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CASE STUDY: Basingstoke Live 

Type of security: Event stewarding, event security, overnight security, CCTV operation
Client name: Basingstoke and Deane Council
Number of visitors: 10,000
Number of Venture staff: 100



Basingstoke Live is a free, two-day, music festival organised by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, in association with local promoters. Held at War Memorial Park each July, the lively festival attracts around 10,000 visitors and welcomes a diverse line-up of local, national, and international musical talent.


In 2017, with its current security contract ending, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council decided to seek out a new security supplier. They opened the contract to tender, in a bid to find a contractor capable of securing an event of Basingstoke Live’s magnitude. Venture was one of five companies bidding for the job.

Requirements of the festival’s security contract included:

  • Event stewarding
  • Overnight security
  • SIA licensed door supervisors
  • Security manager
  • Security supervisors
  • CCTV operator


After encountering Venture Security at an event in 2017, the council invited Venture to tender for the Basingstoke Live contract. Together with demonstrating the appropriate skills, experience and resource, the process required each contractor to outline their response to a number of hypothetical security scenarios. Impressed by Venture’s proposal, as well as the team’s broad experience, knowledge and professionalism, the Council awarded Venture Security the Basingstoke Live contract.

Services provided by Venture Security include:

  • Over 100 operatives, who assist in planning, managing and coordinating security for the event, in partnership with the council’s own team
  • Security patrols to secure the festival’s premises outside of opening hours and while the event is in progress
  • Management of CCTV equipment, licenced SIA doormen, and drug dog handlers to ensure the wellbeing and safety of everyone who enters Basingstoke Live


  • Security for the event is in safe hands being provided by an experienced and professional team
  • A proactive approach is taken to prevent issues before they even arise
  • The council receive fantastic communication and support, with Venture promoting a strong and collaborative approach to event management
  • Venture’s experience delivers added value and streamlines the logistics of the operation
  • Additional advice and guidance is provided in relation to event planning and managing serious security threats
  • Personnel are polite, well presented, and approachable
  • Venture want to get it right and always provide the best service possible, with a passion for their work that shines through

 “What really stands out is their passion for what they do. They want to get it right and to provide the best service they possibly can, which always shines through.”

Jade Poulton, Events Officer, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Find out more

The award-winning team at Venture has been supporting local authorities, private and public sector organisations across the region for more than a decade.

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