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Published: September 14, 2012

Pilgrims Group’s Training Division has been recognised by industry, with the company being shortlisted in the ‘Security Training Initiative of the Year’ category for the 2012 Security Excellence Awards.

Pilgrims’ Security Awareness in Fragile Environments (SAFE) course, specifically built and delivered for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), has been highlighted by the judging panel, which comprise of representatives from all areas of security, including end users, academics and the policing sector.

Now in its 14th year, the awards aim to highlight the very best people, projects and processes the UK’s security sector has to offer.

Pilgrims reassessed its approach to training in late 2009, devising a new strategy and turning the traditional approach to training on its head. The result is a dynamic and effective training method that delivers consistently high results and reality based training for a wide range of markets.

“Pilgrims takes a unique approach to training and we’re delighted that the hard work of our team has been recognised by the awards’ judging panel,” says Pilgrims’ Director of Operations, David Freear.

Pilgrims has built a reputation for protecting businesses, NGOs and journalists working in unpredictable, high threat environments. Over the last two years, the company has provided training at locations in South America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Russia, Australasia, the USA and the UK.

“Pilgrims’ training courses are not only bespoke but flexible. We are the acknowledged leaders in hostile environment training and apply our experience at this level through all our courses to give our delegates the confidence they need.”

The awards ceremony will take place at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel this October. The event is organised by United Business Media and hosted by online news portal, info4security.