Officers honoured at Unipart Security Solutions’ 2015 Annual Awards

Members of the Unipart Group Security Team receive their Special Recognition Award

Members of the Unipart Group Security Team receive their Special Recognition Award

On Wednesday 29 April at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, Unipart Security Solutions celebrated the outstanding efforts of its employees – and recognised their valuable contributions to the business and its customer base throughout 2014 – at the Unipart Security Annual Awards Ceremony.

The prestigious 2015 event witnessed a total of 14 awards presented in a range of categories, among them Supervisor of the Year, Manager of the Year and Team of the Year.

There were also several Special Recognition Awards bestowed on the day covering significant achievements in the fields of electronics, resource planning, group security and guarding.

Security Officer of the Year

Winner: Yubraj Gurung

This category was presented by Mark Tonks (corporate services director for Unipart Logistics)

Mark Tonks (left) presents Yubraj Gurung with the Security Officer of the Year Award

Mark Tonks (left) presents Yubraj Gurung with the Security Officer of the Year Award

Supervisor of the Year

Winner: Craig Johnson (Magna Park)

This category was presented by Andi Hayes (general manager for guarding)

Area Support Officer of the Year

Winner: Muhammed Sajid (Unfortunately, Muhammed could not attend the Awards Ceremony so his colleague Bhim Rai kindly accepted the accolade on his behalf)

This category was also presented by Andi Hayes (general manager for guarding)

Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centre Operator of the Year

Winner: Mark Radbourne (Unfortunately, Mark could not attend on the day so his colleague Helen McDonald accepted the award on his behalf)

This category was presented by Carl Meason (director of electronics at Unipart)

John Gerard Pearse with Manager of the Year Mark Young

John Gerard Pearse with Manager of the Year Mark Young

Manager of the Year

Winner: Mark Young (Cowley)

This category was presented by John Gerard Pearse (financial controller at Unipart)

Team of the Year

Winner: The Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centre Team (The award was accepted by team representatives Nick Horne, Tim Backhouse and Helen McDonald)

This category was also presented by Carl Meason (director of electronics at Unipart)

Special Recognition Awards for 2014

As stated, there were a number of Special Recognition Awards presented to reward Unipart Security colleagues for their outstanding efforts throughout 2014. They were as follows:

*Supervisor: Dom Parker

Dom Parker receives a Special Recognition Award from Michelle Farrelly, Unipart's head of HR

Dom Parker receives a Special Recognition Award from Michelle Farrelly, Unipart’s head of HR

*Resource Planner: Sam Page

*Director of Electronics: Carl Meason

(These awards were presented by Michelle Farrelly, head of Human Resources at Unipart)

*General Manager for Guarding: Andi Hayes

*Group Security: Barry Knight, Steve Hambridge, Colin Moore and Ian Everton

(These awards were presented by Andrew Hallam, managing director at Unipart Security Solutions)

Unipart Security also introduced a new category for the 2015 Awards, namely that for Outstanding Act. This was awarded to the Security Team at Magna Park and presented by both Andrew Hallam and John Naughton (sales and marketing director for Unipart Security Solutions).

Two OSCAR (Outstanding Contribution and Results) Awards were presented on the day by head of HR Michelle Farrelly to Charlotte Randall (executive and sales administrator for Unipart Security Solutions) and area support officer Bhim Rai.

Risk UK would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners

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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