The inaugural UK OSPAs were deemed an outstanding success by an elite group of well over 300 attendees.

Nick Ross, the former Crime Watch presenter hosted the event and spoke about his own views on security from his widely acclaimed book on reducing crime.

Attendees included representatives from the Romanian and Norwegian OSPAs and Andrew Woodward from Edith Cowan University the trophy sponsors  who travelled from Australia just to present an award.

The judges were all in attendance and noted they had a difficult job given the high calibre of entries across categories.

The award of Lifetime Achievement went to Martin  Smith MBE who said he was ‘extremely honoured’.

The other winners are:

Outstanding In House Security Manager/Director

John Reading – Director, Corporate Security & Business Protection – Jaguar Land Rover

Outstanding In House Security Team

Retail Security Team, William Hill

Outstanding Contract Security Company

Ultimate Security Services Ltd

Outstanding Security Consultant

Praemunitus Ltd; Police Capacity Building Team – Somaliland

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

CIS Customer Experience Programme

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

HM Revenue and Customers – Think Before You Click (staff educational campaign about phishing)

Outstanding Security Installer

2020 Vision Systems

Outstanding Security Partnership

SmartWater and the Metropolitan Police Mettrace Team Partnership

Outstanding Investigator

Praemunitus Ltd; Police Capacity Building Team – Somaliland

Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative

Cambridge2Cambridge Cybersecurity Challenge – University of Cambridge

Outstanding Information Security Company


Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer

Bradbury Group Ltd

Outstanding Security Officer

Michael Foster – CIS Security

Congratulations to all the Finalists and Winners of the 2017 UK OSPAs.