Nomination Information

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2018 Security Annual Awards – Category Criteria

Manpower Trainee of the Year

This award recognises an individual who has made outstanding progress in professional development and training for their role in the manpower sector of the security industry. They will have displayed commitment towards training and achieving results though the NZQA national qualification framework. The recipient will be a person who inspires others and always leads by example.

Electronic Trainee of the Year

This award recognises an individual who has made outstanding progress in professional development and training for their role in the electronic sector of the security industry. They will have displayed commitment towards training and achieving results through the NZQA national qualification framework. The recipient will be a person who inspires others and always leads by example.

Security Trainer or Workplace Assessor of the Year

This award celebrates those who have made a difference to improving security practice via training and recognises the individual who has consistently promoted outstanding performance and produced quantifiable results that have benefitted the organisation and it’s workers and customers. The recipient will be a person who inspires others and always leads by example.

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

This award recognises the organisation that has made a difference to improving the uptake and outcomes of industry training through the introduction and support of innovative and effective security training initiatives. The recipient organisation will have demonstrated a commitment towards enabling staff to use the NZQA national qualification framework as a means towards personal and professional development and growth and in achieving positive outcomes.

Consultant of the Year

This award recognises the Security Consultant who has demonstrated outstanding performance in their role. Consultants often play a key role in offering expertise and insight that can transform the quality and effectiveness of service, product or system that is offered. It recognises the existence of distinct skill sets and crucially, the way they are harnessed and managed, to make a substantial and quantifiable difference to the security strategy and/or practice of their customers. The recipient will be a person who inspires others and sets incredibly high standards.

Design and Support Electronic Sector – Professional of the Year

This award recognises the excellence, commitment and professionalism of those providing design and support services to the electronic sector of the security industry. This award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated not only technical expertise but also exemplary customer service and continually meets or exceeds best practice. The recipient will be a person who provides a valuable role within the business and sets incredibly high standards.

Install and Service Electronic Sector – Technician of the Year

This award recognises excellence, commitment and professionalism of those operating as Security Technicians and providing installation and/or service duties. This award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated not only technical expertise but also exemplary customer service and continually meets or exceeds best practice. The recipient will be a person who provides a valuable role within the business and sets incredibly high standards.

Security Officer of the Year

This award recognises excellence, commitment and professionalism within the “guarding” sector, including service to customers and outstanding acts. This award will be presented to the individual who has gone beyond what can reasonably be expected of them in providing a level of service that exceeds the customers and/or managers expectations. The recipient will be a person who inspires others and sets incredibly high standards.

Patrol Officer of the Year

This award recognises excellence, commitment and professionalism within the “patrolling” sector of the industry, including service to customers and outstanding acts. The award will be presented to the individual that has gone beyond what could have been expected of them in providing a level of service that exceeds the customers and/or managers expectations. The recipient will be a person who inspires others within the team and sets incredibly high standards.

Security Specialist of the Year

Security covers a wide range of services, including many that do not fall within specific categories. This award recognises excellence, commitment and professionalism within the industry sectors not already covered within the other award categories, including service to customers and outstanding acts. The award will be presented to the individual who has gone beyond what could have been reasonably expected of them in providing the level of service that exceeds customers and/or managers expectations. The recipient will be a person who inspires others and sets incredibly high standards.

Communication Centre Operator of the Year

This award recognises excellence, commitment and professionalism within the “Communications Centre Operator” sector of the industry. The individual will have demonstrated a high degree of technical competence and an outstanding level of service delivery the consistently exceeds customers (be they internal or external) expectations. The recipient will be a person who inspires others and sets incredibly high standards.

Security Supervisor/Operations Manager of the Year

The Security Supervisor or Operations Manager of the Year recognises those who through security expertise, operational knowledge, customer service and skilful and innovative leadership, ensure the delivery of services that consistently exceed customer expectations. The recipient will be an inspirational leader and innovator, team focused and committed to delivering exceptional service on a 24 x 7 basis.

Security Administrator of the Year

This award recognises excellence, commitment and professionalism for those who provide the vital administrative functions that support every business. The individual will have exhibited not only excellent technical skills but also outstanding customer service, high levels of innovation and superb time management. The recipient will be widely respected and valued as a critical cog in the success of the organisation.

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

This award celebrates an organisation that has implemented a customer service based initiative that has provided a quantifiable improvement in service standards and placed that organisation as a preferred provider for customers. The initiative will have become embedded in the culture and operations of the organisation and provides clear differentiation over other providers.

Outstanding New Product or Service of the Year

This award recognises an organisation that has developed and delivered technical innovation and excellence within the security sector. The product or service will be recognised as being “best in field” and “market leading” and will provide clear differentiation over competitor offerings.

Visionary Leadership Award

This award recognises an individual or organisation that has demonstrated bold and visionary leadership and created a clear differentiation in the market place between them and other competing service providers. The leadership of the organisation will be closely aligned with the vision, mission and values of the organisation and will be strongly imbedded in all interactions with staff, customers and the wider public.