PSSA Newsletter - March 2019

ISSUE 22 March 2019  | NEWS PSSA New Members PAGE 4 The Association has had a very busy few months with Exhibitions at ISE UK and Intersec Dubai as well as the AGM in December and the Industry Day and EGM in January. Both ISE UK and Intersec Dubai were successful with a significant number of new and potential members secured and identified and we will be looking to ensure the membership levels continue to grow over the next few months. My expectations that were expressed in the last newsletter of 33% growth in membership has already been surpassed and is now expected to achieve 50% by the end of the financial year with hopefully more to come. The AGM and networking evening in December was well received (especially the evening) and led to a number of fairly significant improvements in the Association format including a new structure for rotation and appointment of Council members and a clarification of the over arching remit of the association to cover all High Security Perimeter Protection tested products such as security fencing and perimeter intrusion detection etc. These changes were voted on and ratified at the EGM held after the Industry Day in January and changes and confirmations are now being processed. The Industry Day in January was a great success and was oversubscribed to the extent that we had to increase the theatre size to accommodate. I would like to say a big thankyou to the presenters (Dedrone, CPNI, DGA and Jurek from HS2) as they were both informative and interesting presentations and from the post event reviews were enthusiastically received by all. We are planning the next Industry Day for June and we are looking to extend the day to include an evening networking event which a number of attendees asked if we would consider. The Association has been asked to consider an affiliation with the US SIA (Security Industry Association) and I have been invited to discussions with them at the ISCWest Exhibition in April. The expectation is, if appropriate, that an affiliation will lead to further internalisation and exposure of the PSSA brand as well as additional membership numbers and resources. I will report back further on this once we have had initial discussions. We have now set up an Installers Group which is working on recommended guidelines for installation and maintenance work as well as a new installers verification scheme which should aid manufacturers and end clients with their selection of installer partners for projects. Generally my perception of the feeling at present within the Association is one of belonging and it is great to see how members seem to engage with each other at events. This engagement and communication between members as well as between members and Government / end users is one of the long standing main aims of the Association and I personally enjoy being a part of this. Kind regards Paul Jeffrey NEWSLETTER ISSUE 22 | March 2019 PSSA Industry Day PAGE 3 Exporting to China? PAGE 11 From the Chairman We are pleased to confirm that Highway Care Security are back on board as sponsors of the PSSA newsletter! Highway Care offer temporary and permanent solutions to protect road work forces, with a mission to be a global leader in this field. Highway Care offer a range of road barriers and mobile traffic products with a dedicated installation teams operating from three UK locations. Contact Highway Care about their products on or 01622 734215.