Brian Sims

Finalists announced for 2023 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards

THE ORGANISERS of the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have announced the finalists for the 2023 edition. Now in their seventh year, the UK OSPAs serve to acknowledge the creditable and outstanding contributions that companies, initiatives, teams and individuals make to the security industry and wider community. The OSPAs recognise exceptional performance in different categories.

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI, founder of the OSPAs, commented: “The standard of entries for the 2023 competition has once again been extremely high, providing some real challenges for our Judging Panel of 30 industry experts, all of whom marked independently to a set of ethical guidelines.”

Gill continued: “This time around, the UK OSPAs have generated the most entries we’ve ever received, with some categories boasting upwards of 50 nominations. I know there will be disappointment for those who haven’t made the list of finalists. Reaching this stage is a major achievement requiring entries to attain a score threshold, while we have to cap the number of finalists at a maximum of ten per category. Exceptional work is taking place to keep us all safe and secure and I applaud all of those involved.”

The finalists will now go forward to the next phase of the competition and the winners will be announced at the UK OSPAs ceremony, which takes place on Thursday 23 February 2023 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London.

2023 UK OSPAs finalists 

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

*Terry Branch (Imperial College, London)

*Gary Stephen (University of Glasgow)

*David Walker (HSBC)

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director

*Gillian Davidson (Westgrove Group)

*Rollo Davies (Bold Security Group UK)

*Peter Faram (CIS Security)

*Mark McQuade (FGH Security)

*Tom Meredith (Mitie)

*JJ Nobrega (Bidvest Noonan)

*Graham Roach (Croma Vigilant)

*Harry Secker (Corps Security)

*Matthew Skilton (Dardan Security)

Outstanding Security Team (Sponsored by Trackforce Valiant and TrackTik)

*London Bridge City Security Team (CIS Security)

*New West End Company Security Team (FGH Security)

*Campus Security Team (Here East)

*Port of Cromarty Security Team (Kingdom Services Group)

*BBC Security Team (Mitie)

*M&S Connected Security Team (Mitie)

*Silverburn Shopping Centre Team (Mitie)

*UCLH Security Team (Mitie)

*Liverpool Women's Hospital Security Team (OCS Group UK)

*South Bank Team (Pace Security)

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


*Bidvest Noonan

*Churchill Support Services

*CIS Security

*Corps Security

*First Response Group

*ICTS UK & Ireland

*Kingdom Services Group (Security Division)

*SmartSec Solutions

*STM Group (UK)

Outstanding Security Consultant (Sponsored by CIS Security)

*Blackstone Consultancy

*Cornerstone GRG

*Critec Group

*Jonathan Eddery (MAST)

*Daniel Garnham (Security Industry Federation)

*Ross Harvey (Fuse Systems)

*Risk and Assurance Service - NICC (Mitie)

*Stephanie Ritchie, Sainsbury’s Security Operations Centre (Mitie)

*Richard Sumner (RS Security Consultants)

*Trident Manor

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative (Sponsored by Danhouse Security)

*All IP Marketing Toolkit (BT Redcare)

*‘Safe Strides’ Initiative (CIS Security/London Bridge City)

*Croma PROception

*My Base Installer App (CSL)

*Patient First Initiative (Mitie)

*Security Entry Control by Roger Brown (Mitie)

*Customer Service Initiative (Paxton)

*Portico Safe

*Security Operations Centre (Sainsbury’s)

*STARS (Securitas UK)

Outstanding Security Training Initiative (Sponsored by the British Security Industry Association)

*Battersea Power Station Estates and Turret Training (Bidvest Noonan)

*Behavioural Detection Training (Simon Riley, CIS Security)

*Steps to Success (Croma Vigilant)

*Security Upskilling and Rapid Response Initiative (First Response Group and EKFB)

*Behavioural Detection Training (Harquebus/Baseline)

*Gunwharf Quays Security (Incentive FM)

*‘A Pathway to Knowledge’ (Kingdom Services Group)

*UCLH Training Suite (Mitie)


*Network Rail, Colin Morgan Consulting and Cognitas Global

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


*Galliford Try Asset Intelligence

*Kings Secure Technologies

*Lazerbeam Fire and Security

*Mitie Fire and Security Systems

*SecuriGroup Systems

*Securitas UK

Outstanding Event Security Team

*Atalian Servest

*Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Security Team (FGH Security)


*ICTS UK & Ireland

*K4 Security Services


*Professional Security

*Securitas UK

Outstanding Security Partnership (Sponsored by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives)

*Bidvest Noonan and Landsec

*Operation Alliance (Co-op, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Mitie)

*Corps Security and CBRE

*CSSC Scotland

*‘You’re Right, That’s Wrong’ Campaign (De Montfort University, University of Leicester with Leicestershire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester)

*KeolisAmey Docklands

*National Intelligence Communication Centre (Mitie)

*Darren Conway, Iona Blake and the National Business Crime Centre

*Umer Khalid (Pace Security), Lambeth Public Protection Outreach and Highways Teams, Bishops Safer Neighbourhood Police Team and South Bank Employers Patrol Team

*Safer Business Network

Outstanding New Security Product or Technology

*Public Impact Protection System (Asset and Frontline Security Systems)


*Safe Haven App (Croma Proception)

*DualCom Pro 2 (CSL)


*London Security Intelligence Portal

*Leaf (Nexus Security)

*Eco CCTV Tower (Prime Secure)

*SelectaPTT (Selectamark Security Systems)

*SYNAPSE ‘Analyst’ (Zinc Systems)

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




Outstanding Security Officer (Sponsored by Corps Security)

*Asa Abraham (Westgrove Group)

*Gabriella Avery (Mitie)

*Adam Jackson (Mitie)

*Abdul Nur (FGH Security)

*Sandra Perry (Westgrove Group)

*Barry Roberts (CIS Security)

*Peter Scott (Mitie)

*Foley Shenaike (First Response Group)

*Ian Shorey (Mitie)

*Luqman Yasin (Bidvest Noonan)

Outstanding Young Security Professional (Sponsored by Zinc Systems)

*Daniel Baquero (Corps Security)

*Kyle Fitzimmons (Croma Vigilant)

*Danni Kearney (SecuriGroup)

*Liam O’Connor (Churchill Support Services)

*Gemma Parmar (Mitie)

*Arran Perry (FGH Security)

*Hanesha Ram (Mitie)

*Scott Russell (Churchill Support Services)

*Richard Swift (Mitie Security)

*Tom Tahany (Blackstone Consultancy)

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

*Commitment to Diversity Policy (Adept)

*Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (Bidvest Noonan)

*LGBTQ+ Security Cross-Sector Collaboration (Satia Rai, IPSA)

*K4 Security Services

*Presidents Sporting Club/Essex Disabled Sports Foundation Support (McKenzie Arnold Group)

*#WomenWinningInSecurity Initiative (Professional Security)

*SmartSec Solutions

*Sodexo Security

*STM Group (UK)

*Zitko Talent

Outstanding Security Sustainability Award (Sponsored by KeolisAmey Docklands)


*Bidvest Noonan

*Bristol Zoological Society and KIS Fire and Security

*ESG Strategy (CIS Security)

*Galliford Try Asset Intelligence

*Security Division (Kingdom Services Group)

*Magenta Security


*SmartSec Solutions

*Sodexo Security

Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsored by The Security Institute)

*To be announced at the 2023 UK OSPAs Ceremony

Team Software by WorkWave is the Headline Sponsor of the UK OSPAs and Edith Cowan University sponsors the trophies.

Tickets to the event are available to book online

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