British Security Awards 2020 – Recognising the Contribution of the Private Security Sector

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) proudly sponsored the Apprentice of the Year Award at the British Security Awards 2020 which took place on 1st July. The annual event, recognising individuals and companies within the private security sector for their talent and commitment in protecting people and property, saw a significant number of NSI approved companies celebrated amongst its winners.

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Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), this year’s British Security Awards were streamed online for the first time in its history, due to the Coronavirus pandemic and featured special guests including Ian Todd, Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority and Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyl, Chief Executive of the Security Institute. Nearly 200 representatives from across the sector watched the event ‘live’ on the BSIA’s YouTube channel. Industry figureheads announced each award including Dame Cressida Dick, DBE QPM, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service who praised the wider security industry and highlighted the invaluable contribution of front line key workers throughout the pandemic.

NSI congratulates all of the winners and finalists including those NSI approved companies and their representatives who won the following ten categories:

 Best Newcomer – Harriet Giles, Mitie

Service to the Customer: Thomas Ibbetson, G4S

Outstanding Act: Adam Rich, Mitie

Security Manager of the Year: Babatunde Lawal, G4S

Best team: Templars Square Security Team, Westgrove Group

Apprentice of the Year: Tessa Bruce, EFT Systems

National Partnership: M&S Connected Solution, Mitie

Business of the Year: STM Group

SME of the Year: Fenix Monitoring

Best Use of Technology: B&Q Crime Centre, Mitie

Richard Jenkins NSI Chief Executive commented: “NSI has been a long-standing supporter of apprenticeships within the security sector and was delighted to once again sponsor the Apprentice of the Year award. Our warm congratulations go to Tessa Bruce from EFT Systems in recognition of her drive for success and outstanding achievement in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition heats. We wish Tessa a long and successful career in the security systems sector.

“Our congratulations extend to all of this year’s winners and finalists whose achievements and excellence were celebrated by the judges, including those NSI approved companies and representatives who came top in their categories. We pay tribute to the industry’s front line officers whose critical ‘key worker’ contribution was commended with a Chairman’s Special Recognition Award acknowledging the immense role they have carried out during COVID-19.”

About the National Security Inspectorate:

The National Security Inspectorate is recognised as the UK’s leading security sector specialist Certification Body with reach in all corners of the land. It counts premium local providers as well as the UK’s premier security and fire safety providers amongst its clients.

NSI delivers a robust continuous audit regime of approved companies through a dedicated team of in-house experts to verify compliance with relevant British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and Certification schemes developed by Industry Bodies and Associations.

End users who choose to contract with NSI approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the highest standards by businesses committed to quality and continual improvement. 

Press Enquiries:

Dianne Gettinby, Head of Marketing Communications

T: +44 (0)1628 764869 E: Dianne.Gettinby@nsi.org.uk W: www.nsi.org.uk

Twitter: @NSI_Approved 

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