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09 Jan 2023

Skills for Security Signs Multi-Year Partnership with Nineteen Group

Skills for Security - The UK’s Leading Fire and Security Apprenticeship Training Provider announces a three-year partnership with Nineteen Group on their portfolio of security events. 

This partnership reflects the Skills for Security’s strategy and objective to encourage more young people to pursue careers in security. Skills for Security will debut at The Security Event and Professional Security Officer Live 25-27 April 2023 at the NEC Birmingham. As part of Nineteen Group’s commitment to champion and increase employee opportunities for young people, a series of educational workshops and initiatives, live competitions will be hosted at the shows, as well as a collaborative networking hub. 

David Scott, Managing Director of Skills for Security comments “Skills for Security are delighted to partner with Nineteen Group as they have built a strong portfolio of events that truly aligns with our mission to improve the skills and standards for apprentices in the security sector. It is crucial we continue to collaborate with organisers and partners such as Nineteen Group who share our passion for driving forward apprentices and the skills agenda.” 

The Security Event (TSE) is the UK’s award winning commercial, enterprise and domestic security event and launching next year; Professional Security Office (PSO) Live will coincide with the event to extend its offering to the entire security buying chain, covering installers, integrators, consultants, end-users and security guarding professionals. Hosting 300+ world leading manufacturers and security suppliers and a world class content programme, TSE and PSO will be the UK’s most largest and notable security event in its sector in 2023.   

Tristan Norman, Group Director of Nineteen Group adds “We are thrilled that Skills for Security has chosen our shows as the leading platform to inspire and engage young people to be career ready. Our events aim to help build the core skills and the tools they need to succeed in work and life. This partnership will bring a new curriculum to the show and The Security Event and Professional Security Officer Live is well placed to unlock the potential and highlight the career opportunities for the future.” 

The Security Event and Professional Security Officer Live is part of the Safety & Security Event Series which also includes the National Cyber Security Show, Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event and The Workplace Event. Dedicated to the safety and security of people, places and assets – the portfolio of events will take place on 25-27 April 2023 at the NEC Birmingham.  


About Skills for Security 

Skills for Security is the sector skills body for the private security sector, providing training, information, advice, and guidance to employers, employees, and trainers. In recent years, Skills for Security has been expanding its partnerships with media companies and other organizations in order to reach a wider audience and promote careers in the security sector. Some of the notable partnerships include collaborations with IFSEC and Nineteen Group on their portfolio of security events, as well as other initiatives aimed at inspiring young people to pursue careers in the security sector. SfS has exciting plans for 2023 and is committed to continually improving the skills and standards for apprentices in the security industry. 


About Nineteen Group 

Nineteen Group is a dynamic and rapidly expanding trade show organiser based in the centre of Wimbledon. Backed by Phoenix Equity Partners, Nineteen connects tens of thousands of people across a number of trade shows, publications and digital products, inspiring our communities to grow. Operating across several markets including security, cyber, fire, safety, manufacturing and engineering, emergency response and retail, Nineteen Group is more than just a number with a successful team on an exciting journey of growth to become the UK’s leading organiser.  


For further enquiries:  

Maggie Law, Head of Marketing, Nineteen Group



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