President and Executive Director of global security company honoured with award

President and Executive Director of global security company honoured with award

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Sir William Gallagher, President and Executive Director of the Gallagher Group, was honoured with an award at The Security Event 2023 by event organisers, Nineteen Group.

Sir William – who throughout a 60-year career in the industry has demonstrated exceptional vision, innovation and leadership – was recognised with the ‘Contribution to the Security Industry’ accolade whilst at the show.

The Security Event took place at the NEC Birmingham between 25-27 April 2023.

Gallagher: Setting the standard

News of the award comes as the Gallagher Group celebrates its 85th anniversary – commenting on both this incredible business milestone and his personal achievement, Sir William said: “What an honour to receive this award.

“Over the course of my career, I have been privileged to have been able to build upon the company that my father set up back in 1938.

“Through his invention of the electric fence, Gallagher has been able to forge a successful global company across the animal management and security industries.

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“No one sets a higher standard in the security industry than Gallagher Security. As the Gallagher Group celebrates our 85th anniversary, I am immensely proud of the company culture we have cultivated – a culture of excellence, a culture of innovation and a culture of challenging ourselves to go further to solve critical, real world problems.”

“We are honoured to recognise Sir William’s contributions”

Tristan Norman, Group Director, Nineteen Group added: “Sir William Gallagher is synonymous with the security industry, wielding formidable expertise and pioneering innovations that propel our illustrious global security community forward.

“Without reservation, I believe Sir William is the rightful recipient of the inaugural ‘Contribution to the Security Industry Award’.  

“This award is a testament to his unwavering dedication and passion for the security industry as well as his contributions over many decades which have played a significant role in shaping the industry into what it is today.

“Sir William’s expertise and knowledge have been instrumental in helping the industry adapt to changing technologies and emerging threats and his leadership has inspired many others to follow in his footsteps.

“We are honoured to recognise Sir William’s contributions and look forward to his continued impact on the security industry for years to come.”

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