THE BRITISH Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the full list of national finalists for its British Security Awards 2021, which will again take place as an online showcase event. The ceremony will be held on the original scheduled date of Wednesday 30 June and will now be held digitally due to the ongoing uncertainty and restrictions surrounding large-scale events.
This year, the British Security Awards received a record number of entries. The chosen finalists will now go forward to be recognised and commended for their contribution to the security industry across the last 12 months at what is shaping up to be a memorable online awards ceremony.
The security companies represented across 14 categories are ADT, Andron Facilities, Asset Remarketing Services, Banham, Boundary Technologies, BT Redcare, CDX Security, Citation, Cordant Security, Corsight AI, the CSL Group, Datatag, EFT Systems, Fenix Monitoring, G4S, KHG Security, MAN Commercial Protection, Mitie, Netcelero, nmcn, the OCS Group, Ocucon, PrimeSecure, Printwaste, Reliance High Tech, SecuriGroup, Securitas, Securitatem, Sentinel Group, Shred Station, STM Group, Vigilance, Westgrove Group and Zitko Consulting.
Full details of each category can be found on the British Security Awards 2021 website.
Mike Reddington, CEO at the BSIA, said: “Once again, those who operate in the private security industry sector have demonstrated the outstanding work that they do. We received a record number of entries this year. Choosing the finalists was not an easy decision for the independent judging panel as there was an immense wealth of talent, innovation and Best Practice on display.”
Focusing on the event itself, Reddington commented: “The decision taken to host the event online again this year has been a very difficult one. Even though the country is beginning to slowly open up under strict conditions, we felt that holding such a large-scale awards event at the current time wouldn’t be appropriate. Hosting a live event while observing the Government’s current restrictions would not enable us to have the relaxed and celebratory networking event for which the awards has become renowned.”
Reddington added: “There’s also still an element of public concern that we are not out of the woods in terms of the virus being fully under control. With this in mind, we’re planning a more expansive British Security Awards for 2021 in the online domain, while in parallel looking forward with confidence that we will once again be together in 2022 when all of the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”
The British Security Awards 2021 are sponsored by Camberford Underwriting, Texecom, TEAM Software, the National Security Inspectorate, Optex, SaferCash and Fenix Monitoring.