The third ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch took place at Royal Windsor Racecourse yesterday, 24th May, and was attended by many of our members, their clients, industry associations, end-users of security and most importantly the Security Officers nominated to receive an Award.
The Security Officers receiving the awards were nominated by the client to whom they are contracted and the final decision on the winners was made by the Sponsors of the event – Cobia UK, Sutton Specialists Risks, Eurotech Monitoring Services and Trust ID.
This year the work performed by the nominated officers was outstanding and included life-saving acts, the arrest of criminals and illegal immigrants, officers being injured in the line of duty and individual acts of excellent work which has enhanced the level of security for their clients.
The full details of the successful Security Officers, together with a photograph of the presentation, will appear on the Security Officer of Distinction page of the ACS Pacesetters website, but in the meantime the winners were:
*Hamed Aminaeeamameh – Axis Security Services Ltd
*Tom Atley – Ward Security Ltd
*Phil Bailey – Westgrove Group Limited
*Alan Cutts – TC Security Services
*Devin Desbonnes – Interr Security
*Land Securities Team – Broadland Guarding Services Ltd
*Kevin Greenwood – Westgrove Group Ltd
*Bishnu Gurung – Shield Security Services Ltd
*Maverney Jones – CIS Security Ltd
*James Kelly MBE – Kingdom Security Ltd
*Lee Klingenspor – Land Sheriffs Ltd
*Grzegorz Stalmach – Kingdom Security Ltd
*Workspace Group Team – The Keyholding Company
The presentations were made by Mr Vernon Rapley, Security Director at The V & A Museum, who also gave an interesting speech on his experience in the field of History and Art and the crimes committed by individuals against museums.
Our chosen charity this year was Medical Detection Dogs and Sue Surbey, accompanied by her assistance dog Casper, attended the lunch and gave us an insight into how these dogs allow people suffering from life threatening illnesses to lead independent lives. The charity also trains dogs to detect the early signs of cancer. A total of £1,020.00 was raised on the day from the proceeds of a raffle.