UK OSPAs winners announced

The UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the Royal Lancaster in central London on 1 March.

Over 400 security professionals gathered to celebrate outstanding performance from across the sector, with dinner and a presentation hosted by recently retired Chief Constable of Derbyshire, Mick Creedon QPM.

Professor Martin Gill of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy
Martin Gill of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy

OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill commented “This year saw a significant rise in the quality and number of entries received and all finalists should feel very proud. The judging process is strict and robust; each judge marks independently against a set of criteria, and they commit to declaring any conflict of interest. Each entry must achieve a fixed score threshold to be come a finalist, ensuring consistent quality across the competition; which means all our finalists – individuals, teams and companies represent outstanding performance of the highest level.”


Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director: David Cox – Andrews International

Outstanding In-House Security Team: adidas Profit Protection Team

Outstanding Contract Security Company: VSG

Outstanding Security Consultant: Alexander Pennington – Protectus Security Solutions

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative: G4S Street Ambassador

Outstanding Security Training Initiative: FGH Security

Outstanding Security Installer: WASP Security

Outstanding Event Security Team: Atomic Weapons Establishment FD17 Security Team

Outstanding Security Partnership: CornerStone and Google – Partnering for Excellence

Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative: Kier Group – Information Security Team

Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer: Brisant Secure

Outstanding Security Officer: Muhammad Fahim – Mitie Total Security Management

Outstanding Young Security Professional: Jade Davies – CIS Security

Lifetime Achievement: Don Randall MBE

The event organisers would like to thank all those that helped make the event a success including:
supporters – the Security Commonwealth, SASIG and ASIS UK Chapter; sponsors – Babcock MSS (headline sponsor); ADS, ICTS Consult, NSI, Secured by Design, the Security Company (International), the Security Institute (category sponsors); Edith Cowan University (trophies and certificates); International Security Expo (drinks reception); and media partners –, Infologue, Professional Security and Risk-UK.

The OSPAs are currently running in 8 countries and are being set up in collaboration with security associations and groups from across the globe. More information can be found at