With close on 1,000 attendees, the highly coveted Security Excellence Awards, organised by UBM Live, took place during a Black Tie gala ceremony at London’s prestigious Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on the evening of Wednesday 23 October 2013.
Produced in association with http://www.IFSECGlobal.com, the Security Excellence Awards highlight the very best people, projects and processes the UK’s security industry has to offer.
Rufus Hound – the comedian, actor and presenter – took to the stage to present the worthy winners with their trophies after UBM Live’s Brian Sims – Media Solutions Manager for the Security and Fire Portfolio – had delivered the keynote address.
Winners were commended for their achievements by a highly respected Judging Panel which included: Alex Carmichael (technical director at the British Security Industry Association), Emma Shaw (chairman of The Security Institute), Don Randall MBE (head of security, Bank of England and chairman, City of London Crime Prevention Association) and Jeff Little OBE (CEO of the National Security Inspectorate).
The outstanding winners of the Security Excellence Awards 2013 are:
ACS Champion of the Year (Sponsored by Servest Multi-Service Group)
Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology (Sponsored by Over-C)
Reliance High-Tech – Reliance Protect Lone Worker Solution
Contribution to Standards in the Security Sector (Sponsored by the National Security Inspectorate)
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Dot Dot Dot Property – Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians
Counter-Terrorism Solution of the Year (Sponsored by Securitas)
Community Safety Europe – Intelligent Situational Threat Assessment, Risk Evaluation and Determination (I STARED) System
Customer Care Initiative of the Year
Corps Security – The Customer Charter
Cyber Security Solution of the Year (Supported by IFSECGlobal.com)
BAE Systems Detica – Detica CyberReveal
Enterprise Security Risk Management Project of the Year
BT Security – Secure Communications for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Event Security Team of the Year (Supported by IFSEC International)
Showsec – BT London Live Event Security Team
International Achievement Award (Sponsored by the BSIA)
Westminster Aviation Security Services (Westminster Group plc)
Large Security Installer of the Year (Sponsored by GJD)
Security Guarding Company of the Year (Sponsored by Peter Drew Contracts)
Security Consultant of the Year
Security Manager of the Year (Sponsored by SecuriGroup)
Mark Hepherd (William Hill)
Security Partnering Initiative of the Year (Sponsored by Showsec)
Securitas Security Services and the Avon and Somerset Constabulary/Devon and Cornwall Police – Crime Scene Guarding
Security Training Initiative of the Year (Sponsored by Bouygues E&S FM UK)
Maybo and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Security Department – Healthcare Security Clinical Assault Reduction Programme
Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year (Sponsored by ievo)
Systems Integrator of the Year
Engineers of Tomorrow 2013
The winners of the Engineers of Tomorrow 2013 were also presented with their prizes at the Security Excellence Awards. Here are this year’s winning apprentices:
1st Aaron Uppal (Universal Fire and Security) and Mark Power (Kings Security)
2nd Luke Preston (CIA Fire and Security) and Matthew Gautrey (Wessex Fire and Security)
3rd Stuart MacKenzie (EFT Systems) and James Raynor (EFT Systems)
As always, the Security Excellence Awards served as a platform for the presentation of The Security Institute’s Wilf Knight Award in addition to the Inspiration in HR Award (which is sponsored by SSR Personnel and supported by IFSECGlobal.com). The winners in 2013 are:
Wilf Knight Award
Adam Jones (Buckinghamshire New University)
Inspiration in HR Award
VSG HR Team
UBM Live Security Portfolio Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession
Don Randall MBE
Charlie Cracknell, event director at UBM Live, said: “We’re thrilled to bring the security industry together to celebrate the outstanding achievements made throughout the year. Recognising and rewarding Best Practice that has been implemented throughout the year highlights how the security industry continues to evolve. I’m delighted to be part of honouring the deserved winners and congratulate them all on what they have accomplished.”
The charity partner for the 2013 Security Excellence Awards was the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), an organisation that provides lifelong support to members of the Armed Forces and their families.
SSAFA believes that their commitment deserves commitment in return, so the charity provides important practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving – or has ever served – in the Armed Forces and their immediate family members.