National security provider Ward Security has announced its top performing employees of the year at its annual Star Employee Awards Ceremony. From its 900 strong team, Ward Security presented 15 employees with a Star Award in recognition of their commitment, loyalty and for outstanding achievements during their employment in 2017.
More than 50 employees were nominated by team leaders and clients to receive a Ward Security Employee Star Award, with all nominees being invited to attend the Award Ceremony, which took place on Friday 26th January at The City Grange Hotel in London. The Awards presented include those which closely represent the company’s core “PRIDE” values, which David and Kevin Ward founded the business upon.
Over 180 people attended the Awards evening, presentations to the winners were made by clients of Ward Security, with the coveted “Employee of the Year” Award being presented by Commissioner Ian Dyson of the City of London Police.
This year the Employee of the Year title was awarded to two outstanding security officers from Ward Securities Dog Handling team. Christopher Dale and Gary Kennard, both demonstrated outstanding skills in defusing situations which could have potentially become major police incidents. In both cases the police and clients commended their efforts and agreed these officers had demonstrated excellence in performing their roles. Both employees received a trophy and a cheque for a £1,000.
Kevin Ward Managing Director of Ward Security said “Our annual employee awards evening is all about celebrating and recognising outstanding actions and excellence in our team. There are individuals in every company that go above and beyond the call of duty and very often they are unsung heroes or people that just think they are doing their job. However, we don’t want our team to go unrecognised, we fully believe we are only as good as the team we have in place and having a dedicated evening where we can properly celebrate the team is hugely important to us and our business. David and I would like to congratulate everyone that was nominated throughout the year and of course to this year’s worthy winners.”
The full list of winners are;
New Starter of the Year – Mark Specht
Team of the Year – 55 Bishopsgate
Operations Leader Winner – Jahan Dad
Frontline Employee Winners – Aaron Page-Baldwin, Santa Figg, Nasir Hussain
Operations Administration Support Winner – Helen Hall
Protection Award Winners – James Gemmell and Gordon Hewitt
Respect Award Winner – Neil Humphreys
Integrity Award Winner – Emily Shah
Teamworking Award Winner – ADM Erith
Excellence Award Winner – Trevor Corps
Employee of the Year Winners – Christopher Dale and Gary Kennard