THE WINNERS of the inaugural edition of the Fire & Security Matters Awards – run in conjunction with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) – were announced on the evening of Thursday 28 April at a gala ceremony and dinner held at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
Organised by Western Business Media and two of the B2B publishing company’s key magazines – namely Security Matters and Fire Safety Matters – the evening was brilliantly compered by popular impressionist and comedian Alistair McGowan and played host to upwards of 400 guests who enjoyed a pre-dinner drinks reception, a three-course meal with fine wines and post-awards entertainment including a casino and a live band.
The Fire & Security Matters Awards are designed to honour and recognise industry professionals and teams from both the security and fire sectors who work so diligently to keep people and property safe.
On the night – for which the nominated charity was The Fire Fighters Charity – there were 12 hotly-contested categories, with the Lifetime Achievement Award being the first accolade bestowed in the wake of Western Business Media CEO Mark Sennett’s welcoming address and a speech by Headline Sponsor Aico.
The winners of the 2022 edition of the Fire & Security Matters Awards are as follows:
Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsored by Siderise)
*Stephen Adams (former CEO, BAFE)
Security Installer/Integrator of the Year (Sponsored by SimPro)
*Winner: National Contracts Team (Tailored Fire and Security Group Ltd)
Security Team of the Year (Sponsored by ASSA ABLOY)
*Winner: Mitie (B&Q Detective Team)
*Highly Commended: Amberly Security and the OCS Group
*Commended: Securitas Intelligence Unit
Security/Risk Manager of the Year (Sponsored by the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board)
*Winner: Phil brewer (Brooknight Security)
*Highly Commended: Mark Taylor (Mitie Security)
*Commended: Victoria Ogbuehi (Coca-Cola)
Security Guarding Company of the Year (Sponsored by the Institute of Strategic Risk Management)
*Winner: Mitie Security
*Highly Commended: Ward Security
*Commended: CIS Security Limited
Security Project of the Year (Sponsored by ASIS UK)
*Winner: ASSA ABLOY (CLIQ programmable key access control system)
*Highly Commended: Securitas (Securitas Intelligence Unit)
*Commended: International Foundation for Protection Officers (Ethos Farm Project)
Security Manufacturer of the Year (Sponsored by Security Matters)
*Winner: Bandweaver Technology
*Highly Commended: Todd Research Ltd
*Commended: ASSA ABLOY
Fire Safety Project of the Year (Sponsored by Safetychair)
*Winner: Hertfordshire County Council
*Highly Commended: Emergency Evacuation Equipment and Training (3ET) Ltd
*Commended: University of Leeds
Fire Systems Installer/Integrator of the Year (Sponsored by Apollo Fire Detectors)
*Winner: Jamie Dawson (Gemini AMPM Ltd)
Fire Safety Manager of the Year (Sponsored by Tio Fire Safety)
*Winner: Keith Todd (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
*Highly Commended: Gary Jarvis (Securitas UK)
*Commended: Neville Tomblin (Southampton City Council)
Fire Safety Team of the Year (Sponsored by EMS)
*Highly Commended: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
*Commended: Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Fire Safety Systems Manufacturer of the Year (Sponsored by the NCAB Group)
*Highly Commended: Aico
*Commended: Siderise Insulation
Fire Safety Innovation of the Year (Sponsored by Fire Safety Matters)
*Highly Commended: Advanced
*Commended: Tio Fire Safety
In addition to Headline Sponsor Aico, event sponsors included Apollo, ASSA ABLOY, EMS, Hyfire, the NCAB Group, Safety Chair, simPRO, Siderise, Tio Fire Safety and Uptick.
The event was supported by many of the leading fire and security sector organisations, among them BAFE, the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, the National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers, the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors’ Association, The Security Institute, the National Security Inspectorate, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board, ASIS UK, the Institute of Strategic Risk Management and the International Foundation for Protection Officers.
The editorial and commercial team at Security Matters and Fire Safety Matters would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners and finalists.
We very much look forward to welcoming our guests for the 2023 edition of the Fire & Security Matters Awards, which takes place at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Thursday 15 June.
Keep checking back on the Security Matters website – and, of course, in the print magazine – for details of when and how to submit your entries.