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.
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.”