BSIA launches British Security Awards 2020 by announcing regional rounds

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is launching its 2020 celebration of the industry’s finest, namely the British Security Awards, by kick-starting the regional rounds of the security personnel categories. Taking place on Wednesday 1 July at the Marriott Hotel on London’s Grosvenor Square, the British Security Awards will celebrate the achievements made by security officers and teams across the UK’s private security industry, as well as acknowledging innovations in technology and business and the career contributions made by industry stalwarts.

The first phase of the British Security Awards will be to identify the regional winners and national finalists of the five security personnel categories: Best Newcomer, Best Team, Security Manager of the Year, Outstanding Act and Service to the Customer.

Nominations are now open for all five security personnel categories. Finalists of each category will go forward to the national stage on 1 July. The regional winners will also be recognised prior to the finals at events around the country.

The industry will be recognised in 16 categories in 2020 including: Innovative Security Project, National and International Partnership, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Contribution to the Industry and the Bravery Award. Entries for these categories will open on 31 January 2020.

Mike Reddington

Mike Reddington

Mike Reddington, CEO at the BSIA, said: “The British Security Awards is the national event to recognise the talent and commitment of our industry’s finest. The scale of achievement from across each sector is quite remarkable and highlights acts of untold bravery, ingenuity in the application of new technology and the successful delivery of projects by forward-thinking self-starters.”

Reddington added: “We’re looking forward to recognising and rewarding exemplar professionals in the industry for their dedication to their chosen profession. We’re looking forward to welcoming stakeholders and colleagues from across the industry to share in this celebration of excellence.”

*To enter one of the categories visit the British Security Awards website at www.britishsecurityawards.co.uk

**The security personnel categories of the British Security Awards are sponsored by Camberford Underwriting

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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