Securitas celebrates BSIA awards success

26 June 2018

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the regional winners of their Security Personnel Awards (SPAs) and Securitas is delighted to have winners in three categories.

The awards recognise the talent, dedication, skill and bravery exhibited by security personnel in their roles.

Presented regionally and nationally, security personnel are recognised in five categories; Service to the Customer, Outstanding Act, Best Use of Technology, Best Team and Best Newcomer.

Securitas officers, Ramraj Sooknanan and Matt Bolger, have been successful in the Service to the Customer category. Ramraj has worked at his client site for 24 years, demonstrating true dedication to his role and responsibilities. Matt started work on his client site in 2014, and his professionalism has seen him progress quickly and establish himself as a key part of the security team.

Samantha Golding, Service Delivery Manager, has received the Best Newcomer award. Starting as a relief officer in 2017, Samantha’s integrity and commitment has seen her promoted from officer to Service Delivery Manager in a short space of time.
Alison Ridge and David Prosser have been recognised in the category of Outstanding Act. The pair administered life-saving CPR, including use of a defibrillator, to an individual who had collapsed on-site. Their timely actions proved vital, whilst waiting for emergency services to attend the scene.   

James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA said: “It is important that we recognise the true value of security personnel, who are often the first responders in times of emergency and play a vital role in keeping the public safe. This year’s SPA regional winners are testament to the truly high calibre of personnel we have working within our industry.

Grainne Kelly, Human Resources and Securitas Operations Centre Director, commented: “At Securitas, people are at the heart of our protective services. Our officers, in particular, are the backbone of the security we deliver. They face a more challenging security environment than ever before. It’s fantastic to see Ramraj, Matt, Samantha, Alison and David recognised by the BSIA for their vigilance and dedication.”

All regional winners progress to the national finalist stage of the British Security Awards, to be held in London on 11 July.