|Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) are being encouraged to submit their nominations for 2016’s Security Personnel Awards, with the deadline just over three months away.
These prestigious awards are presented every year in both regional and national rounds of judging. The awards serve to acknowledge the commendable and limitless contributions that security personnel make each and every day. They are awarded across five categories: Service to the Customer, Outstanding Act, Best Newcomer, Best use of Technology and Best Team which enables a wide variety of exceptional performances to be recognised.
Camberford Law Plc – specialist insurance brokers to the security industry – have sponsored the Security Personnel Awards since their inception seventeen years ago. Speaking of the awards, David Ottewill, Managing Director of Camberford Law commented: “It is important to recognise and reward the hard work and efforts of those dedicated professionals within the security industry. As such, we were very proud to once again sponsor this year’s awards .”
The 2015 awards saw 33 high-calibre regional winners and 13 outstanding national winners scoop awards for their contributions to community safety and maintaining the industry’s favourable reputation. Some of the inspirational achievements included life-saving actions, exceptional customer service and using innovative technology.
James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA commented: “There is a huge amount of talent on show in our industry and we take great pride in helping to recognise the achievements of the professional men and women that help to safeguard our nation.
“The awards are a fantastic opportunity for our member companies to showcase the talents of personnel who go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis in order to deliver the best possible standard of service. Security personnel are the public face of our industry; the standards of professionalism that they embody is key to the continued growth of consumer trust in our industry and should be rewarded.”
“Traditionally, the awards have been dominated by the larger companies operating in the security industry; however, over the past few years, a number of small and medium sized companies have been presented with some of the most coveted awards. I strongly encourage members of all sizes to participate in nominating their employees.”
The deadline for nominations for the 2016 awards is the 30th October 2015, with the judging of the regional awards taking place throughout December. Those successful in the regional rounds will then progress to the national round of judging which takes place in March 2016. The national award winners will be invited to attend the BSIA’s flagship event – the Association’s Annual Luncheon – where they will be presented with their awards in front of some of the industry’s most influential people. Awards are customarily awarded by the Association’s Guest of Honour, which in the past has included members of the Royal Family, senior MPs and Cabinet Ministers, senior Police officials and celebrities.
The winners and their employers receive positive publicity in local and regional media, as well as comprehensive coverage in the security trade press.
BSIA members of the Security Guarding, CVIT, Police and Public Services, Leisure Industry, Specialist Services or Crowd Management sections can nominate their outstanding personnel by downloading a nomination form here, or by calling 0845 389 3889.