Newcastle International Airport and Trident Manor join forces on Security Risk Management Workshops

Andy Davis (left), managing director of Trident Manor, and Richard Knight, chief operating officer at Newcastle International Airport

Andy Davis (left), managing director of Trident Manor, and Richard Knight, chief operating officer at Newcastle International Airport

The North East’s largest airport and a prominent security, risk and crisis management consultancy in the region have teamed up to provide bespoke security training programmes aimed at local and international clients. Newcastle International Airport and Trident Manor have formed what they describe as “the perfect partnership” in order to deliver specialist Security Risk Management Workshops that will assist organisations in managing the risks that can be faced in an uncertain world.

The new venture will see both organisations combining their resources to provide training and educational days that proactively support, enable and improve organisational resilience for businesses. 

Government guidelines have recently been introduced for those in charge of venues which often attract large crowds, such as cinemas, theatres, stadiums, transport hubs, Shopping Centres and restaurants, in order to help mitigate security threats and help make the UK less vulnerable to a terrorist attack. The aim of the airport-consultancy ‘hybrid’ is to ensure that staff in these particular sectors are thoroughly trained to a high standard to be able to deter or minimise the impact of harmful activity on their businesses.

The training courses that will be delivered in this new partnership are specifically designed for any businesses where members of the public may gather in large numbers. Sessions include a focus on threat mitigation and aim to provide the attending organisations with a robust defence against acts of terrorism or crime.

Regional, national and international focus

Newcastle International Airport’s Training Academy provides world-class training for businesses and individuals from across the globe. The Training Academy offers a full range of courses focusing on security, First Aid, fire safety, aviation, Health and Safety and team building.

For its part, Trident Manor is a specialist security, risk and crisis management consultancy that protects individuals and organisations from the threats, risks and vulnerabilities that can adversely affect all organisations and sectors, whether in the region, nationally or internationally.

Based in Darlington, the business already provides bespoke educational programmes for several sectors within the UK and is passionate about “reducing risk to enable growth”.

Once the new partnership is launched, it’s fully expected to deliver programmes to customers both in the North East and worldwide.

Development of specialist programmes

Richard Knight, chief operating officer at Newcastle International Airport, stated: “The Training Academy here at the airport provides world-class instruction to a diverse range of businesses from across the globe. We’re delighted to partner with Trident Manor and look forward to working with businesses throughout the region and beyond to deliver a range of specialist Security Training Workshops.”

Andy Davis, managing director of Trident Manor, responded: “Bringing together the security expertise of Trident Manor and the safety training programmes of Newcastle International Airport’s Training Academy makes sense for clients based in the North East as well as for those travelling nationally and internationally. It allows the growth and development of specialist programmes that support multiple sectors in reducing the risks that they face and will enable continued growth in a safe and secure manner.”

*An initial event will be held at the Royal Station Hotel on Neville Street in Newcastle on Tuesday 30 October to showcase the new venture. Professionals from the retail, hospitality and education sectors and individuals working in the cultural world, as well as from the security industry, are encouraged to attend and hear more about the new programme that’s launching in 2019. For further information, interested parties should send an e-mail to or telephone 0191-214 3568

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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