UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards organiser issues Call for Nominations

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI

Nominations are now open for the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). Organised by Perpetuity Research, the UK OSPAs are part of a global awards scheme currently running in eight countries designed to recognise outstanding performance within the security business sector.

For their part, the UK OSPAs – for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner – serve to acknowledge and reward individuals and organisations operating in the UK for their commitment and outstanding performance within the industry. The awards are open to anyone: you don’t have to be a member of an organisation or an association to enter.

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI (director of Perpetuity Research) explained: “The main criteria for entry to the UK OSPAs is being able to demonstrate that you or your company have performed at an exceptional level.”

Further information is available on the dedicated OSPAs website.

Nominations are now being invited in the following categories:

*Outstanding In-House Security Manager

*Outstanding In-House Security Team

*Outstanding Contract Security Company

*Outstanding Security Consultant

*Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

*Outstanding Security Training Initiative

*Outstanding Security Officer

*Outstanding Security Installer

*Outstanding Event Security Team

*Outstanding Security Partnership

*Outstanding Security Investigator

*Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative

*Outstanding Information Security Company

*Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer

*Lifetime Achievement Award

A panel of leading industry figures will select the 2017 award winners from the list of finalists.

The UK OSPAs will be presented at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by well-known British broadcaster Nick Ross on 2 March 2017 at the London Marriott Hotel located on Grosvenor Square.

The event is being supported by The Security Institute, ASIS International’s UK Chapter, The Security Commonwealth and SASIG.

*Nominations are open until 15 November 2016. Further information about 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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