Article of the Year 2020 Award: Winner Announced
Top three articles announced
The results of the Article of the Year 2020 Award were announced on 23rd February at the City of London Crime Prevention Association virtual meeting by Chairman Don Randall MBE. Congratulations to:
Global trends driving the security market – Shaun Kennedy – Securitas
COVID-19 and security: protecting our people – David Mundell – Axis Security
Security Officer as First Responder – David Ward – Ward Security
Thanks all finalists: Alistair Sutherland, Darren Read, Patrick Rea, Barry Moss, Peter French MBE CPP FSyl F.IRSM, Barry Dawson, James Bradley, Simeon Quarrie
And thank you to our supporters City of London Crime Prevention Association and The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) @University of St Andrews.
Selecting the twelve nominees
The twelve nominees for the City Security magazine Article of the Year Award 2020 were selected from articles published in the last twelve months’ editions (Autumn & Winter 2019 and Spring & Summer 2020) and then subsequently published online on the citysecuritymagazine.com website.
For each edition, the top three articles were selected, based on the number of views for each article, since publication online, until 14th November 2020 By selecting three articles per edition, it means the articles from earlier editions do not have an unfair advantage of being online longer.
Selecting the three finalists
The competition launched on 1st December 2020 with advertising, a voting page on the website and social media.
Only subscribers to City Security magazine were eligible to vote – one vote per subscriber.
The finalists were the three articles that received the most votes.
City of London Crime Prevention Association
The City of London Crime Prevention Association (CoLCPA) has been in existence for more than forty years and facilitates a network of like-minded security professionals. It is a partnership between the City of London Police, the wider security community and all those involved with safety, security and emergency response.
This unique association offers monthly meetings with a varied and interesting programme. Each meeting includes the latest terrorism and crime updates, as well as information on other threats and risks and the appropriate measures to mitigate these.
The CoLCPA is a registered charity and provides financial support to a number of crime prevention projects.
The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and third oldest in the UK. For almost six centuries, it has proudly upheld the tradition of academic excellence, attracting scholars of international repute and students from all over the world. Through its research centres and institutes, St Andrews has excelled in the fields of international relations and international security, earning a reputation as one of the world’s leading academic institutions in the area of terrorism studies. The University of St Andrews was the first in Europe to offer a full course of study in terrorism, through the CSTPV.
Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV)
The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) was established in 1994 as a research centre within the University of St Andrews. The centre and its renowned staff regularly contribute to public commissions and projects to assess and evaluate preparedness for terrorist attacks and to identify vulnerabilities likely to be exploited by terrorists. The centre is home to the highly acclaimed quarterly journal Terrorism and Political Violence published by Informa, the Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies, plus the MLitt in Terrorism Studies.
Informa Connect manages enrolment to this course on behalf of the University of St Andrews.