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The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) proudly sponsored the Apprentice of the Year Award at the British Security Awards 2020 which took place on 1st July. The annual event, recognising individuals and companies within the private security sector for their talent and commitment in protecting people and property, saw a significant number of NSI approved companies celebrated amongst its winners.

Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), this year’s British Security Awards were streamed online for the first time in its history, due to the Coronavirus pandemic and featured special guests including Ian Todd, Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority and Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyl, Chief Executive of the Security Institute. Nearly 200 representatives from across the sector watched the event ‘live’ on the BSIA’s YouTube channel.

Front line key workers

NSI congratulates all of the winners and finalists including those NSI approved companies

Industry figureheads announced each award including Dame Cressida Dick, DBE QPM, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service who praised the wider security industry and highlighted the invaluable contribution of front line key workers throughout the pandemic. NSI congratulates all of the winners and finalists including those NSI approved companies and their representatives who won the following ten categories:

  • Best Newcomer: Harriet Giles, Mitie
  • Service to the Customer: Thomas Ibbetson, G4S
  • Outstanding Act: Adam Rich, Mitie
  • Security Manager of the Year: Babatunde Lawal, G4S
  • Best team: Templars Square Security Team, Westgrove Group
  • Apprentice of the Year: Tessa Bruce, EFT Systems
  • National Partnership: M&S Connected Solution, Mitie
  • Business of the Year: STM Group
  • SME of the Year: Fenix Monitoring
  • Best Use of Technology: B&Q Crime Centre, Mitie

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Richard Jenkins NSI Chief Executive commented: “NSI has been a long-standing supporter of apprenticeships within the security sector and was delighted to once again sponsor the Apprentice of the Year award. Our warm congratulations go to Tessa Bruce from EFT Systems in recognition of her drive for success and outstanding achievement in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition heats. We wish Tessa a long and successful career in the security systems sector."

"Our congratulations extend to all of this year’s winners and finalists whose achievements and excellence were celebrated by the judges, including those NSI approved companies and representatives who came top in their categories. We pay tribute to the industry’s front line officers whose critical ‘key worker’ contribution was commended with a Chairman’s Special Recognition Award acknowledging the immense role they have carried out during COVID-19.”

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