16th September 2013
The Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA) each year highlights the achievements of the private security industry at its Annual Awards. The ISIA Awards 2013 will be held in the Ritz Carlton, Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow and is promising to be our biggest event to date. “The key to the success of the ISIA awards is the way it celebrates the outstanding achievements of member companies and their people” said Sheenagh McCullagh, President of the ISIA.
This year the ISIA is thrilled to announce two new award categories. For the first time ever, the ISIA will celebrate those locksmiths who are valued by their clients. Sarah O’Donnell, Communications Director explained, “the ISIA Locksmith of the Year award is really a customer’s choice award. ISIA locksmiths make the nomination survey available to their client base and it is the customer that selects the winner. We are really pleased we were in a position to introduce this category as it should increase awareness about the importance of this area in the overall security strategy”.
Popular individual awards will of course be present again this year such as the Security Officer of the Year Award, Event Security Person Award and the Security Supervisor of the Year Award introduced for the first time last year. The ISIA Awards 2013 will also recognise Electronic Security as part of the event with a category introduced for these individuals. “Last year we started to recognise people in the electronic security sector with the ISIA FÁS Apprentice award, but this really opens things up to those long standing professionals in the industry who have not come through an apprenticeship” said McCullagh.
The Innovation in Security award introduced in 2011 was introduced to encourage companies in private security to foster a culture of innovation. This award will feature again in 2013. The past two recipients of this award were Niscayah (now Stanley Security Solutions) in 2011 and last year’s winner was TDS. “We are really looking forward to this year’s submissions. Innovation is a recognised component for success. It is has been wonderful to see how many companies in the security industry recognise this” said O’Donnell.
Nominations are open to the members of the Irish Security Industry Association and must be submitted by the 4th October 2013. Sponsorship packages are still available.
All of the ISIA Awards 2013 details may be found here.