Every year, candidates are put forward for awards in 10 categories ranging from an outstanding act to work with the community and even their integrity. Finalists were drawn from quarterly award winners that are nominated and judged throughout the year by Securitas colleagues. Awards also are given to entities outside of Securitas employees such as the National Gallery who scooped up the Good Customer of the year Ward with Westfield Shopping Centre narrowly missing out.
Of this year’s community awards, Securitas Country President, Shaun Kennedy is quoted as saying, “Many congratulations to this year’s winners and finalists – they are a credit to both Securitas and the security industry. Every one of them represents the commitment, bravery and passion that drive our six protective services. It’s important that we recognise and celebrate how our officers help make the world a safer place.
“I was also delighted to see the National Gallery and Westfield recognised on the night. The Good Customer award is a significant part of Community Awards, as it acknowledges the importance of collaboration to raise standards and ensure security is at the top of the business agenda.”
Mr. Kennedy was also on hand to present the prestigious Country President’s award which recognises outstanding contributions to innovation. This year, the award was presented to the Securitas Fire Division who are partnered with Aviva.
Each year, Securitas selects a charity partner who is then the beneficiary of any money raised by the evening. This year’s partner, Wooden Spoon, focuses on helping disabled and disadvantaged children with over 700 projects and over 1 million children having benefited from their assistance.
Securitas raised £1700 on the night for charity partner Wooden Spoon. Established in 1983, Wooden Spoon has distributed more than £26 million to over 700 projects, helping over 1 million disabled and disadvantaged children.