A Dozen Distinctions

VSG had cause to celebrate in February after winning a fantastic 12 regional Security Personnel Awards from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

The BSIA’s Security Personnel Awards, now in their fourteenth year, recognise security personnel who demonstrate dedication, loyalty, teamwork, customer service skills, use of technology and bravery on a daily basis.

Leading the industry with the highest number of awards given to any security specialist this year, VSG was awarded prizes for; Service to the Customer; Outstanding Act; Best Newcomer; and Best Use of Technology across the Midlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, and Yorkshire. The security services provider also won three Best Team awards.

Keith Francis - Managing Director of VSG
Keith Francis - Managing Director of VSG

Keith Francis, Managing Director of VSG, said; “Our teams work hard to provide a consistently high standard of service on a daily basis. We are incredibly proud to receive these awards from the BSIA in recognition of our efforts, and are committed to continuing to lead the industry, developing and improving our services even further in the future.”

Trevor Elliott, Director of Manpower and Membership Services at the BSIA, commented: “The high calibre of nominations received this year made it particularly challenging to appoint our winners. For this reason in 2012 we have a particularly high number of winners, with many regions having more than one per category. It is a source of pride for the BSIA to be associated with such incredible talent in our industry.”

The VSG winners were:

Susan Willis –Service to the Customer
Ben Munton & Sam Holliday – Outstanding Act
Parvinder Harrar – Best Newcomer
Simon Webber & Chris Prince – Best Use of Technology

Northern Ireland
Barry McCahey & Jason Clark – Service to the Customer
The Team at IKEA Belfast – Best Team

Alexander Findlay – Service to the Customer
Alan Stirling – Best Newcomer
The team at The Thistles, Stirling – Best Team

South East
Lee Tooey – Outstanding Act

South West
Simon Sherwell – Service to the Customer

The Team at Lloyds Banking Group – Best Team

Regional winners are now up for national awards, which will be announced at the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon on 27 June at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

Full List of  BSIA Annual Security Award regional winners

VSG Website