Counter Terror Awards

2019 Counter Terror Awards shortlist announced

Organisations from the UK and overseas will be recognised in twenty categories for their contributions to reducing the threat from global terrorism at the 2019 Counter Terror Awards, which will take place on March 5, 2019. The shortlisted organisations are:

Counter Terror Policing Award

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

Shortlist
Police Scotland
North East CTU
CTP South East
West Midlands CTU
Counter Terrorism Command (SO15)
Counter Terrorism Policing North West

Transport Security Award

sponsored by the Transported Asset Protection Association
Recognising the efforts of private and public sector organisations and the technology which assists in increasing security at airports, ports and borders.

Shortlist
Navtech Radar
Townscape
Plextek
L3 Security & Detection
Smiths Detection
SITA

Private Sector Contribution to Counter Terrorism Award

sponsored by Attack Insurance
Recognising an organisation or individual in the Private sector whose efforts have furthered the understanding of terrorist activities and assisted in developing effective prevention strategies

Shortlist
Allan Burnett, Operations Director, SecuriGroup
Will Geddes, ICP Group
Mark Warner, CEO, Faculty

Public Sector Contribution to Counter Terrorism Award

sponsored by Townscape
Recognising an organisation or individual in the Public/Charity sector whose efforts have furthered the understanding of terrorist activities and assisted in developing effective prevention strategies

Shortlist
Chief Superintendent Keith Gilert, Senior Police Adviser, Defence Science and Research Laboratory
Colonel Manuel Navarrete, Head of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC), Europol
Dr Karin von Hippel, Director General, RUSI

Terrorism Research Award

sponsored by Patriot One Technologies
Presented to an Academic Institution or Individual whose work has contributed to a better understanding of terrorist operations and ideologies

Shortlist
Flemish Peace Institute - Project SAFTE
Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) - Tracking German Neo-Nazism Through Music
RUSI - Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT)
University of Nottingham - Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism (CST)
Lancaster University - The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST)
Sheffield Hallam University - CENTRIC
United Nations Security Council - Brian Johnson Thomas

Threat Detection Award

sponsored by Esoteric
This award recognises products which assist in the detection and disruption of terrorist threats to the UK and its interests.

Shortlist
Patriot One Technologies - PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform
VWK9 LLC - Vapor Wake® Canines
Todd Research Ltd - TR15 +Smart Scan
Opgal - Therm-App
FLIR Systems- Griffin G510
Radio Physics Solutions - MiRTLE

Counter Terrorism Education Project

sponsored by KNect365 Learning
Presented to an organisation or partnership which has developed and implemented measures to help combat the threat of radicalisation in educational or religious institutions.

Shortlist
Transport for London / FORS - Security and Counter Terrorism’ eLearning module
University of St Andrews - Certificate in Terrorism Studies
Liverpool John Moores University - Counter-Terrorism Studies degree
Health Education England - e-LfH - Preventing Radicalisation (Mental Health)
Highfield e-learning / Counter Terrorism Policing

Counter Terrorism Project (International)

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

Shortlist
US Department of Homeland Security - Soft Targets and Crowded Places
Flemish Peace Institute - Project SAFTE Illicit Gun Markets and Firearms Acquisition of Terrorist Networks in Europe
European Council on Foreign Relations - EU Counter terrorism Cooperation with Tunisia and Mexico
RAND Europe - Tactical Approach to Counter Terrorists in Cities - (TACTICS)

Counter Terrorism Project (UK/Ireland)

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

Shortlist
Counter Terrorism Policing - ACT for Sport
Survivors Against Terror
NaCTSO - Sixty Second Security (Protect and Prepare)
National Crime Agency - Project Kraken
Institute for Economics & Peace - Global Terrorism Index
Police Scotland - Security Industry Safer Scotland (CT) Group

Emergency Services Award

sponsored by BLÜCHER
Presented to an Emergency Service (Police, Fire, Ambulance) which has implemented and tested a strategy to cope with terrorist attack

Shortlist
Northumbria Police / Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue / North East Ambulance Service
Counter Terrorism Policing North East / Yorkshire Ambulance Service / West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service / North West Ambulance Service

Information Technology in Counter Terrorism

sponsored by Getac
This award recognises the project which makes best use of information technology to assist in counter terror strategy

Shortlist
Faculty - Propaganda detection tool
Highfield eLearning - Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness
Visual Management Systems - TITAN AI Detect
Tech Against Terrorism

Perimeter Protection Award

Presented to the private sector organisation which has designed and/or installed physical security measures to protect buildings and individuals from terrorist attack

Shortlist
Marshalls Landscape Protection - Protective Street Furniture
Navtech Radar - AdvanceGuard
Frontier Pitts - Forcible Attacked Security Gates
Townscape - PAS 68 Counter terror HVM Blocks
Heald - Matador 6

Physical Security Award

This award recognises a product which, as part of an overall design, provides effective physical security to protect against and mitigate the effects of a terrorist attack

Shortlist
Integrated Designs - Fastlane Intelligates
ATG Access - Surface Guard system
Madico - SafetyShield
Townscape - PAS 68 Counter terror HVM Blocks
Hill & Smith Hardstaff Barriers

Cyber Security Award

Presented to an organisation which has developed effective technologies to protect against the threat of cyberterrorism

Shortlist
Surevine - Threatvine
APMG International - CDCAT
Pervade Software Ltd - Police Cyber Alarm™ / Response™
Visual Management Systems - Titan Secure

Awareness Campaign

Presented to a public or private sector organisation which has devised and delivered ans campaign which has increased awareness of a particular area of counter terrorism.

Shortlist
Kent Police - Rachel Marshall and Colin Maguire
Africa Security Forum - Reducing Radicalisation
Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)
Neighbourhood Watch - Terrorism campaign toolkit
TellMAMA - Measuring Anti Muslim Attacks
Counter Terrorism Policing UK - Communities Defeat Terrorism film

Best use of UAV Technology

Presented to the most innovative use of technology designed and developed for the purpose of protection against UAVs / hostile drones.

Shortlist
Flex Force Enterprises Inc. Dronebuster Block 3
DeTect Inc - Dronewatcher
Excelerate Group – eXstream
Coptrz - DJI AeroScope
Aaronia AG - AARTOS

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.

Shortlist
SP Services - Parabags
Kromek Group plc - D3S wearable gamma-neutron detector
Blücher GmbH - SARATOGA® CBRN Protective Coverall
FLIR Systems- Fido X2

Communication Systems Award

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

Shortlist
Frequentis AG - LifeX / ASGARD
Primetech - MultiNet communications system
Excelerate Group - UAV Streamer

Information Sharing Award

Recognising an organisation which has developed and introduced an effective information sharing strategy.

Shortlist
Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Centre/IHS MarKit - JTIC 2017 World Attack Index
Eurojust
EUROPOL - European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC)
Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) - Global Terrorism Index 2018


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 is 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 in association with the Security and Counter Terror Expo