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Reliance High-Tech names SSAFA as chosen charity in support of Armed Forces community

Reliance High-Tech, the independent security technology integrator and provider of lone worker protection services, has named SSAFA (the Armed Forces charity) as its 2019-2020 corporate charity. Throughout the year, Reliance High-Tech’s employees will engage in a range of activities to raise funds and help with the vital work that SSAFA carries out for serving personnel, veterans and military families across the UK and worldwide.

SSAFA has been providing lifelong support to the Armed Forces and their families since 1885. Last year, its teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans through to young men and women who’ve served in more recent conflicts.

“We take the selection of our corporate charity very seriously and were unanimous in the view that the incredible work that SSAFA does to support those who’ve served their nation, and been prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, was a perfect fit with our own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives,” explained David Walton, director of finance at Reliance High-Tech. “Furthermore, many of our current employees are ex-Armed Forces personnel and we believe that supporting SSAFA on a national level enhances our levels of employee engagement.”

Kelvin King, regional service manager at Reliance High-Tech, stated: “This is brilliant, I’m happy to try and collect funding as much as I can”.  This sentiment was echoed by project manager Lee Jones, who commented: “Being ex-Welsh Guards myself, I would be more than happy to be involved with anything in my regional area.”

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Amendment of CSR policy

Although raising funds is vitally important for SSAFA, so too is providing the time, energy and resources needed to help it carry out its fundraising activities. As such, Reliance High-Tech has amended its CSR policy to give each member of staff one day of paid leave to actively volunteer their time to help with SSAFA’s charitable projects.

The company has also appointed eight regional co-ordinators who’ll ensure that help is available where and when it’s needed. The business has committed to match any money raised from employee activities.

Reliance High-Tech will  play an active role in Armed Forces Week, which runs from 24-30 June, helping out with Big Brew-Ups around the country. Big Brew-Ups are a perfect way to convene with friends and family, colleagues or neighbours, have a chat over tea and cake and donate to SSAFA.

Jonny King, corporate fundraising officer at SSAFA, enthused: “I’m delighted that Reliance High-Tech has selected us as its chosen charity for 2019-2020. The business will help us raise funds to support Armed Forces personnel and their families in their times of need. From speaking to David, it’s clear that there’s a genuine synergy between our organisations. I’m very much looking forward to working with him and the rest of the Reliance High-Tech team in the months ahead.”

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Security Excellence Awards 2013: The Winners

With close on 1,000 attendees, the highly coveted Security Excellence Awards, organised by UBM Live, took place during a Black Tie gala ceremony at London’s prestigious Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on the evening of Wednesday 23 October 2013.

Produced in association with http://www.IFSECGlobal.com, the Security Excellence Awards highlight the very best people, projects and processes the UK’s security industry has to offer.

Rufus Hound – the comedian, actor and presenter – took to the stage to present the worthy winners with their trophies after UBM Live’s Brian Sims – Media Solutions Manager for the Security and Fire Portfolio – had delivered the keynote address.

Winners were commended for their achievements by a highly respected Judging Panel which included: Alex Carmichael (technical director at the British Security Industry Association), Emma Shaw (chairman of The Security Institute), Don Randall MBE (head of security, Bank of England and chairman, City of London Crime Prevention Association) and Jeff Little OBE (CEO of the National Security Inspectorate).

The outstanding winners of the Security Excellence Awards 2013 are:

ACS Champion of the Year (Sponsored by Servest Multi-Service Group)
Axis Security

Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology (Sponsored by Over-C)
Reliance High-Tech – Reliance Protect Lone Worker Solution

Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector (Sponsored by the National Security Inspectorate)
Tony Makosinski

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Dot Dot Dot Property – Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians

Counter-Terrorism Solution of the Year (Sponsored by Securitas)
Community Safety Europe – Intelligent Situational Threat Assessment, Risk Evaluation and Determination (I STARED) System

Customer Care Initiative of the Year
Corps Security – The Customer Charter

Cyber Security Solution of the Year (Supported by IFSECGlobal.com)
BAE Systems Detica – Detica CyberReveal

Enterprise Security Risk Management Project of the Year
BT Security – Secure Communications for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Event Security Team of the Year (Supported by IFSEC International)
Showsec – BT London Live Event Security Team

International Achievement Award (Sponsored by the BSIA)
Westminster Aviation Security Services (Westminster Group plc)

Large Security Installer of the Year (Sponsored by GJD)
Kings Security

Security Guarding Company of the Year (Sponsored by Peter Drew Contracts)
Axis Security

Security Consultant of the Year
CornerStone

Security Manager of the Year (Sponsored by SecuriGroup)
Mark Hepherd (William Hill)

Security Partnering Initiative of the Year (Sponsored by Showsec)
Securitas Security Services and the Avon and Somerset Constabulary/Devon and Cornwall Police – Crime Scene Guarding

Security Training Initiative of the Year (Sponsored by Bouygues E&S FM UK)
Maybo and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Security Department – Healthcare Security Clinical Assault Reduction Programme

Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year (Sponsored by ievo)
Contact Security

Systems Integrator of the Year
ATEC Security

Engineers of Tomorrow 2013

The winners of the Engineers of Tomorrow 2013 were also presented with their prizes at the Security Excellence Awards. Here are this year’s winning apprentices:

1st Aaron Uppal (Universal Fire and Security) and Mark Power (Kings Security)
2nd Luke Preston (CIA Fire and Security) and Matthew Gautrey (Wessex Fire and Security)
3rd Stuart MacKenzie (EFT Systems) and James Raynor (EFT Systems)

As always, the Security Excellence Awards served as a platform for the presentation of The Security Institute’s Wilf Knight Award in addition to the Inspiration in HR Award (which is sponsored by SSR Personnel and supported by IFSECGlobal.com). The winners in 2013 are:

Wilf Knight Award
Adam Jones (Buckinghamshire New University)

Inspiration in HR Award
VSG HR Team

UBM Live Security Portfolio Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession
Don Randall MBE

Charlie Cracknell, event director at UBM Live, said: “We’re thrilled to bring the security industry together to celebrate the outstanding achievements made throughout the year. Recognising and rewarding Best Practice that has been implemented throughout the year highlights how the security industry continues to evolve. I’m delighted to be part of honouring the deserved winners and congratulate them all on what they have accomplished.”

The charity partner for the 2013 Security Excellence Awards was the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), an organisation that provides lifelong support to members of the Armed Forces and their families.

SSAFA believes that their commitment deserves commitment in return, so the charity provides important practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving – or has ever served – in the Armed Forces and their immediate family members.

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