Brian Sims

Winners of 2022 UK OSPAs announced at London ceremony

THE SIXTH edition of the annual ceremony announcing the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) winners took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London on Thursday 24 February.

Over 500 security professionals gathered to celebrate the very best individuals and teams from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event hosted by renowned quizmaster, presenter and stand-up comedian Paul Sinha.

OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI commented: “This year, the competition was extremely tough with an average of 20 entries per category and sometimes many more. Each year, the calibre of the nominations exceeds expectations and makes the job of selecting the winners particularly challenging for the 27-strong panel of security experts, all of them nominated by leading associations to serve as Judges. All those individuals and teams selected as finalists and winners have demonstrated that they really are the absolute best in the business and should feel extremely proud of their achievements.”

UK OSPAs: 2022 winners

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

*Laurence Perkins (University of Leicester)

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director (Sponsored by Altia) 

*Chris Middleton (ABM UK)

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

*Heald Ltd

Outstanding Security Team (Sponsored by TrackTik)

*Valero Energy Team at Profile Security Services

Outstanding Security Consultant (Sponsored by CIS Security)


Outstanding Customer Service Initiative (Sponsored by Securitas)

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

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

*Sicuro UK

Outstanding Event Security Team (Sponsored by Lodge Services Group) 

*Edinburgh International Conference Centre Team at Croma Vigilant

Outstanding Security Training Initiative (Sponsored by Skills for Security) 

*Virtual Reality Training (Corps Security and MoonHub)

Outstanding New Security Product (Sponsored by the National Security Inspectorate)

*Essential IP (BT Redcare)

Outstanding Security Partnership (Sponsored by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives)

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

Outstanding Young Security Professional (Sponsored by the ADS Group)

*James Bradley (Mitie)

Outstanding Security Officer (Sponsored by Corps Security)

*Hasan Afzal (Atlas Security)

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

*Mitie Security

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

*Corps Together Campaign (Corps Security)

Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsored by The Security Institute)

*Graham Bassett

Graham Bassett has spent 30 years within the security sector. In that time, he has been a constant influencer in many areas and formal settings, while his voluntary contributions to the development of the security sector are second to none. Increasing awareness, bringing stakeholders together and raising funds for many charities and the wider crime prevention network are but some of Graham’s accomplishments noted by the Judges.

Commenting on the OSPAs, Richard Jenkins (CEO at the National Security Inspectorate) said: “The OSPAs is one of the most highly regarded and respected industry events in the calendar governed by a strict Code of Ethics and core values. This year’s event provided a welcome opportunity to reconnect in person with industry colleagues from around the UK. The significant contribution the private security industry makes in keeping people, property and assets safe was evident to all who attended. We were delighted to see National Security Inspectorate approved companies represented as finalists and winners, all of whom deserve recognition for their dedicated commitment to providing outstanding service. We congratulate all of the 2022 winners and wish them every success in the future.”

Nominated charity and sponsors

The charity supported by the UK OSPAs is The Security Benevolent Fund, with guests at the London event making donations to assist those individuals who have worked (or are working) in the security profession, are distressed in some way and in need of welfare support.

The event organisers would like to thank all those who helped to make the sixth UK OSPAs such a success.


*TEAM Software (Headline Sponsor)

*SelectaDNA (trophies and certificates)

*SSR Personnel (menu)

*Corps Security (security commissionaires)

*ADS Group, Altia, Assist Group, Bidvest Noonan, CIS Security, Corps Security, International Security Expo/The Security Event, Lodge Service Group, the National Security Inspectorate, Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, Securitas, Skills for Security, The Security Institute and TrackTik (categories)

As always, Security Matters served as a key Media Partner for the event.

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