Private Security Skills Summit

We hosted our Skills Summit on Thursday 12 March 2020.

Who was the summit for?

  • Security professionals
  • Human resource, learning and development professionals
  • Those with a professional interest in education and training

The summit provided a unique opportunity to have your say in how the future skills needs of the private security industry are met. We worked with others, outlining a vision for how the industry could address the skills agenda. We want the industry to come together and address the skills requirements for the future so we can together identify sustainable solutions.

Key topics

The event included presentations, panel discussions and workshops.

During the summit we looked at:

  • How we, our partners, and the private security industry are taking a strategic approach to skills.
  • How we will work together to enable security professionals to develop their skills through ways that are recognised and respected within the industry.
  • How to develop commonly-recognised learning and development structures including continuous professional development (CPD), apprenticeships, and other learning frameworks.
  • How defined career pathways for security professionals can help make the private security industry a career of choice.


Speakers included:

  • Rick Mounfield – Chief Executive – The Security Institute
  • Professor Martin Gill – Researcher and Director – Perpetuity Research and Consultancy
  • Ian McKay – Board member – Security Industry Authority
  • Neil Robertson – Chief Executive – National Skills Academy for Rail
  • John Rogers – Chief Executive – The Workforce Development Trust
  • Andy Robbins – Associate Director of Security and Risk – Incentive FM
  • Simon Ashworth – Chief Policy Officer – the Association of Employment and Learning Providers
  • Abby Edmunds – Learning and Development Officer – FGH
  • Ian Pretty – Chief Executive – Collab Group
  • David Scott – Managing Director – Skills for Security