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December 2013


at the London

Chamber of


There is now the desire to push on

with the PSSA, collect more mem-

bers and get more products and

companies through verification

schemes to allow the PSSA to grow

in stature.

The PSSA held their Annual General

Meeting supplemented by a members’

conference on 26th November at the

London Chamber of Commerce.

PSSA Members at the AGM Conference (left to right): Laurence Goode, Steve Gaffer, Alastair

Henman, Rob Simmons, John Wood and Gerry Cowan (

Photo taken by Mark Rowe, Editor of

Professional Security Magazine.)

The event was well attended by founder,

full and associate members. Chaired by

Laurence Goode

, who gave a brief talk

on the challenges to the PSSA as a trade

organisation, the day included

presentations from a spectrum of industry

speakers including:

Simon Everest from the UK Trade &

Investment Defence and Security


gave a talk on the role of

UKTI within the Security sector and the

aspirations for exports following the

positives achieved during the London 2012


There was an update on the progress of

the Verification Schemes covering HVM

products, fencing and also installation from

Steve Munden

and a summary of this is

included in this newsletter.

Our Vice Chair

Gavin Hepburn

gave an

overview of the work ATG have been doing

with Number 10 on the impact of EU

Regulations from the point of view of a

successful SME.

And finally


were able to discuss the

work they are currently doing and the

perceived challenges to the security


The overall feeling from the day was one

of potential transition of the PSSA from

a fledging trade organisation developed

on the back of the Verification Scheme to

one with significant respect from the

security industry around the world. We

are now seeing consultants starting to

specify verified products to be used on

security projects which is great to hear.

PSSA Members at the AGM Conference

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