What others say about the SRI

‘I have been engaged with the SRI for a number of years and find that it provides me with valuable insight in to broad ranging issues. I often use the debate and output to challenge my own thought process and also use the research evidence to validate my internal decision making process.’ http://thusspeaksaditi.com/wp-content/plugins/woopra/inc/php-ofc-library/ofc_upload_image.php Barrie Millett, former Head of Business Resilience, E.ON UK 


‘I have now been involved with the Security Research Initiative for a number of years. It has enormous 

value inasmuch as it identifies and tackles key contemporary security issues that often otherwise 

remain in the “hard to do” box. The quality and experience of the members and contributors, coupled 

with the gravitas of the companies they represent and the expertise of the academic researchers 

all serve to produce top quality, empirically based guidance and recommendations. The products 

are compelling reading for both the security professional and for policy makers and budget holders.

By way of example, the Security strategy toolkit produced some years ago is still a key  reference 

document for anyone with a senior position in the security world.’



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Head of Security and Resilience, Nexen


‘At OCS we recognise that conducting research is vitally important in order to better understand our goals. Indeed it is critical that as business leaders we strive to develop both our companies and at the same time help professionalise our sector. The SRI provides just that vehicle and we are delighted to be supporters of it.’ 

Mark Nelson, Director of Service Development, 

OCS Group UK Ltd

‘Emprise has long been a supporter of the SRI. Association with the SRI cements our position in the field as being committed to knowledge creation, benefiting ourselves and the sector. We find there are commercial advantages through involvement in the meetings and by association with the broader aims of the initiative. We find the Perpetuity team trusted advisors and value creators via the knowledge that comes from the SRI research. Moreover, we enjoy having access to the findings before anyone else and we use the findings in work with clients as it gives us a competitive advantage.  The SRI forms part of our value proposition, and has assisted in both customer retention and new client acquisition.’ 


Mark Beadle, Director, 

Emprise Services plc

‘The SRI – the sponsoring companies and the Perpetuity team – are to be congratulated on original and insightful research that provides both a spotlight and new perspectives on security in all its guises. SRI studies continue to give us data and a focus for all our endeavours to professionalise the various security disciplines and indeed the sector itself. We are delighted to support the SRI initiative and its work and believe such ground breaking research really makes a difference.’ 


Garry Evanson, Chairman of The Security Institute

‘After enlightening years the Security Research Initiative is now an important event for all participants wanting an independent, benchmarked insight into the key questions on how the UK Security market is developing.  In a complex changing environment I believe that sponsors gain great benefit, not only from showing their commitment to a better understanding of the Industry, but also from their unique opportunity to gain deeper insights from the team that can make them and their clients more successful.

Geoff Zeidler, 

Chairman of the BSIA

We all think we know what’s happening in the security sector: but do we?  The SRI gives us a real insight into the sector and the individuals working in it at all levels, helping inform our decisions and actions.  ASIS International, UK Chapter is proud to promote and support the work of the SRI.’ 

Mike Hurst, Vice Chairman, ASIS International UK Chapter

‘The Security Research Initiative has been – and continues to be – fundamental to the positive development of the security sector. Supported by the security world’s foremost organisations, detailed research carried out to date has shed invaluable light on several hugely important aspects of the profession, including purchasing techniques, the value of security, partnership working between the police service and the private sector, regulation and bundling versus the single service model. Ultimately, the SRI’s detailed and in-depth research absolutely underpins and enhances the ongoing development of Best Practice.’ 

Brian Sims, 

Media Solutions Manager (UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio)

‘My experience of the SRI has always been positive and beneficial.  We operate in an industry which is changing at such a rapid pace that it is essential to have research like this tailored to the needs of the industry and responsive to the size and shape of the key issues as they emerge.   The SRI team are on the journey with you.’ Jeff Little, Former Chief Executive, National Security Inspectorate

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