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Tavcom’s Paul Tennent Receives the 2017 Peter Greenwood Award

Tavcom’s Paul Tennent Receives the 2017 Peter Greenwood Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Systems Industry
Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, today announced that its Co-Founder and Group Sales Director, Paul Tennent, has received the 2017 Peter Greenwood Award. The longest established individual award in the security profession, each year one individual is recognised for the outstanding contribution they have made to the security systems industry. The accolade was presented to Paul at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards ceremony, which took place on 22nd November in London.

Paul Tennent is a highly-respected member of the international technical security systems community and renowned throughout the industry for his passion to raise standards; exemplified by his significant contributions to the BSIA Technical Sections, SSC Strategy, CCTV User Group, National Occupational Standards and the Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme. Recently, he has been one of the principal architects in creating a professional register for Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP), that launched in September 2017.

Commenting on the award Paul Tennent states: “Well trained and dedicated security professionals are the lifeblood of our industry. It is with a sense of great responsibility that we provide access to the latest knowledge and skills needed for those working in the Professional Technical Security Sector. I am immensely proud that today, Tavcom is the world’s leading provider of BTEC accredited security systems training courses and I receive this award on behalf of my entire team.”

Earlier in 2017, Paul was ranked second on the UBM Top 50 Influencers in Security and Fire 2017: Security management, education and thought leadership.

About the Peter Greenwood Award

The Peter Greenwood Award is the longest established individual award in the security profession and has been in existence since Peter’s untimely death in January 1995. Peter was a former Head of the Electrical Contractors’ Association Security Group and was involved with its Fire Group. He was also a founder member of the Security Industry Lead Body (SILB).

After Peter passed away, Una Riley took over as Chairman of the implementation group and felt it appropriate to create an annual award to be offered to an individual who demonstrated the same kind of enthusiasm and selfless concern for the industry which Peter himself unerringly demonstrated. It was people like Peter who helped shape the industry to become the profession that it is today.

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