Thursday 27th February 2020 | 2 minutes reading time
Yesterday evening, 26th February 2020, the 4th Outstanding Security Performance Awards took place and are proud to confirm we won 2 awards. The OSPA’s recognise companies and individuals across the security industry by providing an opportunity for outstanding performers to be acknowledged and celebrated.
The awards we received were:
Outstanding Event Security Team
We have been awarded this OSPA for the second year in a row in recognition of our experience, positive training programme and overall excellence, having kept people safe at some of the biggest events in the country including Glastonbury, Manchester Pride & Kendal Calling. The judges were also impressed by our championing of diversity, evidenced by the fact 24% of our workforce are women compared to the industry average of 9%.
Outstanding Young Security Professional
Amy Stanley was awarded an OSPA for her impressive progression within and dedication to the security industry. Amy started out at FGH Security as an apprentice in 2012 and has been a leading professional from the start, when she won learner of the year during her time at college. After her apprenticeship Amy shadowed key managers, giving her a strong understanding of the business. By 2018 Amy supervised small deployments and sat her level three supervisor training exam. Just a year later she found her speciality in festival, event deployment and specifically crowd management. She went on to manage the deployment of security personnel at the Albert Hall in Manchester and more recently, she played a key role in delivering 300 personnel to Glastonbury. Amy has shown a level of composure and maturity beyond her age.
All the awards were judged by an independent panel who have been nominated by leading security associations and hosted by quiz-master Paul Sinha, well known for being on the TV show ‘The Chase’.
Operations Manager and winner of the Outstanding Young Security Professional Award, Amy Stanley is still in shock at her success: “I cannot believe it. This is a culmination of 7 years of hard work. I am grateful for the nomination by my colleagues and I think it is fantastic that young people in the security industry are being recognised.
Managing Director, Peter Harrison has congratulated both Amy and the Events team: “A massive hats off to Amy who for her seven years with FGH has never stopped learning, improving and driving not only herself, but many other people forward. Well deserved. As for the Event Security Team. I cannot count the number of trophies you have now won. You are the most decorated security team in the world.”
Check out our gallery from the 2020 awards….