Lewisham Hospital Security Officer awarded Outstanding Security Officer of the Year at the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) in double award win for Lewisham’s largest private sector employer, CIS Security.

Independent Security specialists CIS have announced that in addition to winning an award for Outstanding Customer Service, one of their Security Officers, Michael Foster, based at University Lewisham Hospital has been given the prestigious accolade of most outstanding Security Officer in the UK.

CIS Security, Lewisham, London – 9-3-2017 The first-ever UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London on 2nd March. Over 330 security professionals gathered to celebrate the best of the best from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event hosted by celebrity broadcaster and crime prevention campaigner Nick Ross. Following his mention in the Metro Newspaper’s “Good Deed Feed” (click here to learn more about this), Michael Foster recognised the value of the story in providing a positive example and also in helping to promote the broader industry communication objective of evidencing security professionals as a “Force for Good”

With regard to the incidents which Michael has assisted with, his willingness to get involved and apply his knowledge and skills has potentially life-changing consequences for patients and their loved ones. His sensitivity and kindness toward patients who are very often confused or vulnerable in other ways, is a great example of the specialist approach a security professional should take in a public healthcare environment.

CIS feel that Michael Foster is a positive role model in the industry and he is an enabler when it comes to the elevation of the security guarding profession in the eyes of the customers and also the general public. Michael is a great example of a security professional who is the glue in the partnership between security provider and their valued client.

Neill Catton, Managing Director at CIS Security said; “As someone who has worked my way from frontline security, through management and to Managing Director Level, I know first hand the difference an outstanding staff member can make on many levels. We are so proud of Michael Foster for winning this award and for the recognition we received at the awards for what we have achieved in the area of Customer Service.”