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Major public events in Nottingham over the next three years will be secured by Showsec after the event stewarding contractor gained a new contract with Nottingham City Council.
The Leicester-based event security firm said this represents a significant step forward in the on-going expansion of the company’s East Midlands operation and means they will provide crowd management at many of the high-profile occasions in Nottingham between now and 2016.
These will include the famous Goose Fair at the Forest Recreation Ground and the Riverside Festival on the banks of the River Trent.
Showsec says that it has developed a long-standing relationship with the Events Department at Nottingham City Council over the past ten years and has featured in the delivery of many occasions which have attracted large gatherings to the city.
Joe Milner, Showsec’s Nottingham Area Manager said: “Nottingham City Council operates an extensive events programme, so we are delighted to be offered this opportunity to continue working with them following the award of this prestigious contract.
“As well as established annual events like Goose Fair and the Riverside Festival, there are many other celebrations, festivals and civic events over the course of the year, such as the National Armed Forces Day and the Royal visit by HRH Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince which took place as part of the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.”
He added: “Our close working relationship with the council’s events team means we have a good understanding of their needs, so that our crowd management and security services contribute to the enjoyment and whole experience for those who are attending.”
For example, Showsec were at the Bonfire Night spectacular which drew 20,000 people to the Forest Recreation Ground, while they will be on duty for the city’s Christmas Lights Switch-On in the Old Market Square on November 20.
As well as working with Nottingham City Council’s events department, Showsec’s have an association with a number of iconic venues including the Royal Concert Hall, the Theatre Royal and Nottingham Trent University. Pictured: the Nottingham city centre statue of former Nottingham Forest football manager Brian Clough.