Professor Martin Gill
Professor Martin Gill
Perpetuity Research and Founder of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards

Martin Gill is the director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International. He started the company back in 2002 when it was formally launched by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. Martin is also a Professor of Criminology and, for over two decades, has been actively involved in a range of studies relating to different aspects of crime and its prevention. In days gone by he has studied victims, the police service and the probation service and looked at different ways in which the community manages crime (or tries to). He has a particular interest in business crime and the security sector. Alongside his colleagues at Perpetuity Research, the study projects with which he has been involved include the causes of false burglar alarms, why fraudsters steal, the effectiveness of CCTV, the effectiveness of security officers, how companies protect their brand image and the generators of illicit markets and stolen goods. Martin launched – and has since led- the Security Research Initiative which engages leading organisations in the security sector. Topics focused on to date have included the procurement of security and the value of security. Martin also launched the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) around the globe and has run twice-weekly OSPAs Thought Leadership Webinars throughout the pandemic. Martin is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of The Security Institute and a member of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (and a Freeman of the City of London).

The Protection & Asset Management Series,
will run for seven consecutive Wednesdays from October 2021. The series also includes: