Northern Security celebrated a series of exceptional staff achievements at its annual awards ceremony where employees were recognised and rewarded for customer care and performance.
Over 50 staff from across the business’ two main sites attended the event at the Office bar in Carlisle where presentations were made by managing director Paul Hopper.
Bill Morrisson from Penrith collected a Customer Recognition award after being praised by Newton Rigg College for his smart, professional and polite attitude when dealing with holiday-makers using the college facilities during the summer.
The award for Best Newcomer went to Alistair Townsend who started with Northern Security nine months ago after being made redundant from his previous employment of 21 years. Working as a mobile security guard, he picked up the role quickly, adapted well to new challenges and made a positive impact on the company.
Mark Bassett from the Middlesbrough office was the very worthy recipient of the Special Achievement award due to his efforts in dealing with a man who had committed suicide. Mark tried to resuscitate the victim and comforted the man’s girlfriend and a fellow security guard who were both traumatised.
Best Security Team went to the company’s group of officers based at the University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street campus. Dianne Little, Kim Green, George Scott, Jim Shearer and Bernie Simpson were rewarded for their efforts in working efficiently as a team for the benefit of the customer.
James Turner from the Carlisle office was presented with an award for 10 years service while Mike Thomlinson, David McCrae and John McKeown celebrated five years with the company.
Northern Security prides itself on its motivated and skilled workforce which translates into exceptional levels of customer care and long term partnerships with clients.
Paul Hopper, Northern Security managing director, said: “We understand the important role our workforce has to play and it’s vital that we recognise and reward their efforts and exceptional performances. Many of our staff go above and beyond the remit of their role and that’s what sets us apart from many other security companies. We aim to work in close partnership with customers, to really understand their individual needs, and deliver a high quality service with a focus on customer care. These awards are all part of our efforts to continually develop and reward our workforce.”