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The Security Event

8 - 10 April 2025 | NEC Birmingham, UK


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Lisa Baskott

Lisa Baskott

Founder & CEO, 2nd Line of Defence

Prior to starting 2nd Line of Defence, Lisa had a 20-year career in B2B media, specialising in publishing, TV, online and mobile advertising.

As part of a commitment to serving her community, Lisa has been a serving Magistrate for 12 years; she sits as a Presiding Justice in both the Adult and Youth Courts in Sussex.  In October 2021, Lisa became one of 7 newly appointed regional Inclusion and Diversity Magistrates (IDM), representing the SE of England. IDM's contribute to a range of diversity work within the judiciary to provide a source of good equality and diversity practice for their colleagues.

Lisa became a qualified Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed door supervisor in September 2021. She is known for her commitment to advancing diversity and inclusivity within the private security industry (especially getting more women into the frontline security sector). She has written numerous articles on the subject, been interviewed by industry-specific and generalist podcast hosts, as well as making appearances on national television and radio.

In 2023, Lisa was named one of the 100 most influential businesswomen in the UK. The f: Entrepreneur#ialso100 campaign highlights, champions, and celebrates 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs across the UK who are wearing many hats and doing many inter-connecting roles, with a specific focus on community and sustainability. She also won the ‘Best New Business’ category of the national Enterprise Vision Awards 2023 (EVAs).

In June 2023 Lisa became a board member of the National Security Skills Board, working alongside industry leaders to further professionalise the private security industry. In September 2023, she was made a Board Director of the Safer Business Network, a Community Interest Company, which coordinates and administers several award-winning business crime reduction partnerships (BCRPs) across some of London's most challenging and diverse boroughs. In addition to the role, Lisa sits on the Women’s Night Safety Charter steering group.

Lisa acts as an external advisor and ‘critical friend’ to the British Transport Police on their Police Race Action Plan and initiatives around preventing violence against women and girls. In December 2023, she was invited to the steering group of Racial Equality in Live Music Events Licensing and the National Events Safety roundtable by Amy Lame, Night Car, Greater London Authority (London City Hall).


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