Clarence Hyman of Corps Security takes national title at the BSIA Security Personnel Awards 2015

Now in their seventeenth year, the Security Personnel Awards mark the achievements and contributions made by those working in the UK’s private security industry.

Clarence, who lives in South East London, joined Corps Security in 2013 after working in the construction industry, and has made an overwhelmingly positive impression amongst colleagues and customers alike. He has been noted for his ability to consistently deliver an outstanding level of customer service and raise the performance of others he works alongside. Always willing to share his knowledge, he also provides voluntary mentoring for new recruits or younger members of the organisation, in order to make them feel welcome and to ensure that they conduct their duties in the correct manner.

On receiving his award, Clarence said, ‘After winning the regional competition, I’m obviously delighted to be named Best Newcomer at the BSIA National Security Personnel Awards 2015. The last two years have been fantastic and I’ve learned so much during this period thanks to the help and support of my colleagues at Corps Security. I’ve received first-class training and being part of an industry leading company that has such a proud history and values my efforts so highly has made me determined to go as far as I possibly can within my chosen profession.’

Thanks to his ‘can-do’ attitude, many of Corps Security’s customers have requested that Clarence remains on their sites as part of a permanent team. They have all remarked upon his approachable personality and ability to perform his role in a way that personifies Corps Security’s 156-year-old ethos of ‘loyalty, integrity, service’.

Peter Webster, Corps Security’s Chief Executive, stated, ‘We pride ourselves on employing people of the highest calibre in order to provide our customers with the best possible standards of service. Since joining us Clarence has performed his duties with a level of professionalism, skill and dedication that serves as a benchmark for others in the industry. He fully deserves the BSIA National Security Personnel Award for Best Newcomer and I wish him all the best for rest of his career.’

For further information please contact Corps Security on 0800 0286 303or E:  info@corpssecurity.co.uk

Corps Security is once again contracted to provide manned guarding for the Ministry of Defence

Corps Security provides high-level civilian guarding services to six Royal Marines sites in the south-west of England – Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) at Lympstone, Royal Marines Chivenor, Royal Marines Bickleigh, Royal Marines Norton Manor, Royal Marines Stonehouse and The Royal Citadel.

‘This is an incredibly important contract to us and we are proud to have the opportunity to provide our services to MoD HOCS Commercial for a second consecutive term,’ commented Gary Broad, Major Accounts Director at Corps Security. ‘As expected, the tender process was extremely rigorous and we are pleased that the standards that we work so hard to achieve and maintain have once again been recognised.’

The six bases have to be tightly guarded and protected from the possibility of a terrorist or other security threat. With people entering access points on a 24-hour basis, the Corps Security team is charged with checking personal identity cards and vehicle passes and carrying out vehicle checks. In addition, personnel carry out internal and external patrols in vehicles and on foot to maintain a visible presence and also monitor CCTV from designated on-site stations. Vigilance is a must and established policy and procedure must be followed to the letter at all times.

The Corps Security team working on this contract has been independently recognised at the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Security Personnel Awards on a number of occasions. In 2014 it won the Best Team accolade, where the judges identified its ability to communicate effectively, carry out duties with enthusiasm and flexibility, and ‘go the extra mile’.

Corps Security has always been proud of its long association with the armed forces. The Corps of Commissionaires was founded in 1859 by Captain Sir Edward Walter, a retired officer of the 8th Hussars, as a way to provide gainful employment for ex-servicemen on return from the Crimean War. The company’s current president, Sir Robert Fulton, is a Royal Marines ex-commandant general and the organisation also has an Armed Forces Corporate Covenant stating its commitments to supporting the UK armed forces community. Furthermore, over 60 per cent of those deployed on the MoD Fleet Commercial are ex-armed services personnel, who are selected for their ability to recognise the types of threats that these environments face.

For further information please contact Corps Security on 0800 0286 303 or E:  info@corpssecurity.co.uk