Two outstanding individuals from the fire, emergency and security industry have been recognised by the Fire & Security Association (FSA) for changing the sector for the better at this year’s IFSEC Awards.

Dennis Davis of the Fire Sector Federation won the Ian Marsh Fire Award for his significant contribution to industry, including leadership roles at the Institution of Fire Engineers, UK Fire Officers and the International Fire and Rescue Services Association.

Simon Banks of CSL scooped the Peter Greenwood Security Award, having been a champion for the sector over many years, in his roles at NSI, BAFE, CSL, and most recently as Chair of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

ECA Technical Director Mike Smith commented: The IFSEC Awards logo

“Both Dennis and Simon have been fantastic champions of our industry over the years, and the FSA is delighted to recognise them for their work.”

The FSA was an official partner at the IFSEC Awards, which took place yesterday (20 November) at the Park Lane Hilton in London.

Judges for the awards included Tom Brookes, Chair of the FSA Committee and managing director of Lindum Fire Services Ltd; Richard Jenkins, CEO of NSI; Alex Carmichael, CEO SSAIB; Alan Wilson, managing director of SELECT; and Una Riley, patron of Women in Security and Master of the Company of Security Professionals.

The FSA consists of members of ECA, the leading electrotechnical and engineering trade association, and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT – although the awards are open to the entire industry.

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