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17/03/2016 00:00
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: 

Best Newcomer

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

Best Team

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 

Outstanding Act

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