Sponsoring the ‘Outstanding Security Partnership’ category, Police CPI were in attendance at this year’s Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), hosted by the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
Recognising and rewarding companies, people, and innovation across the security sector, the OSPAs have been a showcase of excellence and innovation in security since 2015, with judging carried out by a panel of 28 independent experts from across the security industry.
Winners were announced on Thursday, 24th February 2022 at a black-tie dinner hosted by quiz master, presenter, and stand-up comedian Paul Sinha at the Royal Lancaster Hotel.
Overlooking Hyde Park, the host venue itself has recently demonstrated its support of safety and security by becoming the first hotel and London venue to receive a 5-star rating with Licensing SAVI, an accreditation initiative from Police CPI which aims to provide safer and more secure venues for managers, staff, customers, and local communities.
Among the finalists, Police CPI were pleased to support a number of Secured by Design member companies across the award categories, including CSL, CLD Fencing Systems, Heald, Paxton, Warrior Doors, and SmartWater with their SBD accredited product, SmartTag. SelectaDNA were also in attendance as the event's Trophy and Certificate Sponsor.
Michael Brooke, Police CPI, presented the award for the Outstanding Security Partnership to Mitie and West Midlands Police for the Birmingham City Centre Partnership, a successful security partnership that has delivered outstanding performance. He said: “Police CPI were delighted to sponsor the ‘Outstanding Security Partnership Award’ at the OSPAS this year. We have great appreciation for the value of partnership working, as it’s at the heart of all that we do as a crime prevention focused organisation. Congratulations to those involved. We hope the award raises the profile of their initiative, further leading to even greater success.”
Secured by Design member company Heald Ltd was thrilled to receive the award they were nominated for. MD Debbie Heald commented: “We are honoured to have won the OSPA award for Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer. We take extreme pride in the fact that we manufacture 100% of our products in the UK, this award is a real testament to our fabulous and dedicated team.
“I would like to extend my congratulations to all the other winners and those shortlisted.”
National SBD Manager Kenny McHugh was pleased to see member companies represented. “It’s fantastic to see so many Secured by Design member companies being recognised for their outstanding work. This type of work often goes under the radar, which is why industry awards like the OSPAs are so important - they highlight the innovation and partnership working that is ongoing every day to keep our communities safe.”
The categories and winners from the February 24th event are as follows:
Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director – sponsored by Bidvest Noonan
Laurence Perkins – University of Leicester
Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director – sponsored by Altia
Chris Middleton – ABM UK
Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer – sponsored by International Security Expo/The Security Event
Outstanding Security Team – sponsored by TrackTik
Valero Energy Team – Profile Security Services
Outstanding Security Consultant – sponsored by CIS
Outstanding Customer Service Initiative – sponsored by Securitas
Project Zeal – Mitie, Co-op and Nottinghamshire Police
Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator – sponsored by NSI
Outstanding Event Security Team – sponsored by Lodge Services Group
Edinburgh International Conference Centre Team – Croma Vigilant
Outstanding Security Training Initiative – sponsored by Skills for Security
Virtual Reality Training – Corps Security and MoonHub
Outstanding New Security Product – sponsored by NSI
Essential IP – BT Redcare
Outstanding Security Partnership – sponsored by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives
Birmingham City Centre Partnership – Mitie and West Midlands Police
Outstanding Young Security Professional – sponsored by ADS
James Bradley – Mitie
Outstanding Security Officer – sponsored by Corps Security
Hasan Afzal – Atlas Security
Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) – sponsored by Team Software
Outstanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative – sponsored by Assist Group and supported by SyCom
Corps Together Campaign – Corps Security
Lifetime Achievement – sponsored by The Security Institute
Police CPI wish to congratulate all finalists and winners of the OSPAs.
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