Wednesday 1 July 2020 saw the final of the British Security Awards, delivered virtually for the first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Going into the event, Mitie Security had already seen great success in the regional awards, winning an astonishing 20 awards! At the nationals, Mitie had 26 nominees shortlisted across 11 unique categories. Having dominated the shortlists, by the end of the awards Mitie Security had taken home four, a great achievement and deserving recognition for the frontline heroes across the business.

The four winners were;

  • Harriet Giles, Best Newcomer: Harriet has been in position less than a year and won the award for her fantastic output, taking on the lead on some of the GSOCs Hong Kong alerts and analysis with her unique skills was a challenge that she took in her stride. 
  • Adam Rich, Outstanding Act: Adam won for dealing with a violent shoplifter he apprehended who then threatened and stabbed Adam repeatedly with a shard of glass as he stood in the shoplifter’s way in order to protect shoppers and other colleagues. Adam safely restrained the male on the floor whilst injured and awaited the arrival of the Police. His amazing bravery kept both colleagues and customers safe, his actions were selfless and prove he was well deserving of the award.
  • M&S and Mitie, National Partnership: The Mitie and M&S partnership developed a connected security strategy with a centralised security operations centre at its hub, creating a world class facility, with a fully integrated solution, combining the best people, technology and intelligence enabling better protection.​
  • B&Q Crime Centre, Best Use of Technology: The B&Q Crime Centre took the award for the powerful insights and analytics it provides to the team. The Crime Centre dynamically displays real-time, top-level incident data analysis to enable actions to be deployed. With over 2,000 incidents being entered each month, the speed of delivery to the crime centre is rapid, with each unique incident classified and scored automatically.

Congratulations to all the nominees shortlisted, it is an achievement in itself to get that far, and even bigger congratulations to the winners – very well-deserved recognition for all the hard work and dedication displayed over the last twelve months.