Showsec Feature


No matter the scale, organising events has been consistently ranked among the most challenging professions. The pressure is on to deliver a safe and quality solution at the best price, and hiring door security is no exception.

One common concern in the industry is that hiring a company that lacks proper quality control may be a false economy. Showsec, by contrast, strives to ensure that clients can expect a certain standard of service by investing in several key areas.

Firstly, the recruitment process includes rigorous checks and assessments to ensure new recruits are of the necessary calibre. Staff are then trained in areas including health and safety and counter- terrorism, to the standards required by law and company policy, before they start work.

Staff also have access to further development, including more than 30 additional modules and courses, delivered either online or in a classroom environment. Door supervisor work requires a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence, which in turn requires a minimum Level 2 security qualification – one of our most popular training courses. Managers are trained to degree level in Crowd Management, while Supervisors and Heads of Security undertake specific training for their responsibilities.

On top of this, our staff gain a uniquely broad experience base working with different demographics in different settings. Far from being limited to positions on nightclub doors, door supervisors typically work at anything from corporate events to Christmas markets. Festivals provide plenty of work every summer, while sporting events and concerts are held at clubs, arenas and stadiums all year round.

With a 4,000-strong casual workforce, Showsec is one of the largest businesses of its kind in Europe, which carries certain legal and corporate responsibilities. However, compliance is not just about

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legislation for us; we work with industry authorities to set higher standards across the profession.

Sharing intelligence about events, artists and potential behavioural patterns also allows us to provide a solution- driven approach. This is invaluable for clients, and makes all the difference when comparing Showsec with firms lacking the robust systems and structure to offer the same.

Above all, listening to our customers allows us to understand, meet and

exceed their expectations. Delivering customer service while prioritising safety is a delicate balance, but something that Showsec have built a solid reputation for over the past 40 years.

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