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Recognising our people - Government Security Awards 2020

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Congratulations! We are thrilled to reveal the winners of the 2020 Government Security Awards!

The Government Security Awards 2020 took place on Thursday 13 February in London. 

Hosted by Tom Bramley, Director in the Government Security Group alongside Dominic Fortescue, Government Chief Security Officer, the awards were attended by over 500 Government Security Professionals. 

The ceremony was a huge success, recognising, rewarding and celebrating security professionals across the following categories: Individual Achievement, Team, Innovation and our newest award category, Apprentice of the Year. 

Our thanks go to our independent judges and all of those who were nominated; we received over 180 nominations with some very strong and remarkable applications. 

The 2020 winners and highly commended are: 

Individual Achievement

  • Winner: Stephen Gibbons, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Highly commended: Alex Dawson, Ministry of Defence


  • Winner: Customer Protection Team, HMRC
  • Highly commended: Security Education & Awareness Team, Department for Work and Pensions


  • Winner: The Vetting Team, National Crime Agency
  • Highly commended: Police Project Servator Teams, Ministry of Defence

Apprentice of the Year

  • Winner: Mohamed Hussain, Government Digital Service
Apprentice of the Year winner Mohamed Hussain with Dominic Foretescue
Apprentice of the Year winner Mohamed Hussain


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