Axis Security’s Iris Groenewald has been nominated for the 2019 Women in Security Awards.
Professional Security Magazine’s Women in Security Awards recognise and honour the accomplishments, value and contributions of women within the wider world of security. David Mundell, Axis Security’s Managing Director is pleased to see Iris Groenewald’s ongoing contribution recognised: “As a Site Supervisor at St Paul’s Cathedral, Iris’ patient and professional manner has resulted in marked improvements on site. She is also positively supporting the officers who report to her, conducts herself with the utmost professionalism and leads by example.
However, David believes that her impact reaches beyond this: “Iris is increasing the safety of visitors to St Paul’s and the wider public in the surrounding areas with new procedures that she has implemented to help reduce London crime rates. Her approach to security on site is also helping vulnerable people in the area.”
Iris has introduced a new ‘People Watch’ process to help the security team identify and approach vulnerable individuals to ensure they get the help they require. Iris has increased the operational efficiency of the security team during her tenure at St Pauls and has also improved the security response policies of the Cathedral to stay ahead of emerging security threats.
St Paul's Cathedral, is one of the most famous and recognisable sights of London, attracting approximately 4,000 visitors every day and it is a venue for high profile events including those attended by the Royal family and London Mayors. Iris plays a key organisational role with managerial briefings and security preparation.
The Women in Security Awards will were announced on the 12th September.
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