Entries open for the 2024 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs)


The 2024 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have officially opened for nominations. Security professionals and organisations across the United Kingdom are invited to participate and showcase their exceptional contributions to the security industry.

The OSPAs, renowned for their integrity and recognition of excellence, celebrate the outstanding achievements and innovations within the security sector.

Nomination submissions will be accepted from today until the stroke of midnight on 3rd October 2023. During this period, individuals, and organisations from various branches of the security industry can put forth their credentials and be considered for these prestigious accolades.

The 2024 UK OSPAs will feature a wide array of categories, covering diverse aspects of security excellence, such as technology implementation, security personnel, outstanding team performance, and best security project, among others. By providing such an extensive selection of categories, the OSPAs ensure that every aspect of security excellence is acknowledged and honoured.

The following categories are available:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director *
Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director *
Outstanding Security Team *
Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) *
Outstanding Security Consultant *
Outstanding Customer Service Initiative
Outstanding Security Training Initiative *
Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator *
Outstanding Event Security Team
Outstanding Security Partnership *
Outstanding New Security Product *
Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer
Outstanding Security Officer *
Outstanding Female Security Professional *
Outstanding Young Security Professional *
Outstanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative *
Outstanding Security Sustainability Award *
Lifetime Achievement

*Winner of this category will qualify for the Global OSPAs

An exciting new development for this year’s awards is the inclusion of fourteen categories that will qualify winners to participate in the 1st Global OSPAs, scheduled to take place in 2025. The winners of these categories will automatically be entered into the Global OSPAs awards.

The judges are appointed by the leading associations, mark independently, assess against a published set of criteria and have to declare a conflict of interest on every mark sheet.

Nominations can be submitted online HERE.

Professor Martin Gill, Founder of the OSPAs said:

“We are thrilled to open entries for the 2024 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards noting that for the first time winners in fourteen different categories will qualify for the first ever Global OSPAs, the best of the best. We look forward to highlighting those who are exceptional at what they do.”

The award ceremony for the 2024 UK OSPAs is scheduled to take place on 22nd February 2024 at the iconic Royal Lancaster London, where the winners will be revealed and celebrated among their peers. The event will take place following a Thought Leadership Summit scheduled for the afternoon.

Join the UK security community in celebrating excellence, innovation, and dedication to safety by submitting your nominations for the 2024 UK OSPAs. For more information on the awards and the nomination process, please visit uk.theospas.com/enter


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