Category Archive: Awards

  1. ESPO Framework 628 Award for SGW

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    • SGW Awarded Position on ESPO Framework

    Following submission of a competitive tender, SGW is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a position on the ESPO framework 628, which runs until the 30th April 2022.

    SGW’s award relates to a position on the following ESPO framework;

    Framework 628 – Security and Surveillance Equipment & Services – Lot 6 – Independent Security Consultancy Services

    This ESPO framework provides access to a range of security and surveillance solutions including public and private space CCTV, access control, intruder detection, independent security consultancy, ANPR cameras and body-worn video cameras.

    Framework scope

    This ESPO framework provides access to a range of security and surveillance solutions including public and private space CCTV, access control, intruder detection, independent security consultancy, ANPR cameras and body-worn video cameras.

    The framework can be utilised via a direct call-off with your preferred supplier based on the terms published within the User Guide, or via a further competition exercise amongst all suppliers that are capable of meeting your requirement.

    There are eight Lots within the framework:

    • Lot 1 – Public Space Surveillance Systems.
    • Lot 2 – Private Space Surveillance Systems.
    • Lot 3 – Access Control Systems.
    • Lot 4 – Intruder Detection Systems.
    • Lot 5 – Integrated Security Solutions
    • Lot 6 – Independent Security Consultancy Services (‘the Lot to which SGW have been awarded a framework place’)
    • Lot 7 – Body Worn Video (BWV) Cameras
    • Lot 8 – Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Cameras

    Who can use this framework?

    The framework is available for use nationally by any public body in the UK including, but not limited to…

    • Schools & Academies
    • Local Authority Establishments
    • Police & Emergency Services
    • NHS & HSC Bodies
    • Central Government Departments & their agencies
    • Registered Charities

    What are the benefits of using this framework?

    • This framework is compliant with UK/EU procurement legislation – ESPO has done the work, so there’s no need to run a full EU procurement process.
    • Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience, and technical & professional ability.
    • What you see is what you pay – there are no additional charges.
    • Pre-agreed terms & conditions to underpin all orders so no need to worry.

    Further information about this framework is available from the ESPO website at;

    Commenting on SGW’s ESPO Framework Award, Simon Whitehouse, Managing Director of SGW said; I am delighted that SGW has been awarded a place on this framework, which aligns with our strategic objective to increase market share for the provision of Independent Security Consultancy Services to Public Bodies. Public sector clients are now able to engage our services, avoiding time delays of following UK/EU procurement legislation, with transparent pricing of services in particular geographic locations of the UK.

  2. International Achiever of the Year Award

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    SGW is pleased to announce that our founder and Managing Director, Simon Whitehouse, CSyP FSyI CPP PSP was announced the 2019 winner of The Security Institute International Achiever of the Year Award.

    The Security Institute encourages and recognises excellence, as a part of its commitment to professional development and raising awareness of good security. It has developed an Annual Awards Ceremony, where individuals and companies going the extra mile are recognised, and where its own Awards are presented.

    The ‘International Achiever of the Year Award’ intends to recognise a Security Institute member who has made a significant contribution to security outside the UK.

    Simon was nominated for the award by Peter Lavery, FSyI, FCMI, CISM, Deputy Chairman of The Security Institute who wrote;

    ‘Simon is an active member of the Security Institute (SyI) and for a period was a Director, however, stood down early due to work commitments. He was a loss to the SyI Board of Directors; however, he continued the work he had started by establishing the Middle East Members Group (MEMG). Simon then took up the legacy engagement started by Garry Evanson and Bill Wyllie of establishing an MoU between the Security institute and the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which was successfully signed during the ‘Intersec’ Future Security Summit 2019, 20 – 22 January 2019.

    Simon was also invited by Messe Frankfurt to be a conference speaker at Intersec Future Security Summit 2019, participating in an interesting panel discussion on seamless integration of innovative security systems with traditional infrastructure. This was the first time that The Security Institute had a CPD conference partner at Intersec and a SyI stand which Simon also contributed to manning the stand with Rick Mounfield, CEO.

    During a one-year directorship (Apr 17 – May 18), Simon was responsible for International Development and formed the Middle East Members Group (MEMG) for The Security Institute. He continues to spend considerable time in the Middle East region directly supporting our members and more widely with other security professional organizations. Simon acts as a real Ambassador in his own time/cost promoting Security as a profession. The SIRA MoU is only the second for the SyI following the MoU signing with the German AWS which also fell under Simon’s remit working closely with the SyI HQ team’.

    Following receipt of the award, Simon wrote; I’m feeling incredibly proud and blessed to have received The Security Institute International Achiever of the year award at last nights 2019 Gala Awards Ceremony Dinner held at ZSL London Zoo’s Prince Albert Suite. My special thanks go to Peter Lavery FSyI, FCMI, CISMfor your kind and very much appreciated nomination, and my beautiful wife, Kate Whitehousewho never stops supporting and encouraging me in my international endeavour’s, often meaning long periods of sacrifice as a single parent when we are apart. 

  3. SGW Consulting Are Finalists In The Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015

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    SGW Safety & Security Limited (SGW) are delighted to have been selected by the judging panel as a finalist in the Security Excellence Awards 2015.

    Now in their seventeenth year, the Security Excellence Awards have consistently broken new ground in highlighting the very best people, projects and processes the UK’s security sector has to offer.

    Every year, over 1,000 of your industry’s foremost practitioners gather at London’s prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane to recognise and honour the magnificent achievements of their peers.

    Simon Whitehouse, Managing Director of SGW said after receiving notice of the nomination; This is the third time in our history that we have been nominated as a finalist to receive this prestigious award. In the last twelve months, our achievements include becoming ISO 9001 accredited with BSi, winning our first consultancy projects in the far east (3), opening a new UK office, developing security related 2D and 3D modelling software and project based deliverables, together with seeing a significant upturn in UK new business assignments compared to the same time in the previous 12 month period web link. I’m delighted that our peers have recognised our achievements with a finalist nomination for this award.