The 2015 Outstanding Security Performance Awards (the OSPAs)
The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (the OSPAs) have been held in Sydney during the 2015 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence (Run by ASIAL). 2015 was the first year of the OSPAs. The highly respected judges made awards in six different categories, and the awards evening was attended by leading security professionals from across Australia and provided a valuable opportunity for security associations and personnel to come together and celebrate industry achievements.
The winners, and OSPAs Australian Security Hall of Fame inductees are:
Outstanding In-House Security Manager
Grant Frankel receiving his award from Martin Gill, founder of the OSPAs.
Grant is a Security Manager at the Melbourne Racing Club, who is responsible for the security operation for three racecourses which are home to over 75 race meetings a year, over 500 events, and see in excess of one million people through its doors. Grant has implemented numerous programs to provide a safe environment and enhanced customer experience.
“It is with humility that I accept this award and I am very proud to be the first winner in Australia!” – Grant Frankel
Outstanding Security Training Initiative
National Technical Manager David Gavan receiving the award on behalf of Chubb Electronic Security.
Chubb Electronic Security provides a full range of security products and services to help customers benefit from a safe working environment, secure property and protected assets. Their training initiative enables their field employees to meet the changes in the rapidly evolving technology environment, comply with regulatory requirements and to enable them to meet the quality and performance expectations of their customers in a safe and efficient manner.
Visit their website: www.chubbelectronicsecurity.com.au/
Outstanding Guarding Company
Southern Cross Group Services
Stephen Butt and Sam Johnson of Southern Cross Group Services receiving their award
Southern Cross Group Services Pty Ltd (Southern Cross) is a nationally recognised provider of integrated services that has consistently delivered outstanding performance in all areas of their business. They have grown to become one of Australia’s leading service providers. Operating in over 800 sites across the country, and supplying services to a broad range of commercial, government, industrial, hospitality, entertainment and retail clients. With a dedicated team of management personnel from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, Southern Cross has developed their unique Integrated Services Model, offering customers substantial cost savings and a singular point of contact for all contracted services. Furthermore, with a particular focus on R&D and their employees, they are able to offer a benchmark service to their growing customer base.
“People are our passion. We are ecstatic for our front line staff! We have some great people working for us, we are proud of our leadership programme” – Stephen butt
“We are so proud of the achievement of the business. We invest in people and technology and all that and the hard work has paid off” – Sam Johnson
Visit their website: www.scgs.com.au/
Outstanding In-House Security Team
Sydney Water Corporation
Sydney Water Corporation’s winning In-House Security Team
Sydney Water Corporation is Australia’s largest water utility and a statutory State Owned Corporation, wholly owned by the New South Wales Government. Their physical security group underpins operations by working with internal stakeholders to provide support in key operating areas of Security Risk Management. Sydney Water is committed to the maintenance of an effective and efficient Physical Security Strategy to support the organisation.
“It is about the team and recognition of the professionalism of the whole team, the discipline has been fantastic. It will be huge in our organisation and I can’t wait to tell our managing director!”
Outstanding Security Consultant
David Novak receiving the award for Outstanding Security Consultant for AECOM Australia
AECOM have been successful in providing a full suite of services from Security Master Plan and Security Risk Assessments to complex design services. This method reinforces the significance of smart, effective and fit for future security design. As Security consultants they provide early involvement to positively influence and optimise the security design outcome. They have previously provided security consultancy for the Sydney International Convention Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct – SICEEP, the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort and a FIFA World Cup stadium.
“Proud to win this, especially proud that this is something we have never had before. This will certainly be a marketing opportunity for whoever wins the award. Consultants don’t get awards, it is often quite sad that despite good work consultants are not recognised, and so this is important and it’s great to be recognised” – David Novak
Outstanding Security Partnership
SNP Security is a security services company that include security, transport services, traffic control, maintenance, concierge services, mobile patrols, customer service, K9 security, administration, special event security, cleaning, asset protection, crime prevention, training and more. They also engaged in an intensive working partnership with Qantas airlines to provide security services for Qantas’ freight business. SNP engaged with all key stakeholders, established trust with the client and ensured all relevant departments within SNP were aware of the Qantas guidelines to ensure the partnership’s success.
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