Leading security specialist VSG, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after two individuals and a team picked up British Security Industry Association (BSIA) national Security Personnel Awards 2015. There was further reason to celebrate as VSG was awarded the Chairman’s Award for Contribution to Training.
The BSIA’s Security Personnel Awards recognise security professionals who demonstrate dedication, loyalty, teamwork, customer service skills, use of technology and bravery on a daily basis. The awards, now in their 17th year, were presented by Alfie Moore, a serving policeman and popular stand-up comedian, at the Association’s exclusive annual lunch at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
VSG’s talented people were recognised with three awards across a range of categories. Marcin Bereza won the award for Best Use of Technology, the VSG team at Centrale in Croydon won the award for Best Team and Donald Murray scooped the award for Service to the Customer.
The BSIA Chairman’s Awards celebrate outstanding contributions made to the ongoing success of the UK’s private security industry. The BSIA’s Chairman, Pauline Norstrom, Chief Operating Officer at Dedicated Micros and AD GROUP personally selected these. VSG was presented with the Contribution to Training Award for its Zero Assaults Project, a training initiative that has significantly lowered the number of assaults on security officers.
Barry Dawson, Business Director for VSG said: “The BSIA Awards are the most prestigious awards of their kind and I’m incredibly proud of all our winners and their fantastic achievements. Everyone at VSG works incredibly hard to deliver a fantastic service for our clients so to have our colleagues recognised in this way is a great result. I am especially proud to receive a Chairman’s Award for our Zero Assaults Project. We are passionate about protecting our people, our clients and their visitors. This programme is enabling our teams, no matter where in the UK they are based, to implement best practice to defuse and manage conflict situations.”