15 years 15 members

When the Security Institute celebrated its 15 year anniversary in 2015, it invited 15 members to share their stories about joining. Read what they had to say, and about the wide and diverse range  range of skills our members have. Information correct as at 2015.


Chris Smith - Head of Security & Fraud Risk, Asia Pacific, HSBC

I have had the great privilege of being part of the Security Insitute's founding team that was galvanised by the irrepressible Geoff Whitfield. The rest is history!

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Stephanie Daman - Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Security Challenge UK

The Security Institute is a thriving organisation, very in touch with its membership and keen on supporting the next generation of security professionals - its a no brainer!

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Trevor Gannon - Director, Global Corporate Security

The Institute was an opportunity for me to join a group of like minded professionals who were passionate about the industry and keen to develop and promote best practice and standards and, for the industry to be truly recognised as a professional industry.

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Mike Sixmith - Director, Counterpoint Security Consultants Ltd

The Security Institute represents recognition by the founders of the need for the security industry to become more professional and to regulate itself.

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Robert James (Jim) Evans - Director of Risk Consulting, G4S Risk Management

I joined the Institute because I wanted to turn my military qualifications and experience into something more easily recognised by the commercial security industry.

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Donna Alexander - Director of General Security, ICTS (UK) Ltd

The opportunities for networking were very restricted in the late 80's and I welcomed the opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the country who were keen to develop our industry in terms of professionlism and knowledge accreditation.

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Phil Wood - Head of Security, Resilience and Computing, Buckinghamshire New University

My initial motivation was to become better networked and knowledgeable about the security "industry" as a relative newcomer to it. However, as time has gone on my motivations have changed and are now more complementary to my role in education.

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Mark Lewis - Corporate Security Advisor, RWE

The Institute provides me with the ability to talk with my peers, bench mark my role and the existing and new equipment coming on to the market.

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Tony Bygraves - Chief Executive, MRFS Group

Since joining I have enjoyed some of the networking events, made several friends and also created some business opportunities from being a member.

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Blaine Gillam - Team Lead, Security and Technical Operations, The City of Calgary

For the short period of time I have been a member I have seen the Institute grow. It has brought in well known and active security professionals that have a desire to move the Institute forward. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Institute.

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Mark Lindsay

I joined the Institute as it gives me the official recognition by peers of the level of achievement in the industry, networking, knowledge transfer, hope to contribute to the industry in the future.

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Colin Myers - Forces Duties Manager, Surrey Police

I joined the Institute after learning about it whilst completing my BSc (Hons) degree in Risk & Security Management. I became a member to compliment my academic studies in learning about security and the private security industry from trusted and experienced professionals.

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Stuart Craik - Head of Security, The National History Museum

It's very hard to capture a wealth of experience and skills in the security profession into an easily communicated, understood and respected manner. Being accepted as a member of the Security Institute provides me with that validation and allows others in the Museum to have confidence in my previous experience.

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Alan JE Gardner - Enfield Public Safety Centre Manager, London Borough of Enfield

The networking and professional support from Institute members and access to experience and skills sets is unsurpassed elsewhere.

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James Attridge - Security Manager, The Royal Mint

I first heard of the Security Institute at a Security Seminar where I met a number of members who told me all about the fantastic range of benefits available. Once I joined, I quickly made lots of contacts and developed a great support network. I also sought advice on professional development and enrolled on the Security Management course with Perpetuity Training.

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Back when the Institute started, no one had heard of Twitter but today it is a major communication tool for us. We reach a growing number of people - members, potential members, security professionals, security related organisations and the media. Follow the link below to see why:


LinkedIn is another relatively new social media tool and as well as a group just for our members our corporate page has a large number of followers. Its a great way of keeping up to date with us:


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