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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry. James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Global, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.
November 24, 2021

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Winners of the 2021 Security & Fire Excellence Awards unveiled

The Security & Fire Excellence Awards were back with a bang this year. Taking place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Tuesday 23 November, winners came from all across the industry, with the event shining a light on some of the incredible achievements from the sector in the past year. Find out all of the night’s winners below!

Security-FireExcellenceAwards-Main-21The 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 I.S.A Support Services. Other partners included Axis Communications (Sustainability Partner), Bidvest Noonan, Zitko Group, LMG, HID Global and SSGC.

While the 2020 event was forced to take place online in a virtual setting due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year enabled the event to return in full force in a face-to-face environment.

Magician, Ben Hanlin – best known for presenting ITV2’s Tricked and finishing in fourth place on 2020’s Dancing on Ice – played host for the night, while 1966 World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst also made a guest appearance to present Company Lockdown Hero of the Year and the new Champion of Champions Award.

Engineers of Tomorrow

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Engineers of Tomorrow finalists in action!

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 event, which covers security and fire, highlights the best of the next generation of systems installers from across the UK, while the electronic security systems competition also acts as the sole mechanism to represent the industry at WorldSkills UK.

Regional heats of next year’s competition will once again take place between January and March 2020. The top apprentices will then proceed to the next stage, taking place at IFSEC International in May.

Winners will be officially announced on Friday 26th November, so keep your eyes peeled!


The category winners of the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2021 were as follows:

ACS Champion of the Year

Sponsored by ISA Support Services

Winner: ICTS UK & Ireland

Active/Passive Fire Project of the Year

Sponsored by Fire Industry Association

Winner: Plumis and MCFP with Barrow Road/Gower Close and Les Gowing House

Champion of Champions

Winner: FGH Security

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Company Lockdown Hero of the Year

Sponsored by: SSGC

Winner: Corps Security

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by AXIS Communications

Winner: Magenta Security with Achieving Carbon Neutral Plus

Customer Care Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by On Verve

Winner: Vistech Services

Cyber Security Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by On Verve

Winner: Universal Security Systems with London Stock Exchange

Fire Hardware or Software Vendor of the Year

Sponsored by UK Fire

Winner: Kentec

Jennie Vickers, Inaugural IFSEC Global Influencer of the Year

IFSEC Global Influencer of the Year

Supported by IFSEC Global

Winner: Jennie Vickers, CEO, Zeopard Consulting

Individual Lockdown Hero of the Year

Sponsored by First Response Group

Winner: Bryan Wilkins, Crown House Technologies

In-House Security Individual or Team of the Year

Sponsored by Bidvest Noonan

Winner: KAUST Government Affairs & Security

Inspiration in HR Award

Sponsored by SSR Personnel

Winner: Ward Security

Outsourced Security Individual or Team of the Year

Sponsored by International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

Winner: Pilgrims Risk Management Group – PwC SOC Team

Security and/or Fire Solution Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by International Security Journal, Security Journal UK and International Fire and Safety Journal

Winner: Envision Intelligent Solutions with Envision Gateway

Security Consultancy of the Year

Sponsored by LMG

Winner: QCIC

Security Distributor of the Year

Sponsored by Reliance High-Tech

Winner: ADI Global Distribution

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

Sponsored by ISA Support Services

Winner: Smart Sec Solutions

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

Sponsored by ISA Support Services

Winner: ICTS UK & Ireland

Security Hardware/Software Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by First Response Group

Winner: Axis Communications

Security Hardware Product Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by International Security Buyer & International Fire Buyer

Winner: Raysecur with Mailsecur 500

Security Installer of the Year (under £5 million turnover)

Sponsored by BSIA

Winner: Silverseal Integrated Systems

Security Installer of the Year (over £5 million turnover)

Sponsored by Zitko Group

Winner: Total Security Protection

Security Manager of the Year

Sponsored by HID Global

Winner: Claire Lowe, University of Glasgow

Security Partnering Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by TrackTik

Winner: The City Security Council

Security Project of the Year

Sponsored by The Security Institute

Winner: Eclipse Digital Solutions with C-UAV Project on CNI Site

Security Software Product or Software-as-a-Service of the Year

Sponsored by ASIS

Winner: Bold Security Group with Salus Security & Safety Monitoring System

Security Training Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by First Response Group

Winner: VPS UK with Tackling Heath and Safety During a Crisis Year


With six member winners on the night, the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) Chief Executive, Richard Jenkins, commented: “This year’s celebratory Security & Fire Excellence Awards was another welcome opportunity to connect in person and appreciate the exceptional achievements driving our sector.

“Our congratulations go to each of this year’s winners and finalists all of whom can be proud of their accomplishments. We were once again delighted to see a strong contingent of NSI approved companies recognised in this year’s cohort for their outstanding commitment, dedication and contribution.”

On behalf of all the team at IFSEC Global, we’d like to congratulate all the nominees and winners of the 2021 Security & Fire Excellence Awards. Here’s to next year!

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