Month: April 2023

Westgrove Win Record Ten BSIA Regional Awards!

We are delighted to announce that Westgrove have won a whopping TEN Regional Awards in the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) British Security Awards, 2023.

Westgrove have a magnificent array of Security Colleagues and teams across the business and we are proud to see their hard work over the past 12 months is being recognised in the industry.

Westgrove’s Regional BSIA Award Winners are;

BEST TEAM – Touchwood Shopping Centre Security Team

BEST TEAM – Templars Square Shopping Centre Security Team

OUTSTANDING ACT – Kyle Sands – Telford Shopping Centre

OUTSTANDING ACT – Ryan Griffin – Willow Place Shopping Centre

OUTSTANDING ACT – Rodney Gould – The Galleries Shopping Centre

OUTSTANDING ACT – Damon Kosmalski Pearson – Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead

OUTSTANDING ACT – Imran Hanif – The Moor

SERVICE TO THE CUSTOMER – Asa Abraham – Queens Square Shopping Centre

BEST NEWCOMER – Kyle Farrelly-Reid – Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre

BEST NEWCOMER – Jack Davenport – Templars Square Shopping Centre

We were told that the standard of nominations this year was exceptional and the judging panel had a very difficult job shortlisting the winners. Well done to all of our nominees and regional winners and good luck in the national finals which are being held at the Grand Connought Rooms in London on the 21st June!

Our Outstanding Colleagues – Q1

Our people are what make us special. From saving lives and preventing crime to helping people in need and much more. Our Reward and Recognition scheme is our way of saying thank you to our Colleagues for the amazing work that they do each and every day, often going above and beyond in their role.

Well done to all our winners and everyone who has been nominated for an award this quarter – you are all amazing!

Our 2023 Quarter 1 winners are:

Team of the Quarter

Touchwood Shopping Centre

Colleague of the Quarter

Alex Daisey – The Moor Shopping Centre

Newcomer of the Quarter

Winner: Nicole Carney – QVC, Knowsley

Runner Up: James Horner – Touchwood Shopping Centre

Site Manager of the Quarter

James Gradwell – Houndshill Shopping Centre

H&S Champion of the Quarter

Kevin Harvoutt – Ryemarket Shopping Centre

Service Excellence of the Quarter

  • Matthew Groves – Riverside Shopping Centre
    • Came up with a new H&S solution which is now used on site
  • Spindles Town Square
    • Undertook a massive water clean up operation when the vents on the roof failed
  • Ben Pickering – Willow Place Shopping Centre
    • Identified a violent offender and recovered stock worth £300 for a tennant
  • Kevin Harvoutt & Carl Williams – Ryemarket Shopping Centre
    • Reunited an elderly gentleman with some misssing cash

Outstanding Act of the Quarter

  • Alun Boon – St Johns Shopping Centre
    • Reunited a lady with dementia with her family after a few hours
  • Muhammad Younis, Rayan Choudhary & Jonathan Chandler – Royal Priors Shopping Centre
    • Provided first aid to an unconscious female and potentially saved her life
  • Nigel Ridgway – Houndshill Shopping Centre
    • Administered first aid to an elderly gentleman who had a head injury

Congratulations to all our winning colleagues and to everyone who was nominated in Quarter 1.

If you wish to nominate a colleague for a Reward & Recognition award, click here.

To see a list of all our previous winners, click here.

Westgrove Announce ACS Pacesetters Awards Nomination List!

Westgrove are delighted to announce that we have put forward 5 nominations for this years ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards.

The awards are set out to reward Security Officers who have gone above and beyond in their roles. We were pleased to nominate the following colleagues for an Award and would like to wish them the best of luck!

Antony Yates, Birchwood Park – An example of Tony going above an beyond his role is when a reported leak came in, Tony monitored the leak throughout the night ensuring no further damage.  He emptied buckets of water, moped up excess water to prevent slip hazards and supported the cleaning team to make the area clean and safe once the leak was fixed

Ben Pickering, Willow Place – Ben noticed a lady with a distressed (nearly) 4-year-old child who was having a tantrum because his mum wouldn’t buy him a toy tractor!  Ben approached the lady to offer support which the lady was very thankful for.

Kyle Sands, Telford Centre – Kyle’s diligence during his lock up checks helped him save the life of a member of the public who was trying to take their own life. Kyle immediately informed control who contacted the police who arrived very quickly. If Kyle hadn’t taken the time to observe this person, then the outcome could have been very different.

Sandra Perry – Templars Square – Whilst patrolling the centre Sandra came across an elderly woman in the Co-Op. She was having a panic attack as she couldn’t afford to pay for her shopping. On hearing this Sandra calmed the woman down and actually paid for this visitor’s shopping a fantastically kind act.

Matthew Hunt – Touchwood – Whilst driving to work Matt went past a man lying in the road, it was clear he had lost a significate amount of blood from a head injury, Matt immediately pulled over, helped him out of the road and called an ambulance. He then waited with the male until the ambulance arrived continuing to check on him.