National finalists for 2019 British Security Awards announced by BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the full list of national finalists for the 2019 edition of the Trade Association’s ever-popular British Security Awards, with the ceremony to be held on Wednesday 10 July at the Marriott Hotel on London’s Grosvenor Square.

The British Security Awards celebrate excellence in security both regionally and nationally, focusing as they do on outstanding acts of bravery, customer service, teamwork, innovation and dedication to the industry while duly recognising those individuals and teams who’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty in their everyday work.

The national finalists in the security personnel-focused categories are as below:

Best Newcomer

·       David Dayle – SecuriGroup

·       Lauren Summers – VSG

·       Georgina  Davis – G4S

·       Matthew Bray – VSG

Best Team 

·       Walsall Housing Group Security Team – MAN Commercial Protection

·       Hammerson Security Team (Midlands) – VSG

·       JLL Security Team – VSG

·       York NHS Hospital Trust – OCS Group

·       Eurostar Security Team – Mitie

·       Bow Street Mall Security Team – Robinson Services

·       Brighthouse Security Team- MAN Commercial Protection

·       Hammerson Shopping Centre (Scotland) – VSG

·       Brighton & Hove BCRP Security Team – Mitie

·       North Bristol Trust Southmead – OCS Group

Best Use of Technology

·       Mr Vijay Odedra – Westgrove Group

·       Jim Mills: Project Vision – G4S

Outstanding Act 

·       Gavin Jones, Matthew Lamb, John Wallbank  Westgrove Group

·       Steven Travis – Westgrove Group

·       Steven Penman – VSG 

·       Archie Thomson – SecuriGroup 

·       Gina Thomson  SecuriGroup 

·       Mohammed Ramzan  Amulet

·       David Rutwaza – G4S 

·       Omar Secka – SecuriGroup

·       Andrew Salmon, Lee Godfrey and Karl Smith – VSG

·       Josh Woolhouse – OCS Group

·       Sainsbury’s Security Team – Mitie

Service to the Customer

·       Hinray Lopez – VSG

·       Eric Mainu Adaboh – VSG

·       Steve Allen – Westgrove Group

·       Paul Ogden – Westgrove Group

·       Harry Potter – VSG

·       Darren Pounder – VSG

·       Vinnie Barrett – SGS

Apprentice of the Year

·       Lee Scobbie – Johnson Controls

·       Sam Howard – EFT Systems

·       Huram Masood – JM Security Systems

SME of the Year

·       Vigilance

·       CSL Group

·       Concept Smokescreen

Business of the Year

·       Gallagher Security

·       SecuriGroup

·       Securitas UK

National Partnership

·       Volunteer Police Cadets  Security Institute

·       EnQuest Shetland Islands  Wilson James

·       Somerset Council Laptop Programme – Concept Management Consulting

International Partnership

·       Various Malaysian Projects  GDSS Systems

·       Sentinel Connect – Concept Smokescreen

·       Elite Guard – Elite Academy

Innovative Security Project

·       Selecta DNA – Selectamark Security Systems 

·       ID Pro – SoloProtect

·       Formula 1 Project – Securitas UK

Contribution to the Industry

·       Jake Wheelans – Border Safeguard

·       Andy Gilmore – AAI Security Systems

·       Lawrence Gregory – Saturn Security Systems


·       Henry Price – VSG

·       Chris Garner, Max Goodwin, Andy Brown – Loomis

·       Atiquer Rahman – G4S

·       Surrendra Chongbang – Loomis


The British Security Awards 2019 will be hosted and presented by journalist and broadcaster Jane Moore, with the Bravery Award presented by Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Boycott of the West Midlands Police.

There will also be a Bravery Award presented to a member of the public and a special Chairman’s Award to be presented by current incumbent Simon Banks of the CSL Group.

Mike Reddington, CEO of the BSIA, said: “The judging of all the exceptional entries that we received was no easy task given the level of nominations and the incredible quality of performance and innovation on display. The finalists in the 2019 edition of the British Security Awards should be immensely proud of their achievements. We wish them the best of luck on the national stage.”

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