Showsec awarded multi-year security contract by Bestival

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Showsec has been awarded a five-year contract by Bestival organisers, Josie and Rob da Bank along with festival director Jim King to supply security to Bestival and sister show Camp Bestival.

Showsec has worked with both events since their inception; building an understanding of and advising the clients as to how the unique nature of both festivals requires a knowledgeable and experienced security provider.

With this year’s Bestival entertainment running until 4am, a 24-hour security operation was required across an extensive area, in addition to securing the camp sites and perimeter areas. At Camp Bestival the family audience require additional operating measures in order to facilitate the significant proportion of toddlers to under 16’s.

Jim King comments: “We have developed a strong relationship with Showsec and together we have changed the role and perspective of event security by integrating them into into the fabric of the events. Following a very rigorous tender process, this new contract signals our intent to build on the success achieved so far and gives us both the stability and confidence to plan and invest. Mark (Logan) is surrounded by a very strong team of managers and supervisors, who communicate our aims throughout the 700+ security staff we have of site this weekend. Their operational capabilities and flexibility means they are our ideal security partner.”

Mark Logan says: “We are looking forward to working with the whole team at Bestival and Camp Bestival towards the continued success of both shows long into the future. This long-term contract gives us stability and confidence to achieve that, as we are included in all areas of the twelve month planning process for these events, and it is in part thanks to our operational security manager Steve Reynolds. His attention to every detail spans understanding Rob and Josie’s inspiration and vision and communicating this throughout our team, to managing the seamless operational delivery alongside Loud Sound and the local agencies we work with to create safe and enjoyable entertainment environments.”