The SSEAs launched to recognise outstanding security and safety entrepreneurs.

Aug 18, 2023News

World Excellence Awards the organisation that runs the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) has today announced the launch of the Security & Safety Entrepreneur Awards (SSEAs).

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 criteria for these awards are based on extensive research on key factors that contribute to and characterise outstanding performance. The SSEAs are being 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.

Commenting on the launch of the awards founder of World Excellence Awards, Professor Martin Gill said:

‘The future of security and safety is heavily dependent on the success of outstanding entrepreneurs, yet until now these innovative individuals and companies have operated largely under the radar. We are delighted to be able to showcase these risk-taking innovators, recognise the very best, spotlight the opportunities the sector offers, and encourage others to emulate them.’

Entry to the SSEAs is open through to 1 February 2024 and nominations are invited in the following categories:

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (aged 30 and under)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Intrapreneur of the Year
  • Entrepreneurial Business of the Year: up to £1m
  • Entrepreneurial Business of the Year: £1m-£10m
  • Entrepreneurial Business of the Year: above £10m
  • Market Disruptor of the Year
  • Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • University Start-up of the Year
  • Exporter of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement

More information about the categories, including how to enter can be found on the website.

Winners of the inaugural SSEAs will be announced at a drinks reception to take place at 13:00 on Tuesday 30 April 2024 at The Security Event in Birmingham.

Sponsorship is available for those organisations wishing take advantage of the many benefits associated with sponsoring these prestigious awards and the brochure can be viewed here.

Press contact:  Christine Brooks 07785 569719

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