Security newcomer is best in the South East

ADP Security officer, Ben Easterbrook, has scooped the award for Best Newcomer in the South East at this year’s British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Regional Security Personnel Awards. The prestigious awards are currently in their fifteenth year and serve to acknowledge the hard work and successes of those working within the private security industry.

Ben, 20, has been working on a contract at the Midas Group’s Portswood Building Project since June 2012. Although only having been part of the project for a short amount of time, Ben has made a positive impression on his colleagues due to his determination and focus.

Ben is relatively new to the security industry, and upon joining ADP Security Systems underwent intensive on-the-job training in order to ensure that he was ready for the busy building project. The tasks that Ben manages are not simple, and required him to be up-to-speed on new technology and have an understanding of the multiple requirements of the site after just one week’s training.

“Ben has done very well with the training that we have given him, in a role that is not without its challenges” commented Keirn Bush, Business Manager at ADP Security Systems, “after one week of on-the-job training, Ben was then responsible for the site’s access control system, entire site security, gate house and health and safety in certain areas. He picked things up very quickly and was not daunted by the nature of the responsibilities. As a young man coming into the security industry, he shows a great deal of promise.”

Mark Law, Site Manager at the Portswood project, was also more than happy to endorse Ben’s nomination for the award, describing him as “very conscientious and professional” and adding that the site “is over the moon with him.”

Ben expressed his gratitude at receiving the award at a ceremony organised by the BSIA and ADP Security Systems on Friday 22ndMarch: “I am very thankful that ADP would consider putting me forward for the award. I feel very proud about winning and have told most of the people I know on site!

“I’m happy to hear that the site manager thinks that I’m doing a good job at what I enjoy doing, and that the hard work that I put into my job has paid off. Overall, I was very excited to hear that I had accomplished something good that would reflect positively on ADP.”

Ben will now be put forward to the national judging phase of the awards. If he is successful in the second round of judging, he will then be invited to attend the Association’s annual lunch on July 16th where he will be presented with the national award.