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Award-winning Fenix Monitoring becomes Corporate Member of IFPO UK

19 August 2020

THE INTERNATIONAL Foundation for Protection Officers UK (IFPO UK) – for which Security Matters’ Editor Brian Sims Hon FSyI is an Advisory Board member – has just welcomed the award-winning Fenix Monitoring as a Corporate Member.

Back in July, Fenix Monitoring won the SME of the Year category at the British Security Industry Association’ British Security Awards. The business is an NSI Gold-accredited Secure Operations Centre (SOC) which values technical innovation and, importantly, employee development and support.

Those particular values align well with those of the IFPO, itself a membership association which provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners in order to maximise their job performance and enhance their career potential.

Speaking about this development, IFPO UK director Mike Hurst CPP MSyI, said: “The IFPO has been operating globally for over 30 years now and, while there have been members and certification holders in the UK for many years, the launch of IFPO UK in July this year has given focus to our growth plans. Individual membership is growing extremely well and the fact that dynamic companies like Fenix are joining the ranks speaks volumes. We look forward to working with Fenix Monitoring in the months and years ahead.”

Commenting on the company joining the UK branch of the IFPO, Carl Meason (managing director of Fenix Monitoring) explained: “Offering a great user experience for customers is at the very core of our business. This experience is delivered by our amazing team so being part of an association that offers training and development opportunities for security professionals is a great fit for us.”

IFPO UK is a not-for-profit professional membership association which provides targeted learning opportunities for security practitioners designed to impart the knowledge, skills and competencies required for them to excel in their roles.

The IFPO was established back in 1988 in Canada by Ron Minion, a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the owner of a large Canadian contract business. He served as its executive director until 1992 and was succeeded by Sandi Davies, who has held the office ever since.

The organisation has members in 68 countries, with security professionals in 56 countries studying on its educational programmes.

*Further information on the IFPO’s UK branch is available by visiting www.ifpo.uk