March 20, 2018

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OSPAs 2018

Don Randall MBE wins lifetime achievement award at OSPAs 2018

Don Randall MBE was among the winners at the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) 2018.

The former City of London Police fraud and counter-terror expert, and more recently head of security for the Bank of England, took the Lifetime Achievement Award.

At the other end of her career, Jade Davies of CIS Security won the award for Outstanding Young Security Professional. Davies has an MA in terrorism, security and society from Kings College London and had a stint at Pilgrims Group before joining CIS.

Held in London on 1 March 2018 the black-tie awards evening is part of a global awards scheme now recognising excellence in the security sector in eight countries.

Find out the rest of the winners below.

UK OSPAs winners 2018

  • Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director: David Cox – Andrews International
  • Outstanding In-House Security Team: Adidas Profit Protection Team
  • Outstanding Contract Security Company: VSG
  • Outstanding Security Consultant: Alexander Pennington – Protectus Security Solutions
  • Outstanding Customer Service Initiative: G4S Street Ambassador

  • Outstanding Security Training Initiative: FGH Security
  • Outstanding Security Installer: WASP Security
  • Outstanding Event Security Team: Atomic Weapons Establishment FD17 Security Team
  • Outstanding Security Partnership: CornerStone and Google – Partnering for Excellence

  • Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative: Kier Group – Information Security Team
  • Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer: Brisant Secure
  • Outstanding Security Officer: Muhammad Fahim – Mitie Total Security Management
  • Outstanding Young Security Professional: Jade Davies – CIS Security
  • Lifetime Achievement: Don Randall MBE

Addressing more than 400 security professionals the evening’s host, recently retired Chief Constable of Derbyshire Police, Mick Creedon QPM, addressed the growing importance of public-private partnerships (also the theme of the forthcoming NSI Summit).

“This year saw a significant rise in the quality and number of entries received and all finalists should feel very proud,” said OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill.

“The judging process is strict and robust: each judge marks independently against a set of criteria, and they commit to declaring any conflict of interest. Each entry must achieve a fixed score threshold to be come a finalist, ensuring consistent quality across the competition.

“Which means all our finalists – individuals, teams and companies represent outstanding performance of the highest level.”

Said Richard Jenkins, CEO of the NSI, which sponsored the Outstanding Security Installer category: “The UK OSPAs provide a vital role in showcasing and celebrating the outstanding achievements of those companies and individuals within the UK electronic security and guarding services sectors.

“Such events are valuable opportunities to recognise and reward success. NSI with its focus on raising standards across the UK security industry was proud to play its part by sponsoring one of the categories and it was pleasing to see so many NSI approved companies becoming finalists and winning their specialist award category.”

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