O2 Arena owner AEG awards five-year protective services contract to Securitas UK

Securitas UK has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver protective security services for The O2 Arena. Home to world-class entertainment, the 20,000-capacity venue hosted over nine million visitors, 168 event days and 194 performances in 2018 alone. Owned by AEG, The O2...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Eurostar extend security contracts with Mitie

Mitie’s security business has been awarded two contract extensions for travel clients Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Eurostar, which together are worth £12 million per annum. The contract with SPT has been extended for a further five years and the Eurostar...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018

Skills for Security offers learners free online training courses “for limited time only”

Skills for Security is offering some brand new free online courses that will be made available for a limited time only. Available for up to 1,000 learners, the courses are fully-accredited and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. While all learning takes place online, a...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
Alan Wallace (centre) of Showsec pictured with representatives of the FSOA

Showsec extends partnership agreement with Football Safety Officers’ Association

Showsec has just extended its working partnership with one of British football’s leading authorities, the latter having played a key role in the Leicester-based crowd management and event security specialist increasing its presence within the game. At the bi-annual conference of...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

UKCMA introduces new online presence to highlight growing influence in security business sector

The UK Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) has developed and launched a new online presence specifically designed to highlight the organisation’s growing influence within the security business sector. The UKCMA was formed back in 2001 to represent the interests of key...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016

Showsec agrees four-year deal with Silverstone on event security management

Showsec is now in pole position to develop a long-term partnership with one of the UK’s iconic sporting venues after securing a new four-year contract with the management team at the Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire. The crowd management and event security...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016

New ‘Degree of Excellence’ attained by Showsec managers via University of Derby

Showsec has once again demonstrated why the event security and stewarding business remains at the forefront of raising managerial expertise and industry standards, with twelve members of its management team donning gowns and mortarboards for a graduation ceremony at Derby Arena...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
Emma Parkinson

“Focusing on minor incidents could avoid major disasters” asserts Buckinghamshire New University crowd management specialist

Emma Parkinson – course leader for the BA (Honours) degree in Crowd Safety Management at Buckinghamshire New University – has called on the events industry to place greater focus on reporting minor incidents in order to avoid major disasters. Parkinson was addressing...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015