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 9 million visitors, 168 event days and 194 performances in 2018. Owned by AEG, the O2 arena is a high-profile venue which welcomes visitors from all around the world. The contract with Securitas went live in June. Delivering unrivalled protection Craig Robb, Chief Commercial Officer at Securitas UK commented: “The O2 arena is one of the most recognised venues for out of this world entertainment, and we are committed to maintaining and enhancing this well-deserved reputation.” The O2 made it clear they were looking for a security supplier to keep their venue and visitors safe" “During the tender process, the O2 made it clear they were looking for a best-in-class security supplier to keep their venue and visitors safe. They needed a provider that understood the challenges of operating in a complex and unique entertainment environment. We’re delighted to welcome our new officers to the Securitas team - these officers are at the heart of our security delivery. Through industry leading security officers and a highly experienced local management team, Securitas will deliver unrivalled protection at The O2 arena, creating a safe, secure and enjoyable environment for everyone.” Protective security services Paul Williams, Senior Security Manager at The O2 commented: “We’re delighted to appoint Securitas UK to supply security and stewarding services to ensure the safety of our visitors at The O2 arena.” “As the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue it’s essential we work with a supplier who shares our values and we are proud to work with Securitas UK, the leading global security provider who deliver integrity, vigilance and helpfulness.” In addition to The O2 arena, Securitas delivers a range of protective security services for Formula 1, Wembley Stadium, Arsenal FC and works closely with the FA on event security.
Securitas UK has announced it has been awarded Business Superbrands status for 2018. Tracking and celebrating the UK’s leading brands since 2001, the Business Superbrands are identified by surveying 2,500 business professionals from across the UK and a voluntary Superbrands Council, comprised of leading business-to-business marketing experts. The process, managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA) in partnership with Research Now SSI, saw just over 1,500 brands from across 62 categories judged against the three core factors inherent in a Superbrand: quality, reliability and distinction. Britt Lindqvist, Global Brand Manager at Securitas AB comments: “We are very proud to achieve Superbrands status in the UK. Our global Securitas brand is centred around our brand purpose and values of integrity, vigilance and helpfulness. Our brand purpose is the promise we make to our customers – to keep their people, property and assets safe.”Securitas is at the forefront of innovation, moving the industry towards predictive security Efficient risk management “We know security, we understand risk and how it affects our customers and the industries they operate in – we differentiate ourselves through our brand values and promise.” Craig Robb, Chief Commercial Officer at Securitas UK comments, “Technology and customer needs are evolving. Securitas is at the forefront of innovation, moving the industry towards predictive security by harnessing ‘big data’ to provide intelligent, pro-active solutions. Through a blend of people, technology and knowledge, we are changing the perception of the security industry and business recognition by Superbrands is a reflection of this.” Stephen Cheliotis, CEO of The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA) and Chairman of Superbrands comments, “In a year where Brexit has dominated British press and there is a sense of foreboding threatening to take over, we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate some of the UK’s strongest brands. Competition in the B2B space has become fiercer than ever before, so gaining or retaining Superbrand status is a notable achievement. Each and every Superbrand should be proud of the efforts they have put in over the past 12 months that have led to this accolade.”