Employees of G4S Events (‘G4S’), Europe’s leading independent event security and safety company, have been commended as part of a Football League Family Excellence Award awarded to Burnley Football Club for the 2010/11 season. The award, which was based on a range of match day criteria, reflects the efforts of G4S staff who provide stewarding for all Burnley FC’s home matches.
In the Football League’s report, G4S staff were commended for being both friendly and helpful, with one family stating that the actions and attitude of G4S stewards during the game “…really emphasised the safety of the area we sat in.”
Mark Hamilton, Managing Director, G4S Events commented: “G4S has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Burnley Football Club and we are proud to have played a part in enabling Burnley to achieve this award.
“At G4S we believe that families should be free to watch live sporting events in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere, and this is the ethos we encourage in all our staff.”
The Football League Family Excellence Awards was established four years ago and awards are made following an assessment by two ‘home’ and ‘away’ families during visits to the stadium. The award also takes into account the measures taken by the clubs to ensure a safe, engaging and memorable family experience, covering every aspect of the experience including car park stewarding, stadium atmosphere and refreshments.
G4S’s management team has been providing bespoke security and stewarding services to Burnley FC for over fifteen years.