Finalists of the inaugural Ireland Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) announced

Feb 8, 2022News

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) – sponsored by TEAM Software – have today announced the finalists of the first-ever Ireland OSPAs.

The independent awards were launched in Ireland last year to recognise companies, people, products and initiatives that make a significant contribution to the Irish security sector.   The judges were selected by the leading security associations in Ireland, they all signed up to an ethics policy and they all declared any conflict of interest on every mark sheet.

Professor Martin Gill, founder of the OSPAs (which currently runs in 15-countries) said:

“We are delighted by the interest we received especially in this first year.  These awards are different as they serve to recognise the whole industry; they are independent and are run on strict ethical principles creating a level playing for all.

“The judging panel had no easy task in assessing the entries, and all those that have reached the finalist list should feel very proud as to become a finalist you have to reach a score threshold.”

The 2022 finalists are:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director sponsored by Bidvest Noonan
Patrick Finucane – Pinterest
Finbarr McCarthy – Workday
Keith McInerney – Dell

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director – employed by a contract security company
Abdullah Duibi – Septimius Security
Leo Harris – Manguard Plus
Nick O’Connor – Bidvest Noonan
Gill O’Riordan – Mitie
Ron Wynne – RFC Security

Outstanding Security Team
Mahon Point Shopping Centre Team – Bidvest Noonan
Primark – Bidvest Noonan
Integrity Security
SEAKEL Fire & Security
Septimius Security

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) sponsored by Team Software
Bidvest Noonan
Manguard Plus Limited
RFC Security Group
Septimius Security

Outstanding Security Consultant
Garry Bergin – Manguard Plus
Terry Conlon – RFC Security
Tony O’Brien – Security Operative Consultancy Services

Outstanding Security Training Initiative
Being Human Online Training Programme – IFPO UK and Ireland with Ethos Farm
IFPO Certified Security Training Programmes – Manguard Plus & IFPO

Outstanding Security Partnership
Manguard Plus & IFPO
Mitie Facilities Management Ltd and Brinks National Call Centre (NCC)

Outstanding Security Officer
Robert Doyle – Integrity Security
Michael Duma – Mitie
Tomas Mazrimas – Bidvest Noonan
Thomas Mooney – Manguard Plus
Phyl Nelson – Manguard Plus
Louise O’Connell – Manguard Plus
Michael O’Dwyer – RFC Security Ltd
Maureen O’Shea – Bidvest Noonan
Shenan O’Mahony – Securitas

Lifetime Achievement
To be announced on the day

Winners will be revealed at a networking lunch following an industry-wide Thought Leadership Summit to take place on 30th March 2022 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin.

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