Counter Terror Awards

Shortlist announced for inaugural Counter Terror Awards

The shortlist for the first Counter Terror Awards has been announced. Organisations from the UK and overseas will be recognised in ten categories for their contributions to reducing the threat from global terrorism.

The Awards, which take place on March 6 at Security and Counter Terror Expo, Olympia, will be presented by former Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, who continues to take a strong interest in all his areas of former responsibility and now makes regular contributions to Government policy from the backbenches in Parliament.

Outstanding Contribution to Counter Terrorism

sponsored by SeeQuestor
Recognising an organisation or individual from either the private or government sector whose contribution to worldwide anti-terrorism efforts had been outstanding.

Richard Barrett OBE, United Nations
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead, National Police Chiefs Council
Debbie Heald MBE, Managing Director, Heald UK
Chief Constable Simon Cole, Leicestershire Police Force
Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

Counter Terror Policing Award

sponsored by Safetell
Recognising the efforts of the Police sector in combatting domestic terrorism through prevention strategies and operational excellence

Civil Nuclear Constabulary
National Counter Terrorism Policing - ACT (Action Counters Terrorism)
City of London Police - Project Servator
Bedfordshire Police - ‘Cross the Line’ App

Counter Terrorism Education Project

sponsored by Hesco Group
Presented to an organisation or partnership which has developed and implemented measures to help combat the threat of radicalisation in educational or religious institutions.

Salvas Learning - Run-Hide-Survive™
Faith Matters - Supporting Affected Families from Extremism
Africa Security Forum (UK) - Africa Diaspora CT Project
National Counter Terrorism Policing - ACT for Youth: RUN HIDE TELL
University of St Andrews - Terrorism Studies programme
Institute for Strategic Dialogue - Extreme Dialogue Educational Resources

Counter Terrorism Project

sponsored by PA Consulting
Presented to a governmental organisation or public/private partnership which has developed and implemented an effective counter terrorism strategy or awareness campaign.

Police Scotland - Protect & Prepare
Fife Council - ‘Counter Terrorism and Your Safety’
Counter Extremism Project - Digital Disruption
CitizenAID™ - Early response initiative
Compass Group - Staff Training & Awareness Initiative

Counter Terrorism IT Product

sponsored by Audax Global Solutions
This award recognises the Information Technology product which has been proven to assist in counter terror strategy and preventing cyber terrorism.

BrainChip Inc - BrainChip Studio Forensic Search Software
Cognitec Systems GmbH - FaceVACS-DBScan LE
Patriot One (UK) - PATSCAN CMR Concealed Weapon Detection
Tactical Electronics - CORE System Thermal Fusion Technology
HGH Infrared Systems - Cyclope Automatic Intrusion Tracking Software

Perimeter Protection Award

sponsored by the Perimeter Security Suppliers Association
Presented to the private sector organisation which has designed and/or installed physical security measures to protect buildings and individuals from terrorist attack

Abloy - CLIQ® Connect / Protec2 CLIQ® Introduction Key Control
Bradbury Group - Vertex Gates
Navtech Radar - AdvanceGuard perimeter surveillance system
Frontier Pitts - Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Side Folding Bollard
Heald - Matador surface-mount automatic bollard system

CBRNE Product Award

Presented to the product which has the potential to to provide effective protection for emergency services and/or civilians against attack from Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear weapons.

FLIR Systems - FLIR identiFINDER R440
Mirion technologies- SPIR-Ace RIID
Avon Protection Systems - NH15 Combo Escape Hood

Communications Systems Award

sponsored by the Heald
This award recognises communication systems and their potential to assist organisations in both threat detection and post-terrorism communication between governmental and emergency service organisations

Audax Global Solutions - BioAx Body Cameras
goTenna - Secure digital tactical mesh networking radio
Primetech - MultiNet Comms ground communications solutions
State Security Networks Group / AirBus / Motorola Roaming

Transport Security Award

Recognising the efforts of private and public sector organisations and the technology which assists in increasing security at airports, ports and borders.

Regal Maritime Solutions
ATG Access
Stobart Air
Amulet Ballistic Barriers
Smiths Detection

UAV Product Award

Presented to the most innovative product developed for the purpose of protection against hostile drones.

Drone Defence - SkyFence™ electronic countermeasures system
Robin Radar Systems - ELVIRA® Drone Detection Radar
OpenWorks Engineering Ltd - SkyWall Counter Drone Technology
PDA Electronics - Repulse®
Blighter Surveillance Systems - AUDS (Anti-UAV Defence System)


The Counter Terror Awards will recognise strategies, procedural excellence and technologies which help to mitigate the threats from terrorism

Acts of terrorism are designed to influence an audience beyond the immediate victims, and have been used throughout history to strike fear into the population.

The tragic and despicable events of the early 21st Century have forced the international community to act. Increasingly sophisticated strategies and technologies are being employed by organisations throughout the world in order to counter the threat.

Recognising Counter Terror Strategy

The Counter Terror Awards will be staged to recognise the efforts of organisations in both the public and private sectors and their contributions to counter terror strategy in the UK and overseas, as well as the vital role played by the military and emergency services in mitigating terrorist threats and striving to keep the public safe.

The Counter Terror Awards are supported by Counter Terror Business magazine and will take place for the first time on 6th March 2018, in association with the Security and Counter Terror Expo