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November 21, 2019

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Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2019: Winners revealed

This year’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards took place at the on Park Lane last evening (Wednesday 20 November), with awards focused on a wide variety of achievements across the industry. Find out all of the night’s winners below!

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The awards were supported by IFSEC International and FIREX International – the largest annual security and fire safety shows in Europe – as well as headline sponsors First Response Group and Oprema. Other partners included Axis Communications (Sustainability Partner), Total Integrated Solutions (Solutions Integration Partner), ICTS, HID Global, Comelit Group and Texecom. It was a star-studded affair, with Tess Daly, Host of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing (amongst much more), hosting the event.

The event also continued its association with charity efforts, with the Charity Casino and Silent Auction’s profits being split across Camps foundation and Bowel Cancer UK.

Engineers of Tomorrow

To kick things off, the event also showcased the future of the industry, with winners of the highly respected Engineers of Tomorrow (EoT) competition being recognised. The competition highlights the next generation of security and fire systems installers from across the UK, while from next year it also acts as the sole mechanism to go through to WorldSkills UK 2020.

Regional heats of the competition will take place between January and March 2020, where over 150 apprentices will take part in a live installation challenge. The top apprentices will then proceed to the next stage, taking place at IFSEC International in May.

This year’s winners were:

Intruder

1st Place: Sponsored by CSL
Adam Smylie & Scott McNab of Beacon Fire and Security

2nd Place: Sponsored by NSI
Frazer Armstrong of Specialist Fire and Security & Glen Brown of Scan Alarms

3rd Place: Sponsored by SSAIB
Matthew Eminson & James Beavon of Chubb

Fire

1st Place: Sponsored by Skills for Security
Callum Tootle & Chris Lomax of EFT Systems Ltd

2nd Place: Sponsored by FIA
Michael Battersby of Evolution & Stephen Gray of Forest Security Alarms

You can register your interest for next year’s Engineers of Tomorrow here.

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2019Next up, two longstanding industry awards from the Fire and Security Association were showcased. Dennis Davis of the Fire Sector Federation was the recipient of the Ian Marsh Fire Award, having made a significant contribution to industry in a number of key leadership roles.

Also a highly respected industry leader, The Peter Greenwood Security Award was given to Simon Banks of CSL.

The winners of the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2019 were as follows:

Inspiration in HR Award

Sponsored by SSR Personnel

Winner: Axis Integrated Services

Counter-Terrorism Project of the Year

Sponsored by ISCE

Winner: Canary Wharf Group, with Joint Emergency Procedures Review

Cyber Security Project of the Year

Sponsored by FIA

Winner: Darktrace, with Darktrace Antigena

Security Distributor of the Year

Sponsored by TIS

Winner: ADI Global Distribution

Integrated Security & Fire Solution of the Year

Sponsored by First Response Group

Winner: Canary Wharf Group, with Joint Emergency Procedures Review

In-house Security Team of the Year

Sponsored by International Foundation for Protection Officers

Winner: CriticalArc, with Safeguarding Services Team, Heriot-Watt University

IFSEC & FIREX Product Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by IFSEC & FIREX

Winner: Hikvision, with the Thermal Network Bullet Camera

Event Security Team of the Year

Sponsored by IPSA

Winner: Security Scotland

ACS Champion of the Year

Sponsored by First Response Group

Winner: ICTS UK & Ireland

Active/Passive Fire Project of the Year

Sponsored by First Response Group

Winner: FirePro UK, with Croydon Universities NHS Hospital Trust

Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector

Sponsored by Hand Media International

Winner: ProtectED

Security Manager of the Year

Sponsored by Axis Communcations

Winner: Helen Hyman, of Mitie Security

 Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Axis Communications

Winner: Wilson James with Google

Customer Care Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Texecom

Winner: FGH Security

Security Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by HID Global

Winner: CornerStone Independent Security Consultancy

Security Training Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by ASIS

Winner: Pilgrims Group with LifeSafe for Schools

Security Technology Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Oprema

Winner: Knifesafe

Security Project of the Year

Sponsored by Comelit

Winner: Universal Security Systems, with Protecting our Borders

Security Partnering Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by TIS

Winner: Security Commonwealth – Stronger Together

Security Guarding Company of the Year (Under £25 million turnover)

Sponsored by ICTS UK and Ireland

Winner: FGH Security

Security Guarding Company of the Year (Over £25 million turnover)

Sponsored by All Security Events.com

Winner: Amulet

Security Hardware Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by BSIA

Winner: Axis Communications

Security Software Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by The Security Institute

Winner: Vidsys

Security Installer of the Year

Sponsored by Oprema

Winner: Total Security Protection

Highly Commended: Sunstone IP Systems (Small Installer of the Year) and Taylor Technology Systems (Medium Installer of the Year)

This article was originally published on IFSEC Global.

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