A SECURITY company has been recognised alongside famous names including Nestle and IBM in awards for community work and customer service.

Bournemouth-based Red Security Systems earned recognition for supporting vulnerable people and allowing customers to donate their old security systems to charity.

It refurbishes the systems and installs them free of charge for good causes, most recently the armed forces charity SSAFA Dorset.

It won the Communitas Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, previously won by Coca-Cola, Barclays and Warner Bros.

The business also picked up gold in the Customer Sales and Service Excellence Awards, judged by representatives from companies including Starbucks, Deloitte and Google. The trophy has previously gone to IBM, DHL and Dell.

Yann Maciejewski, managing director of Red Security, said: “Winning the Communitas award meant a lot as supporting communities is one of the key priorities we set out when we founded less than a year ago. It also demonstrates that small companies can compete on the world stage when it comes to service and innovation."

He said of the Customer Sales and Service Excellence prize: “We’ve always been proud of the service we deliver, but to get independent validation from such highly-respected judges – and against companies around the world – is just amazing.

“It also shows that small, local companies deliver as good, if not better, service than some of the world’s biggest companies and I hope will encourage people to use local companies more generally.”

Charities and non-profit organisations which want to take part in the security system donation scheme should contact Red Security Systems on 01202 798017 or visit redsecuritysystems.co.uk.