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18/03/2015 00:00
‘People to be proud of’: BSIA announces regional award winners

Ian MacLeish - winner of service to the customer, ScotlandThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2015. 

Now in their seventeenth year, the Security Personnel Awards serve to recognise the extraordinary achievements and long-term contributions made by professionals working within the UK’s private security industry and are presented across five different categories: Best Team, Outstanding Act, Service to the Customer, Best Newcomer and Best Use of Technology. This year’s regional round sees 33 winners awarded across all five categories in all regions of the UK. 

Commenting on the awards, James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, says: “Each year, the Security Personnel Awards serve to demonstrate the high calibre of individuals employed within our industry. These awards recognise a range of qualities, from quick thinking in an emergency to excellence in customer service and the successful use of creative solutions to solve problems on behalf of clients.  

“The BSIA prides itself upon representing the very best in the security industry and the outstanding contributions made by our regional award winners certainly show 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 in the coming months, with each of the regional winners being put forward to the national judging phase. The national winners will then be presented with their awards at the Association’s annual lunch in London on July 15th. 

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 2015:

Best Newcomer:

Clarence Hyman, Corps Security (London)

Paul Wilson, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (North East)

Alan Higgins, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (Scotland)

Robert Love, Sight & Sound Security Solutions Ltd (South East)

Service to the Customer

Ian McLeish, G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd (Scotland)

Mohammed Amal El-Hajji, Mitie Total Security Management (London)

Bryan Wilkinson, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (North West)

Clare Johnson, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (Yorkshire)

David Hunt, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (North East)

Philip McCready, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (Northern Ireland)

Donald Murray, VSG (Midlands)

Katy Adam, Westgrove Support Services Ltd (South West)

Richard Farley , Westgrove Support Services Ltd (South East)

Best Team 

SSE Ferrybridge Security Team, Mitie Total Security Management (Yorkshire)

Aerospace manufacturer Team, Mitie Total Security Management (Midlands)

Emerald Park Team, Securitas Services (UK) Ltd Security (South West)

Virgin Money Team, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (North East)

Queen's University Team, Sword Security NI Ltd (Northern Ireland)

Centrale Shopping Team, VSG (South East)

BNY Mellon Team, VSG (North West)

Silverburn Team, VSG (Scotland)

ITV Team, Wilson James Ltd (London)

Outstanding Act

Aberafan Shopping Centre Team, OCS Group UK Ltd (South West)

Darren Pounder/Mark Clifton Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (Yorkshire)

Victor Reay, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (North West)

Robert Gray, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (North East)

Adam Murphy Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (Northern Ireland)

Tim Prodger, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (London)

Chris Fielding, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (Midlands)

Mark Mason, Sight & Sound Security Solutions Ltd (South East)

Gerard Gallaher / James McDougal, VSG (Scotland)

Best Use of Technology

James Belk, Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd (Scotland)

Marcin Bereza, VSG (London)