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Industry leaders win FSA Fire and Security Awards

Winners of Ian Marsh Fire Award and Peter Greenwood Security Award announced

24 November 2016

Two industry champions have been recognised by the Fire & Security Association (FSA) during last night’s IFSEC’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards in London.

Chris Watts of Wavelength Associates won the Ian Marsh Fire Award for his devotion to industry best practice, training and safety for all, in particular his contribution to emergency lighting standards.

Pictured: Chris Watts, Ian Marsh Fire Award winner

While Andy Gilmore of AAI Security scooped the Peter Greenwood Security Award for serving the industry for over 25 years, in which he defended technical standards while upholding the installer’s perspective.

Pictured: Andy Gilmore, Peter Greenwood Award winner

Head of the FSA Steve Martin commented:

'Many congratulations to both Chris Watts and Andy Gilmore on being recognised by the FSA for their services to the fire, emergency and security industry over many years.

 'We are delighted the FSA Awards are now being presented during IFSEC’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards – the industry’s leading annual awards gala - and look forward to continuing this partnership next year.'

The FSA consists of member-firms of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.

The FSA awards are supported by industry bodies including the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), the Fire Protection Association (FPA) and British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE).

Representatives from the FSA, ECA, SELECT, NSI and SSAIB were among the judges assessing the nominations for the two individual awards.

IFSEC’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards ceremony, hosted by top comedian Jimmy Carr on Wednesday 23 November, was attended by industry leaders including business figures and clients.

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