Home Events 2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards winners announced in London

2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards winners announced in London

by Brian Sims

The third UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Ceremony took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London on Thursday 28 February. Over 450 security professionals gathered to celebrate the very best from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event hosted by Susannah Fish OBE QPM (the former chief constable of Nottinghamshire Police, national gun crime lead and national lead for business crime, private security industry liaison and information sharing).

OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI commented: “The OSPAs provide an independent platform to showcase excellence and outstanding performance across the sector, in turn ensuring that those who contribute towards maintaining high standards are recognised and rewarded.”

Gill continued: “Each year, the calibre of the nominations exceeds expectations and makes the job of selecting the winners particularly challenging for the Judging Panel. All those that were selected as finalists and winners demonstrated that they really are the very best and should feel extremely proud of themselves.”

The 2019 UK OSPA winners are as follows:

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director

Robert Woodward (Sodexo)

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director

Lisa Corbridge (Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)

Outstanding Security Team

CriticalArc (Heriot-Watt University Safeguarding Team)

Outstanding Security Consultant

Mike Bluestone CSyP FSyI (Corps Security)

Outstanding Contract Security Company

CIS Security

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

Project Dixon (Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

Stephen Beels (Auxilia Consultancy)

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator

Mitie TSM

Outstanding Security Partnership

Croma Vigilant in Partnership with London Borough of Camden (RSP)

Outstanding Event Security Team

FGH Security – Events Division

Outstanding New Security Product

Thruvision for the Thruvision TAC people screening camera

Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer


Outstanding Security Officer

Stephen O’Conner (VSG)

Outstanding Young Security Professional

Nikki Boakye (CIS Security)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Carl Palmer (CIS Security)

The OSPAs supports The Clink Charity, with guests at the London event making donations to help channel offenders into meaningful work streams and therefore assisting them to desist from crime.

The event organisers would like to thank all those who have helped to make the third UK OSPAs event such a success:

*Sponsors: Innovise (headline sponsor), Edith Cowan University (trophies and certificates), Audax (drinks reception), ADS, Axis Security, NSI, International Security Expo, The Security Institute and TrackTik (category sponsors), ICTS UK & Ireland (menu sponsor)

*Supporters: ASIS International UK Chapter and The Security Commonwealth

*Media Partners: AllSecurityEvents.com, Infologue.com, Professional Security and Risk Xtra

You may also like