UK OSPAs recognise the security industry’s finest

February 25, 2022

The sixth UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the Royal Lancaster in central London on 24 February.

Over five hundred security professionals gathered to celebrate the very best from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event hosted by renowned Quiz master, presenter and stand-up comedian Paul Sinha.

OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill commented: “This year the competition was extremely tough with on average 20 entries per category and sometimes many more.”

He continued: “Each year the calibre of the nominations exceeds expectations and made the job of selecting the winners particularly challenging for the 27-strong security experts who made up the judging panel – all nominated by the associations. All those that were selected as finalists and winners demonstrated that they really are the absolute best and should feel extremely proud.”

Lifetime Achievement Award

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Graham Bassett. Graham has spent 30 years within the security sector. In that time, he has been a constant influencer in many areas and formal settings and 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 just a few of his accomplishments that were noted by the judging panel.

UK OSPAs Award Winners 2022

The complete list of awards winners is:

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 – Profile Security Services

Outstanding Security Consultant – sponsored by CIS


Outstanding Customer Service Initiative – sponsored by Securitas

Project Zeal – Mitie, Co-op and Nottinghamshire Police

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator – sponsored by NSI

Sicuro UK

Outstanding Event Security Team – sponsored by Lodge Services Group 

Edinburgh International Conference Centre Team – Croma Vigilant

Outstanding Security Training Initiative – sponsored by Skills for Security 

Virtual Reality Training – Corps Security and MoonHub

Outstanding New Security Product – sponsored by NSI

Essential IP – BT Redcare

Outstanding Security Partnership – sponsored by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives

Birmingham City Centre Partnership – Mitie and West Midlands Police

Outstanding Young Security Professional – sponsored by ADS

James Bradley – Mitie

Outstanding Security Officer – sponsored by Corps Security

Hasan Afzal – Atlas Security

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) – sponsored by Team Software

Mitie Security

Outstanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative – sponsored by Assist Group and supported by SyCom

Corps Together Campaign – Corps Security

Lifetime Achievement – sponsored by The Security Institute

Graham Bassett

The OSPAs supported charity is The Security Benevolent Fund, with guests at the London event making donations to assist those that have or are working in the security profession who are distressed and in need of welfare support. The event organisers would like to thank all those who have helped to make the sixth UK OSPAs event such a success including: all the supporting associations and judges; sponsors – TEAM Software (headline sponsor); SelectaDNA (trophies and certificates); SSR Personnel (menu); Corps Security (security commissionaires; ADS, Altia, Assist, Bidvest Noonan, CIS, Corps, International Security Expo/The Security Event, Lodge, NSI, PCPI, Securitas, Skills for Security, The Security institute and TrackTik (award categories).

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