The Security Associations’ Award element of the Association of Security Consultants’ (ASC) annual Imbert Prize is presented to the person making the most notable contribution in the security industry in the preceding year, with nominees being put forward by ASIS UK, the BSIA, the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) and The Security Institute.
This year witnessed nominations for two outstanding candidates who had, in their own right, made significant but differing contributions to the security industry as a whole, not just in the previous year but also throughout the recent past.
Don Randall MBE was nominated by ASIS UK for his fantastic work in promoting security generally, not only within the City of London but more nationally as the chairman and driving force behind Project Griffin, founder of the Safer Buildings Accreditation Scheme and various other security related initiatives and appointments.
Baroness Ruth Henig CBE DL was nominated by the BSIA, IPSA and The Security Institute for her significant contribution to the industry as the former chairman of the Security Industry Authority. The Baroness enabled the industry as a whole to bring pressure to bear in ensuring a new, fit-for-purpose regulatory regime.
The ASC’s Imbert Prize Adjudication Panel members recognised the exceptional contributions that both nominees have made and felt that both should be formerly rewarded for their efforts.
Accordingly, it was decided that both Don Randall MBE and Baroness Ruth Henig CBE should be joint recipients of the Security Associations’ Award for 2013.
Unfortunately, Don Randall was unable to attend the Awards Luncheon due to an overseas business appointment. That being the case Mike Alexander, current chairman of ASIS UK, accepted the award on Don’s behalf on the day of the Awards Luncheon.
Upon Don’s return to the UK, Mike Alexander (along with ASIS UK vice-chairmen Graham Bassett and Mike Hurst, ASIS UK’s director of strategy) presented Don with his award at the Bank of England.
This is the third year in succession that the ASIS nominee has won the Security Associations’ Award.