An 8-minute film about EventGuard’s, involvement with the London 2012 Olympics is being used as part of a week-long celebration of Norfolk’s contribution to the games.
Norfolk County Council are staging a visual presentation of all the activity and successes of the county at the Forum, the Library and centre for information, arts, events and tourism in Norwich city centre.
The video presenting EventGuard’s contribution to, what was billed as, the ‘The UK’s biggest ever sporting event’, is being screened on a huge video wall in the Forum’s permanent digital gallery, ‘Fusion’.
EventGuard’s involvement in the Olympics began nearly two and a half years before the event, when the company was approached by main contractor Mott MacDonald to run security at a number of Park and Ride sites.
The company had to vet, select and train almost 400 personnel, who worked for 17 days at 18 Olympic venues across the South of England. The number of locations had had to increase at the last minute to cover additional sites which had originally been allocated to other security suppliers.
“Delivering such a contract, with significant last minute changes adding to the incredible logistical challenges of recruiting, training, mobilising and then feeding and accommodating that number of staff, at 18 different remote locations, was a fantastic achievement for Norse,” comments General Manager Bill Logan. “We are immensely proud to be part of Norfolk County Council’s celebrations alongside so many other individuals, communities and local business that also played their part in making the Games such a success.”