OSPAs 2023

The 2023 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) welcomed hundreds of security industry representatives to its prestigious annual ceremony which took place last night (23 February) at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.  Recognising and rewarding companies, people and innovation across the security sector, NSI approved companies were once again amongst the winners and finalists recognised for outstanding performance with 6 NSI approved companies winning 10 of the 17 awards presented on the evening.

The UK OSPAs is part of a global awards scheme which takes place in 16 countries.  Their credibility is underpinned by a strict code of ethics with core values including independence and inclusivity, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers to be recognised and their success to be celebrated.

As the most highly trusted certification body for the UK security sector, NSI was delighted to sponsor and present the Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator Award for the sixth consecutive year, which this year was won by SecuriGroup Systems.

NSI congratulates all of the finalists and winners, including the 23 NSI approved finalists who were shortlisted by the judges, with more than 60 nominations between them.  The 6 NSI approved companies and 4 representatives who won their particular categories are as follows:

  • Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director: Tom Meredith, Mitie
  • Outstanding Security Team: London Bridge City Security Team – CIS Security
  • Outstanding Customer Service Initiative: ‘Safe Strides’ Initiative – CIS Security/London Bridge City
  • Outstanding Event Security Team: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Stewarding Team – FGH Security
  • Outstanding Security Partnership: Darren Conway – Lodge Service, Iona Blake – Boots and the National Business Crime Centre
  • Outstanding Security Officer: Barry Roberts – CIS Security Limited
  • Outstanding Young Security Professional: Arran Perry – FGH Security
  • Outstanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative: STM Group (UK)
  • Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding): CIS Security
  • Outstanding Security Sustainability Award: Bristol Zoological Society and KIS Fire & Security

Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive commented: “We congratulate all of the finalists and winners at this year’s OSPAs including those NSI approved companies, teams and individuals, who were recognised for their outstanding achievements within the private security sector.

“The OSPAs is one of the most highly respected events in the security calendar and yesterday’s winners and finalists can be proud of their contribution towards helping to protect the public and for fostering efficient, effective and safe conduct of public business. We commend them all and wish them every success in the future.”

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