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BSIA recognises security personnel for the 2020 British Security Awards

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the regional winners of the security personnel categories for the British Security Awards.

BSIA-OnlineAwards-20Security personnel regional winners will be put forward to this year’s BSA Online 2020 awards ceremony, to be held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic – more on that can be found below.

Celebrating excellence in the security industry, the British Security Awards demonstrates the outstanding work of the UK’s industry personnel, both on a regional and national scale. The winners reflect those who have gone above and beyond their everyday call of duty.

The live event will feature the announcement of the winners of 15 categories, covering security personnel and business achievements, with each winner being announced by the award sponsor. The awards will also feature special guest, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick who will be presenting awards in the bravery category.

Sponsored by Camberford Underwriting, the security personnel categories have served to recognise the talent, dedication, skills, and bravery within the industry for over two decades. Each year the BSIA is inundated with some truly inspiring entries and the numbers remain high for 2020, despite the effects of COVID19. This year’s regional winners have exhibited some truly outstanding acts of bravery, customer service, teamwork and forward thinking from across the United Kingdom representing a broad spectrum of BSIA members and their clients.

Mike Reddington, Chief Executive, BSIA said: “Although the world is presently facing difficult times, we should not forget to celebrate the excellence demonstrated within our industry. The industry’s activities are to keep both the public and property safe and together we are the voice of the professional security industry.

“Security personnel are, more often than we think, first on scene if an incident or emergency occurs and those operators show true quality and professionalism in their actions. This year’s winners are no exception and I would like to congratulate them all on their remarkable achievements.

“As always judging nominations is a tough task, especially as the quality levels are exceptionally high this year. Everyone who has entered should be immensely proud of their efforts and we wish the regional winners luck as they move forward to the national arena.”

The 2020 British Security Awards winners of the regional security personnel categories are:

Best Newcomer

  • Mitie – London, East Midlands

Best Team

  • G4S – Yorkshire
  • MAN Commercial Protection – Midlands
  • Mitie – London, East Midlands, North West, Scotland, South West
  • Westgrove Group – South East

Outstanding Act

  • G4S – North East, South East, Yorkshire
  • MAN Commercial – Midlands (joint winner)
  • Mitie – London, East Midlands, Northern Ireland, South West, Wales
  • Westgrove Group – Midlands (joint winner), North West

Service to the Customer

  • G4S – Yorkshire, East of England
  • Mitie – London, East Midlands, North West, Scotland, South East
  • Westgrove Group – Midlands

Security Manager of the Year

  • G4S – London
  • MAN Commercial Protection – Midlands
  • Mitie – East Midlands, North East
  • Westgrove Group – North West

British Security Awards to move to an online broadcast for 2020

Due to the uncertainly of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the Association’s British Security Awards event, which was due to take place on 1 July in London, will now take place as an online Broadcast event for this year only, and will be going live to over 12,000 active participants from across the industry.

Winners will be sent their trophies after the event and finalists will also receive a medal of recognition.

Mike Reddington, Chief Executive, BSIA, said: “The British Security Awards is a major event in the industry calendar and due to the unforeseen circumstances of the last three months, we will now be hosting this event online.

“The British Security Awards Online 2020 promises to be a fantastic showcase of talent and expertise from the industry, and we are honoured that the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick will also be taking part in the proceedings.

“Despite the most challenging issue of our lifetime, our members have still managed to present us with a large number of award nominees, and it is only right that we continue to honour both their commitment and the achievements of their employees in the most fitting way we can.”

Sponsoring the Awards are: Texecom (Installer of the Year), Optex (Best Use of Technology), Innovise (Business of the Year), NSI (Apprentice of the Year), Camberford Underwriting (Security Personnel), SaferCash (Industry Bravery)

More information can be found here.

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