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Recognition for Horsefair’s security officer

From left, Gary Clarke, managing director of City Security Services; Kevin Smith, Horsefair Shopping Centre manager; Roger Vanhinsbergh, award winning security officer; Trevor Elliott, BSIA director of manpower and membership services; and Kevin Heaney, regional manager of City Security Services. ANL-140704-122304001

From left, Gary Clarke, managing director of City Security Services; Kevin Smith, Horsefair Shopping Centre manager; Roger Vanhinsbergh, award winning security officer; Trevor Elliott, BSIA director of manpower and membership services; and Kevin Heaney, regional manager of City Security Services. ANL-140704-122304001

The hard work of a security officer at the Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech has been recognised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

Roger Vanhinsbergh, who has been part of the security team at the Horsefair for over seven years, has been awarded the Regional Security Personnel Award for Service to the Customer in the Midlands.

Since starting at Horsefair, Roger has consistently continued to exceed the high standards that are required of him. Through his hard work, commitment and willingness to ‘go the extra mile’, Roger has gained the respect and gratitude of the Centre’s customers and its management team. He even gives up his own time to train local businesses.

Horsefair centre manager, Kevin Smith said: “Roger really is the lynch pin of security operations at the centre. Not only that, but he is also a very well respected pillar of the local community.

“I have regularly witnessed him dealing with very difficult issues, but he does so with ease. His ability to communicate across all areas of society is something that I greatly admire. I’m so pleased that Roger’s hard work has been recognised, it is definitely very well deserved.”

After receiving his nomination, Roger said: “I am extremely honoured to have been given this award, I was flattered and surprised to have been put forward for it and thrilled and chuffed to have received it.”

Gary Clarke, managing director of City Security, said: “Roger’s commitment really is outstanding and the difference that he has made to the local community really is something special. It is no exaggeration to say that he has singlehandedly reduced the local area’s crime rate and he has been instrumental in setting up and maintaining the local Secure Incident Reporting and Empowering Communities System (SIRCS).”

Roger will now go forward to the national phase of the awards process, which culminates at an awards ceremony in London in July.

 

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