VPS UK's excellence recognised in security sector Awards

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Lead­ing Euro­pean secu­ri­ty spe­cial­ists, VPS UK, have been short­list­ed in four cat­e­gories at the Secu­ri­ty and Fire Excel­lence Awards, includ­ing the pres­ti­gious Best Con­tri­bu­tion to Secu­ri­ty Standards.

In their 21st year, the IFSEC Secu­ri­ty & Fire Excel­lence Awards have con­sis­tent­ly bro­ken new ground in high­light­ing the best that the secu­ri­ty and fire indus­tries have to offer. This year they have con­vert­ed their annu­al gala awards din­ner into a high-tech vir­tu­al event, with an inter­ac­tive show, on Novem­ber 25th.

VPS’ prop­er­ty guardians divi­sion, VPS Guardians, is up for Best Con­tri­bu­tion to Secu­ri­ty Stan­dards for their sec­tor-lead­ing Direct Part­ner­ships with Pri­ma­ry Author­i­ties for both safe­ty and envi­ron­men­tal audits, and for their active and found­ing mem­ber­ship of the Prop­er­ty Guardian Providers Association.

VPS UK itself is short­list­ed for Secu­ri­ty Installer of the Year.

Our entry cit­ed two incred­i­bly strong project exam­ples” says Richard Reid, VPS Group Com­mer­cial Direc­tor The pro­tec­tion of a 250-acre data cen­tre con­struc­tion site in Ire­land, for a social media giant, and also the aston­ish­ing key man­age­ment and access pro­vi­sion for over 550 Thomas Cook stores across the UK and North­ern Ire­land, with­in just 48 hours, when it went into admin­is­tra­tion last September.”

That same Thomas Cook task fea­tures in VPS UK’s Secu­ri­ty Project of the Year, titled Mis­sion Possible’.

Final­ly, VPS’ High­ways Solu­tions team are select­ed as final­ists for the Secu­ri­ty Solu­tion Inno­va­tion of the Year, for their traf­fic incur­sions sys­tem that pro­vides a life-sav­ing safe­ty alert for road­work­ers, one of the riski­est jobs in Britain, fre­quent­ly work­ing next to cars trav­el­ling at very high speeds. 

It’s a mas­sive hon­our for our VPS staff to have earned the recog­ni­tion from their peers in the secu­ri­ty sec­tor’s most impor­tant awards.” adds Dar­ron Cavanagh, VPS Group’s Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer. Pro­mot­ing stan­dards in secu­ri­ty not only ben­e­fits VPS’ cus­tomers, but also helps to lift the bench­marks across the sec­tor. Pro­tect­ing peo­ple, prop­er­ty and assets is a seri­ous busi­ness, and every day our staff show com­mit­ment and pas­sion to work in part­ner­ship with our cus­tomers to find the best-fit solu­tions to man­age the risks to their assets.”

Cur­rent­ly Trans­port Tech­nol­o­gy Busi­ness of the Year for their inno­v­a­tive Intel­li­gent Traf­fic Man­age­ment Solu­tions, VPS has won many acco­lades in recent years, pre­vi­ous­ly win­ning best con­tri­bu­tion to rais­ing stan­dards, but also for cus­tomer care, installer, and innovation.