The Judging

The Judging Process

For the 2024 Awards, the judging will take place during September/October, when the judges will review and score the submissions for each category.

The entries are judged remotely by an independent panel of industry experts. Scores, using the supplied entry criteria as a guide, are awarded by each allocated judge to each entry. The judges scores are then aggregated to identify the successful applicants for each category, and these entrants make up the official shortlist, and ultimately the winners.

The judging process is always based purely on the entry form content and support material that has been received via the online entry form prior to the close of the entry deadline.

Our judging process has once again been independently verified and endorsed by The Independent Awards Standards Council , as illustrated by the presentation of the Awards Trust Mark.

So, you can enter with the confidence that your entries will be treated honestly and fairly, regardless of status or commercial interest. If you enter and are shortlisted, or indeed win, then this achievement will be based purely on the merit of your online application.

Judging Panel for 2024 to follow


Judging Panel for 2023

Ally Isom-Leonard PgDip AIFSM MSyl F.ISRM RISC, Senior Security Consultant – Operational Risk and Protective Security, Buro Happold

Ally has worked in the security industry for over 20 years as an officer, management, trainer, company director and company owner. Ally has concentrated a significant amount of her career within operations from the ground through to strategic operations within various industries.

Ally won the WiS Security Manager award in 2020 and continues to work to support frontline development and EDI initiatives throughout our industry.

Currently, Ally is working as a Senior Security Consultant on projects within the UK and internationally taking this operational knowledge into the strategic planning and development of buildings and city master planning.


Caroline Bashford, Chapter Secretary & Board Director, ASIS International UK


Caroline has been in the Security Industry for over 10 years developing and running security training courses in the UK and Internationally.

She is a Board Director of ASIS UK, helping to shape and grow the largest Chapter outside of the USA in support of members.


Cedrick Moriggi, Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Security Officer, Holcim


Cedrick Moriggi is a C-Suite Professional (CRO, CSO, CISO) with 25+ years of experience in banking, mining, extractive, building, military and service sectors.

He is an innovator and results-driven leader who has successfully integrated multi-cultural teams and stakeholders to create, improve, transform, and downsize corporate functions and businesses.

Cedrick acts as a consultant and advisor to Chairman, CEO, members of the executive board, and leaders on the protection (Safety and Security), Resilience and recovery of company’s most valuable assets (human, physical, digital, and reputation).

In his current position, Holcim Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Security Officer, Cedrick has the global responsibility for identifying, protecting, securing, defending and recovering Holcim’s most valuable assets against internal and external threats.

Cedrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management, an EMBA and is an associate Professor at EDHEC Business School. He also served as an officer in the Swiss Army in anti-terrorism, intelligence and military justice as a military judge.


Chris Northy-Baker BSC (HONS) CSYP FSYI FINSTLM, Owner, SE-CURE 360 Consultancy & Training


Chris Northy-Baker has worked within the security field for over 49 years which spans the Royal Air Force, Home Office albeit seconded and loan service and the commercial world. During the period at the Home Office, he managed a vessel stopping project for which he was awarded a Meritorious Commendation in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.  He also served as a civil servant as Head of Business Resilience.

He then entered the corporate security world as Head of Security for The London Clinic; he owns a security consultancy and training business.  Chris has worked in numerous security roles in various countries.

In May 2011, Chris was the first ten to be awarded Chartered Security Professional CSyP.  Chris helps at a local Royal British Legion, residential care home in his spare time with his Labrador Pippa, Pat Therapy.


Darren Carter CPP MSYI F.ISRM, Group Director Security, Safety & Sustainability for Edwardian Hotels London


Darren Carter has spent 26 years in the security industry predominantly in hospitality, the past 18 years as Group Director Security, Safety & Sustainability for Edwardian Hotels London. He is Chairman of the Institute of Hotel Security Management, Vice Chairman at ASIS UK Chapter, a member of The Security Institute and of the Security Commonwealth.

Darren holds the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.  Prior to joining the industry Darren enjoyed an 8 year career in the Fleet Air arm, Royal Navy. 


Dawn Holmes, Security Consultant, HS Consultant


Dawn has 20+ years’ experience as a senior security professional, physical security specialist and consultant.

Having benefitted from working within several different sectors, Dawn has a broad experience with organisational and operational risks and solutions for different industries.

Dawn has managed technical systems and has a holistic approach when it comes to applying technical solutions and ensuring all security solutions are relevant and fit the organisational risks and needs.

An advocate for diversity and attracting the next generation of talent to the Security Profession, Dawn seeks out innovation and steps to modernise the industry.


Farah Benis, Managing Director, FFA Security Group

Farah Benis is the Founder and Managing Director of the London-based FFA Security Group, a firm focusing on physical protection and management. She's affiliated with ASIS, IFPO, and the ISRM and supports the Mental Health Charter and Women's Night Safety Charter. With over ten years of leadership experience in Africa and the Middle East, she started FFA Security Group based on ethical practices and positive impact. Farah advocates for female leadership in the security sector. She also advises the Transport for London Stakeholder Management Team, Westminster Women's Safety Forum, serves as a UN Women UK Delegate for CSW67, and is on the advisory board for the Sigrid and David Foundation.


Gerald Moor, Chief Executive Officer, The Inkerman Group


Gerald Moor's career includes 20 commissioned years in the British Army where he was involved in the International intelligence arena including counter terrorism. On leaving the Services, he founded and ran a manufacturing business, where he also invented and developed the World’s only back mounted propulsion system with a variable speed control; a business he sold.

Gerald has been a director of the British Sports Manufacturing Association and Chairman of the Diving Trade Association, has been Chairman of a hospital offering innovative services and Governor of a State Community College. He sold his first business in 1996 and went on to establish The Inkerman Group in the same year, where he is the CEO. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of the Security Professionals in 2012 – 2013 and is now Past Master Emeritus and also a Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Gunmakers.

Gerald is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Special Forces Club, the London Livery Club and the Carlton Club. He is seen as an industry recognised leader in the world of Specialist Security both in the UK but also abroad where he is the owner and CEO of Deutsche Inkerman Gmbh. He enjoys fly fishing and shooting.


Graham Bassett MSyI, Executive Director, City Security Council


Graham has worked in the security sector for over 25 years. He is the Co-Founder of and involved in variety of volunteer roles within the security community to include:

Executive Director of the City Security Council, Trustee of PTSD Resolution (UK Veterans Mental Health Charity), Trustee of the City of London Police Children’s Charity, ASIS European Regional Board Committee Member, Board Member of the Security Commonwealth, CSSC Executive London Team, Committee Member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association, City Security Magazine Editorial Team, Member and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, Freeman of the City of London, member of the Security Institute and the founding Director of GBRUK a niche London based search/recruitment consultancy.

Recipient of various volunteer industry awards over the years to include the OSPAs Lifetime Achievement Award.


Guy Mathias FSyI F.ISRM, Risk & Operations Director, Suntory


Guy is a subject matter expert on Extremism and a former recipient of the prestigious “UK Security Manager of the Year Award for Services to Industry"

He served as Chair of The UK Pharmaceutical Industry Security Forum.

He lectures on the threat posed by Extremism to International Security, Police & UK Government bodies.

Guy was a corporate security advisor to Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK)

A Fellow of the Security Institute, Guy served a six-year elected Director period as Validation Board Chair & Strategy Director.

In 2017, he was appointed Chair of the Food & Drink Security Association.

In 2018 he was appointed Chair of Eastern Region Cross Sector Safety & Security Cascade (CSSC).

In 2019 he was appointed Chair of The Security Commonwealth Board until 2021 to then become Immediate Past Chair

In 2019, Guy was also chosen amongst the top ten thought leaders at the 2019 edition of IFSEC’s Global Influencers.

In 2020, Guy was appointed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to its Strategic Forum.

Guy is currently the Risk & Operations Director at Suntory.


Ian Moore, CEO, Fire Industry Association (FIA)

Ian is the CEO of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) which is the largest fire trade association in Europe with over 1,000 member companies.

Ian started his career serving with the Royal Navy then serving as an officer in the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces. Since then, he has been working in the fire and security industry for over 30 years which included residences in Switzerland, Taiwan, Dubai and Libya.

More recent appointments have seen him as MD at D-Tec (where Video Smoke Detection was invented) and MD at Elmdene (where he served as a Director for the BSIA).

In his spare time, he is a magistrate in Portsmouth, a parish Councillor and grandad.


Iskandar Jefferies CPP MSyl, EMEA Strategic Account Manager, PINKERTON       


Iskandar is an accomplished security professional with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He started his career on the frontline and has since gained extensive expertise in various market landscapes, from high-risk and hostile environments to corporate settings.

In addition to his role as a Regional Strategic Account Manager - EMEA at Pinkerton, Iskandar holds esteemed positions in the field. He serves as an Advisor to the Board of the International Foundation for Protection Officer (IFPO) and is a Global Committee Member of ASIS International, specifically focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I). He has also served on the Board of Directors for ASIS International UK: Director DE&I & Director of Young Professionals, respectively.

Iskandar's contributions to the UK security industry are significant, as he actively participates and engages with various industry events and initiatives. His dedication and expertise have been recognized, being awarded the Freedom of the City of London in July 2019.

Iskandar brings a fresh and distinctive perspective to the realms of leadership, mentorship, coaching, and support. With his extensive experience in the security industry, he possesses both in-depth knowledge and a forward-thinking mind-set, Iskandar's unique perspective sets him apart. He is passionate about the future of the security industry and strives to empower others to succeed. With a strong commitment to the field, Iskandar embodies excellence and is a driving force within the industry.


Jayne King, Head of Security & Site Services, Central Services – Essentia, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Jayne King joined the National Health Service (NHS)  in 1991 and has extensive experience in managing both in house teams and contracted Security Services in the Healthcare environment. She is also an experienced facilities services manager and currently is the Head of Security and Site Services at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in central London, which is one of the largest and oldest hospitals in the UK.  Jayne is a keen advocate of partnership sharing and collaboration in the industry.

Jayne was appointed as Chair of the UK Security Commonwealth (SyCOM)  in April 2021, following which she set up the SyCOM Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Special interest Group (SiG) which in collaboration with the OSPA’s initiated the first EDI award in the security Industry.

She is the President of the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) and a Non-Executive of the Women’s Security Society (WSS) .

Jayne is a winner of the Women in Security ‘Contribution to Industry’ award 2021.

Prior to her NHS career Jayne spent 9 years in the Royal Air Force assigned to both National and NATO Forces based overseas and the UK.

She is the very proud mum to her 11 year son.


Les Allan, Director of SafeGuarding Services, Heriot-Watt University


With 49 years of service in police, government, and senior security & safety roles. He is currently serving as Director of SafeGuarding Services at Heriot-Watt University, with a global remit for their five campuses worldwide.

He is an inspirational leader and a persuasive advocate for investment in the global education security sector. He has previously served AUCSO as Chairman, previous Vice-Chairman and as Chair of the AUCSO Scotland Group.

Les won the International Leader of the Year Award at the awards event at INTERSEC EXPO conference in Dubai, United Arab in January 2023.

He is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and panellist in leadership webinars. Les is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management and is also a Judge for the Security & Fire Excellence Awards. In 2022 he was also a Judge for the INTERSEC EXPO Awards in the Middle East and the UK OSPAs.

In the 2020 IFSEC Global rankings he was ranked No2 in the World in Security End Users Category and again in 2021 as World No4 in the category Thought Leaders and Academics.


Letitia Emeana, ASIS CPP & PSP, ASIS UK Chapter Chair & Board Director


Letitia Emeana has been active in security since 2001.  She qualified with her ASIS PSP in December 2007, IT Governance CISMP 2014 and ASIS CPP in 2017.  Letitia is a multi-disciplinary global security professional and respected leader with significant experience in Security Design, Security Technology and Security Implementation.

Letitia is the ASIS UK Chapter Chair & Global Security Capability Manager at Unilever and held previous Leadership positions at Tesla, Amazon, and Lloyds Banking Group. She is a passionate advocate for putting “People” at the heart of her work and works hard to promote diversity, equity & inclusivity in its broadest sense and was core to the establishment of Women’s Security groups in Amazon, Tesla and Unilever.

Letitia’s background in global security gives her a broad appreciation of the multifaceted elements for supplier capability, corporate thinking, changing threats and new technologies. She is also able to connect this with the latest thinking on coaching, facilitation, and innovation to maximise the success of global capability and transformation programs. She brings huge passion, enthusiasm and motivation to a team, whilst being very much a servant leader with positivity rooted in her DNA. She enjoys learning from others and sharing thoughts on improvements by harnessing these strengths


Lisa Baskott, Founder & CEO, 2nd Line of Defence

Prior to starting 2nd Line of Defence, Lisa had a 20-year career in B2B media, specialising in publishing, tv, online and mobile advertising. She left advertising in 2014 to pursue her passion for property development. Lisa set up and continues to run her own property business buying, renovating and selling period properties in the UK.

As part of a commitment to serving her community, Lisa has been a serving Magistrate for 11 years; she sits as a Presiding Justice in both the Adult and Youth Courts in Sussex.  In October 2021, Lisa was one of 7 newly appointed regional Inclusion and Diversity Magistrates (IDM), she represents the SE of England. IDM's contribute to a range of diversity work within the judiciary to provide a source of good equality and diversity practice for their colleagues.

Lisa became a qualified Security Industry Authority (SIA) door supervisor in September 2021. She was appointed to the Security Skills Board in June 2023 and became a Board Director of Safer Business Network CIC in September 2023. Lisa is also working with British Transport Police as part of their Race Action Plan and initiatives around preventing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

Most recently, Lisa has been named as one of 100 most influential businesswomen in the UK. The campaign highlights, champions and celebrates 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs across the UK who are wearing many hats and doing many inter-connecting roles, with a specific focus on community and sustainability. Lisa won the Enterprise Vision Award 2023 for 'New Business 'in September 2023.


Lynda Moore MSYI RISC, Managing Partner, FM Contract Watch


Lynda Moore has been working in the security industry for over 40 years. She spent 30 years with a regional contract security company, during which she was a Board director for 20 years including the last 10 in the role of Managing Director.

Lynda is currently the owner of FM Contract Watch which provides a range of services supporting the security industry including penetration and customer service audits testing on-site security teams. She also runs an association for SIA ACS accredited companies, The ACS Pacesetters, which includes the annual Security Officer of Distinction Awards. Both the Silver Fox Audit Scheme and The ACS Pacesetters recognise and reward good work by front-line Security Officers.

Lynda has membership status of the Security Institute and is a Registered Independent Security Consultant.


Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, Management Systems Scheme Manager, SSAIB


Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Managers, has worked in the security industry for over 40 years across many sectors including private investigations, static guarding and risk reduction.  Lynn has been employed by several blue-chip companies and has completed contract work for HMV, Harrods, Deutsche Bank, Science Museum and Laura Ashley undertaking security reviews and audits. Lynn has worked in Iraq conducting audits for private security companies that work in areas of conflict and was also asked by the Home Office to work for them as part of the International Capabilities Team.

In Lynn’s current role at SSAIB, she is responsible for the Management Systems side of the business, managing a team of auditors who undertake quality, environmental, health and safety management systems audits. Auditing companies to International and British standards. Lynn also chairs the GW/3 committee responsible for private security management and services standards and is standing down in December 2023.

Lynn’s hobbies are skiing, walking, fine dining, advanced driving, and music and is learning to play a wind synthesiser and already has gigs booked for the new year. Lynn is also a lighting engineer for a band based in Wales and Manchester area.


Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, Executive Director, Corps Consult


Mike is a Chartered Security Professional with previous service in the Military both in the UK, and overseas, and is Executive Director of Corps Consult, as well as President of The Corps Veterans Association.

With an MA in Security Management awarded by Loughborough University, he is Emeritus Chairman, and a Fellow of the Security Institute; Ambassador for the Register of Chartered Security Professionals; Member of the London Resilience Academic Partnership; and Chair of the Security Management committee of the British Standards Institution.

Mike led the development of BS16000:2015 ‘Security Management and Operational Guidelines’. He is also a member of the BSI Security Strategy Group, and represents Corps Security with the Police and Security (PaS) initiative.

In early 2023 Mike received the Security Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and was recently appointed Registrar of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals.


Mike Hurst CPP CPOI, European Regional Director, International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

Mike has worked in security/fire since 1988.  His experience includes Business Development, General Management, Consultancy, Volunteer Leadership and Executive Security Recruitment.  He is the Director of HJA Consult.

Previously (10½ years) joint Vice Chair / Chair of the ASIS UK Chapter and a main board director of The Security Institute (6 years).  Currently, he is European Regional Director of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO).

He champions security education / certification and mental health / wellbeing in the sector via the Security Minds Matter initiative.


Nicholas Reed ASMS MSC FSyI F.ISRM S.IIRSM SRMP-C CBCI TechIOSH, European Risk Manager, Suntory


Nicholas Reed is currently employed as a regional risk manager for a global blue-chip enterprise, with a strong focus on risk, security and governance of organisations. He has previously worked in both consultancy and in-house risk & security capacities across a range of organisations in both the public and private sectors including NHS, Police and the London 2012 Olympics. He has been involved in the development and consultation on several national security standards and qualifications and written material used in national training programs.

Actively involved with professional associations in the industry, Nicholas sits on the Board of Directors for the UK Security Commonwealth, as an advisory board member with IFPO UK&I and plays an active role within the Food and Drink Security Association. He presently sits on the Security institute’s professional validation board. He is the immediate past COO, former Vice Chair and an Executive Director of the National Association for Healthcare Security and has held board positions in several charitable organisations, including a mental health organisation, in the UK Search and Rescue field, with a disability support group and on the board of a local Business Crime Reduction Partnership (CIC).

Nicholas is committed to EDI and Welfare in the security industry. He is a qualified TRiM Practitioner, an ASIST Suicide Intervention practitioner and a Mental Health First Aider. He is a member of the Security Institute’s award-winning Inclusive Security SIG and the award-winning Security Minds Matter initiative in partnership with the SIA. In prior assignments he has performed the role a Freedom To Speak Up Guardian, PREVENT Lead, sat on the Strategic EPRR Forum and held a seat on the Local Authority Safeguarding Committee.


Oliver Curran, Chairman, AUCSO

Oliver Curran has spent over 28 years working in the UK Security Industry, initially in the corporate sector but has spent the last 16 years as a Security Manager at University College London.

He is also the current Chairman at AUCSO (Association of University Chief Security Officers), an international association of senior Security professionals working in universities and colleges across the globe from over 220 institutions in 22 countries.

Oliver is a Board Member at the UK Security Commonwealth (SyCom), an umbrella organisation of independent membership bodies across the UK Security industry and the co-chair of the UK SyCom EDI Group, which was set up in 2020 to continually drive forward positive change within the Security industry.


Peter J French MBE CPP, Chief Executive, SSR® Personnel


Peter J French awarded an MBE in 2010. He is the Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel, the leading recruitment consultancy in the field of security risk, permanent or interim hire, with a significant workforce presence in Europe and the Middle East. SSR® has been recognised globally as a best-in-class security recruitment consultancy in the S&FEA. He has been recognised as one of the sectors security visionaries in the IFSEC annual listing. SSR Middle East has also been awarded best security recruitment company in the region.

Peter serves on the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute, ASIS Certified Protection Professional, a Past Master, Principle Founding Member, and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.  He is one of the co-founders of the Security Benevolent Fund that supports those in the security profession that require financial support in times of need.

With a dedicated team of Volunteers, he organises the WCoSP Spring Dance that has to date raised over £690,000 for good causes.  Peter was honoured as the 6th recipient of the Root & Branch award by the City Liveries Club for his ongoing work with the Livery and Charities.


Richard Stevens CSyP, Director of Security EMEA, UnitedHealth Group


Richard is the Director Global Security Operations (EMEA) for United Health Group.  Richard is a former British Military Intelligence Officer (Intelligence Corps) with nearly 20 years of military and security experience, who is able to draw on both his Government and Commercial experience of Military Security, Information Security/Information Assurance and Corporate Security Risk Management.

In 2018 Richard was named on the IFSEC Global Influencers list for Security Management, and in 2021 he was accepted onto the Register of Chartered Security Professionals (CSyP).

Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Security Management who has spoken at a variety of Security Industry functions; and has published security thought leadership articles.

Richard is the Director of Education for the ASIS UK Chapter, a document assessor for the Register of Chartered Security Professionals and a member of the ASIS Military Liaison Committee, for which he was awarded the Role Model of the Year (2021) at the British Ex-Military in Business awards.


Richard Fogelman, CEO, National Security Inspectorate

Richard Fogelman became Chief Executive of NSI - the UK’s premier Certification Body specialising in the security and fire safety sectors - in March 2023. Prior to joining NSI Richard spent almost a decade as CEO of a leading national charity supporting bereaved young people.  He has a law degree and over 15 years’ management experience having worked in London’s financial markets at numerous banks and financial firms.


Roger Noakes RISC, Director, Daro Associates

Roger has been employed within the security industry for over 35 years during which time he has gained extensive experience of security systems technology.  For the past Fifteen years, as an independent consultant, Roger has been advising on the design and installation of CCTV, Access Control, Intruder alarms, and integrated security system installations in accordance with British Standards and the security industry’s National Accreditation bodies.

He has experience in an extensive range of sectors including Museums, Retail, Financial, Healthcare, Institutional, Corporate, Logistics, Football stadia through to Governmental.

Roger has specific experience in advising on security systems in the museum, stadia and logistics areas. He also advises many well-known high net worth figures on their home security.

He joined the Association of Security Consultants in 2011, was elected to the board in 2013 and became vice chairman in 2015. He is also a liveryman and Freeman of the City of London with the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. He is also a board director of the SSAIB. He was the winner of the David Clark award 2022 for outstanding contribution to the UK Security Industry.


Russell Penny CPP MSyI RISC, Founder and Director of Denarius Consultancy


Russell is the Founder and Managing Director for Denarius Consultancy and he is the UK and International Security Consultant to Constellation Generation.

He is the former Head of the UK’s Police International Counter Terrorism Unit and National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), and retired in 2008 in the role of Detective Chief Superintendent after 31years service with the Metropolitan Police.

His subsequent corporate security roles have included Director of International Security Operations for Constellation Energy; Chief Security Officer (Global) for Christie’s; Security Technical Planning, Project Integration and Security Co-ordination for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012; Organisational and Security Reviews; Security Planning for the Rugby World Cup 2015; Critical Infrastructure lead in Northern Europe for Axis Communications.

He is the current Master and former Chair of the Sheriffs’ Awards for Bravery Working Group for the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals; Immediate past Chairman for ASIS (UK); Nominating Committee Member for the European Board of ASIS International; Advisory Council member for Global Terrorism International Network (TINYg); member and former Director of the Association of Security Consultants; member of the Security Institute and the City of London Crime Prevention Association. He has been a judge for the Security and Fire Excellent Awards each year since 2017.


Sandi Davies, Chief Executive Officer, International Foundation for Protection Officers


Sandi J Davies has served as the Executive Director and more recently the Chief Executive Officer of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) for more than 30 years. Sandi has been responsible for the publishing of over 15 security related publications

In 2015 Sandi received the “Karen Marquez Honors Award” for consistently working for the betterment of the security industry to “Support, Inspire and Promote” women in the industry.

Sandi was awarded the IAPSC “Charles A. Sennewald Distinguished Service Accolade” in 2016.

In 2022 Sandi was awarded the “Most Influential in Security” by Security Magazine and in 2023, received the OSPA US – Lifetime Achievement Award.


Stephen Emmins Solutions Director Mitie Fire & Security


Steve Emmins has been in the security industry for over 33 years, holding a number of senior security positions within the private sector, currently working with Mitie Fire & Security heading up their NHS and Higher Education verticals.

Steve is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. After being Master in 2021-2022.

Steve has been an active member of ASIS since 2000 and worked on the committee helping organize many events, prior to being made a main board director, which he held for 9 years.

He is a Freeman of the City of London.

Steve has also been on the Committee of the City of London Crime Prevention Association for 12 years and was made Honorary Secretary last year. He was Hub team member for the Cross Sector Safety Communications (CSSC) for 3 years working alongside officers of both the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police, this was set up by the Metropolitan Police for public safety. Steve is a Trustee of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, Trustee of CoLCPA.

Steve is a trustee of Pollinating London Together and is Chair of the membership committee. PLT is a charity set up to encourage biodiversity within London and encourage companies to think about pollinating plants on their buildings and open spaces to encourage pollinators back into London.


Tim Molden, Head of Security & Licensing for Capital Arches Group, McDonald’s


Tim is Head of Security & Licensing for Capital Arches Group, McDonald’s overseeing 36 restaurants in London and Essex.

Prior to this he was The Director of Security for The Savoy Hotel, responsible for all Security Operations, Health & Safety and Fire Safety.  Prior to joining The Savoy, Tim served in The Metropolitan Police where he was the lead planner for hotels for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, London 2012 Olympic Games, State Visit of President Obama and was the Business Engagement Lead in Westminster.  He is a Board Director for ASIS UK and Team London Bridge Business Improvement District.  He is also a Court Assistant and Chair of the Membership Committee for The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and Freeman of the City of London.


Yolanda Hamblen, Director, Forty 1 Solutions & Podcast Host of The Security Circle


Yolanda is passionate about ‘all things security’.  She is an enthusiastic Security Management professional with 13 years’ experience in Security Management positions all underpinned by 7 years in the British Police Force as both a Constable and Detective which was a big change from her first career as an international DJ.

September 11th 2001 was a pivotal moment Yolanda decided she needed to move into a career that had real purpose so she joined the Police in 2002.

Yolanda is motivated and committed to real collaboration and engagement with my Security community.

She sits on the IFPO UK & Ireland Advisory Board and prioritises participation in the Mental Health & Wellbeing subgroup and chairs the ED & I subgroup. (Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity). Yolanda advocates for a ‘Talk and Action’ movement to highlight key issues in front line security roles.

Yolanda is an ASIS member in the UK and sits on the ASIS International Physical Steering Committee, and is a member of the Institute of Strategic Risk Managers (ISRM).

She plays tennis competitively for Buckinghamshire County League but prefers playing tennis in warm countries, and Dubai was her favourite tennis experience.

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