The 2018 OSPAs Winners Announced

Mar 2, 2018News

The UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the Royal Lancaster in central London on 1 March.

Over 400 security professionals gathered to celebrate outstanding performance from across the sector, with dinner and a presentation hosted by recently retired Chief Constable of Derbyshire, Mick Creedon QPM.

OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill commented

“This year saw a significant rise in the quality and number of entries received and all finalists should feel very proud. 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.”


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

“I am proud and delighted to have won the award for Outstanding Security Consultant at the Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2018 and to have spent the evening in such excellent company celebrating the achievements of the security sector.”

Alexander Pennington

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative: G4S Street Ambassador

G4S is incredibly proud of our team working with RBS to deliver a truly innovative solution that has helped change the future of manned solutions and front line customer service

 “I’m absolutely delighted that we won the award in partnership with RBS. Our unique design implemented a new security model, blended with technology to enhance the customer experience and we are thrilled to be recognised for our achievement”

Alan Thresher – G4S Account Director for RBS

Outstanding Security Training Initiative: FGH Security

Outstanding Security Installer: WASP Security

“Really thrilled at receiving the award and so sorry I couldn’t be at the ceremony. WASP have worked with Barnsley Hospital for a number of years during a period of real challenge for the NHS. We are proud to work closely with Mike Lees and his team at the hospital and this award further cements this relationship.  I am delighted and very honoured.”

Alex Fisher – 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

We would like to thank the Sponsors from the evening, Headline Sponsor –  Babcock MSS; International Security Expo (drinks reception); Category Sponsors -The Security Company (International), NSI, Secured by Design, ICTS Consult, ADS, the Security Institute;

Edith Cowan University (trophies and certificates)

Media partners –, Infologue, Professional Security and Risk-UK.

We would like to thank all our Supporters  The Security Commonwealth, SASIG, ATMIA and ASIS UK Chapter.

We are currently running the OSPAs  in 8 countries and are being set up in collaboration with security associations and groups from across the globe.

All pictures from the evening will be uploaded onto ‘The OSPAs’ Flickr Account shortly.

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