Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
November 30, 2016

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Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016: winners revealed

Digital Barriers, Mitie Total Security Management and Assured Fire and Security were among the winners at this year’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards.

Compered once again by comedian Jimmy Carr, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016 took place at London Hilton on Park Lane.

Congratulations to the winners, who are listed in full below:

The winners

The Peter Greenwood Security Award (a Fire & Security Association (FSA) Award) Andy Gilmore of AAI Security

The Ian Marsh Fire Award (a Fire & Security Association (FSA) Award) Chris Watts of Wavelength Associates

Wilf Knight Award (sponsored by Security Institute) Tahia Zaidi, Cranfield University

Inspiration in HR Award (sponsored by SSR Personnel) CIS Security

International Achievement Award (sponsored by Hanwha Techwin Europe) Pilgrims/Harris Afghanistan Secure Communications Programme

Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology (sponsored by ASIS International – UK Chapter) Mitie Total Security Management with Northumbrian Water

Counter-Terrorism Innovation of the Year (Product, Service, Solution, Project etc.) (sponsored by Xtralis UK Ltd) Digital Barriers with ThruVis

Security Manager of the Year (sponsored by Axis Communications)
Jason Costello, Security Manager, Mitie Total Security Management

Security Consultancy of the Year (sponsored by ICTS UK & Ireland)
CornerStone Independent Security Consultancy

Event Security Team of the Year (sponsored by The Ghana Education Project (GEP))
FGH Security Ltd

Passive Fire Innovation of the Year (Product, Service, Project etc.) (sponsored by ASFP)
Hilti (Gt. Britain) Ltd with Hilti CFS-D Cable disc

“The Security and Fire Excellence Awards are the Oscars equivalent of our sector and we were thrilled to receive this stamp of industry approval for our work. 
2020 Vision has a robust track record in delivering integrated technology solutions which truly benefit our clients. Our customer-centric service is not just about security – we understand the issues our clients are facing, providing clever insight and situational analysis data which can help to improve operations; protecting assets and monitoring health and safety and helping to save money. We are delighted to be recognised in this way.”  Peter Houlis, managing director, 2020 Vision, Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year

Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year (sponsored by Hanwha Techwin Europe)
2020 Vision Systems

Large Security Installer of the Year (sponsored by SecurityLink India)
Universal Security Systems

Access Control Product of the Year (Including Biometrics) (sponsored by First Response Group)

Human Recognition Systems with MSite Touch Fingerprint Terminal

CCTV Camera Equipment of the Year (sponsored by Swift Fire & Security) Axis Communications with AXIS Q3709-PVE

ACS Champion of the Year (sponsored by First Response Group) ICTS UK & IRELAND

Best Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector (sponsored by Swift Fire & Security) University of Portsmouth with Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management

Communication Product of the Year (sponsored by ISCE) SIRV by SIRV Systems

CCTV System of the Year (Excluding Cameras and Lens) (sponsored by Western Digital) Qognify with VisionHub

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year (sponsored by IPSA) Dot Dot Dot Property

Combined Security & Fire Solution of the Year (sponsored by FIREX International) Total Integrated Solutions Ltd with ‘Smart Building Converged Infrastructure’

Customer Care Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Alarm Response & Keyholding Ltd) Assured Fire & Security Ltd

Security Partnering Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Beyond Media Services and Revolution Events) Brunel University with Pace Security Services Ltd

Security Project or Installation of the Year (sponsored by BSIA) SPIE with Securing Safety with Spend to Save

Security Training Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Swift Fire & Security) Croma Vigilant with NHS

Active Fire Innovation of the Year (Product, Service, Project etc.) (sponsored by The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS)) Aico with Ei2110e Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm

Intruder Alarm or Exterior Deterrent Product of the Year (sponsored by IFSEC International) Ontech Security S.L. with Ontech´s Wardiam® Pro

Security Guarding Company of the Year (sponsored by Over-C) Wilson James


Entries, which were judged solely on entry forms and supporting materials provided, were judged by an expert panel that included a who’s who of influential security and fire professionals:

  • Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth
  • Andy Williams CPP FSyI, Head of Security, Nomura, Honorary Life President, Chapter 208 and Assistant Regional Vice President ASIS International, Region 9a
  • Brett Lovegrove, Co-Founder and Director, TriTectus Ltd
  • Chris Brogan, Partner, B & G Associates
  • Chris Tomlinson, Senior Consultant, Arup Resilience, Security & Risk
  • David Clark CPP, PCI PSP, Chapter Chairman, ASIS INTERNATIONAL – UK Chapter
  • David Sibert, Fire Safety and Integrated Risk Management Planning Advisor for the Fire Brigades’ Union
  • Dawn Holmes MSC, CPP, Technical Security Specialist, Bloomberg
  • Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyI FCMI, Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd
  • Lieutenant Colonel Garry Evanson, Chairman, The Security Institute and Head of Security and Emergency Planning, Westminster Abbey
  • Geoff Tate, Chairman, SSAIB
  • Gerald Moor, CEO, The Inkerman Group
  • Graham Bassett MSyI, FIRP, FInstSMM, Director, GBRUK Ltd
  • Ian Fowler, Senior Consultant, Mott MacDonald Ltd
  • James Kelly, Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association
  • Leanne Salisbury, Director, Salisbury Consultancy Solutions
  • Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, Certification Scheme Manager, Chamber Certification Assessment Services Ltd (CCAS)
  • Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, Director, Corps Consult, Corps Security
  • Mike Hurst FIRP MSyI, Managing Director , HJA Security and Fire Recruitment
  • Nigel Stanley, Practice Director, Cyber Security, TUV Rheinland OpenSky
  • Patrick Dealtry, Director, The Lone Working Group Ltd
  • Peter French MBE , Certified Protection Professional and FSyl, CEO, SSR Personnel
  • Rachel Griffin, Director, Suzy Lamplugh Trust
  • Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, NSI – National Security Inspectorate
  • Simon Ince, Senior Fire Consultant at BB7
  • Steve Emmins, Commercial Development, Universal Security Systems Limited
  • Dr Vibhor Gupta, Technology Lead, ASIS UK



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