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Changes to apprenticeships in the security and fire sectors - Breakfast Briefings

- The Atrium, UBM, London – Tuesday 10th January 2017

- The Holiday Inn, Runcorn Thursday 19th January 2017

At the end of 2016, the Government's funding framework for apprenticeships is due to change in England and Wales. 

The BSIA and Skills for Security are hosting a series of breakfast briefings across the UK to help employers within the security sector understand what's changing and how their businesses can benefit from employing apprentices. 

Due to the success of our first briefing in Birmingham on 7th December 2016 , we are pleased to announce two additional briefings in January 2017. 


Entry to the 2017 OSPAs is now open

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognise and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognised and their success to be celebrated.

Entries to the 2017 awards are now open, the deadline for nominations is the 15th November 2016.

For more information about the awards, or to enter, please visit:

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2016

London Hilton on Park Lane – Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Now in their eighteenth year, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards have consistently broken new ground in highlighting the very best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer.
Every year, around 1,000 of your industry's foremost practitioners gather to network at London's prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane and to recognise and honour the magnificent achievements of their peers, at the sell-out event. If you're thinking about entering, sponsoring or attending, don't just think about it. do it!
Full details on entering, attending and sponsoring can be found at or for additional information, please email the Event Director, Adam Clark at

Have your say on UK Pavilions at overseas exhibitions

The benefits of exporting can be substantial. Not least the prospect of increasing sales and revenue. There are many rapidly growing economies in the world ready to buy British goods and services and help UK business expand their international reach. Another reason for exporting is increasing a business' ability to compete domestically. The experience gained from working in different markets, such as an increased awareness of other products and services and exposure of new ways to market can enhance business processes.

The benefits of exporting can far outweigh the costs, but being successful requires a commitment of resources, and overseas shows can be the first step in uncovering new prospects and geographic markets for your product or service. In addition, you can often find the right distribution partner who is looking for exactly what you have to offer. Taking part in an overseas exhibition does not need to be expensive and the rewards can be great if you choose the right show.

Download the flyer and express an interest in the shows that could have a UK Pavilion. Exhibiting as part of a UK Pavilion brings many benefits which ultimately help UK exhibitors enjoy a more successful, stress-free and profitable exhibition. As part of a UK Pavilion, UK exporters promote their products and services alongside each other at a reduced cost, and benefit from being located in a prime, central location on the show floor. 

As well as benefiting from prime stand space and the opportunity to exhibit under the 'Great Britain brand', companies exhibiting as part of the UK Pavilion also gain access to a range of top class support from the BSIA. The BSIA takes the strain out of booking stand space, acting as the liaison between exhibitors and the show organisers and provide a complete solution including stand design, stand construction and logistic support with the shipment of goods and products.