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The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2017, Vigilance can report.

Now in their nineteenth year, the prestigious awards serve to recognise the outstanding achievements and invaluable contributions made by professionals working within the UK’s private security industry. The awards are presented in five different categories: Best Team, Outstanding Act, Service to the Customer, Best Newcomer and Best Use of Technology. This year, there were 33 fantastic winners across all five categories over the UK.


“Each year I am humbled to learn of the truly outstanding work undertaken by security officers in their daily roles and this year was no exception,” commented James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA. “These awards are a fantastic way to showcase the hard work and talent exhibited by individual officers and teams within the industry, ranging from life-saving actions to intelligent uses of new technology. The BSIA prides itself upon representing the very best in the security industry and these winners are a testament to the true quality of our members.”

The regional award presentations will be taking place across the UK over the coming months, with each of the winners being put forward to the national judging phase of the awards. The national winners will then be announced at the Association’s Annual Luncheon in London on July 12th.

The BSIA would like to thank Camberford Law plc – specialist insurance brokers to the security industry – who have sponsored the awards since their inception.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Regional Winners – BSIA Annual Security Personnel Awards 2017:

Best Newcomer

Erin Jackson – SecuriGroup Services – Scotland

John Moore – Robinson Services – Northern Ireland

Simon Searle – Vision Security Group – London

Service to the Customer

Paul Wignall – Guardforce Security Services – South East

Winston Cooper – Mitie Total Security Management – London

Phillip Hillman – Mitie Total Security Management – South West

Thomas Monteith – Sword Security – Northern Ireland

Stephen O’Connor – Vision Security Group – North West

Bill Stephen – Vision Security Group – Scotland

Abs Shabbir – Vision Security Group – South East

Tom Lewis – The Westgrove Group – Midlands

Best Team

Southampton General Hospital Security Team – Mitie Total Security Management – South East

North Bristol Trust Southmead – OCS UK Group Ltd - South West

Skypark Security Team – Palmaris Services Ltd – Scotland

VSG Sony Pictures Entertainment Team – Vision Security Group – London

Bullring Security Team – Vision Security Group – Midlands

JLL Bridgewater Place – Vision Security Group – North East

VSG Eagles Meadow Security Team – Vision Security Group – North West

Union Square Security Team – Vision Security Group – Scotland

Princes Quay Shopping Centre Team – The Westgrove Group - Yorkshire

Outstanding Act

Kimberly Gatenby – Mitie Total Security Management – North West

Peter Jebb – Robinson Services – Northern Ireland

Charles Stewart – SecuriGroup Services – Scotland

Steven Barthram – Vision Security Group – London

Don Murray and Kay Singh – Vision Security Group – Midlands

Joe Pearce – Vision Security Group – Midlands

John Atkins – Vision Security Group – North East

Oracle Shopping Centre Team – Vision Security Group – South East

Megin Dorrian – The Westgrove Group – North West

Best Use of Technology

Andrew Horner – Kings Security Systems – Yorkshire

Samson Ighodaro – Mitie Total Security Management – London

Steven McKenzie – SecuriGroup Services – Scotland

Jason Thomas – The Westgrove Group – South West