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SSAIB CEO Geoff Tate wins prestigious Peter Greenwood Award

Geoff Tate – CEO at the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) – is the recipient of this year’s Peter Greenwood Award.

Sponsored by the Fire and Security Association (FSA), the Peter Greenwood Award is designed to recognise professionals in the security systems sector who have made an outstanding contribution. The accolade was set up in memory of Peter Greenwood, former head of the Electrical Contractors’ Association’s (ECA) Security Group, after he passed away back in 1995.

Tate won the 2014 award for his work with the SSAIB over the last 15 years. After taking over the CEO’s role from founder David Hinge, Tate built the SSAIB into a body with more than 1,500 registered firms. He also expanded its remit within the sectors of security guarding and electronic security systems, fire protection, environmental management and occupational Health and Safety management systems, in addition to telecare monitoring equipment for social alarms.

Geoff Tate (right) is presented with the 2014 Peter Greenwood Award by Pat Allen

Geoff Tate (right) is presented with the 2014 Peter Greenwood Award by Pat Allen

Speaking about this tremendous accolade, Geoff Tate said: “I’m delighted to have won this award, and that my peers feel so strongly that my work merits winning it. The past 15 years have been significant for the SSAIB as we’ve tried to strike a balance between expanding our offerings and services without losing sight of the qualities that set us apart from other certification bodies. Despite our increase in size and scope, I’m pleased that we have been able to preserve this vital aspect of our identity and culture.”

Pat Allen, the FSA’s chairman, commented: “Geoff is a very worthy winner of this award, having grown the SSAIB from a relatively small organisation into one which is recognised as the primary certification company for firms in the security services sector. I congratulate him on his win, and hope the industry will continue to benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience when he moves into the role of chairman of the SSAIB later this year.”

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Raymond Clarke named winner of 2013 Peter Greenwood Award

Raymond Clarke – the founder of SITO, SAFE and Vocational Compass, and now CEO at IQ – has been announced as the 2013 recipient of the Peter Greenwood Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Systems Industry.

The Peter Greenwood Award is the longest established individual award in the security profession and has been in existence since Peter’s untimely death in January 1995.

In his position as chairman of the Security Industry Lead Body (SILB) Implementation Group, Peter worked tirelessly to enhance the cohesion and professionalism of the security industry as it was then.

The 2013 Peter Greenwood Award – which is sponsored by the Fire and Security Association (FSA) and bestowed by The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP) – was presented to Raymond by TV personality Marcus Brigstocke, FSA chairman Pat Allen and the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) president Phil Fagg at the ECA’s Gala Dinner and Awards. That event was held at the ICC in Birmingham on Saturday 22 June.

Left to Right: Marcus Brigstocke, Pat Allen (FSA chairman), Raymond Clarke and Phil Fagg (president of the ECA)

Left to Right: Marcus Brigstocke, Pat Allen (FSA chairman), Raymond Clarke and Phil Fagg (president of the ECA)

The occasion was attended by 450 of the great and good of the building services engineering, fire, security and risk management industries.

Valuable and long-lasting contribution to professionalism

Commenting on this year’s Peter Greenwood Award, Stefan Hay – head of the FSA – said: “Raymond Clarke has been a leading and well respected figure, and held senior roles within the security industry and the vocational education sector since 1988.”

Hay continued: “Originally appointed as the training manager for the British Security Industry Association, Raymond went on to create the Security Industry Training Organisation and successfully led the organisation to become one of the country’s leading National Training Organisations.”

Hay then said: “Raymond’s tireless dedication to the sector led to the development of a training and vocational learning infrastructure that ranged from the development of the first National Occupational Standards through to the development of supporting training materials, resulting qualifications, relationships with awarding bodies and regional co-operatives dedicated to the delivery of apprenticeships for the security systems industry.”

Clarke also became one of the country’s most successful bid writers for public funding to support education in the sector, securing millions of pounds for educational projects.

In conclusion, Hay explained: “Raymond has made a valuable and long lasting contribution and he is, therefore, a most worthy recipient of the Peter Greenwood Award 2013.”

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