G4S Events, Europe’s leading independent event security and safety company, has been appointed to provide a comprehensive range of security and crowd management services for the Ryder Cup, which takes place at Celtic Manor on the outskirts of Newport in South Wales between 1 – 3 October.
The contract will see G4S commit 650 highly trained specialist event personnel as part of an integrated suite of stewarding and security services. With the event expected to attract around 45,000 visitors a day, G4S has been at the Celtic Manor site since early July preparing for the tournament and has been providing manned guarding and perimeter patrolling services since then. G4S is proud to report that approximately two thirds of its employees have been drawn from the local area.
When the competition tees off the company will provide a wide range of security solutions including ticket checking, bag & scanner searches, management of left luggage and mobile phone ticketing.
G4S employees will also patrol hospitality areas including the Clubhouse, practice courses and driving ranges as well as providing security for the players’ hotels. G4S will also look after travel stewarding from trains, buses and park and ride facilities.
Mark Hamilton, Managing Director, G4S Events, said: “We’re delighted to be playing such a key part in securing the Ryder Cup. This is one of the most prestigious sports events in the world. It attracts a huge number of visitors as well as the millions watching around the globe, so ensuring it runs smoothly is essential.
“We are offering a truly integrated security solution for this tournament encompassing many different areas of expertise. In doing so, we are demonstrating the truly unique breadth and depth of the G4S Events service offering which we don’t believe any other single company could provide to the same standard.”
The Ryder Cup is one of the world’s largest sporting events and will be a focus for millions of golf enthusiasts around the globe.
G4S has been providing security and crowd management services to the events market for over 25 years. An experienced partner to flagship international sporting and music events, G4S ensures the safety and security of some of the most exciting events in the entertainment calendar.