Brian Sims

2022 UK OSPAs finalists revealed in wake of judging process

THE INDEPENDENT panel of 28 experts selected from across the security industry has concluded its judging and the finalists for the 2022 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have now been revealed.

The 2022 OSPAs has attracted more submissions and greater diversity than ever before.  The Judging Panel faced a challenging task narrowing down the entries to no more than ten finalists for each category, with many very impressive nominations narrowly missing out.

“This year’s finalists exemplify the values of the OSPAs,” asserted Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI, director of Perpetuity Research and founder of the OSPAs. “Each one of them has demonstrated outstanding performance in a given area of security, whether we’re talking about a company, an individual, a team, an initiative, a product or a service.”

Gill added: “All those nominated should feel very proud that they were put forward for an OSPA, regardless of whether or not they have reached finalist status. The competition was very tough this year.”

The 2022 UK OSPAs finalists are as follows:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director (Sponsored by Bidvest Noonan)

*Terry Branch (Imperial College)

*Tony Chebrika (Peel Land & Property)

*Ross Harvey (Fuse Systems)

*Leighton Jones (Savills)

*Bob Kirton (Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)

*Laurence Perkins (University of Leicester)

*David Salisbury (Zicam)

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director (Sponsored by Altia)

*Keith Denton (Corps Security)

*Russell Keddie (Mitie)

*Russel Kerr (SecuriGroup)

*Martin Malloy (Allied Universal)

*Chris Middleton (ABM UK)

*Daniel Pike (Corps Security)

*Nathan Quinn (Mitie)

*Jessica Spencer (FGH Security)

*Mark Taylor (Mitie)

*Seetan Varsani (Corps Security) 

Outstanding Security Team (Sponsored by TrackTik)

*New Square Team (ABM UK)

*Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Team (Bidvest Noonan)

*Billy Robinson and Dolton Adams (Capricorn Security Group)

*Gunwharf Quays Team (Incentive FM)

*B&Q Detective Team (Mitie)

*Sainsbury’s Security Operations Centre Police and Partnership Team (Mitie)

*Victoria Leeds Team (Mitie)

*P&O Hull Team (Profile Security Services)

*Valero Energy Team (Profile Security Services)

*COVID-19 Team (Sodexo)

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) (Sponsored by Team Software)

*Adept Corporate Services

*CIS Security

*Corps Security

*Dardan Security

*First Response Group

*Land Sheriffs

*Mitie Security


*Sight & Sound Security

*STM Group (UK) 

Outstanding Security Consultant (Sponsored by CIS Security)

*Blackstone Consultancy

*BRIM (Business Resilience International Management)

*Buro Happold Security Consulting

*National Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit (Counter Terror Policing HQ)

*Jason Gilbert (CDS Defence and Security)

*IJA (Ian Johnson Associates Limited)

*Milne Management


Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

*TIS-WAS Card (Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)

*Croma PROtouch (Croma PROception)

*Technical Support Initiative (CSL)

*Voice Biometrics Initiative (NatWest)

*Mitie and HMRC Collaboration Initiative

*Project Zeal (Mitie)

*Sainsbury’s Security Operations Centre Crime Intelligence Team (Mitie)

*Sainsbury’s Security Operations Centre (Mitie)

*Sentinel Help Desk Team (Network Rail and Mitie)

*MTR Elizabeth Line Contract (STM Group UK) 

Outstanding Security Training Initiative (Sponsored by Skills for Security)

*There For You Programme (Allied Universal Europe)

*Security Training Initiative (AWE Security Training Team)

*Virtual Reality Training (Corps Security)

*Cyber Security Awareness Initiative (Covea Insurance)

*Mental Health First Aid Training (Alan Thresher, G4S)

*Being Human Online Training Programme (IFPO UK and Ireland in conjunction with Ethos Farm)

*Store Detective Accreditation (Clare Johnson and Paul Graham, Mitie)

*Think, Check, Act Awareness Programme (National Grid Security Awareness and Training Team)

*Glasgow Education Services Cyber Security Training for Secondary Schools (Police Scotland Cyber Crime Harm Prevention Team)

*Zitko Talent Training Programme (Zitko Group)

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator (Sponsored by the National Security Inspectorate)

*Accessium UK

*Herongrange Group

*Kings Secure Technologies

*Lazerbeam Fire and Security

*Mitie Fire and Security Systems

*SecuriGroup Systems

*Sicuro UK 

Outstanding Event Security Team (Sponsored by Lodge Service)

*G7 Summit Team (Atalian Servest)

*Edinburgh International Conference Centre Team (Croma Vigilant)

*Events and Festivals Team (FGH Security)

*COVID-19 Response Teams (G4S Events)

*Open Golf Championship 2021 Security Team (STM Group UK)

*Nightingale Hospital and Mayoral Elections Support Teams (Wilson James)

Outstanding Security Partnership (Sponsored by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives)

*Birmingham City Centre Partnership (Mitie and West Midlands Police)

*CDS Defence and Security (Cyber Security and Information Assurance Partnership with North Tower Consulting)

*City of London Police and Lloyds Banking Group Partnership

*City Security Council

*Civilian Guard Force and Sellafield

*ECHO and National Police Chiefs’ Council

*Kings Secure Technologies and Hermes UK

*Mitie Project Echo Team and the Home Office

*Profile Security Services and Valero Energy

*Project Zeal (Mitie, The Co-op and Nottinghamshire Police) 

Outstanding New Security Product

*eAccess (Accessium UK)

*eCypher (Accessium UK)

*Essential IP (BT Redcare)

*GSAT Training (CAMOR)

*Miti-Gate®R (Cova Security Gates)

*MiniAir 2 (CSL)

*Adaptive Thresholds (Gallagher)

*Merlin X (Mitie)

*COVID-19 Reporting Service (Securitas Intelligence Unit)

*SmartTag (SmartWater Group) 

Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer (Sponsored by International Security Expo and The Security Event)

*Accessium UK

*BT Redcare

*CLD Fencing Systems



*IDIS Europe


*Warrior Doors

Outstanding Security Officer (Sponsored by Corps Security)

*Hasan Afzal (Atlas Security)

*Shona DePledge (Mitie)

*Dion Henry (Mitie)

*Gregory Ihionvien (Bidvest Noonan)

*Majid Khan (Westgrove Group)

*John Mckinnie (Mitie)

*Denise Phillips (Westgrove Group)

*Youcef Saadi (FGH Security)

*Paul Sanchez (Croma PROception)

*Carl Thomas (Mitie)

Outstanding Young Security Professional (Sponsored by ADS)

*Dominic Barratt (Warrior Doors)

*James Barth (Sibylline)

*James Bradley (Mitie)

*Victoria Brookes (Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games)

*Chloe Manners (AWE)

*Laurence Perkins (University of Leicester)

*Ana Rita Pernes (FGH Security)

*Daniel Pike (Corps Security)

*Tom Tahany (Blackstone Consultancy)

*Luke Toker (Churchill Group)

Outstanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (Sponsored by the Assist Group and supported by The Security Commonwealth)

*AWE Security Diversity and Inclusion Collaboration

*Corps Together Campaign (Corps Security)

*UK and Ireland Team (ICTS )

*Mind The Gap - Women in Security (Lloyds Banking Group)

*Count Me In (Mitie Learning and Development Department)

*Diversity and Inclusion Team (Securitas UK)

*Inclusive Security Special Interest Group (The Security Institute)

*Women in Security (Sodexo)

*Support, Trust, Manage Vision (STM Group UK)

*Zitko Talent (Zitko Group)

Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsored by The Security Institute)

*To be announced at the UK OSPAs Awards Ceremony

The winners will be announced on Thursday 24 February 2022 at a black tie dinner to be hosted by quizmaster, presenter and stand-up comedian Paul Sinha (known by many as ‘The Sinnerman’ from The Chase) at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London. Places can be booked online here.

An OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate, will precede the awards. The full programme will be available to view very soon on the OSPAs website.

The UK OSPAs is sponsored by global software provider TEAM Software and supported by leading security associations and groups who were instrumental in nominating the Judging Panel to represent them.

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