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Published: December 19, 2018

Wins in two categories at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards (SEAs) in London this November saw Pilgrims Group Limited once again receive recognition from the industry, further enhancing the company’s status as one of the UK’s leading security providers.

This marks seven awards over a seven-year period for the Pilgrims team and the fifth consecutive year the group has won an award since 2014.

Pilgrims received the Security Training Initiative of the Year Award and Security Guarding Company of the Year (Under £25 million Turnover) Award at this year’s ceremony, attended by over 1,000 guests at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.

The event, organised by industry bodies IFSEC and FIREX, recognises best practice and innovation in the security and fire service sectors.

Award-winner StaySaferTM was developed by Pilgrims to directly improve an individual’s ability to respond effectively to a terror incident. In the last two years, terror attacks have increased across the UK and Europe. StaySaferTM builds on the Government guidelines of Run, Hide, Tell giving individuals a more enhanced understanding of how to react and respond to a terror incident. It’s the third time that Pilgrims has won the Security Training Initiative of the Year Award, something no other company has done.

For the Security Guarding Company of the Year (Under £25 million) Award, judges recognised Pilgrims track record of dramatic growth over the previous two years, extensive investment in new systems, a customer satisfaction rating of 98% and low staff turnover, as well as the company’s emphasis on family values and loyalty. Pilgrims was winner of the SEA Award for Guarding Company of the Year for the second year running.

“We are delighted and proud to win two SEA awards this year, in two very different categories,” says David Freear, Pilgrims Chief Operating Officer. “These awards reflect our high level of innovation, and the enormous effort made by every member of our team on behalf of our customers.”