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August 11, 2021

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The Video Surveillance Report 2022


Security Commonwealth opens entries for inaugural David Clark award

The new award is designed to serve as a legacy to the late David Clark, former Chair of the Security Commonwealth (SyCom) and ASIS (UK Chapter) for the exceptional contributions he made to the UK security profession and build upon his efforts to encourage continuous improvement in the sector.

Nominations have been requested for ‘The Security Commonwealth David Clark CPP PCI PSP FISRM FinstLM Award for Exceptional Contribution to the UK Security Industry’ – to be known as the David Clark Award’.

Many UK security professionals will know, the late David Clark, and this award will serve as a legacy, building upon David’s efforts to encourage continuous improvement within the UK security sector.

Criteria for entry

Nominations are invited in relation to:

  • Any individual or initiative on the recommendation of a SyCom membership organisation.
  • Any programme or initiative of any SyCom membership organisation or cross-organisational programme or initiative.

Entries are open between 6 August – 12 September 2021. Written entries should be of no more of no more than 650 words and must address the bullet points listed below. All entries should be forwarded to [email protected]


Objective adjudication will be undertaken by a panel comprising SyCom membership organisations and other industry professionals, overseen by a SyCom Moderating Panel. Entries will be judged according to the following criteria based on SyCom’s High-level Aims and Objectives:

  • Achieves effective ‘Collaboration, cooperation and communication’
  • Shares good practices and promotes continuous improvement
  • Supports industry development and engagement
  • Brings the UK security profession together – ‘Stronger Together’
  • Demonstrates SyCom’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Provides evidence of ‘exceptional contribution to the UK Security Sector’

Jayne King, Chair of the UK Security Commonwealth says: “At the last SyCom Committee meeting we announced that the Security Commonwealth would be offering a new annual award for Exceptional Contributions to the UK Security Industry.  The award will be known as the David Clark Award In recognition of his standing and contribution across the UK security profession before his untimely death in 2019. The award will build upon David’s efforts, both as an outstanding chair of SyCom and more widely, to encourage continuous improvement within the UK security sector.

“This is a really important initiative for the Commonwealth and a fitting way to remember David Clark.  We need to get the new award off to a strong start and to do this we need a range of worthy entries. To this end, please would you consider entries from your own organisations or those who you would wish to support. Please also spread the word within your organisations and beyond.”

The 2021 David Clark Award will be announced at a presentation made at CONSEC 2021, the annual conference of the Association of Security Consultants (ASC) on 21 October 2021 at Twickenham Stadium.

Joe Connell, Chair of Association of Security Consultants says: “The ASC is delighted to host the Security Commonwealth’s David Clark Award at its annual exhibition and conference CONSEC, which will be held on 21 October 2021 at Twickenham Stadium. David Clark was a friend to many and an inspiration to even more. It’s a real pleasure to see his powerful legacy of making an exceptional contribution live on through this annual award.”

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