Double honours for Emirates Group Security and Transguard

Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018: Emirates Group Security and Transguard have cemented their industry leadership position by clinching two accolades at the 16th edition of the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards (SKEA). The awards were presented by His Highness Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a formal ceremony at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Group Security was awarded the Gold Category award under the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards framework whereas Transguard bagged the Silver Category award. Both organisations were winning the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards for the first time.

Instituted in 1999, the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards recognise organisations in the UAE that have invested in continuous improvement of their business processes to boost performance and the overall competitiveness of the UAE business environment. The awards use the European Foundation for Quality Management (EQFM) framework to evaluate organisations under a number of parameters including performance, leadership and customer service.

Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Group Security said: "Emirates Group Security and Transguard have a strong focus on delivering results for our internal and external customers. We have used the European Foundation for Quality Management framework to roll out a process of continuous business improvement based on sustainability. We also aspire to be thought leaders in our areas of operations looking at innovative ways to enhance efficiency and effectiveness and share our learnings and expertise through various platforms including our AVSEC Global Conference and our education partnerships. We are delighted that our efforts have been recognised through the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards."

Both Emirates Group Security and Transguard have been the recipients of a number of industry awards including the internationally recognised Dubai Quality Awards organised by Dubai’s Department of Economic Development in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Emirates Group Security also organises the biennial AVSEC Global conference which is today recognised as a leading platform to exchange ideas and best practices in aviation security globally.

About Emirates Group Security: Emirates Group Security is the award winning, multi-faceted organisation that develops and implements security measures and strategies across the Emirates Group. Offering a wide spectrum of security services ranging from general to aviation specific, Emirates Group Security employs more than 400 staff directly and over 2,000 security staff through its service partner Transguard Group (TG). Emirates Group Security extends its special aviation security services beyond Emirates to other airlines that operate in and out of Dubai International Airport on a commercial basis. Emirates Group Security has also set up its learning and development arm – Centre of Aviation and Security Studies (CASS) - in partnership with Edith Cowan University to develop career ready professionals for the aviation and general security industry.

About Transguard: Transguard is a division of Emirates Group Security (EGS) which provides highly secure transportation of valuable cargo and goods. Transguard provides safe, efficient and reliable logistical services to more than 100 destinations across the globe. Transguard is the only security agency authorised by Dubai Civil Aviation (DCA) to escort valuable cargo to and from the aircraft and is responsible for handling and managing the import and export process including vaulting for every piece of valuable cargo that passes through Dubai airports. Transguard is supported by dedicated police and customs authorities making it a unique one stop solution for the related industries.