Top employees recognised by Ward Security at annual PRIDE Awards Ceremony

Left to Right: Kevin Ward (executive director, Ward Security), Elizabeth France (SIA), Daniel McClendon (Ward Security), celebrity Cheryl Baker and David Ward (managing director at Ward Security)

Left to Right: Kevin Ward (executive director, Ward Security), Elizabeth France (SIA), Daniel McClendon (Ward Security), celebrity Cheryl Baker and David Ward (managing director at Ward Security)

Security guarding specialist Ward Security has announced its top performing employees of the year at its annual Employee Awards Ceremony. From its 640 strong team, Ward Security presented nine employees with a PRIDE Award in recognition of their commitment, loyalty and outstanding achievements during 2014. 

Each award represents a PRIDE core value of the company: Protection, Respect, Integrity, Dynamic team and Excellence. Site manager Daniel McClendon won this year’s coveted Employee of the Year Award which was presented by Elizabeth France CBE, chairman of the Security Industry Authority.

McClendon, who has been an employee at Ward Security for four years and works on the contract at the prestigious 100 Wood Street premises in London, was described at the ceremony by clients and colleagues as someone “who has a positive ‘can do’ attitude and is very approachable”. Indeed, he’s viewed as a real asset to the team with his helpful and polite attitude, playing a key role in training new people on the team.

David Ward, managing director of Ward Security, commented: “We always look forward to these awards with a great sense of pride and satisfaction. We’re delighted to host this evening as a Thank You and in recognition of the outstanding members of the team here at Ward Security. Such is the quality of our team members that this year’s winners were harder than ever for the Judges to decide upon. Congratulations to all of our worthy winners in 2015 and to Daniel McClendon, who truly represents our company PRIDE values.”

List of 2015 winners

These are the eighth annual Ward Security Employee Awards and the culmination of the quarterly employee awards which staff are entered into throughout the year.

The 2015 awards ceremony took place on Friday 7 August at The Grange City Hotel in central London.

The full list of 2015 winners and the contracts upon which they work are as follows:

*Protection: Allan Clarke (Croxley Green)

*Respect: Peter Barrowcliffe (Beckett House)

*Integrity: Joe O’Neill (Calor Gas Terminals)

*Dynamic team: Karen Jones and Adam Pegram (Crystal Palace), Steve Worgan and John Finley (Old Hall Street)

*Excellence: Mohammad Nuruz Zaman (Buckingham Palace Road)

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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