English Heritage 1


Type of security: Static guarding, event security 
Locations: English Heritage site, Wiltshire; Stonehenge 
Visitors: 1.5 million each year



Located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, Stonehenge is one of the best-known prehistoric monuments in Europe. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, around 1.5 million people visit the iconic landmark each year. Following a competitive tender, Venture was awarded the contract to provide static guarding for the monument around the clock, as well as security for the onsite visitor centre. Additionally, Venture’s team manages security for four popular events held at the site throughout the year, including the renowned Solstice event each summer.


Security requirements:

  • Static guarding for the monument and visitor centre
  • Event security for four major quarterly events
  • Fully trained and SIA licensed security officers
  • High quality and reliable service
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing needs


Venture’s guarding team at Stonehenge is made up of 13 full time SIA licensed security officers, with additional team members joining to support the security detail for the quarterly events as required. Venture ensures the highest quality of service possible is provided by employing exceptional, locally based staff members, who are supported by a knowledgeable central management team, industry-leading procedures and cutting-edge technology.


  • Venture provides a high quality, reliable and flexible service fitting of a worldfamous visitor attraction
  • Event security for four major quarterly events
  • English Heritage has confidence the site is being protected 24/7 by a highly trained and well-equipped team, who have the support of an experienced management team behind them
  • Security for the site’s popular solstice events is being successfully managed
  • Comprehensive communication and reporting procedures ensure English Heritage is always informed about incidents

“When we put the contract out to tender, we were really impressed by the team at Venture Security. We could see that they understood the significance of the assignment and had the experience and dedication needed to deliver it.

“The fact Venture knows the area very well and uses locally based team members was really appealing. Plus, they have extensive experience in crowd management and handling security for high profile public events, so they tick all the boxes for us.”



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

To find out more about our specialist security services, call us for a free, no obligation chat, on: 01264 391538, email office@venturesec.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form.