On Wednesday 25th November, STM Group (UK) Ltd was named as winner of the ‘Security Project of the Year’ Award at the IFSEC Annual Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2020.
STM Group is now universally recognised as an award-winning Company. The organisation provides bespoke manpower solutions, specialising in the delivery of high-quality security, cleaning, and customer-focused services, underpinned and supported by leading edge technology. The Company was named British Security Industry ”Business of the Year 2020”, which was quickly followed by Transport for London’s award for “Transport Supplier of the Year 2020”. This latter award was, specifically, for STM’s work in supporting Network Rail in the delivery of the Trespass & Welfare suicide prevention project.
Since the commencement of this project in late 2019, STM personnel have successfully prevented over 100 suicide attempts, as well as assisting countless more vulnerable people through the presence of specifically trained “Welfare” staff at over 30 high profile stations. Some of these heroes were featured in a bespoke video (prepared by STM Group) for the World Suicide Prevention Day, in which individuals shared heart-warming stories about how they became involved in helping prevent a suicide.
Supported by IFSEC International and FIREX International, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of the very best industry people, projects and processes. ‘Security Project of the Year’ recognises the most innovative and exciting security project, completed since 1st July 2019. It’s award to STM is testament to the efforts and commitment of everyone within the organisation in helping to deliver this unique project.
On winning the award, STM CEO Paul Jacomb comments: “To be recognised by IFSEC for the positive work undertaken by STM in successful delivery of the Trespass and Welfare Project is, indeed, a proud moment. A policy of continuous improvement, and working as “One Team”, is now endemic with the organisation. Never has this culture been more important than in the critical work we have been asked to undertake on this particular project.
We could not have achieved this Award without the invaluable support and advice of Network Rail, with whom it has been our pleasure to help develop a successful suicide mitigation strategy. Nevertheless, saving lives within the rail environment is a continuous challenge, for which a proactive approach (in all areas) remains an absolute pre-requisite. We will continue to do everything we can to support Network Rail, and the railway infrastructure, in order minimise fatalities, and ensure a successful outcome to all interventions”
Head of Marketing & Communications, Arevika Stepanian, said: ‘I am extremely delighted for STM Group to receive this external recognition for all the hard work, in often difficult circumstances, on this unique project. Our frontline heroes have shown great determination to ensure that the public is looked after and receiving the best possible care and service. Congratulations once again to all the team at STM, and indeed to everyone shortlisted.’