Winners of the 2020 UK OSPAs announced

Feb 26, 2020News

UK OSPAs recognise the security industry’s finest

The fourth UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event, sponsored by Innovise, took place at the Royal Lancaster in central London on 26 February.

Around 450 security professionals gathered to celebrate the very best from across the sector. The OSPAs were presented in 15 categories and hosted by stand-up comedian and renowned Quiz Master Paul Sinha – also known as ‘The Sinnerman’ on ITV1’s The Chase.

OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill commented ‘The standard of nominations received this year was again extremely high, making the job of selecting the winners particularly challenging for the judging panel. All winners and finalists should feel very proud.’

Gill continued: ‘It is important we recognise these achievements. This and showing the world the valuable work that is undertaken by the security sector are central principles of the OSPAs. They are the cornerstone of the growth of the awards across the world.’

The 2020 UK OSPA winners are:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager or Director

Clint Reid – Marks and Spencer

“I am proud that I and the team have been recognised by our peers for these truly prestigious awards”

Outstanding Contract Security Manager or Director

Nav Kalley – Mitie

Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer

Bradbury Group

“We are delighted that Bradbury Group has received the OSPA for Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer for the second time. Over the past five years, we have invested over £10million into a 130,000sq.ft. production facility, state-of-the-art machinery, and product development, so that we can offer the most extensive range of physical security products and the best lead-times in the industry. We are proud to know that our efforts and contributions to the security industry continue to be acknowledged and well-received. Bradbury Group is the nation’s leading manufacturer and provider of physical security products, most notably known for our impressive range of bespoke steel doors, with a vision of becoming world-class. Winning this prestigious award will help to solidify and demonstrate our leading position in the industry and is a stepping stone towards us achieving our vision.”

Outstanding Security Team – sponsored by First Security

Mitie – M&S Security Operations Centre Team

Outstanding Security Consultant – sponsored by Altia-ABM

IJA (Ian Johnson Associates)

“We are all delighted to have won Best Consultant category at this year’s awards. It’s such a great honour to be recognised by the industry for the projects we have undertaken and for our continued commitment to raising standards within the security consulting profession.  Thank you to the organisers too for putting on a wonderful evening.” – Nick Johnson

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative – sponsored by Verisure

ProtectED – Code of Practice

“This OSPA is testament to the close partnership between university academics,  professional services staff and industry partners. Going forward, it will support the further roll-out ProtectED across the HE sector and increased engagement with security-minded companies through cutting edge research and the application of design thinking.” 

– Professor Allan Walker, Director

“I’m delighted to have attended the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) with Professor Allan Walker. A great event attended by the leading lights in UK security sector, fabulously hosted by Paul Sinha from the Chase, and rounded off by ProtectED winning its second major industry award for “Outstanding Customer Service Initiative”. Thanks go out to all the team, our Advisory Board and Patron for your continued support and fantastic contribution.”

– Brian Nuttall, Director

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator – sponsored by NSI

Mitie Fire & Security Systems

Outstanding Event Security Team

FGH Security

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

Kingdom Services Group – Skillcentre

Outstanding New Security Product – sponsored by International Security Expo

Merlin Protect 24/7 – Mitie Security

Outstanding Security Partnership – sponsored by Ward Security

Clinical Liaison Nurses (Security) – Mersey Care NHS Trust

Outstanding Young Security Professional – sponsored by ADS

Amy Stanley – FGH Security

Outstanding Security Officer – sponsored by ICTS UK & Ireland

David Rutwaza – G4S Secure Solutions

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) – sponsored by TrackTik

Mitie Security

Lifetime Achievement – sponsored by The Security Institute

Roy Cooper

“I am so touched about winning the award, I never thought that people like me won such prestigious awards like this and I feel that’s what is more important and un appreciated by others that it is a very prestigious award, Lifetime Achievement wow. I felt it was a great night and that they just get better and better […] I had lots of friends in the room to help me celebrate so thank you, as someone said to me “I’ve never seen you lost for words” well you did last night.

Fantastic and I would like to thank Nick Johnson for nominating me, the judges for judging me the winner and to the OSPAs for hosting it.”

The OSPAs supported charity this year is The Security Benevolent Fund; with guests making donations to provide financial or practical support for individuals working in security on the front line who have fallen on hard times and need help.

The event organisers would like to thank all those who have helped to make the fourth UK OSPAs event such a success including: sponsors – Innovise (headline sponsor); Edith Cowan University (trophies and certificates); Audax (drinks reception); Mitie (Security Commissionaire); ADS, Altia-ABM, First Security, ICTS UK & Ireland, NSI, International Security Expo, The Security Institute, Verisure, Ward Security and TrackTik (category sponsors); media partners –, Infologue; Professional Security, Security Matters and Risk-UK; and the many leading supporting security associations and groups and their respective judges.

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