Outstanding Security Performance Awards return to UK for March 2018 presentations

Following the huge success of the inaugural UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) earlier this year, the awards scheme will be returning in 2018. The UK OSPAs are part of a global awards scheme currently running in eight countries and designed to recognise and reward outstanding performance within the security business sector.

Entry to the UK OSPAs is free and open to companies, teams and individuals who have performed at an exceptional level. Entrants do not have to be a member of a specific organisation or association to put forward a submission.

The nomination period opened on Friday 15 September and will close on Monday 13 November. Submissions are now invited in the following categories:

Outstanding In-House Security Team, Outstanding In-House Security Manager, Outstanding Contract Security Company, Outstanding Security Consultant, Outstanding Customer Service Initiative, Outstanding Security Training Initiative, Outstanding Security Installer, Outstanding Event Security Team, Outstanding Security Partnership, Outstanding Investigator, Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative, Outstanding Information Security Company, Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer, Outstanding Security Officer, Outstanding Young Security Professional and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI, director of Perpetuity Research and founder of the OSPAs, informed Risk UK: “March 2017 saw the first-ever presentation of the UK OSPAs, and we were astounded by the support and quality of entries received. Next year promises to be an even bigger event, and I urge everyone operating within the security industry to nominate those who have performed at an exceptional level and who deserve to be recognised.”

The UK OSPAs will be presented at a prestigious awards dinner to be held at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London on Thursday 1 March 2018.

Risk UK is the Official Media Partner for the 2018 UK OSPAs.

*Full details on how to enter can be found at https://uk.theospas.com/enter/

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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