Launch of The Security Consortium

SGW is pleased to announce and support the launch of The Security Consortium.

Along with UK market leaders the Frontier Risks Group; Silverback Security Academy and Bucks New University, The Security Consortium has a mission to inspire and develop excellence in security, risk, and resilience through innovative, current, and collaborative learning opportunities, accredited qualifications, and support for the global, interconnected security profession.

The Security Consortium Website

The Security Consortium has launched a new website. Here, Learners, Clients, and Potential Partners can find out more.

Inaugural Board Meeting & Workshop

SGW’s Managing Director, Simon Whitehouse, and Senior Security Consultant, Alan Meyrick, attended the first workshop and board meeting for the newly-launched Security Consortium on 25 September at Missenden Abbey.

The event, hosted by Professor Phil Wood, CSyP, Head of School of Aviation and Security at Buckinghamshire New University, brought together the Consortium Board members for the first meeting since the Security Consortium launched in early September. The Security Consortium has been well received since its launch with a high degree of interest from across the security sector and the board was keen to build upon this initial success.

The workshop explored a number of key aims and detailed a strategy for the Security Consortium as we move towards 2021. The core aims addressed on the day were developing an ‘Associate’ and ‘Member’ framework, developing learning pathways to support those within the industry to meet career aspirations, and begin identifying avenues for future growth to ensure The Security Consortium continues to positively grow. One of the future aims of the consortium is the hosting of conferences, webinars, and events which ‘Associates’ and ‘Members’ will be welcome to attend.

SGW is delighted to be a key member of the Security Consortium and is excited to help develop the consortium as it evolves in the coming weeks and months. SGW shares a similar vision with The Security Consortium in relation to providing high-quality and innovative training programs that promote learning and knowledge transfer for security practitioners looking to enhance their careers.

Providing Learning Pathways & Choice

From short courses to master’s degrees for individuals or bespoke company and organisational development programmes, The Security Consortium has the answer.

A wide range of pathways is on offer which is intended to provide learners with freedom of choice to select the most suitably experienced professional provider of shorter security risk management, counterterrorism, and security engineering for the Built Environment professional courses, before using credits attained upon completion towards one of the academic security degree courses offered by Buckinghamshire New University.

The Security Consortium Pathways

The Security Consortium offers a wide selection of learning pathways within the Security Sector.

Commenting on the workshop and the Security Consortium, SGW’s Managing Director, Simon Whitehouse said “ The Security Industry presents many varied and rewarding career paths and lifelong learning opportunities, yet I am of the opinion that as an industry, we need to do more to formalize occupational standards and core competencies in various Security Disciplines, to give people from all age groups a clear learning pathway and to create more options for career transition and development of mature students. The Security Consortium founders are all passionate about improving standards, competencies, and career opportunities in our sector. We will offer seamless learning pathways for individuals to progress their security careers, from short specialist qualifications to academic degree programs.”

For more information on the Security Consortium, the current board, and how you could get involved, please visit;

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