High-profile speakers added to the OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit Programme

Jan 23, 2020News

The third OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the NSI, takes place on Wednesday, 26th February 2020 at the Royal Lancaster London and the event organisers have today added key influencers to the line-up of speakers.

Stuart Wright, Chair of the UK Living Wage Advisory Council will address ‘Why pay a Real Living Wage and the benefits and implications for the security sector’.  Stuart will provide a background to the Real Living Wage, the impact it has on people and services and why paying it could be right for your company, people and society.   His talk will also cover hours worked, notice of shifts, sickness, staff turnover, productivity and morale – whilst exploring could the security sector do more and gain more from the Real Living Wage?

The Approved Contractor Scheme has always been a focus of attention in terms of raising standards. An  area of concern emerging is the role of some labour providers operating outside the remit of the ACS: concern is providers are engaging people on illegally low pay, who may not be adequately screened, and who may well be poorly trained in the task, or even elements of rogue labour –  a threat to security.  Ian Todd, Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority will cover ‘The role of the regulator in promoting best employment practice’ he will explore how can this threat be managed and what is the role of the regulator?

Commenting on the event Director and Founder of the OSPAs Professor Martin Gill said “The security sector is sometimes viewed as its own worst enemy.  New developments, including technologies, offer enormous scope for improvement, yet these are often shunned as standards and practices are too slow to catch-up, and because some stakeholders lack vision or protect partisan interests at the expense of public good”.

Gill further added “the event will tackle these issues head on, engaging with controversy, providing a platform for thinking differently; examining what should the collective industry response be, whether the regulators could/should do more and the appropriateness of those responses.”

Additional speakers will be added to the programme in due course, but those wishing to help shape the future of the industry are urged not to delay in booking.

Doors to the Thought Leadership Summit will open at 11:15, lunch will be provided, and an exhibition of products and services will be on display. The event will finish at 17:00 and the OSPAs Awards dinner will follow at 18:45

Places at the Summit are limited. Book your Summit Delegate place for £45 + VAT including lunch, entrance to the exhibition and afternoon refreshments at: https://uk.theospas.com/summit2020/

Exhibition space is also available to those wishing to promote their products and services to a diverse audience of stakeholders.

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