the Security Excellence Awards are produced in association with Security Management Today Online and info4security.com, to highlight the very best people, projects and processes the UK's security sector has to offer.

Celebrating its thirteenth year with a five percent rise in entries, the Security Excellence Awards, a key networking and social event in the industry calendar, represent a fantastic opportunity for the security industry to come together and honour the achievements of their peers in the security management, installation, consultancy and manufacturing sub-sectors. The Awards will be presented at a black tie gala dinner on Wednesday 19th October at London's prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

Brian Sims, Editor of SMT Online, Group Content Editor for UBM Live's Security Portfolio and the SEA's figurehead - explained: "Yet again the standard of this year's submissions has been extremely high. Both companies and individuals from across the security sector have obviously achieved so much of late, and we're delighted to be able to recognise their efforts in what is the security profession's premier awards scheme."

With close to 1,000 guests attending the 2010 awards, including the security sector's key managers as well as leading representatives from the Security Industry Authority, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Skills for Security, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board, last year's event was a hive of networking activity.

James Kelly, Chief Executive of BSIA, said: "Innovation is key to the ongoing success of the private security industry, with new technology, products and people services making an ongoing contribution to the security of the nation. In recognition of the important role that product development plays in driving progress in our industry, the BSIA is once again supporting the Security Innovation of the Year award. The standard of this year's entries remains incredibly high, and we would like to congratulate all of the finalists, whose hard work and efforts help drive our industry forward."

The 2011 Awards have seen a brand new award category and continue to have a number of industry supporters including headline sponsor Showsec, Reliance High-Tech, Camberford Law, Ecovert, Texecom, Genie, OVER-C and industry bodies BSIA and NSI.

Mark Harding, Managing Director of Showsec, said: "We have a very good, long standing relationship with the SEA awards and our becoming a headline sponsor in 2011 and 2012 reflects this. Showsec's mission statement is that we 'deliver security through excellence', so there is a clear alignment of our objectives with those of the Awards. We recognise the editorial professionalism of Info4Security.com and SMT Online along with the high standards of the SEA Awards themselves, which are furthering the advancements of the entire industry. We feel very comfortable aligning our brand with this prestigious event, which recognises best practice and outstanding performance within the security sector."

David Ottewill, FCII FPC, Managing Director of Camberford Law plc, said: "Camberford Law plc is delighted to be involved in the sponsoring of the Security Excellence Awards 2011 and in particular for the Security Guarding Company of the Year. We applaud and encourage the promoting of professionalism within the Industry and also the hard work and dedication required by the entrants to achieve such an award.

"We have been insuring security companies for over 20 years and all too often the work of the security company is overlooked, despite the fact that it plays such a crucial role in public life and we feel it is only fair to recognise the outstanding achievers in this field."

Jeff Little, OBE, NSI Chief Executive, said: "NSI has been an avid supporter of the Security Excellence Awards since their inception. We believe whole heartedly in acknowledging excellence within our industry, improving standards and formally recognising the contribution which individuals and organistions make for the benefit of both the customer and the industry as a whole. We are therefore delighted to champion the new category of 'Contribution to Standards' at this year's highly anticipated event and hope that the award will provide a stimulus and an incentive for such contributions in the future."

Dan Thomas, Sales and Marketing Director of Reliance High-Tech, said: "Reliance High-Tech is delighted to be supporting the 2011 Security Excellence Awards and in particular to be sponsoring the IT Initiative award. We chose to sponsor this award as we firmly believe that through the application of information technology to the management and usage of the vast amounts of data that security systems now collect, security solution providers can transform the value they bring to their customers. We would like to congratulate all the finalists and wish them every success on the night."

The Security Excellence Awards 2011 finalists are:

ACS Champion of the Year
EcovertFM Ltd
NSL Ltd
Ocean Security Solutions Ltd
Professional Security
SecuriGroup
Sodexo Ltd.
Sword Event Guard ltd
Ward Security

Best Practice in Door Supervision
FGH Security Ltd - Door Supervision
P&N Security
Professional Security
SGL (SecuriGroup Leisure)
Showsec

Contract Security Manager of the Year
Adrian Moore, VSG
Joe Purser, Advance Security UK Ltd
Janet De Luca, Axis Security (submitted by Southbank Centre)
Phil Carruthers, CIS Security Limited
Bob Milnes, Integrated Security Consultants Limited
John Edwards, Oltec Group Facilities Management
Robert Ross, Sodexo Ltd.
Justine Craig, The Shield Guarding Company - Bullring Birmingham
Gavin Sanger - USS/Vodafone
Steve Sullivan, Wilson James Limited

Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector
Advance Security UK Limited
CASAC (Community Action and Support Against Crime)
Colin Moore, Unipart Security Solutions
Raymond Clarke, Industry Qualifications
Wilson James Limited

Customer Care Initiative of the Year
IQinVision - Q3 Program
MJF Security Ltd - Customer Care
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions UK - Customer Care
Siemens Building Technologies Security Solutions - Value-based Service Solutions
Sodexo Ltd. - Clients for Life
Unipart Security Solutions - Customer Intimacy
VSG - Lloyds Banking Group - 'Pride Every Day' Programme
Wilson James Limited - Customer Experience Day Training

Environmental Initiative of the Year
Dallmeier - Smatrix Series
EcovertFM Ltd - "Actitudes" Changing our attitudes through the way we act
Magenta Security Services - 30% Reduction in Energy Usage
Turner Facilities Management Ltd - The Big Dig
Veracity UK Limited - Green Digital Surveillance Storage - COLDSTORE

Event Security Team of the Year
Cardinal Security Ltd - Cardinal Security Events Team
FGH Security - FGH Security Events Division
SecuriGroup - Events Division
Showsec - Festival Team
Sword Event Guard LTD - Cardiff Event Security & Transport Team

In-House Security Manager of the Year
Middlesex University - Paul Manning
Marks and Spencer plc - Clint Reid
Wales Millennium Centre - Mark Smallwood
William Hill - Martin McInerney

Integrated Security Solution of the Year
Concept Smoke Screen - RISCO SynopSYS
MITIE Total Security Management - MITIE and Capgemini
Openview - Your Homes Newcastle - Riverside Dene Housing Estate
Reliance High-Tech Limited - Reliance High-Tech delivers dramatic efficiency savings for Fluor
RISCO Group - East Surrey College
Scada Systems - Al Forsan International Sports Resort (AFISR)
Schneider Electric - University of West of England
SECOM Plc - VisionGuard Solution
Universal Security Systems - Enhancing the security of our borders through the Integration of UK Borders control and HM Customs security systems.
William Hill & Positive Response - StaffSafe - Liverpool

International Achievement Award
Advanced Glass Technology
CNL Software
CornerStone
IndigoVision
Texecom Limited

IT Initiative of the Year
ASIS International and Easy2Solve - Organizational Resilience Management System (ORMS) software
CIS SECURITY LIMITED - EZWORKFORCE
MITIE Total Security Management - MITIE Total Security Manager (MiTSM)
The ANVIL Group - Travel Risk Intelligence Service (TRIS)
Ward Security - Use of Technology To Improve Business Efficiencies

Large Security Installer of the Year
ADT Fire & Security
ATEC Security
Littlewood Fencing
OpenView Group
Reliance High-Tech Limited - Heron Tower and Sky Studios
SECOM Plc - ExCel / Alchemy Metals Projects
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions UK
Thompson AVC

Security Consultant of the Year
Behak Kangarloo, Emirates Integrated Telecom, du
CornerStone
G4S Corporate Services (India) Pvt Ltd, VP-G4S Regional Solution Centre
Jomu
Lambert & Associates
Luke Bencie, Security Management International
Gabriel Carter, Pilgrims Group Ltd.
Orthus Limited
Peter Speight, Securitas Security Services
VIDEF Security Consulting

Security Guarding Company of the Year
Advance Security UK Limited
Axis Security
Magenta Security Services
MITIE Total Security Management
PCLWHITEHALL SECURITY GROUP
Securitas
The Shield Guarding Company
Ultimate Security Services Limited
Unipart Security Solutions
VSG (Vision Security Group Limited)

Security Innovation of the Year
CSL DualCom - DualCom G4 with WorldSIM
Dallmeier - Panomera System
Elmdene International Limited - Merlin Graffiti Detector
EverFocus - EverFocus HD-CCTV System (Cameras and DVRs)
iOmniscient Pty Ltd - Face Recognition in a Crowd
Ievo Ltd - Ievo biometric reader
Ipsotek - Tag and Track - A Multi-Camera Tracking System
Solar & Electric Gates Ltd - "Multi-Gate"
Texecom Limited - Ricochet Mesh Technology
Veracity UK Limited - COLDSTORE for High Reliability Video Surveillance Storage

Security Partnering Initiative of the Year
First Security Guards Limited - Deutsche Bank
PCL Whitehall Security Group - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International Ltd - The Security Research Initiative
Reliance High-Tech Ltd - Sainsbury's Personal Safety Solution
Securitas Security Services - ROLEX - Securitas Working in Partnership with Sainsbury's
Securitas Security Services - The Security Alliance
Sir Robert McAlpine & Clipfine Ltd
Sodexo & Acctive Systems
The Shield Guarding Company - South Bank Employers Group Patrol
Ultimate Security Services Limited - Land Securities

Security Training Initiative of the Year
Abel Alarm Company - Supervisor and Management Programme
EcovertFM - Career Development Programme
FLIR Systems - FLIR Certified Systems Integrator (FCSI)
MITIE Total Security Management - Creating a Security Excellence Culture

To book your tickets to the Security Excellence Awards, please contact Anna Jameson on +44 (0)20 7234 8729 or email [email protected]

3rd August 2011




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