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.
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.
“During the tender process, The O2 made it clear that 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.”
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.