Securitas wins contract for security and stewarding solutions at TRANSEC

Posted On 28 Nov 2014
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N3952The organisers of Transport Security Expo (TRANSEC) 2014 have awarded Securitas the contract to deliver security and stewarding services throughout the event, which takes place at London’s Olympia on 2-3 December.

Securitas has been appointed to oversee the safe build-up and breakdown of the show and to ensure both exhibitors and visitors have a pleasant and trouble-free experience at the popular annual event.

Over 4,500 visitors are expected to attend the two-day show and Securitas personnel will be on hand to welcome them and help with any queries. Security Industry Authority-licensed security officers will be placed at strategic locations throughout the venue to provide a physical and reassuring presence.

Last year, TRANSEC attracted a record-breaking 3,500 visitors from 88 countries. The organisers are upping the ante in 2014 to attract even more visitors by welcoming over 150 exhibitors from across the globe as well as 75 of the world’s leading conference speakers. On top of that there are workshops, live demonstrations and Innovation Hubs.

Securitas’ UK managing director and country president Brian Riis Nielsen said:” Following our successful security role at IFSEC International 2014, we are once again delighted to have been chosen to safeguard exhibitors and visitors to this year’s Transport Security Expo. As well as providing 24-hour cover throughout the build-up, during the event itself and its breakdown, we’ll be helping to ensure correct Health and Safety procedures are followed and providing overnight stand security to those exhibitors who request such a service.”

During the exhibition, Securitas experts from the aviation and maritime transport sectors will be on hand at Stand G22 to give advice on the company’s wide range of complete security solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of each.

Monika Luis, event director for Transport Security Expo 2014, added:” We’re delighted to work with a global knowledge leader in security such as Securitas and have its support as an exhibitor at Transport Security Expo 2014. The decision to award Securitas the contract to deliver security and stewarding services to the event was an easy one to make based on the quality and reputation of the company. I’m confident that the 22 country delegations, Government officials and all visitors and exhibitors will be in safe hands throughout the show.”

‘How Safe is Your Business’?: Securitas shares latest solutions at security seminar

Businesses had the opportunity to discover the latest available security technologies and review their existing procedures at a recent seminar hosted by Securitas.

The seminar, entitled: ‘How Safe is Your Business?’, was held at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on 19 November and enabled local business owners and security managers to gain an insight into current challenges, evaluate present threats and risks and learn how to mitigate them effectively.

Grainne Kelly, area director for Securitas in the North East, Cumbria and Scotland, commented:” The security marketplace has changed dramatically in recent years, with new options open to customers to ensure their premises are secure at all times. The seminar benefited from a line-up of expert speakers who were able to share their knowledge and answer lots of questions from our audience.”

Speakers included Detective Inspector Glen Alderson from the British Transport Police (BTP), whose presentation centred on the constant threat of metal theft and the advances the BTP is making in countering the problem.

Delegates also heard from Securitas’ chief operating officer Shaun Kennedy, technical director Pete Brown and Dr Peter Speight CSyP, director of risk and consulting.

During the seminar, a range of new technology solutions were demonstrated which can be integrated with existing security packages to provide a superior solution while at the same time reducing budgetary spend.

Security workshops were also carried out which enabled delegates to discuss any potential security challenges they presently face.

Grainne Kelly added:” Security threats are ever-present and, with the terrorism threat level now facing the UK rated at ‘Severe’, we all need to be aware of the challenges our businesses face and how best to mitigate any risk. We hope our delegates have returned to work armed with new knowledge and a renewed focus on ensuring their businesses and employees are kept safe and secure.”

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.