Major Events

G4S Risk Consulting provides security advisory solutions throughout the lifecycle of bidding for and hosting major events. We support governing bodies and their delivery partners, sponsors, sporting teams, competitors and visitors to maximise their opportunities, meet their objectives and to enjoy the events safely and securely
Major Events

security and risk advisory services

Our approach is to provide our customers a single point of contact from which to deliver the most appropriate support at the right time. We do this by leveraging our highly experienced core team of subject matter experts and by drawing upon our established relationships with global security specialists and suppliers. We are confident our capable and proven team can meet the needs of our clients regardless of where they are in their planning and delivery lifecycle.

Our Events Heritage

Our 30-year heritage in the events industry provides us with the experience and insight to manage risk in crowded security environments for short-duration, high-profile and media sensitive events. From outdoor festivals to the Olympic Games, we have been involved in protecting global iconic events.

The Major Events Security Challenge

Major Events can bring transformational opportunities to communities but can also draw unwarranted attention from threat groups intent on harm or promoting their own cause. Hostile actors pose significant threats to Major Events, whether to organisers, sponsors, competitors, attendees or the wider host nation. The range of threats may span terrorism and activism through to criminal or protest activity. The complexity of organising and running events means that disruptive incidents can have multiple and unforeseen consequences, potentially impacting strategic and operational goals and planning.

We have the tools, capabilities and people to understand the complexity of Major Events and how threats may manifest, helping our clients shape planning and delivery. Our team provides analysis and security risk planning throughout every stage of the event lifecycle. We look for pragmatic and event sensitive solutions to mitigate risk recognising the need to optimise security while maintaining event culture and spectator experience.

We can support by:

  • Embedding security experts within organisations adopting a ‘one team’ approach working to the same objectives
  • Training & Capacity Building to enhance the skills and capability of police, military personnel and security staff
  • Defining requirements and leading delivery teams
  • Providing lessons learned consultancy
  • Conducting security and risk assessments
  • Providing project implementation and oversight
  • Advising on multi agency working and planning for legacy.

Proven Track Record
Our extensive expertise derives from our support to a range of major sporting events including the 2012 Olympics; the 2015 Rugby World Cup; ICC Cricket World Cup; ICC World T20 2016; the 2015 European Football Championships; Wimbledon Tennis Tournament; British, Dubai and Bahrain Grands Prix; Royal Ascot; and Ryder Cup Tournaments. We support customers as they develop the infrastructure necessary to enable the successful delivery of major events including transportation hubs and networks such as airports, live-sites, festivals, shopping malls and wider critical national infrastructure. We are adept at working in multi-agency environments with Governments, event hosts and the private sector. Our first-hand project experience provides an unparalleled understanding of security risk management for Major Events.

Please get in touch to discuss your needs.

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Support to the Wider Events Community
We support the wider community responsible for delivering successful events, including those developing or managing transportation networks, shopping malls, Fan Zones through to national houses, hoteliers, sponsors and media organisations. The security needs of VIP and other visitors and spectators can be supported by our end-to-end travel risk management services. G4S TravelAware services include the Global Intelligence System; an online monitoring system providing geopolitical intelligence on current and future threats to security, travel and business continuity.

We can support by:

  • Target location site suitability assessments
  • Secure by Design consulting
  • Travel advice and journey management
  • Security & medical incident monitoring
  • Intelligence support for effective decision-making
  • Corporate Intelligence including due diligence into project partners and vendors
  • Security planning & solution design.

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