The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) recently announced the national winners of this year’s Annual Security Personnel Awards.
These esteemed awards are now in their eighteenth year and serve to acknowledge the commendable and limitless contributions that security personnel make to the industry – and the wider community – each and every day. The awards recognise exceptional performances within the industry across five different categories: Best Team, Outstanding Act, Service to the Customer, Best Newcomer and Best use of Technology.
James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, commented: “The security industry remains essential in safeguarding our nation, the success of which is determined by the exceptional personnel that work within it. We at the BSIA pride ourselves on representing the very best of the security industry and the outstanding contributions made by this year’s award winners clearly demonstrates this.
“We receive a huge volume of nominations every year and the judging process is always very difficult. The standard of applications this year has been as high as ever and we are extremely proud to be associated with the talent displayed by our winners.”
The award presentations took place at the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on the 12th July 2016. The award ceremony celebrated the incredible achievements of security personnel, many of whom had gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety of the communities they protect. The awards were presented by the world’s first amputee ultra-distance runner, Chris Moon, who also delivered a moving and inspirational keynote speech.
The Annual Security Personnel Awards have been sponsored by Camberford Law plc – specialist insurance brokers to the security industry – since their inception.
David Ottewill, Managing Director of Camberford Law comments: “It is important to recognise and reward the hard work and efforts of those dedicated professionals within the Security Industry. As such, we were very proud to once again sponsor this year’s awards.”
The BSIA would like to thank Camberford Law plc for their ongoing support without which the awards would not be possible.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Service to the Customer
David Phillips – Westgrove Group
Joseph Thompson – Mitie Security Ltd
Ronnie Harkison – VSG
Roberta Sasnauskaite – VSG
Kevin Cooper – G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd
Leoni Bromfield – VSG
Saleh Akram and Martin Hall – VSG
Gary Nicholas – Westgrove Group
Siobhan Meenan – VSG
Ian Hewitt – Kings Security Systems Ltd
Stewart Judd – VSG
Best use of Technology
William Yau – VSG
David Harries – VSG
Nasser Mahmood – G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd
Redbridge College – Sight & Sound Security Solutions Ltd
Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing – Kings Security Systems Ltd
St David’s Shopping Centre – OCS Group UK Ltd