Finalists of the inaugural Security & Safety Entrepreneur Awards announced

Mar 5, 2024News

Launched in 2023, the SSEAs are designed to recognise and celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs in both start-ups and established businesses, working in any area of security and safety, in any sector, focusing on those offering a service or product that is available in the UK.

The independent judging panel, many of whom are entrepreneurs themselves, have decided the 2024 finalists.

The 2024 finalists are:

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (aged 30 and under) – sponsored by WCoSP
Damilola Adeyemi-Hastrup – Moonhub
Gary McGuire – Central FS
Shivanshi Sharma – Shivanshi Sharma Consultancy
Sam Telfair – Siren Fire and Security

Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Pyronix
Farah Benis – FFA Security Group
Rob Flinn – Marlowe Fire & Security Group
Tom Howard – SPY Alarms
Aleksandr Konotopskyi – Ajax Systems
Jonathan Parker – EDSB
David Ogden – The Key Safe Company

Intrapreneur of the Year
Preciosa Aycocho – Secure Logiq  
Maria Baratta – Trygg
Vikshay Vijai – Allianz Trade

Entrepreneurial Business of the Year: up to £10m – sponsored by Trojan Security
JMS Risk Solutions
The Key Safe Company

Entrepreneurial Business of the Year: above £10m – sponsored by CSL
First Response Group
Galliford Try Asset Intelligence
Ward Security

Market Disruptor of the Year
Ajax Systems
Cyber Guardian
Keynetics Ltd
Secure Logiq
The Cyber Escape Room Company

Family-Owned Business of the Year – sponsored by HKC Security
EFT Systems Ltd
MAN Commercial Protection
Selectamark Security Systems plc
SGC Security Services
Lodge Service
Unitrust Protection Services (UK)  

University Start-up of the Year

Lifetime Achievement – sponsored by Ajax
To be announced on the day

Finalists now go forward to the next phase of the competition, and winners will be revealed at a drinks reception to take place at 13:00 on Tuesday 30th April at The Security Event, NEC, Birmingham.

The SSEAs have been set up in collaboration with key industry associations and groups and were started with the help of founding supporters, British Security Industry Association, The Banks Foundation and Skills for Security.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for those wishing to associate their brand with the awards.


Press contact:  Christine Brooks 07785 569719

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