G4S Events (G4S), Europe’s leading independent security and stewarding provider, has secured a three year contract to provide services for The Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
The contract will see G4S provide a range of services both on match-days and year round for the Club. These services will include site security, pedestrian and vehicle search, ticket checking, hospitality stewarding and the provision of a ground safety officer. G4S will also be providing bespoke technologies to aid reporting and site management.
As part of this contract G4S will be responsible for the safety and security of around a quarter of a million cricket fans a year, including up to 17,000 thousand cricket fans on major match days such as the Pakistan v Australia Test Match in July, and the England v Pakistan One-Day International in September.
Mark Hamilton, Managing Director, G4S Events, comments: “This is an exciting contract for us and we are looking forward to working at such a prestigious cricket ground. We are confident that our wide range of event and security services offers Yorkshire County Cricket Club added value and will ensure a high level of service to the ground’s visitors.”
2010 is a big year for Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground. Visitors will see the culmination of the ground redevelopment works that have taken place over the last 18 months. The new Carnegie Pavilion will be officially opened during the Test Match in July and the stand that used to be known as the Lower Wintershed will sit below the new structure and reopen as a members’ enclosure renamed to honour Fred Trueman. These top class new facilities and spectator seating areas require top class stewarding and management.
Stewart Regan, Chief Executive of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said: “We were keen to employ a provider that could offer an all round solution, one that went beyond traditional stewarding services, but also one with a local presence so that we can offer the highest standard of service to anyone visiting Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground. We’re delighted that G4S Events, given their commitment to employing from within the local community, can meet those demands. We very much look forward to working with them over the next three years.”
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