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 Chair’s Update:

 Peter Lavery FSyI  It has been another busy period since the   I was delighted to see the Institute continue
       our MoU collaboration with the UK Crowd
 Annual General Meeting attended by Her
 Royal Highness, The Princess Royal which   Management Association (UKCMA) earlier
 was an amazing success, much driven by the   this year, through the launch of a new Special
 close attention of Bob Martin CSyP FSyI in all   Interest Group combining a multi-disciplinary
 things Royal protocol.  approach to protecting people in crowded
       places. This is a critical area for ‘competent’
 Hot on the heels of the work undertaken   crowd safety and security professionals who on
 by the Counter Terrorism Special Interest   behalf of owners and operators consider the all-
 Group with the Counter Terrorism   risks approach, which of course includes terrorist
 Preparedness Network (CTPN), Anjee   attacks and takes ‘proportionate and reasonable
 Lawson CSyP FSyI,  Andy Donaldson CSyP   measures’ under the proposed ‘Protect Duty’
 MSyI and I, on behalf of the Security Institute   legislation (aka Martyn’s Law), to prepare and
 attended the CTPN conference in Stockholm   protect the public. This continues to require a
 in May, which saw those European cities   multi-agency approach in our preparations and
 affected by terrorism come together to   emergency response planning.
 discuss and share good practice, which
 included a presentation from one of   As I have previously mentioned, we may also
 our patrons Lord Harris on Security and   see a link with the current revision of the Civil
 Resilience and based his presentation on his   Contingencies Act 2004 under our national
 recent work for London.    resilience strategy as it applies to Emergency
       Management which is a subject close to us all. An
 On July 2nd, The Security Institute marched   important time for those with the responsibility
 in the 50th anniversary of Pride in London,   of protecting crowded places, be that a park,
 with a plethora of security organisations.   stadium, high street, or transport hub with a
 Which no one could have avoided seeing   growing realisation that, to protect crowded
 the numerous colourful and vibrant   places, a blend of knowledge and skills in safety,
 photographs on social media at the time. I   security leadership is required.
 salute our Rainbow Group for starting this
 and leading the way.  We should also consider this as and when
       Volume 2 of the Manchester Inquiry reports
 You will hopefully be aware that the   on the response phase, given there are clear
 Security Institute now manages the SABRE   links with security planning and response which
 certification scheme on behalf of the   should be before year end.
 Building Research Establishment (BRE) and
 I was pleased to see the recent addition
 of the Kings Cross Estate adding SABRE   Looking forward
 certification. Anyone interested in knowing
 more on SABRE, please see Gareth Hulme   I will be attending the Women in Security awards
 CSyP FSyI our Head of SABRE, and head to   later this month which had the Institute’s own,
 pages 20-21 for more information on SABRE   Angela Vernon-Lawson CSyP FSyI as one of
 and the Kings Cross Estate certification.   the judges and it was fantastic to see that six
       Security Institute members were also nominated,
 The Secure Futures scheme, in partnership   and I wish the best luck to Sandra Perry MSyl,
 with the EY Foundation branched out   Debbie Lawmon, Demelza Staples MSyI, Ellie
 regionally, with 14 young people going   Hurst ASyI, Satia Rai MSyI and Arevika Stepanian.
 through the programme in Manchester in   I also extend my wishes to all the finalists,
 recent weeks and I was honoured to hear   and wish them the very best of luck and I am
 some of their stories at the graduation   thoroughly looking forward to the evening.
 event on 24th August. I would like to thank
 the Institute members in the region who   The SyI conference “Protecting our Future” will
 supported the programme either in person   be hosted at Aviva on 20th October, but this will
 or with premises and ably led by Angie   be covered by Angela Vernon-Lawson CSyP FSyI
 Clarke CSyP FSyI and Paul Barnard CSyP   in the following welcome, so I will not steal her
 MSyI. I look forward to hearing where we will   thunder and I hope to see you there and also at
 be in 2023.  our Gala Awards at Madame Tussauds on the
       29th November, which I hope you consider to
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