Nick was presented with a Special Award for Outstanding Service during BSIA’s Annual Luncheon
A security guard has been presented with a prestigious award from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) for his immense bravery following an incident where he was attacked on shift while on duty as a cash-in-transit courier.
Nick Lyons has been working as part of a cash-in-transit crew for security company, Loomis, for a number of years. In Spring of 2013, Nick fell victim to a violent attack whilst on shift. During a routine cash drop, he was approached from behind by an offender and assaulted. Nick continued to maintain his grip on the cash box as the offender continued to attack him.
Following a continued struggle, Nick managed to break free of the offender and secured himself and the cash box. Once he was secure, the offender realised that the attack had failed and escaped empty handed.
Head of Risk for Loomis UK Limited, Robert Johnson, praises Nick for his actions: “Thankfully, Nick was not injured during the attack and to some extent this is due to his previous experience when under attack, the ongoing training that is delivered to our crews and his quick thinking in bringing the incident to a satisfactory conclusion.
“Nick is a very experienced and solid member of the team that always acts in a professional manner. He is a respected by managers and colleagues alike, works well under pressure and has proven that he can be relied upon during the most stressful and traumatic of situations.”
Nick was presented with a Special Award for Outstanding Service by Baroness Smith of Basildon, in a glittering ceremony held at the British Security Industry Association’s Annual Luncheon, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on July 16th.
Commenting on his win, Nick said: “Thank you very much for recognising me for this award. Raids are part of the job - they are something I've learnt to deal with, otherwise I wouldn't still be doing the job 25 years on”.