Securitas UK hosted its annual Community Awards on Thursday 13 September at Sopwell House in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Now in their ninth year, the Community Awards are specifically designed to recognise the outstanding efforts of Securitas teams and individuals over the past year.
Winners at the Black Tie event were awarded in ten different categories: Outstanding Act, Leadership, Team, Safety First, Innovation, Community, Helpfulness, Vigilance, Integrity and Core Values. This year’s finalists were all quarterly Community Award winners, nominated during the year and judged by a panel of Securitas colleagues.
The University of Bedfordshire was announced as winner of the Good Customer Award with William Hill highly commended. This award – which is supported by Risk Xtra and judged by the journal’s Editor Brian Sims – recognises customers who work in partnership with Securitas to raise security standards and shape Best Practice in the industry.
Brian Riis Nielsen, country president and managing director at Securitas UK, commented: “Many congratulations to this year’s winners and finalists. They are a credit to both Securitas and the security industry. They embody our core values of Integrity, Vigilance and Helpfulness and represent the commitment, bravery and passion behind our six protective services.”
Riis Nielsen added: “I was also delighted to see the University of Bedfordshire and William Hill recognised on the night. The Good Customer Award is an important part of the Community Awards, as it recognises the importance of collaboration to raise standards and ensure security is at the top of the business agenda.”
Securitas raised £1,300 on the night for charity partner Wooden Spoon. Established in 1983, Wooden Spoon has distributed more than £26 million to over 700 projects, in turn greatly helping over one million disabled and disadvantaged children.
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