Tony Morgan, the founder of the Wessex Group of companies based in Shaftesbury that includes Wessex Fire and Security, Wessex Electricals and Wessex Building Services, received the Peter Greenwood Award for outstanding contribution to the Security and Fire Systems Industry on 24th October. The award was presented by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, Don Randall and Una Riley, Past Master and guardian of the award, at the Fire and Security Association’s annual dinner at the magnificent Drapers Hall in the City of London.
The event was attended by the great and good of the security and risk management industries including Baroness Henig of Lancaster CBE (chairman of the government authorised Security Industry Authority), ECA president Diane Johnson, Secretary Institute Chairman Mike Bluestone, BSIA chief executive James Kelly – to name but a few.
Stefan Hay, head of the Fire and Security Association said; “Tony has worked tirelessly for decades and at every level to improve standards in the security and fire systems industry, both at educational and technical level. He has worked on numerous projects and initiatives over his long career and has helped to improve the business environment for security and fire systems installers. He is recognised as one of the true leaders and absolute gentlemen of our industry and the judge’s decision to give this award to Tony was unanimous.”
Tony started his own electrical business back in 1963 and in 1972 he formed Wessex Electricals in Shaftesbury. Steadily growing the business, his company built an enviable reputation throughout the South and South West Counties for delivering an excellent friendly service with true value. Upon this foundation and after years of steady expansion Tony formed Wessex Alarms in 1984 (now named Wessex Fire and Security). His success continued to grow and now the Wessex Group of companies based in North Dorset has sales in excess of £25 million and employs over 320 personnel.