FGH founder speaks at the Security Thought Leadership Summit

Peter Harrison, FGH Security Founder & Managing Director presenting at the 2023 Thought Leadership Summit

The fifth Security Thought Leadership Summit organised by the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) in association with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) returned to the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday 23rd February 2023.

Speaking alongside a host of industry experts and leaders, FGH Security Founder & Managing Director, Peter Harrison, took part in the “What the bosses say” section covering a range of topics including;

  • Improving the Security Sector’s image​
  • Accreditations and their place in the Security Industry
  • Uniform and presentation standards
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Leadership of security organisations and challenging poor practice


Following the summit, Peter commented;

“It was a pleasure to be involved in the 2023 Thought Leadership Summit and I was delighted to be asked to present alongside many of the best and brightest in the Security Industry. Since FGH Security was created nearly 20 years ago, the industry has undoubtedly moved forward – but there is still along way to go. As organisational leaders, we must continue to work hard every day to create genuine careers pathways for our employees, reward those who deserve it, and challenge those who seek to take us backwards”

The OSPA’s, including the Thought Leadership Summit, were created by Professor Martin Gill, a highly accomplished and respected scholar in the field of criminology. Making significant contributions to the study of crime, security, and victimisation, Martin has authored numerous books and articles on these topics. Known for his rigorous research methods, analytical thinking, and ability to translate complex theories into practical applications, Martin is a distinguished and influential figure in the field of criminology, with a wealth of expertise and experience that continues to make a significant impact on the study of crime and security.

Speaking alongside Peter was David Ward – Director of DW Associates who discussed barriers and opportunities to Public and private sector collaboration. Mark Dunham, Chair of RISCAuthority and Head of Technical Underwriting at AVIVA who explained what insurers really think about the Security Industry, and Amanda Gentle – Senior Manager (Strategy and Scheme Delivery), Security Industry Authority (SIA) who covered the work they are doing with the Skills Board.

Other speakers included;

  • Richard Jenkins – Chief Executive, National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
  • Clare Rogers – Senior Operations Manager, National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
  • Joanne Kenny – Commercial Lead, Crown Commercial Service
  • Mike Reddington – CEO, British Security Industry Association
  • Sarah Jane Cork – Managing Director, Bidvest Noonan
  • Frank Portinari – Former offender (Reflecting on his route to conducting terrorist activities)

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