A busy summer that has already included the provision of security and stewarding at concerts, parades, race meetings, festivals and the Royal Norfolk Show, has created 80 new jobs at Norwich based security firm EventGuard.
The firm, part of Norse Commercial Services, has seen a steady increase in business during 2011, with a number of major contract wins through to 2012.
“2011 has already been an extremely successful one for the company,” commented Managing Director Martin Leeder, “and going forward we have some very high-profile contracts that will mean significant additional growth over the next twelve months.”
The firm, the largest single security and stewarding employer in Norfolk, has won a number of new contracts across the region, including prestigious deals to provide stewarding and security to the London road race on 14th August, the British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, the World Skill competition at London’s Excel and the Tour of Britain cycle race.
EventGuard is also responsible for security at the annual Walsingham pilgrimage, twelve Race 4 Life events in East Anglia, the Norfolk and Suffolk half-marathons, eighteen concerts at a number of Royal Parks, major events throughout the UK and at horse race meetings throughout the year at Newmarket, Huntingdon and Great Yarmouth.
Earlier in the year the firm worked along side Norfolk Constabulary and the city council, providing security at the Norwich City FC promotion parade and at the Lord Mayor’s Procession.
“Growth continues and we are still looking for more staff in both our stewarding and security fields’” Leeder said. “The work over the next 18 months will take in some of the biggest and most popular events. The work we have for London in 2012 is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”