UK OSPA finalists highlight exceptional industry talent and innovation

Professor Martin Gill, Founder of the OSPAs announcing Finalists

The UK OSPAs announced the finalists of the 2019 awards at a networking reception held at International Security Expo on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

Now in their third year, the UK OSPAs serve to acknowledge the creditable and infinite contributions that companies, initiatives, teams and individuals make to the security industry and wider community. The awards recognise exceptional performance in different categories.

“The standard of entries this year has again been really high making the judging process as difficult as ever” commented Professor Martin Gill, Founder of the OSPAs. “Those that have been selected were marked independently by the judging panel and all reached a score threshold – ensuring they represent the very best in the industry.”

Finalists will now go forward to the next phase of the competition and winners will be announced at the OSPAs awards dinner taking place on Thursday, 28th February 2019 at the Royal Lancaster London.

The 2019 UK OSPAs have been sponsored by Innovise, global leaders in workforce management software to the security service sector. Martin Gill further added “we are delighted to be working with Innovise as our headline sponsor, the staff have shown great interest and support for the OSPAs and what they stand for.”

The 2019 finalists are:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
supported by ASIS UK Chapter
Jake Bensalah – De La Rue
Lisa Corbridge – Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Oliver Curran – University College London
Jozsef Ladanyi – Marriott International

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
Helen Hyman – VSG
Mohammed Jamil – Corps Security
Kuldeep Kainth – CIS Security
Gwen Mackenzie – ISS
Daniel McClendon – Mitie TSM
Brian O’Shaughnessy – ICTS UK & Ireland
John Sephton – Axis Security
Mark Wallace – Kingdom Services Group
Paul Williamson – Croma Vigilant
Robert Woodward – Sodexo

Outstanding Security Team
Amazon UK Security & Loss Prevention Team
CIS Security – King’s College London Team
Cordant Security – Worcester Bosch Team
CriticalArc – The Heriot-Watt University Safeguarding Team
Croma Vigilant & Glasgow Fort Team
ICTS UK & Ireland – Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Team
ISS – Chelsea Football Club Team
OCS – York Trust Security Team
Securitas Security – University of Bedfordshire Team
VSG – One Piccadilly Gardens Security Team

Outstanding Contract Security Company
Axis Security
CIS Security
Croma Vigilant
FGH Security
ICTS UK & Ireland
Kingdom Services Group

Outstanding Security Consultant
Blackstone Consultancy
Mike Bluestone – Corps Security
Stephen Beels RISC
Ian Johnson Associates (IJA)
ICTS Consult
Chris G. Caesar – PBCRP

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative
sponsored by Axis Security
Project Dixon – Barnsley Hospital
FGH Security
G4S/JLL Solutions Hub
Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers in association with IASME Consortium

Outstanding Security Training Initiative
Amazon Global
Stephen Beels – Auxilia Consultancy
Bob’s Business
Deltar Training Solutions
FGH Security
Frontier Risks

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
sponsored by NSI
2020 Vision Systems
Astra Security
Integrated Visual Protection
Mitie TSM

Outstanding Event Team
Corps Security – Ascot Racecourse
Croma Vigilant – Edinburgh ICC
FGH Security – Events Division
ICTS UK & Ireland
ISA Support Services
Protectus Security Solutions
SecuriGroup – Events Department

Outstanding Security Partnership
Atalian Servest Security and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Cordant Security and SEGRO
CrisisCast and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Croma Vigilant in Partnership with London Borough of Camden (RSP)
FGH Security – Drastic on Plastic
Portsmouth Business Crime Reduction Partnership
SecuriGroup and European Championships 2018
SelectaDNA in partnership with the Metropolitan Police
Sodexo and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers in partnership with IASME Consortium

Outstanding New Security Product
sponsored by International Security Expo
Audax® with BIO-AX® body worn video camera ‘eco’ system
ClanTect with motion detection technology
Evolve Dynamics with Sky Mantis all weather drone
Facewatch with cloud-based facial recognition platform
FalconDHQ with real time situation and management system
StaySafe with IncidentEye incident management solution
L3 Security & Detection with ClearScan® checkpoint CT (computed tomography) scanner
Selectamark Security Systems with SelectaDNA tagging spray
Thruvision with Thruvision TAC people screening camera
Verint with FaceDetect facial recognition video analysis solution

Outstanding Equipment Manufacturer
Gallagher Security

Outstanding Security Officer
Emma Threlfall – Axis Security
Robert Bonner – Cordant Security
Fasil Defaga – Corps Security
Maxine Ingham – ISS
Matthew Leach – TSS
Stephen O’Conner – VSG
Omohudo Osemeobo – Amulet
Matthew Poole – G4S
Mohamad Teemul – CIS Security
Jana Weberova – Cordant Security

Outstanding Young Security Professional
sponsored by ADS
Sam Beynon – Mitie TSM
Nikki Boakye – CIS Security
Philip Cane – De La Rue
Thomas Evens – PGI
Sarah Laur – innogy SE
Mohammed Naeem – SES Group
Ahmad Rafique – SSG Support Services

Lifetime Achievement
sponsored by The Security Institute
Recipient will be announced at the Awards Ceremony

For more information visit the OSPAs Website