UK OSPAs Winners Announced

The third UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the Royal Lancaster in central London on 28 February 2019.

Over 450 security professionals gathered to celebrate the very best from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event hosted by Susannah Fish OBE QPM – former Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police; national gun crime lead and national lead for Business Crime, Private Security Industry Liaison, and Information Sharing.

OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill commented “The OSPAs provide an independent platform to showcase excellence and outstanding performance across the sector ensuring that those who contribute to maintaining high standards are recognised and rewarded.”

He continued: “Each year the calibre of the nominations exceeds expectations and makes the job of selecting the winners particularly challenging for the judging panel. All those that were selected as finalists and winners demonstrated that they really are the very best and should feel extremely proud.”

The 2019 UK OSPA winners are:

Outstanding Contract Security Manager or Director
Robert Woodward – Sodexo

Outstanding In-House Security Manager or Director
Lisa Corbridge – Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding Security Team
CriticalArc – The Heriot-Watt University Safeguarding Team

Outstanding Security Consultant
Mike Bluestone – Corps Security

Outstanding Contract Security Company
CIS Security

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative
Project Dixon – Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding Security Training Initiative
Stephen Beels – Auxilia Consultancy

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
Mitie TSM

Outstanding Security Partnership
Croma Vigilant in Partnership with London Borough of Camden (RSP)

Outstanding Event Security Team
FGH Security – Events Division

Outstanding New Security Product
Thruvision with Thruvision TAC people screening camera

Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer

Outstanding Security Officer
Stephen O’Conner – VSG

Outstanding Young Security Professional
Nikki Boakye – CIS Security

Lifetime Achievement
Carl Palmer – CIS

The OSPAs supported charity is The Clink Charity; with guests at the London event making donations to help channel offenders into meaningful work streams helping them to desist from crime.

The event organisers would like to thank all those who have helped to make the third UK OSPAs event such a success including: sponsors – Innovise (headline sponsor); Edith Cowan University (trophies and certificates); Audax (drinks reception); ADS, Axis Security, NSI, International Security Expo, the Security Institute and TrackTik (category sponsors); ICTS UK & Ireland (menu sponsor); supporters – ASIS UK Chapter and the Security Commonwealth; and media partners –, Infologue; Professional Security and Risk-UK.