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GEO staff top the UK Border Agency supplier awards
GEO staff from Harmondsworth won 3 of the 7 categories at the UK Border Agency's first supplier awards on 29 May designed to recognise the significant contribution made by front-line staff to its detention and escorting business.
At an event held at the Home Office in Central London, Rob Whiteman, UKBA's Chief Executive, presented awards to:
• Tony Galletly for his work on supporting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender detainees and staff.
• Sam Dengate for an outstanding act of bravery which saved a man's life.
Scott Purdy, Anna Clarke, Matt Brown, Mick Kambo and Nick Luton came second as team of the year for their work in ensuring Harmondsworth IRC remains a safe and secure place for detainees, staff and visitors.
Tony Galletly also won the prestigious Director's Award of the year.
Mick Harrop, GEO UK's Managing Director said "Over 4,000 people work for UKBA's detention and escorting services so I am absolutely delighted that the work of our talented staff has been recognised in this way. I personally congratulate them for their significant contribution to the work of GEO and UKBA."
Joanne Henney, GEO's Centre Manager at Harmondsworth said: "I am incredibly proud to lead and work alongside such an outstanding team of staff and it makes it all the more special that they have been recognised in this way by our customer, UKBA."
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