PSSA Newsletter - December 2018

ISSUE 21 December 2018 | NEWS NEWSLETTER ISSUE 21 | December 2018 Last Call for PSSA AGM Conference PAGE 2 Swelling the Ranks! PSSA Welcomes newmembers PAGE 4 The importance of product compliance PAGE 8 WANT THIS SPACE! Sponsorship of the PSSA newsletter is now available for 2019. The opportunity is exclusive to PSSA members and provides the chance to put your company name in front of several hundred readers. For more details of the sponsorship package email First come, rst served! PSSA Summit date confirmed The PSSA High Security Industry day will take place on Thursday 31st January 2019 at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RN! This highly informative one day summit workshop will include presentations and guest speakers bringing you up to date with new developments in perimeter security and hostile vehicle mitigation. This will cover a host of topics including the development of drones in perimeter protection, a brie ng from CPNI, details about opportunities for members with HS2 and the latest on trends in high security products. We will be running the programme as a full day event. Lunch will be included and there will be plenty of opportunity to engage with your fellow industry professionals. The event is open to everyone with members bene ting from reduced fees. The cost will be £95 (plus VAT) for members and £195 (plus VAT) for non- members. The day is expected to be over subscribed so please book your place now at as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Let us know how many from your organisation will be attending. As this will be a full day programme, accommodation is available if you prefer to stay over the evening before. Room rates are £80 (plus VAT) for bed and breakfast or £100 (plus VAT) dinner, bed and breakfast. The last couple of months have own by and the Association is moving forwards very quickly on a number of fronts. Membership numbers are set to increase by around 33% by the end of the nancial year with recurring revenues up by a comparable percentage. In addition to membership increases we are hoping to be engaged on a number of projects in 2019 which should increase the Association revenues further. While a lot of energy is going into membership increase, the main drive behind the Association is still very much bene ts for its members and to that end we are already pushing our marketing focus towards the “why should you use PSSA members?” rather than the “why should you be a PSSA member?”. This will be the main message being presented at the upcoming exhibitions at which PSSA have stand space (ISE UK, Intersec Dubai, SCTX UK and S&P UK). The next High Security Industry Day has now been set for 31st January 2019 with another being planned for June 2019. The January day will have a number of very interesting presentations on a variety of topics including a fascinating insight into drone aerial threat assessment and the consulting work being carried out in that eld. Please note that places are limited for this event and I fully expect a full house so please book your places early. I am very much looking forward to the Association AGM on 6th December and the post event evening dinner. For those members that have not yet con rmed their attendance, it would be great if you could join us as we are hoping that this will be an event that will long be remembered and hopefully oft repeated! ¢ Paul Je rey From the Chairman Message to industry – “Use PSSA members”