BSIA Security Personnel Awards are presented in five different categories: Best Team, Outstanding Act, Service to the Customer, Best Newcomer and Best Use of Technology
BSIA Security Personnel Awards recognise achievements & contributions made by UK’s private security industry professionals

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.

Winners represent best of UK security industry

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 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 BSIA prides itself upon representing the very best of the security industry and the outstanding contributions made by our regional award winners certainly show that our members employ people to be proud of", says James Kelly, Chief Executive, BSIA

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
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