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.
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.
“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.”
JENNIFER DAVIES, HEAD OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES, ENGLISH HERITAGE
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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