Service(s) Provided: Event Security & Stewarding
Since 2013, Exclusec Security Solutions have been working alongside Bolton Council and have provided their security and stewarding services to them on a number of their high profile events.
The relationship has seen the Trafford Park based company provide support for the likes of the Bolton Winter Festival, an important event that requires a strong security presence to keep the public safe whilst on site during the busy Christmas period and into the New Year.
“We really enjoy working with Chris Chadwick and the rest of the team at Bolton Council” said Exclusec Managing Director James Bancroft. “Bolton has a thriving events calendar and the Bolton Winter Festival is one of their landmark events. It’s key for us to make sure that it runs smoothly without any security breaches – from the build up, to securing the site throughout the night, to event days and to the break down of the site”.
The planning and preparation for such an event can take months and Exclusec pride themselves on making sure that when the event site goes live, they are fully prepared for all eventualities. This includes training staff in first aid, customer service and fire safety in the occurrence of an emergency.
In December 2014, a gentleman was found choking by an Exclusec member of staff near the Bolton Winter Festival site during the early hours of the morning. The member of staff used her knowledge of first aid on the gentleman to open his airflow. She was able to help and assist the gentleman before local paramedics arrived at the scene. Without the staff on site in Bolton, the male may not have survived the dramatic ordeal.
“On this particular occasion, it was a situation that happened during the middle of the night – I believe it was New Years Eve – the male had drank heavily and he collapsed and choked on his tongue” said James Bancroft.
“Our staff were there for the Bolton Winter Festival as this gentleman walked past our site and thankfully, they were trained to deal with this sort of situation. We’ve had it during the event days, falls on the ice rink and such, and whilst we are there to make sure the site is secure, our staff will happily help the on site medics if they need us”.
The increased support from Exclusec to the events schedule in Bolton has seen the Trafford Park based company open a new office in the town and with the Bolton Food and Drink festival starting in August, the timing of the move couldn’t have been better.
“We have been looking at setting up a new office for a while and for us, there was nowhere else to consider except Bolton. We have another massive event coming up soon and we can’t wait for it to start” added Bancroft.
The Exclusec team will continue to work alongside Bolton Council for the foreseeable future and are looking forward to building on their fantastic relationship over the next few years.
“Exclusec are a preferred contractor of mine for Event Stewarding and Security. James and his team have worked incredibly hard over the years to achieve this status and I am delighted to have appointed them as stewarding and security contractor for our flagship event, the Bolton Food and Drink Festival for the first time this year” said Chris Chadwick, Events Officer at Bolton Council.
“They have been the stewarding and security contractor at the Bolton Winter Festival for several years. Exclusec were recently commended as bringing the ‘best ever stewarding’ to the Horwich Festival of Racing event and continue to provide an excellent service at events such as Armed Forces Day and Civic Sunday. Such has been the impact of Exclusec’s increasing involvement in events in Bolton, they have recently opened an office in the town.” He added.
If you would like any more information about our Event Security & Stewarding Services please call us on 0333 344 3991.