The UK’s Department for International Trade is highlighting the country’s capabilities for large-scale event security with a new brochure. Major Event Security: An introduction to UK capability is the first in a series of promotional literature that highlights the UK security sector’s strengths to international buyers.
The document explains how industry can help to ensure safety at events including sporting fixtures, concerts and large-scale conferences. It takes a holistic approach, covering capabilities such as screening and detection, command and control systems and physical security considerations, and includes case studies that highlight products and services from the UK’s security sector that can meet these needs.
It also contains summaries from respected industry figures on how the UK’s experience has placed it in a world-leading position, and what steps organisations need to put in place in order to run their events safely. These have been provided by consultant Colin Morgan CSyP, latterly head of Security at Lords Cricket Ground and former head of the Metropolitan Police’s Public Order Branch, and by Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Lucy D’Orsi, previously the Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner in charge of the Protection Command.
“We have been working very closely with our industry partners and across Government to produce a joint view of what UK companies can bring to the table, not just in terms of hard equipment but also our world-class services and training,” said Mark Goldsack, Director of UK Defence & Security Exports. “This brochure, and the ones that follow, represents a compelling offer for our overseas customers, whether we’re talking to a foreign government or to private enterprise.”
The Major Events Security brochure is the latest in a series of activities to support the industry, as set out in the Security Export Strategy launched by Secretary of State Rt Hon Liz Truss MP in late 2019. It will be followed by two brochures on border security and supporting first responders, with further material on areas including the protection of commercial, residential and critical national infrastructure and transport systems following.
The Major Events Security brochure can be accessed online here.