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ProtectED commended at the Dave Clark Awards

ProtectED has been commended at the Dave Clark Awards for Exceptional Contribution to the UK Security Industry. This is the first time these awards have taken place; the awards were presented during the Association of Security Consultants’ annual conference, Consec, on Thursday 21stOctober 2021 at Twickenham Stadium.

ProtectED CIC Director, Brian Nuttall and Communications Manager, Lisa Ravenscroft, were there to receive the award, Presented by Dave Clark’s widow Sarah and daughter Courtney.

Brian Nuttall, ProtectED Director, said, “I am delighted for ProtectED to receive this award. It is a tribute to both the hard work of the ProtectED team and the support and guidance of the ProtectED Advisory Board. To be commended at the launch of this award, provides endorsement of the ProtectED concept and approach to improving standards in student safety, security and wellbeing in the HE sector. We hope it will encourage those forward-thinking universities committed to addressing these issues to join us.”

The Dave Clark Award has been created in memory of the devoted former industry Titan and chair of the Security Commonwealth who passed away in 2019. The ASC is the first association to host the award, which the Commonwealth intends to repeat around its members. Four awards were given in all. The overall award winner was one of ProtectED’s Advisory Board Members the Security Institute), Highly commended was Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs); and commended awards went to the Protect-ED the first UK higher education accreditation scheme to look comprehensively at student safety, security and wellbeing, and Les Allan as the chair of the university managers’ association AUCSO and head of security at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

The ProtectED team is extremely proud to have been commended at the beginning of what we are sure will be a sought-after award. ProtectED is the first national accreditation scheme for universities to holistically address student safety, security and wellbeing. It is the result of four years' research, design and development by academic researchers, professional services and security specialists, guided by an advisory board of sector experts. We are very pleased that forward-looking universities are joining ProtectED to help make a positive difference to students' lives.

Notes to Editors:

ProtectED is a not-for-profit community interest company and membership organisation formed following a four-year research initiative by the at the University of Salford.

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