Entry to the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) is now open with a brand-new category added for 2022:  Outstanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.

The OSPAs provide the opportunity to highlight the best companies, people and projects that have made a significant contribution in safeguarding communities.   As well as providing the opportunity to say thank you to those in frontline security roles who have demonstrated innovation, flexibility, dedication, and resourcefulness in responding to changing and sometime challenging situations.

Entry is open through to 4th October 2021 and nominations are invited in sixteen categories.

Nominations will be scored by an independent panel of judges all of whom have been chosen by supporting associations and special interest groups to represent them.   The process is strict and robust ensuring that all entries have a fair and equal chance of success.

Covid permitting, winners will be revealed at a black-tie dinner to take place on 24th February 2022 at the Royal Lancaster London; if not possible to do safely the event will go virtual.

Founder of the OSPAs Professor Martin Gill said: ‘the last 18-months has seen both challenges and opportunities for the security industry; security providers and have stepped up to the mark to carry out tasks that would not normally have been expected of them’.  Gill further adds ‘entering the OSPAs provides the opportunity to showcase the exceptional work that is taking place and I urge you all to submit at least one nomination, be it a company, team or individual who has demonstrated outstanding performance.’

The OSPAs are expanding around the world with schemes now running in twelve countries with another four due to be announced imminently!

Team Software are headline sponsors of Australia, UK, US and German OSPAs and Edith Cowan University sponsor the Trophies and Certificates globally.

UK category sponsors: ADS; Bidvest Noonan; CIS; Lodge Security; NSI; Security Institute; Skills for Security and the new EDI category is supported by the Security Commonwealth and sponsored by Assist Services Group.