National winners 2020

Best Newcomer  
Harriet Giles, Mitie

Harriet joined the Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC), Mitie’s intelligence function in June 2019, and with less than a year in post, Harriet’s output has been nothing short of outstanding. Taking a lead on some of the GSOCs Hong Kong alerts and analysis with her unique skills was a challenge that she took in her stride. Clients were extremely grateful for the insights provided on the region, and this was down to Harriet’s fantastic work.

Presented by Matt Deacon, Camberford Underwriting

Service to the Customer
Thomas Ibbetson, G4S

Thomas regularly goes above and beyond to assist his colleagues
and members of the public by offering directions and a friendly ear, treating all visitors with respect and in a calm and professional manner, and is to be commended for how he deals with volatile situations. 



Presented by Matt Deacon, Camberford Underwriting


Outstanding Act
Adam Rich, Mitie

Adam won today for dealing with a violent shoplifter he apprehended who then threatened and stabbed Adam repeatedly with a shard of glass as he stood in the shoplifter's way in order to protect shoppers and other colleagues. Adam safely restrained the male on the floor whilst injured and awaited the arrival of the Police.

Presented by Matt Deacon, Camberford Underwriting

Security Manager of the Year  
Babatunde Lawal, G4S

Babs, as he likes to be known, has successfully led his team through a number of high profile and challenging situations, including Brexit and Extinction Rebellion protests, the London Bridge terror attack, a stabbing at the Home Office and a persistent lone protester with complex mental health needs.

Presented by Matt Deacon, Camberford Underwriting


Best Team
Templars Square Security Team, Westgrove Group

The team have professionally dealt with and resolved the following: four suicide attempts including a female who was trying to kill herself and her unborn baby, using the CCTV system security to find and detain a two 13-year-old males attacking another with a knife, a shooting in the car park and multiple drug deals.

Presented by Matt Deacon, Camberford Underwriting


Apprentice of the Year
Tessa Bruce, EFT Systems

Tessa has shown skill above and beyond the level expected for an apprentice at her stage. She competed and excelled against students with considerably more experience in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition heats and this can be attributed to Tessa's superior work ethic and drive for success.

Presented by Richard Jenkins, NSI

Installer of the Year

nmcn Asset Security is a security integration specialist with a large client base within the Critical National Infrastructure service provider realm offering broad range of security services and products, providing risk reduction and asset protection for clients across the UK.  They deliver temporary, physical and electronic security solutions by an inhouse team of qualified, industry experts.
Presented by  Clym Brown, Texecom

National Partnership
M&S Connected Solution, Mitie

Mitie have worked in partnership with M&S who needed to develop a connected security strategy with a centralised security operations centre at its hub in order to create a world class facility, with a fully integrated solution, combining the best people, technology and intelligence enabling better protection.​
Presented by Byron Logue, Infologue


Innovative Security Project
Ultraviolet Light Tray Disinfection, Smiths Detection

To help airports regain passenger and staff confidence during COVID-19, Smiths Detection has developed Ultraviolet Light Tray Disinfection, that minimises the risk of transmission. ​
Presented by Carl Meason, Fenix Monitoring

SME of the Year
Fenix Monitoring

Fenix Monitoring has re-invested their revenue back into the business, so that all original staff have received an increase in pay, which was already industry leading, and new team members qualify for this accelerated rate once a probationary review is completed.​
Presented by Sarah O'Donnell, Irish Security Industry Association


Business of the Year
STM Group

STM Group is committed to the ongoing provision of professional, highly trained and proactive staff, ensuring the protection of people and assets, but with the important value-add of professional customer service skills. It adheres to a focused approach to customer relationship management, always demonstrating an appreciation of customer culture and ethos.

Presented by Andy Massey, innovise

Best Use of Technology
B&Q Crime Centre, Mitie

The B&Q Crime Centre dynamically displays real-time, top-level incident data analysis to enable actions to be deployed. With over 2,000 incidents being entered each month, the speed of delivery to the crime centre is rapid, with each unique incident classified and scored automatically.

Presented by Masaya Kida, Optex


Contribution to the Industry
Mike Cleary, Smartwater

Mike has been nominated for his pioneering work as Research Director of Smartwater Technology, for developing a totally new concept in security, Smartwater Traceable Liquid. This liquid is now used widely throughout the world, to protect a broad array of valuable assets within the public and private sectors, helping the UK and international law enforcement agencies solve hundreds of serious crimes.
Presented by Silas Bogyere, SecuriGroup



Chairman's Award
Chairman's Special Recognition Award to security officers 
The Chairman of the BSIA, Simon Banks awarded a special Chairman's Recognition Award to BSIA companies who employ security officers who have been working during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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