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Axis Security Officers rewarded for courage and commitment at ACS Pacesetters Awards

07 June 2018

Three Axis Security Officers have been recognised with ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards at the ACS Pacesetters Achievement Awards Luncheon 2018.

The awards were presented to Security Officers who have excelled in their duties and, at times, risked their own safety to save others.

Nicola Powell from Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre was recognised for her actions and diligence in preventing a potential child sexual exploitation case.

The incident occurred at 4.30am on a November morning when Nicola was conducting a site patrol, and was informed of a young girl in the nearby bus stop.

Nicola invited the girl into the office for a hot drink and took her details, as well as contacting the girl’s mother and the police.

It was found that the 10-year-old girl had befriended someone online who had paid a bus ticket for her to leave home and go to London.

Nicola’s actions prevented potentially awful consequences for the girl and her family. Scott Forsyth and Aminul Chowdhury, Axis Security Officers from Woking Shopping Centre, were also recognised for their bravery in preventing a male suicide attempt on Christmas Eve.

Scott and Aminul attempted to engage in conversation with the man who was agitated and refused to speak with the police when they arrived.

Scott and Aminul were able to restrain him, after which he was taken to the police station for assessment under the Mental Health Act. David Mundell, Managing Director of Axis Security, says the awards reflect the quality of Axis Security Officers:

“We are pleased to see that Nicola, Scott and Aminul have been recognised for their outstanding work and we congratulate them on winning Distinction Awards. I’d also like to give a mention to Gary Ebejer and Luke Radford who were also nominated, they too would have been worthy winners.”

The ACS judges received in excess of 60 nominations covering exceptional work and individual acts of bravery, and due to a tie in nominations, the number of security officers to be given the status was increased from 12 to 14.

The 5th ACS Pacesetters Achievement Awards Lunch took place on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at the Royal Windsor Racecourse with almost 200 members, their staff and guests in attendance.

The awards were presented by Rick Mountfield, Chief Executive of the Security Institute, who was a guest speaker at the event.

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