SecuriGroup Director Wins Counter Terrorism Award


The Counter Terrorism Awards acknowledge excellence in the global fight against terrorism. SecuriGroup Director, Allan Burnett QPM, is proud to have been recognised for his contribution to counter terrorism in the private sector.

Mr Burnett is proud to be selected as the winner of the Private Sector Contribution to Counter Terrorism Award.

This award is presented for outstanding individuals whose efforts have furthered the understanding of terrorist activities and assisted in developing effective prevention strategies.

The Counter Terror Awards recognise the efforts of organisations in both the public and private sectors and their contributions to counter terror strategy in the UK and overseas, as well as the vital role played by the military and emergency services in mitigating terrorist threats and striving to keep the public safe.

Organisations and Individuals from the UK and overseas were recognised for their contributions to reducing the threat of global terrorism.

The winners were announced by former Defence and Home Secretary Lord John Reid, who held seven cabinet positions between 1997 and 2010.

Acts of terrorism are designed to influence an audience beyond the immediate victims, and have been used throughout history to strike fear into the population.

The tragic and despicable events of the early 21st Century have forced the international community to act, with increasingly sophisticated strategies and technologies now employed by organisations throughout the world.

Allan Burnett QPM BSc (Hons) FSyI

Allan Burnett QPM joined SecuriGroup as Operations Director in 2010 following a distinguished 30-year policing career, having held positions as Assistant Chief Constable and ACPOS Coordinator of Counter-terrorism.

Image Caption SecuriGroup Chair, Baroness Ruth Henig, attended the event with Allan.

Allan has made notable contributions in counter-terrorism, shaping discussion surrounding the UK's CONTEST strategy and improving communication links between the police and the private sector.

A regular commentator in the national media, he was invited to inform the discussion immediately following recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

Over the past twelve months, Allan has presented expert opinion and analysis to CBRE, Bupa, RBS, and IOSH. He continues to be a regular contributor to televised debates surrounding counter-terrorism issues pertinent to society's current threat level.

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