TEAM Software and the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Form Three-Year Strategic Partnership

TEAM Software, provider of market-leading technology for security guarding companies, has joined forces with the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) on a multi-continent three-year partnership to support the OSPAs global awards scheme that recognizes and rewards outstanding performance by companies and individuals in the security sector. TEAM has previously sponsored the U.K. OSPAs the past three years as well as the U.S. OSPAs held in association with the ASIS Global Security Exchange (GSX) in 2019 and 2020.

The only security awards scheme of its kind, the OSPAs have become the global reference point for recognizing outstanding performance. The awards scheme has been set up in collaboration with security associations and groups across many countries. The new partnership between TEAM and the OSPAs will continue through 2023 and includes TEAM’s exclusive headline sponsorship of the several OSPAs events all over the world, including:

  • United States, in association with ASIS Global Security Exchange (GSX)
  • Australia, in association with the Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL)
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany

Designed to be both independent and inclusive, the criteria for the OSPAs are based on extensive research on key factors that contribute to and characterize outstanding performance.

“We’re proud to make a long-term commitment to the OSPAs because it gives the industry an independent, unbiased event which recognizes the excellence, hard work and determination of those who keep us safe and secure,” said TEAM CEO John Leiferman. “TEAM has worked side-by-side with our security customers through their successes and challenges for more than 30 years, not just with technology solutions like WinTeam, Timegate and Lighthouse, but through our dedication to the security industry itself. Partnering with the OSPAs is an opportunity for us to engage with the whole security sector all over the world by recognizing those who help raise the bar.”

“We are delighted to have secured a three-year strategic partnership with TEAM Software with a commitment to be the OSPAs headline sponsor in a number of countries including Australia, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. with other countries to be announced shortly,” said Martin Gill, founder of the OSPAs, criminologist and Director at Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International, a leading research firm in the U.K. “TEAM Software shares our ambition to raise standards within the security sector, and the values of both organizations are very much aligned. Integrity, innovation and collaboration will help expand the OSPAs around the world, and we look forward to working with TEAM Software to make this happen.”

“As headline sponsor of the OSPAs, we want to shine a spotlight on outstanding security performance whether every day acts of kindness or bravery or outstanding ideas,” agreed Graeme Hughes, TEAM Software Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing and Managing Director for the EMEA and APAC regions. “For TEAM, helping recognize the best of the best, whether clients or otherwise, we are proud to celebrate the companies and individuals who represent brilliance in the security sector.”

The OSPAs provides an opportunity for countries to run their own evidence-based awards scheme while maintaining an ability to compete on an international level as well.