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The 2023 WorldSkills UK Winners!

Updated: Apr 22

The 2023 WorldSkills UK finals for Electronic Security Systems and Fire Alarm Systems, took place on 15th and 16th November at Wigan and Leigh College. The 16 finalists coming all the way from the regional heats to the semi-final stage at IFSEC in May, before the final stage in Wigan.

Skills for Security are the organising partner for the competition, with Director of Technical Training, Darrell Gilmour, co-ordinating the two-day finals, which culminated with the awards ceremony at Bridgewater Hall, in Manchester, on the evening of Friday 17th. The finals were judged by representatives from the NSI and SSAIB and as can be seen below, Skills for Security apprentices took the top two spots in Security and the runner up spot in Fire. The finalists below are all invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel, Park Lane, London, on 4th December, where their accomplishments will be celebrated by the wider industry.

Congratulations to all finalists across both competitions.

The finalists are:

Electronic Security Systems - winners

  • Matt Edmondson – Skills for Security (DCA Security Systems)

  • Harry Dickson – Skills for Security (EFT Systems)

  • Stephen Hyland – Dalkia (Belfast Met)

  • Jamie Pearson – King Communications (New College Lanarkshire)

Fire Detection and Alarm Systems competition EoT winners

  • Ross Black – New Colege Lanarkshire (Fortress Security )

  • Nicholas Alan– Skils for Security (CSS)

  • Jonathan Wilde – Hopwood Hal (Poppy Fire)

  • Gianluca Mori – Banham Academy (Banham Security)

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