20 British Security Industry Association (BSIA) members were recognised for their commitment to providing top-class security products and services at this year’s esteemed Security and Fire Excellence Awards, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
The event, which was held on Wednesday 23rd November, saw BSIA members shortlisted in 19 out of 28 categories, with four members receiving accolades in their respective groups. The awards – organised by UBM and supported by IFSEC International and FIREX International – are now in their 18th year and serve to recognise the outstanding people, projects and technology that have graced the industry.
This year, the BSIA was proud to sponsor the award for ‘Security Project or Installation of the Year’, with security company SPIE receiving the accolade for their project ‘Securing Safety with Spend to Save’.
James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, was one of the judges on this year’s extensive judging panel.
Speaking about the awards, he commented: “There was a huge amount of talent to choose from at this year’s awards, with nominees demonstrating their commitment to ensuring the UK’s private security sector continues to thrive and develop in a positive direction. I was also proud to see so many BSIA members being shortlisted this year, showcasing the wealth of experience our members have in a variety of specialisms, including contributions to standards, technological developments, customer care and collaboration.”
This year, ‘The Peter Greenwood Security Award’, which was a Fire and Security Association Award, was given to Andy Gilmore of BSIA member AAI Security. Speaking about his accolade, Andy enthused: “I was totally humbled when I learnt that not only had I been nominated for the Peter Greenwood Award, but had won the award amongst stiff competition made up of people, who in my opinion, are more worthy than me. The electronic security sector has been a passion of mine for more years than I can recall and I am pleased that my peers feel that my input has been to the benefit of all.”
BSIA member MITIE Total Security Management took home the award for ‘Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology’ for their work with Northumbrian Water, while Jason Costello, a Security Manager for MITIE, was announced as ‘Security Manager of the Year’. BSIA member Pilgrims Group was given the ‘International Achievement Award’ for their work with Harris Communications in developing a Secure Communications Programme in Afghanistan.
The 20 member companies that were shortlisted for this year’s awards were:
- AAI Security
- Cardinal Security Services Limited
- CSL Connected Partners
- FOUR Group
- G4S Secure Solutions
- GJD Manufacturing
- Honeywell Security and Fire
- Kings Security
- Magenta Security Services
- Mitie Total Security Management
- Pilgrims Group
- Swift Fire and Security
- Tyco Security Products
- VPS UK Ltd