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Winners of the 2021 OSPAs Announced


The first-ever virtual UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place on 25th February 2021.

Hundreds of security professionals tuned in to the live-streamed virtual award ceremony to celebrate the best of the best from across the sector. This year, once again, companies, initiatives, technologies, individuals and teams were honoured in sixteen categories for their outstanding contribution to the security industry and in keeping us all safe.

OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill said: “The Security sector can feel very proud; it has not only stepped up to the mark during these unusual times but has gone above and beyond – which is evidenced by all of the finalists and especially the winners.”

The Logosoft team send congratulations to all winners, but we are particularly thrilled to see some of our customers presented with awards. We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone that contributes to keeping us safe.

2021 UK OSPA winners:

Outstanding In-house security manager/director: Tracey Edwards – Southern Health NHS Trust

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director: David Evans – STM Group (UK) Ltd

Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer: IDIS

Outstanding Security Consultant: Richard Sumner – RS Security Consultants

Outstanding Security Team: Mitie & Sainsbury’s BLITZ Teams

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative: STM Group (UK) Ltd & Rail Network

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator: Astra Security

Outstanding Event Security Team: Liverpool HMS Prince of Wales (Operation Heartland) Team – FGH Security

Outstanding Security Training Initiative: ACT Awareness eLearning – Highfield e-learning in partnership with M&S and NaCTSO

Outstanding Security Partnership: TINYg Information Sharing Partnership

Outstanding New Security Product: Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) App – URIM in partnership with M&S and NaCTSO

Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative: North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC)

Outstanding Young Security Professional: Hannah Booth – Heriot-Watt University

Outstanding Security Officer: Sammy Wightman – Axien Security

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding): Axis Security

Lifetime Achievement: Jason Towse – Mitie

Summaries of all the winners can be found on the OSPAs website

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