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Major industry players pledge exclusive support for IFSEC International 2014

IFSEC International, organised by UBM Live, is excited to announce an extensive range of industry leaders that will be exclusively showcasing their latest solutions at IFSEC International 2014.

Providing unrivalled access to the entire buying chain, this is the exclusive opportunity for the industry to network with the largest selection of leading businesses only exhibiting at IFSEC International (which runs at ExCeL, London, from 17-19 June 2014.

Major players that have pledged exclusive support include: Everfocus, Teledata, Sicura, Altron, CCTV Direct, RISCO, Anixter, Pyronix, IDIS, VideoIQ, Merit LILIN, Paxton, TDSi and many more.

As an established show for more than 40 years, IFSEC International has listened to its communities who value this unrivalled environment to do business.

Research shows that a staggering 92% of exhibitors said that IFSEC International is their preferred event as they know it’s the only place to engage with the very best in the industry.

Moving to London in 2014 is seeing major growth as the show will attract even more trade visitors and end users from both the national and international stages, as well as visitors from the co-located events FIREX International (which is returning as an annual show), Safety & Health Expo, the Facilities Show and Energy & Environment Expo.

Testimonials from the leading companies

Mark Raine, managing director at CCTV Direct, confirmed exclusive support. “CCTV Direct is delighted to be exclusively supporting IFSEC International as the only security-focused exhibition we will be attending in 2014,” said Raine.

“I believe that with the pedigree of IFSEC International, the hundreds of exhibitors already committed to the event matched with the endless new possibilities of being in London means it will be the best IFSEC International for years. CCTV Direct will be exhibiting there bigger and better than ever before!”

IFSEC International is dentified by the security industry as the go-to destination where brand new products, solutions and services are launched for the first time.

Brian Song, director at IDIS, commented: “IDIS is delighted to be exclusively supporting IFSEC International in its new home at London’s ExCeL. We are truly excited for the event and look forward to meeting new customers as well as the many clients we met at IFSEC International 2013.”

Rapid advancements in technology allow the annual show to represent the latest industry trends and help professionals keep on top of the latest developments by providing an array of education.

As a premier exhibitor and education partner, Steve Anson (vice-president of marketing for the EMEA region at Anixter) said: “Anixter welcomes IFSEC International’s move to London in 2014. London is the centre of UK and international business, and with more and more businesses realising the benefits of running their security applications on the IP network, the venue change is a logical one.”

As the support continues to roll in, Gary Mercer – sales director with VideoIQ UK – explained: “VideoIQ has decided to exclusively return to IFSEC International in 2014 because we believe London will provide the perfect selling platform for us, both nationally and internationally. IFSEC International 2014 is a key part of our marketing strategy next year, and we’re confident that it will enable us to achieve our objectives and assist in our continued expansion.”

Adding to this, Jason Hill, the group vice-president at Merit LILIN UK, confirmed: “It’s extremely important for us to meet the right target audience when we attend events. With IFSEC International’s move to London, we believe this is the only platform to showcase our full range of products.”

Exclusive partnerships with the leading industry associations

Exclusive partnerships have been confirmed with leading associations who have recognised IFSEC International as the only event to fully serve the industry. These associations include the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA), the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

BSIA CEO James Kelly

BSIA CEO James Kelly

James Kelly, CEO at the BSIA, explained: “The BSIA is delighted to have renewed its exclusive partnership with UBM around IFSEC International as the industry’s leading event for cementing and nurturing relationships across the buying chain. In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, IFSEC International’s new London base will serve to further enhance its attractiveness to overseas buyers as well as putting it on the doorstep of Government.”

Charlie Cracknell, event director for IFSEC International, said: “With more than 500 signed and contracted exhibitors providing exclusive support from key industry names, we are more than 15% ahead year-on-year. The return of so many major brands to the 91% sold out floor plan highlights the hugely positive response to the show moving to London. In addition, we have designed a vast range of brand new interactive features and the high level education programme is fully underway. Our attendees are going to experience the event like never before!”

IFSEC International event director Charlie Cracknell

IFSEC International event director Charlie Cracknell

*To view the significant amount of support for IFSEC International visit: http://www.ifsec.co.uk/support2014

**For more information about IFSEC International 2014 and to register your interest in attending visit: http://www.ifsec.co.uk

***To discuss stand and sponsorship at IFSEC International 2014 contact Tristan Norman (group sales manager) e-mail: tristan.norman@ubm.com or telephone 020 7921 8285

****To discuss speaker opportunities in the IFSEC Academy conference theatres contact Brian Sims, Media Solutions Manager for UBM Live’s Security and Fire Portfolio (e-mail: brian.sims@ubm.com or call 07500 606013)

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National Crime Agency: ‘Recruiting the crime-fighters of tomorrow’

The intelligence and cyber crime fighters of tomorrow are being sourced by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as part of a multi-million pound recruitment campaign.

In its first major drive to recruit new officers just two weeks after it went live, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched the first phase of a campaign to recruit up to 400 trainee cyber and intelligence officers over the next year.

From Day One, the new recruits will undergo a two-year training programme to become fully-fledged NCA officers and help the agency lead the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime.

As intelligence officers, trainees will help enhance the NCA’s knowledge of organised crime across the UK and overseas, while the cyber trainees will have the chance to work within the newly created National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) using some of the latest cutting-edge technology.

Phil Gormley: deputy director general at the National Crime Agency

Phil Gormley: deputy director general at the National Crime Agency

The posts will be based at the NCA’s offices in Warrington and London.

Cutting serious and organised crime

At the NCA, successful recruits will join a team of more than 4,000 specially trained officers working to cut serious and organised crime – from smashing multi-million pound, cross-border criminal networks and gangs and cracking intricate global cyber crime through to tracking down child sex abusers in the hidden web and uncovering some of the most complex international fraud.

Nick S is a 27-year-old technical officer within the cyber unit of the NCA. He says those with “ambition, a thirst for knowledge and an inquisitive mind” should consider a career in the NCA.

Nick explained: “I thought joining this organisation would be a great way to pit my wits against the top criminals. Since joining I have realised just how crucial our work is in protecting the UK. Each day brings a new challenge and we’re pushing the boundaries of law enforcement capability. It’s rewarding to see people reading an article on the train about an operation I contributed to.”

He added: “It’s an exciting time to be in the NCA and I look forward to playing my part in its future. After all, we’re the Internet generation and we have so much to offer in such a fast-moving world.”

Details of the roles on offer

The vacancies, which attract a £22,407 starting salary (rising to £24,717 after two years’ training), are open to candidates over 18 years old.

The NCA is keen to stress that it’s looking for ambition and aptitude in the area of work rather than qualifications. For instance, young people who have left school or college with limited qualifications could still be strong candidates providing they can prove their knowledge or interest in the cyber or intelligence world.

Online applications for the posts will open at 8.00 am on 1 November via a specially created website at http://www.ncacareers.com

Applications will close once 8,000 forms have been received.

The initial part of the recruitment process will ask candidates to complete a security-focused questionnaire as a pre-qualifier which ensures only candidates who are eligible to apply are able to progress.

Those who move to the next stage will then undergo a number of other online assessments to test their numerical, verbal and logic reasoning.

The final stages

It’s expected that more than 1,000 candidates will make it through to the final stage during the first two weeks of December, at which point they will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre.

The NCA’s deputy director general, Phil Gormley, said: “I want roles at the NCA to be the career of choice for people wanting a future in law enforcement. The NCA will be vastly different to those that came before it, and we need to build our crime-fighting capacity and capability.”

Gormley continued: “This trainee programme shows that we are opening the NCA up to new people and new ideas, diversifying our workforce and modernising the workplace while at the same time transferring expertise gained through years of experience.”

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