Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
July 21, 2017

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BSIA Awards

Mike Tennent of Tavcom Training wins posthumous industry contribution award – all winners revealed

The late Mike Tennent has been honoured at this year’s BSIA awards ceremony.

Mike, who sadly passed away in May, founded Tavcom Training in 1994 and built what is now widely recognised as the leader in training provision for physical security systems in the UK.

The company has an increasingly global footprint too. With the help of local partners, Tavcom courses are now available to students in Dubai, Ghana, Singapore, Kuwait, Oman, South Africa and the US.

IFSEC Global also recognised Mike for his ‘lifetime of positive influence in the security industry‘ in our latest  Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017.

The awards were handed out at the BSIA Annual Luncheon at the Grand Connaught Rooms on 12 July.

“It is a huge pleasure to formally recognise the contributions of this year’s winners, all of whom have made a lasting impression on the security industry through their dedication, commitment and passion,” said  Dirk Wilson, director of Sector Security Services Ltd and the BSIA’s Police and Public Services Section Chairman.

Find out who won the other awards below:

Chairman’s Awards

  • Contribution to the Industry: Mike Tennent, Tavcom Training
  • Contribution to Standards: Tim Geddes, former chairman, BSIA’s security systems section
  • Contribution to the Community: David Cain and Fiona Noble, Sword Security NI
  • Contribution to Training: Lucie Banham, Banham Group
  • Contribution to Exporting: GJD Manufacturing

Security Personnel Awards

Service to the Customer

  • Special Commendation: Phillip Hillman, Mitie Total Security Management
  • Runner Up: Winston Cooper, Mitie Total Security Management
  • Overall Winner: Tom Lewis , The Westgrove Group

Outstanding Act

  • Special Commendation: Charles Stewart, SecuriGroup Services
  • Runner Up: John Atkins, Vision Security Group (VSG)
  • Overall Winner: Megin Dorrian, The Westgrove Group

Best Newcomer

  • Special Commendation: John Moore, Robinson Services
  • Runner Up: Erin Jackson, SecuriGroup Services
  • Overall Winner: Simon Searle, Vision Security Group (VSG)

Best Use of Technology

  • Special Commendation: Jason Thomas , The Westgrove Group
  • Runner Up: Steven McKenzie, SecuriGroup Services
  • Overall Winner: Andrew Horner, Kings Security Systems

Best Team

  • Special Commendation: JLL Bridgewater Place, Vision Security Group (VSG)
  • Runner Up: North Bristol Trust Southmead, OCS UK Ltd Group
  • Overall Winner: Union Square Security Team, Vision Security Group (VSG)

Apprentice Installer Awards

  • Overall winner: Corrie Stewart, Connelly Security Systems
  • Joint runners-up: Callum Walker and Craig McAdorey, Kings Security

Special Awards for Outstanding Service

  • Daniel Hennell & Paul Cockerham, CIT drivers, G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd

(Inaugural) Security Business Awards

  • International Partnership Award: Concept Smoke Screen Ltd (Special commendation: GJD)
  • Environmental Award: Printwaste Recycling & Shredding (special commendation: Magenta Security Services)
  • Innovative Security Project of the Year Award: CSL, for the CSL Connected project

Find out more about the awards and why the winners were picked, visit the BSIA’s news section.

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