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9th October 2019 Issue no. 478
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BSIA recognises incredible contributions of Security Personnel
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2016.
The Security Personnel Awards, which are now in their eighteenth year, serve to recognise the incredible achievements and long-term 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, 34 winners have been awarded across all five categories in all regions of the UK.
Commenting on the awards, James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, said: "The Security Personnel Awards are presented to individuals in recognition of some exceptional achievements, from quick thinking in an emergency, to excellence in customer service. This year's award winners represent the very best of the security industry and demonstrate how high the calibre of individuals employed in our industry is.
"The BSIA prides itself upon representing the very best of the security industry and the outstanding contributions made by our regional award winners certainly shows that our members employ people to be proud of. We are extremely honoured to be associated with the talent displayed by our winners and look forward to presenting them with their awards."
The award presentations will take place across the UK over the coming months, with each of the regional winners being put forward to the national judging phase. The national winners will then be invited to receive their award 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 2016:
Ian Hewitt - Kings Security - Yorkshire
Samuel Taiwo - OCS Group UK Ltd - North West
Kyle McGowan - Robinson Services Ltd - Northern Ireland
Stewart Judd - VSG - London
Siobhan Meenan - VSG - Midlands
Martin Paton - VSG - Scotland
Anthony Hathaway - VSG - South East
Service to the Customer
Matthew Obeng - Mitie Security Ltd - South East
Joseph Thompson - Mitie Security Ltd - South West
TATA Steel - Securitas Security Services Ltd - Yorkshire
Roberta Sasinauskaite - VSG - London
Ronnie Harkison - VSG - Scotland
Steve Smith - Westgrove Group - Midlands
David Phillips - Westgrove Group - North West
Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing - Kings Security - Yorkshire
Durham University - Mitie Security Ltd - North East
Fujitsu - Mitie Security Ltd - Northern Ireland
Oxford University - Mitie Security Ltd - South East
St David's Shopping Centre Team - OCS Group UK Ltd - South West
Redbridge College - Sight & Sound Security Solutions Ltd - London
Savills New Square Shopping Centre - VSG - Midlands
St Enoch Shopping Centre - VSG - Scotland
Runcorn Shopping Centre - Westgrove Group - North West
Kevin Cooper - G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd - North West
Liam Flynn - Securitas Security Services Ltd - Northern Ireland
Valerijs Trifonovs - UniTrust Protection Services (UK) Ltd - South East
Leoni Bromfield - VSG - London
Saleh Akram / Martin Hall - VSG - Midlands
Robert Gibb - VSG - Scotland
Gary Nicholas - Westgrove Group - Yorkshire
Best Use of Technology
Nasser Mahmood - G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd - London
William Yau - VSG - Midlands
WestQuay Shopping Centre - VSG - South East
Scott Hazlehurst - Westgrove Group - North West
For more information about the BSIA's Security Personnel Awards, or for more information about the BSIA, please visit www.bsia.co.uk
23rd March 2016