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BSIA celebrates security excellence at Awards

by Andy Clutton

The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) flagship event, the British Security Awards, returned to the live stage to recognise security officers and businesses working to keep people, property and places professionally protected during the last 18 months.

Now in its 27th year, held in 2024 at the Royal Lancaster London, the industry celebrated security excellence with 19 awards presented to security officers and businesses in front of clients and leading industry stakeholders. The show also featured the Chairman’s Award as well as the SaferCash Awards and the Police Partnership Initiative Award.

The awards were presented by the Association’s recently elected Chairman, Martin Watson, with the SaferCash awards being presented by Deputy Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, Jayne Meir.

The 2024 winners were announced as:

  • Service to the Customer: Gill Yardley – MAN Commercial Protection
  • Best Team: Westgrove Group – Templars Square Security Team
  • Outstanding Act: Martyn Ward – Bidvest Noonan
  • Security Manager of the Year: Tom Meredith – Mitie
  • Gaby Hutchinson Award (Best Newcomer): Caitlyn Turner – Lodge Service
  • 3Ps recognition: Enadeghe Nosakhare – STM Group
  • Apprentice of the Year: Terry McJimpsey – SecuriGroup
  • Mangement Excellence: Beth Davies- Galliford Try Asset Intelligence
  • Excellence in Leadership: Iain McCallister – MAN Commercial Protection
  • Mental Wellbeing Initiative: Mind Over Mountains – Westgrove Group
  • EDI Champion:  The Million, Securing a Socially Responsible Future – G4S
  • Environmental Project of the Year: SecuriGroup Forest – SecuriGroup
  • SME of the Year: Fenix Monitoring
  • Business of the Year: Mitie
  • Best Use of Technology: Global Security Operations Centre – Dyson Technology
  • Innovative Security Project: Person on Track Detection – Commend UK
  • Installer of the Year: WH Malcolm installation – SecuriGroup
  • National Partnership: Water Industry Partnership – Galliford Try Asset Intelligence
  • Contribution to the Industry: Shaun Kennedy – Securitas UK
  • Industry Bravery: Jim Goodram – Post Office
  • Police Partnership Initiative: West Midlands Police Major Crime Proactive Team
  • Chairman’s Award: Ken Meanwell, NPCC

Read about the winner’s achievements here.

Mike Reddington, Chief Executive, BSIA, said: “It was an honour and a privilege to be able to recognise our winners and finalists for their professionalism, innovation and commitment to our industry at the British Security Awards. The scale of achievement we see every year from across each sector is remarkable, and our awards enable us to recognise the outstanding work being carried out by members of both the Association and the wider industry in keeping people, property and places professionally protected on a daily basis.

“As always, the standard of nominations has been exceptional this year, and the judging panel, made up of independent experts from across the industry have had a very difficult job selecting the winners. It is therefore a fantastic achievement by all the finalists.”

The British Security Awards 2024 were sponsored by Darwin Clayton, Nineteen Group, Titan,  SaferCash, TEAM Software, NSI, Securitas UK, Texecom, Fenix Monitoring, OCS Group, , Galliford Try Asset Intelligence, SGS, Commend UK, STM Group, MAN Commercial Protection, Mates in Mind and Eagle Eye Networks.

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